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Experts from Toyota, Ford and Hyundai will discuss automotive robotics at TC Sessions: Mobility

The events of the past year have only served to accelerate interest in all things robotics and automation. It’s a phenomenon we’ve seen across a broad range of categories, and automotive is certainly no different. Of course, carmakers are no strangers to the world of robotics. Automation has long played a key role in manufacturing, and more recently, robotics have played another central role in the form of self-driving vehicles. For this panel, however, we’re going to look past those much-discus...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Michigan, Toyota, Manufacturing, Robotics, Engines, Robot, Hyundai, New Horizons, Stanford University, Boston Dynamics


2021 Acura TLX Type S Picks Up the Pace this Weekend

The 2021 Acura TLX Type S will pace the field at the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio this weekend. The TLX Type S’ debut is one we reported previously, with more details available now than Acura had previously released. For one, the TLX Type S has a new direct-injected, single twin-scroll […] The post 2021 Acura TLX Type S Picks Up the Pace this Weekend appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Pr, Racing, Debut, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Engines, New Cars, Acura, Mid Ohio


2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63S: Ready to Rock

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 S SUV is the only V8, biturbo-powered, compact SUV. According to Mercedes, it’ll do 0–60 mph in 3.6 seconds, which makes for a quick dash to the mini-mart. Combine AMG performance with Mercedes’ GLC SUV and what do you get? A GLC 63 S SUV powered by an AMG […] The post 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63S: Ready to Rock appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Germany, Marketing, Global, Eu, Luxury, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Engines, Mercedes-benz, Mercedes, New Cars, SUVs, Amg


2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe a Late Spring Arrival

Alpina is to BMW enthusiasts much like AMG is to Mercedes devotees, both eliciting great excitement and emotion. The former has announced the arrival of the 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe in late spring. Recognized as an independent auto manufacturer by the German Ministry of Transport, Alpina Automobiles has had a longstanding technical partnership […] The post 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe a Late Spring Arrival appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, Germany, 2022, Autos, Bmw, Engines, Mercedes, Amg, Alpina, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Super Sedan, Alpina B8 Gran Coupe, Ministry of Transport Alpina Automobiles


Jeep Farout Concept Rolls at Easter Jeep Safari

  Farout, a new Jeep Gladiator concept vehicle for 2021, is an overlander built for four, thanks to the addition of an AT Overland Equipment Habitat truck topper. At 16-feet long and 7.5-feet tall, the pop top fully deployed takes about three minutes to set up. The standard features of the 340-lb. Habitat truck topper […] The post Jeep Farout Concept Rolls at Easter Jeep Safari appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Design, Marketing, Autos, Engines, Diesel, SUVs, Jeep, Off-road, Rvs, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Easter Jeep Safari, Concept Vehicle, Design Study, Overland Vehicle


Holley Restomods the ’72-’93 Dodge D100 Pickups

Holley is about to do for ’72-’93 Dodge D-100 pickups what it did for ’67-’72 GM C-10 trucks, which is to raise their performance profile exponentially and make those old Dodge trucks highly sought after. You may recall the Warlock, a special edition Dodge truck from the ’70s, along with the L’il Red Express, both […] The post Holley Restomods the ’72-’93 Dodge D100 Pickups appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Ram, Gm, Autos, Dodge, Trucks, Engines, Nostalgia, HOLLEY, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Engine Swap, D100, 392 Hemi, Aftermarket Conversions, Classic Truck


2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed – Loaded Like a Freight Train

The Bentley Continental GT Speed is 650 HP and 664 ft.-lb. of torque, with an eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission, and all-wheel drive. It’ll do 0-60 in 3.5-seconds, with a top speed of 208 MPH, the third generation of Speed models, details of which were released today. Years ago, when the first Continental GT Speed was introduced, […] The post 2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed – Loaded Like a Freight Train appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Germany, Speed, Heritage, Luxury, Autos, Engines, Bentley, Continental, Bentley Continental, Enthusiasm, Bentley Motors, Rare Rides, Grand Tourer


GM, LG Chem studying the feasibility of a second battery cell plant in the US

General Motors is exploring building a second U.S. battery cell manufacturing plant with its joint-venture partner Seoul, South Korea-based LG Chem. If the plant moves forward, it would be the latest in a series of investments aimed at building out the auto giant’s portfolio of electric vehicles. The company’s joint venture with LG, Ultium Cells LLC, is already at work constructing a $2.3 billion battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio. The companies hope to have a decision on the...
Tags: TC, South Korea, US, Tech, General-motors, Tesla, Supply Chains, Joe Biden, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Tennessee, Mary Barra, Gm, Ohio, Mobility


GM, LG Chem studying the feasibility of a second battery cell plant in the U.S.

General Motors is exploring building a second U.S. battery cell manufacturing plant with its joint-venture partner Seoul, South Korea-based LG Chem. If the plant moves forward, it would be the latest in a series of investments aimed at building out the auto giant’s portfolio of electric vehicles. The company’s joint venture with LG, Ultium Cells LLC, is already at work constructing a $2.3 billion battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio. The companies hope to have a decision on the...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, South Korea, Tech, General-motors, Tesla, Supply Chains, Joe Biden, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Tennessee, President, Mary Barra, Gm


Experts say the plane and engine used by United have a safe track record - and the scary landing in Colorado should have minimal impact on the airline

The United Airlines Boeing 777-222 that experienced an in-flight engine failure. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images A United Airlines jet made an emergency landing after an engine failure on Saturday. Three aviation regulators have effectively grounded Boeing 777s with PW4000-112 engines pending an investigation.  Experts say the issue isn't likely systemic with the plane or engine, given the track record of both.  Only 69 aircraft in the world are affected, and United is the only US carrier w...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Japan, News, Colorado, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Hawaii, Aviation, Airlines, Engines, Faa, General Electric


Please, Never Use a Portable Generator Indoors

Historic snowfall and frigid temperatures have left millions of Texans without power, and when you’re forced to your own devices to heat your home, using a generator is a common alternative in lieu of your local electrical grid. But while gas-powered portable generators are a viable alternative source of energy when…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Articles, Lifehacks, Engines, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power, Turbines, Diesel Generator, Technology Internet, Electrical Generators, Electric Power System, Engine Generator, Electric Generator


New Nissan 400Z Spied With Hood Up

In photos obtained by japanesenstalgiccar.com,  the Nissan 400Z prototype is seen with its hood propped open, and there it is, a 400 horsepower, twin-IHI turbocharged, VR30DDTT V6 engine. First available in the Infiniti Q50 sedan, a year later in 2016 it was also in the Q60 coupe in 300 and 400 HP versions. The VR30DDTT […] The post New Nissan 400Z Spied With Hood Up appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Prototypes, Autos, Engines, Nissan, Sports Cars, New Cars, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Future Vehicles, 400Z


2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Drops the Hammer

Ford has a knack for pulling off high-profile reveals, and the 2021 F-150 Raptor is no exception. Launching it while the King of the Hammers is taking place is certainly apropos for a truck inspired by desert racing.   Ford’s most off-road capable F-150 Raptor was unveiled today, a truck defined by its suspension. The […] The post 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Drops the Hammer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Ford, Autos, Trucks, Engines, Off-road, Enthusiasm, News Blog, F-150 Raptor


Air taxi startup Archer is partnering with automaker FCA on production of its electric aircraft

Archer, a company that’s looking to develop an airline of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for sue in urban transport, will work with automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in a new partnership to benefit from the latter’s expertise in engineering, design, supply chain and materials science. Archer aims to start production of its eVTOLs at scale beginning in 2023, with an initial unveiling to occur early this year. The new team-up will see FCA provide input that cont...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Ecommerce, Supply Chain, Tech, Walmart, Companies, Palo Alto, Fca, Chrysler, Fiat, Archer, Mergers and Acquisitions, Airbus, Manufacturing, Engines


Hennessey F5 Supercar the World’s Fastest or Full of Hot Air?

The Hennessey Venom F5 supercar has been unveiled in advance of 2021 customer deliveries. The all-new Venom F5 is built to deliver what the company declares is an exhilarating all-around driving experience, coupled with unparalleled performance. With its power, low weight, and vehicle dynamics, the F5 brags about its handling, and how you may have […] The post Hennessey F5 Supercar the World’s Fastest or Full of Hot Air? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Engines, Supercar, Hennessey, Hennessey Performance, News Blog, Tuners, 311 MPH, Venom F5


Godzilla, Ford’s 7.3-Liter Monster Motor King?

  Aptly nicknamed Godzilla, Ford’s massive new 7.3-liter V8 pushrod engine that debuted last year in the 2020 F-250 is now available in crate engine form from Ford Performance Parts. Originally a mythical Jurassic creature that evolved from a sea reptile into a terrestrial monster, Godzilla was awakened by mankind’s nuclear weapons tests in the […] The post Godzilla, Ford’s 7.3-Liter Monster Motor King? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Engines, Godzilla, News Blog, 7.3-Liter V8, Crate Engine, Godzilla Ford


SpaceX Starship Plans To Make Its First High Altitude Test Flight Next Week

SpaceX fired the engines on its Starship SN8 prototype on Tuesday evening, with billionaire CEO Elon Musk tweeting that the resultant “good static fire” produced during the final test had likely paved the way for the vehicle to take its first test flight sometime next week. Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Fire, Engines, Test, Prototype, Vehicle, Hop Test, Starship Sn8


Mazda Brings the 6 Just a Little Further Upscale

In the world of mainstream, front-drive midsize sedans, the Mazda 6 stands out. Not in terms of sales (no midsizer’s adding volume these days), but in terms of style. Despite not being the freshest face on the block, the 6 remains a serious looker. The recent addition of a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder to the 6’s […] The post Mazda Brings the 6 Just a Little Further Upscale appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, New Cars, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Mazda 6, 2021 Mazda 6


Kia Reveals Broader Range of Stinger Flavors, New Engine

The unlikely Kia Stinger enters the coming year with mild design and content changes in tow, but one thing that isn’t disappearing is choice. Come 2021, there’ll be more of it, at least as far as powertrains are concerned. Rather than swap out the model’s base engine for a more potent — but pricier — […] The post Kia Reveals Broader Range of Stinger Flavors, New Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Kia, Stinger, News Blog, Product Planning, Kia Stinger, 2021 Kia Stinger


Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid Pricing Goes Live

Ford’s build-and-price tool can now be wielded against the next-generation F-150 pickup, revealing that going hybrid will vary wildly in price, depending on where you start. While a report last month detailed expected pricing, now it’s official. The cost of adding hybrid power to your 2021 F-150 sinks as your truck’s standard power output rises. […] The post Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid Pricing Goes Live appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, F-150, Trucks, Engines, Pricing, Hybrid, News Blog, Ford F-150, Product Planning


Porsche: Someone May Have Tampered With Our Engines

Officially, the word is “manipulated.” That’s what Porsche suspects, and the ominous presence in this plot is apparently calling from inside the house. According to a German newspaper, the automaker has launched an internal investigation into possible manipulation of its gasoline engines. This isn’t a case of after-the fact tweaking, which would only get a […] The post Porsche: Someone May Have Tampered With Our Engines appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Government, Regulators, Porsche, Autos, Engines, Emissions, News Blog, Software Glitches


Predator for Raptor? Ford’s Performance F-150 Reportedly Tapped for Hottest Engine

You’ll recall that, last week, a video surfaced of a camouflaged 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor prototype with an interesting exhaust note, leading to speculation that the next version of the brand’s dedicated off-road performance pickup would ditch V6 power for something more potent. Well, today a new report cites sources claiming exactly that. It seems […] The post Predator for Raptor? Ford’s Performance F-150 Reportedly Tapped for Hottest Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Rivalry, Autos, Engines, News Blog, Raptor, Ford F-150 Raptor, Ford F-150, Product Planning, Future Models


At Least One Chevrolet Blazer Ekes Out Better Mileage for 2021

The mild content changes coming to Chevrolet’s midsize Blazer for 2021 were the talk of the town last month, though it’s entirely possible people were talking about Blazer for a very different reason… Regardless, one of the changes not talked about by either the public or General Motors is something first aired by the EPA. Noticed […] The post At Least One Chevrolet Blazer Ekes Out Better Mileage for 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Epa, Engines, Chevrolet, Fuel Economy, Blazer, Chevrolet Blazer, News Blog, MPG


QOTD: Biggest You Ever Had?

Let’s keep our minds far away from the gutter, folks. We may be talking inches today, but they’re cubic inches. Yes, displacement, a unit of measurement that spans the gamut in today’s new vehicle lineups. Thanks to the advent of the subcompact crossover segment and the proliferation of big boy HD pickups, the breadth of […] The post QOTD: Biggest You Ever Had? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Displacement, Autos, Engines, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


Boom Supersonic enlists Rolls-Royce to help build the engines for world’s fastest commercial aircraft

Boom Supersonic, the Colorado -based startup working on creating a supersonic passenger jet to continue and dramatically advance the legacy of the original Concorde, has signed on Rolls-Royce to build the propulsion system for its Overture commercial aircraft. Boom is getting very close to actually beginning to fly its XB-1, a subscale demonstrator aircraft that will test and prove out many of the technologies that will be used to bring Overture to life. This isn’t the first time Boom and R...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, New York, London, Colorado, Tech, Aircraft, Concorde, Aviation, Olympus, Rolls-royce, Engines, Aerospace, Royce, Boom Supersonic


2021 Ford F-150 Spills More Secrets

“Do everything better, and don’t be afraid of gimmicks” seems to be the mantra the 2021 Ford F-150‘s development team toiled under. Given the company’s track record with the model, it’s likely a strategy that will pay off. Optional hybrid power (pricing of which came to light yesterday) and lie-flat front seats are things the […] The post 2021 Ford F-150 Spills More Secrets appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, F-150, Trucks, Engines, Pricing, Options, News Blog, Ford F-150, Late Availability


Power Loss on the Way for GM’s Best-selling CUV

Sure, we joke about the Blazer and question the need for tweeners like the Trailblazer (while lamenting what both names have become), but there’s no denying that General Motors’ Chevrolet Equinox is a sales juggernaut, topping all other GM CUVs in sales by a mile. And there’s a lot of CUVs to top. Customers seem […] The post Power Loss on the Way for GM’s Best-selling CUV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Engines, Equinox, Chevrolet Equinox, News Blog, Product Planning, General Motors Chevrolet Equinox


‘Nice Little Bronco You Got There…’ – Jeep Fights Newfound Competition With Muscle

Having watched The Hunt for Red October last night, your author knows all too well what can happen when two superpowers engage in a game of brinkmanship. He’d also like to see Montana. Having enjoyed years of nearly complete dominance in the true off-road SUV market in America, Jeep now finds itself in a battle […] The post ‘Nice Little Bronco You Got There…’ – Jeep Fights Newfound Competition With Muscle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Montana, America, Fca, Rivalry, Autos, Engines, Jeep, Ford Bronco, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jeep Wrangler, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, Nice Little Bronco


Diesel Power Predictably Lands in the Jeep Gladiator

There’s plenty of things Americans can’t get their hands on these days — hand sanitizer, inexpensive front-drive coupes, and a predictable future, to name a few — but those dreaming of the chance to drive a four-door convertible pickup powered by a compression-ignition engine haven’t long to wait before seeing their wish granted. As many […] The post Diesel Power Predictably Lands in the Jeep Gladiator appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Diesel, Jeep, Gladiator, Product Planning, Jeep Gladiator, 2021 Jeep Gladiator


2021 Mazda 3: More Power If You Want It, Even Less If You Can’t Afford It

Mazda appears to have embraced a two-pronged strategy to generate interest in its redesigned-for-2019 3 hatchback and sedan. For the coming model year, the automaker plans to add two engines to the lineup — one a potent, uplevel offering designed to give enthusiasts the oomph they so desire; the other, a returning cast member that […] The post 2021 Mazda 3: More Power If You Want It, Even Less If You Can’t Afford It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Mazda, Compact Cars, News Blog, Product Planning, Mazda 3, 2021 Mazda 3