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Hyundai launching all-electric brand, with three models on the way

Two of the three Ioniq models will be based on previous concept cars
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Hyundai, Electric Cars, Ioniq


2021 Polestar 2 first drive review: More than a Swedish Tesla

The Polestar 2 is the first electric car from Volvo's spinoff brand. The hatchback boasts dual-motor all-wheel drive and an Android-based infotainment system.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Volvo, Electric Cars, Polestar, Hatchbacks, Polestar 2


The perfect all-electric Ford Mustang is actually a souped-up Tesla

When American carmaker Ford announced that it was breathing new life into the Mustang name and resurrecting it in the form of an electric vehicle people were a bit miffed. “Electric and Mustang‽” they scoffed, “those two words just don’t go together!” I’m not even going to touch the whole “what’s a Mustang badge doing on a crossover SUV” conversation. Oh look a real mustang , maybe you guys should focus on that and not the “mach e” bull crap — joe (@joewaldo4) January 6, 2020 Bringing back iconi...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tesla, Ford Mustang, Ford, Shift


Researchers Find That Radar Can Be Used to Detect a Nail in a Tire Long Before It Goes Flat

Your car’s dashboard is a smorgasbord of information when it comes to the health and performance of your vehicle. But the one thing it can’t warn drivers about is when the tread on their tires has worn out. It’s a safety risk that researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are focusing on with a new real-time…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Cars, Research, Automotive, Vehicles, Radar, Carnegie Mellon University, BRIDGESTONE, Osprey


Security bugs let these car hackers remotely control a Mercedes-Benz

Few could ever forget back in 2015 when security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely killed a Jeep’s engine on a highway with a Wired reporter at the wheel. Since then, the car hacking world has bustled with security researchers looking to find new bugs — and ways to exploit them — in a new wave of internet-connected cars that have only existed the past decade. This year’s Black Hat security conference — albeit virtual, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic — is no different. Secu...
Tags: Security, Europe, China, Cars, Tech, Vulnerability, Automotive, Hacking, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, TCU, Signal, Daimler, Qihoo, Computer Security, Miller


8 Surefire Tips For Selling Your Car Quickly and Safely

Are you going to sell your car? When it comes to selling a car, whether used or used, it is normal for owners to seek better ways to value it to guarantee the sale. Therefore, many aspects must be considered for the sale, since all of them will be evaluated for the purchase. If you are thinking of selling your car, it can be tempting to simply take some pictures, post on some vehicle buying and selling sites and think that everything is fine. But to make a good sale, you need to plan and e...
Tags: Fashion, Cars, Selling, Vehicles, Home Life, Family Vehicles, Selling Your Car


Tesla launches car wrapping service because its colors are boring AF

“You can have any color, so long as it’s black.” This is a trope commonly attributed to Henry Ford speaking about the Model T, but it’s probably (definitely) not true. The point, though, was that offering the vehicle with limited color choices made it cheaper to produce. Black reportedly dried fastest, which meant manufacturing time went down and margins went up. [Read: COVID-19 canceled doctors’ office visits — these startups are bringing the doctor to you] In recent years Tesla has been follow...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tesla, Henry Ford, Shift


How Johnny Cash’s Rolls Royce transformed into a Tesla-powered EV

Instead of restoring this 1970 Rolls-Royce to stock condition, its owner commissioned a Tesla powertrain swap.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Classic Cars, Rolls Royce, Johnny Cash, Electric Classic Cars


Rallycross is going electric in 2021 with a chaotic new race series across Europe

If you’ve ever watched Formula E and thought: “This is great, but is would be so much better with more mud,” then electric rallycross might be the motorsport for you. The motorsport’s governing body, the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) is launching the eRX2 series next year, which will see drivers battle it out around a multi-surface track (mud included) in a specially developed all-electric rallycross car. Race drivers will all use the same type of vehicle which is being develop...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Cars, Shift, FIA Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, QEV Technologies, OSM Olsberg


Best cheap dash cam deals for August 2020: Vantrue, Garmin, Anker, and more

Want to buy a dash cam? We've rounded up the best deals inside, along with tips on making the right choice.
Tags: Deals, Cars, Trends, Commerce 2020, Vantrue Garmin Anker


The view from inside a car tire while driving

Warped Perception managed to mount a small videocamera inside a car tire, fill it up with air, and go for a spin. The view is not unlike what you might see on screen during a colonoscopy. Is that a polyp or a nail? Don't miss the ending when the tire is deflated.
Tags: Video, News, Cars, Driving, Tires, Don, Perspective Shifts


Man mounts highly dangerous laser "death ray" to the roof of his car

TheBackyardScientist built out a 200 watt laser and mounted it on the roof of his car. In his YouTube description, he wrote three paragraphs about why this experiment did not endanger any airplanes. Previously, he built a handheld 40 watt laser blaster:
Tags: Video, News, Diy, Makers, Cars, Lasers


How Subaru created the blueprint for selling cars to LGBTQI+ consumers

When it comes to projecting our identity to the world, there are few products that do so as powerfully as cars. What we drive can tell the world more about who we are than where we live, where we went to school, or who our parents are. You are what you drive, as they say. This automotive extension of identity has only gotten more nuanced and intricate as vehicle technology has developed and cars have become more feature rich. Now, it seems that every brand of motor vehicle has a stereotype attac...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Subaru, Shift


How Subaru created the blueprint for selling cars to LGBTQIA+ consumers

When it comes to projecting our identity to the world, there are few products that do so as powerfully as cars. What we drive can tell the world more about who we are than where we live, where we went to school, or who our parents are. You are what you drive, as they say. This automotive extension of identity has only gotten more nuanced and intricate as vehicle technology has developed and cars have become more feature rich. Now, it seems that every brand of motor vehicle has a stereotype attac...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Pride, Subaru, Shift


This Chinese EV maker is bringing its small affordable cars to truck-loving Texas

A Chinese electrical vehicle maker is looking to make a splash in the US by launching its small affordable EVs in truck-loving Texas… Good luck with that. Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Kandi Technologies Group will be bringing its K27 and K23 electric vehicles to a “limited area in Texas,” TechCrunch reports. The K27 — a 17.69 kWh battery EV with a range of up to 100 miles (around 160 km) — starts at $20,499 and would be eligible for $7,500 federal income tax credit. Meaning some Texan...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Texas, Cars, US, Shift, Kandi Technologies Group


How Much Should It Cost to Replace a Tire?

Getting a tire replaced on your car is a relatively simple procedure that doesn’t take very long. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it can be a costly proposition – tires are among the priciest car repairs. But cheer up! This isn’t always the case, the cost to replace a tire really depends on what kind of car you drive. An Overview of Tire Prices Tire prices can vary wildly. For example, if you drive a compact commuter car, the cost to replace a tire shouldn’t be any more than $50. B...
Tags: Personal Finance, Apps, Technology, Money, Advice, Cheap, Cars, Ford, Autos, Tires, Honda, Chevy Colorado, Save Money, Save, Cost, Mazda


The history of self-driving cars

From New York City's so-called phantom cars to Waymo's prototypes, the self-driving car has come a long way.
Tags: Uber, New York City, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Autonomous Cars, Emerging Tech, Waymo, Tier 4


China’s electric SUV maker Li Auto raises $1.1 billion in US IPO

Trade tensions between China and the U.S. have not stopped Chinese companies from eyeing to list on American stock exchanges. Li Auto, a five-year-old Chinese electric vehicle startup, raised $1.1 billion through its debut on Nasdaq on Thursday. The Beijing-based company is targeting a growing Chinese middle class that aspires to drive cleaner, smarter and larger vehicles. Its first model, sold at a subsidized price of 328,000 yuan, or $46,800, is a six-seat electric SUV that began shipping at t...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Asia, New York, China, Ipo, Cars, US, Tech, Tesla, Beijing, Automotive, Alex, Car Sales, Initial Public Offering, Exit


China’s electric SUV maker Li Auto raises $1.1 billion in U.S. IPO

Trade tensions between China and the U.S. have not stopped Chinese companies from eyeing to list on American stock exchanges. Li Auto, a five-year-old Chinese electric vehicle startup, raised $1.1 billion through its debut on Nasdaq on Thursday. The Beijing-based company is targeting a growing Chinese middle class who aspire to drive cleaner, smarter, and larger vehicles. Its first model, sold at a subsidized price of 328,000 yuan or $46,800, is a six-seat electric SUV that began shipping end of...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Asia, New York, China, Ipo, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Beijing, Automotive, Transport, Alex, Car Sales, Ev, Li, Huang


GMC Hummer EV teased again as reveal date moves to fall

Delayed by the coronavirus, GMC's 1,000-horsepower electric truck will still debut before the end of the year.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks, Gmc, Electric pickup trucks, GMC Hummer EV


The Hummer EV is shaping up to be GM’s electric answer to the Ford Bronco and Tesla Cybertruck

The video below contains the first glimpse at the upcoming electric GMC Hummer. The preview video is short, full of nonsense buzzwords, but still telling. It’s clear GM identified two main competitors against the upcoming Hummer: The Ford Bronco and Tesla Cybertruck. The Hummer EV was announced pre-COVID 19 during the Super Bowl. At the time, GM promised it would feature 1,000 HP from the electric powertrain. Since then, little has been released about the upcoming vehicle, though GM maintains it...
Tags: TC, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Tesla Model S, Gmc, Hummer, Ford Bronco, Bronco, Tesla Cybertruck, Cybertruck GM, Bronco GM


Ford gives Boston Dynamics’ high-tech robot dog Spot a job

The advanced quadruped went on sale in June 2020 for $75,000
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Robots, Robotics, Robot, Boston Dynamics, Spot


Ford gives Boston Dynamics’ high-tech robot dog a job

Boston Dynamics' advanced quadruped went on sale in June 2020 for $75,000
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Robots, Robotics, Robot, Boston Dynamics, Spot


Rivian R1T electric pickup to roll out June 2021 as Illinois factory sets up

The Rivian R1S electric SUV will follow a couple of months later
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Illinois, Electric pickup trucks, Rivian, Rivian R1T


Europe’s most popular EV isn’t a Tesla, Nissan, or VW… what?

Scanning over the electric vehicle media, certain brand names are more prominent than others. Tesla is obviously mentioned frequently. Nissan — which has been in the EV game for 10 years — has also been in the press this week after launching its 300-mile range ‘Ariya.’ And there’s a lot of excitement around Ford’s upcoming electric truck offerings. But none of these brands make Europe‘s most popular EV when it comes to sales. That title goes to French carmaker Renault, and its affordable electri...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Cars, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ford, Nissan, Renault, Shift, Tesla Nissan, Ariya


This Touch-free Touchscreen Means You Might Never Have to Touch a Public Screen Again

Initially developed to make it easier to interact with touchscreens in cars to reduce distractions, researchers at the University of Cambridge have created a touchscreen interface that users don’t actually have to physically tap, and it’s perfectly timed for a post-pandemic world where we’re all going to be too…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Research, Automotive, Jaguar Land Rover, University of Cambridge, Touchscreens


What to pack in a car emergency kit

Packing an emergency kit for your next road trip ensures small problems don't become an absolute disaster.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Automotive, Other, First Aid Kit, Gotenna, Emergency Kit, Tier 4


July linkfest

This month’s book recommendation is Becoming Duchess Goldblatt, by Anonymous. Duchess Goldblatt—Her Grace or DG to her thousands of Twitter followers, myself included—has been an indelible, wholly invented presence on Twitter for some eight years. Her avatar is a 1633 portrait by Frans Hals, and her distinctive voice—firm yet loving, barmy yet authoritative, warm yet tinged with acid—has inspired endless speculation about her “real” identity. You won’t learn that secret from this memoir, but yo...
Tags: Twitter, Books, Technology, Education, Government, Virginia, Cars, Sports, Renaming, Washington Dc, New York Times, Typeface, Linguistics, Scrabble, Baby Names, Emily Dickinson


Here’s why Elon Musk is a massive nickel backer

On an investor call earlier this week, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk begged precious metal miners to dig up more nickel. But why? “Tesla will give you a giant contract for a long period of time if you mine nickel efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive way,” Musk said on the call yesterday, Reuters reports. While Tesla did turn an unexpected profit last quarter, it’s a rare occurrence for the company. Despite this, Musk is still keen to keep Tesla on a path of swift growth rather than rationaliz...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Cars, Tesla, Musk, Shift, Reuters


Even Elon Musk thinks Teslas are too expensive

'What bugs me the most right now is that our cars are not affordable enough.'
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Teslas