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Toyota’s Akio Toyota Chosen 2021 World Car Person of the Year

Selected 2021 World Car Awards Person of the Year was Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) president and CEO. “Akio Toyoda is the charismatic President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation. He has spent years successfully remaking his company. In 2020 despite COVID-19, under his leadership Toyota remained profitable, protecting jobs worldwide. He has maintained Toyota’s […] The post Toyota’s Akio Toyota Chosen 2021 World Car Person of the Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Media, Marketing, Awards, Global, Events, People, Industry, Autos, Toyota, Sales And Marketing, Person Of The Year, Journalists, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation, Akio Toyota


Chinese Auto Sales Reportedly Rebounding Robustly

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) is reporting its home market grew 74.9 percent in March, resulting in nearly 2.53 million new-vehicle deliveries. While we’re often skeptical of the organization’s rosy predictions and tallies, it’s claiming the recent sales surge is the direct result of how bad things had been in the previous year. China […] The post Chinese Auto Sales Reportedly Rebounding Robustly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Sales, Industry, Autos, Automotive Industry, Sales And Marketing, Auto Sales, Car Sales, Reports, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, News Blog, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers CAAM, Vehicle Sales, CAAM, Sales Stats, Sales Reports


Supreme Court Allows Auto Aftermarket to Access APIs

The Supreme Court ruled on April 5th in the Google v. Oracle case, a copyright dispute over software. Their decision was that application program interfaces (API) are fair use in building compatible components. A Federal Circuit Court originally decided Google v. Oracle. A software copyright had been violated. Google copied Oracle’s API code for programs to operate […] The post Supreme Court Allows Auto Aftermarket to Access APIs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Google, Technology, Jobs, Supreme Court, Government, Maintenance, Industry, Trade, Autos, Law And Order, Suppliers, Oracle, News Blog, Auto Care Association, Federal Circuit Court, Right To Repair


2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST – More For Less

The 2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST has the same 3.0-liter, 400 horsepower EcoBoost engine, with 415 lb-ft of torque, just like the Explorer ST. What it also has is a lower starting price, $49,995. Ford made this happen was by creating a new Standard Equipment Group for the ST, combining the engine with a 10-speed […] The post 2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST – More For Less appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Ford, Autos, Sales And Marketing, New Cars, SUVs, Hybrid, Explorer, Ford Performance, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Variants, Explorer Enthusiast ST, Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST, Standard Equipment Group


ARIAS 2021 radio awards go live from London

The ARIAS will stream live from London this year on May 26th and be available for all Radio Academy members to watch online for free. Entrants will find out if they’ve been shortlisted in a special Nominees Announcement taking place at lunchtime on 21 April, when the host of the 2021 ceremony will also be revealed. The ARIAS have attracted more than 1,000 entries for the first time this year, and the awards for 2021 will include new categories for Creative Innovation, and The Impact Award, pl...
Tags: London, Awards, Events, Bbc, Industry, Radio, RCS, Arias, Radio Academy, Phil Riley, Anthony Gay, The Radio Academy


Pandemic Changes Car Buying Plans, Or Has It?

The pandemic has changed car buying plans for nearly three out of four shoppers who intended to buy in the next six months. New research from Comscore Automotive Data Mart, cited in a story today by Auto Remarketing, indicated the pandemic tops the concerns of four out of ten who had intended to buy. Shoppers […] The post Pandemic Changes Car Buying Plans, Or Has It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Media, Sales, Research, Data, Production, Industry, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Acquisition, Incentives, By The Numbers, Car Buying Tips, Pandemic, High Finance, Dealer News


Jeep Is Thrilled With 15,000 Japanese Customers

American automotive brands have never really caught on with the typical Japanese consumer. While we’ve done numerous dives trying to understand why the gist is that our tastes don’t typically overlap and they generally prefer to buy domestic. Foreign marques are comparatively rare, frequently German, and are generally owned by those looking to flex their status […] The post Jeep Is Thrilled With 15,000 Japanese Customers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Marketing, Sales, Industry, Psa, Fca, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Jeep, News Blog, PSA Group, Wrangler, Renegade, Groupe PSA, Fiat. Chrysler, Stellantis


Auto Industry Requests U.S. Government Help With Chip Shortage

The Alliance for Auto Innovation (AAI) is hard at work begging the federal government for help while the world continues coping with the semiconductor chip shortage, though it’s hardly the first time the industry has asked for or received administrative assistance. With pandemic lockdowns throwing global supply chains into a tailspin, U.S President Joe Biden said […] The post Auto Industry Requests U.S. Government Help With Chip Shortage appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Supply Chain, Joe Biden, Production, Industry, Autos, Automotive Industry, Supply, Suppliers, Semiconductor, Industry News, News Blog, Automotive Suppliers, Part Shortages, Alliance for Auto Innovation AAI


There’s Even More to the Voltswagen/Volkswagen Story [UPDATED]

While giving my opinion last week on the Volkswagen April Fool’s Day scandal, I wrote that I hope it would be the last time I posted about it. Cue Ron White voice: “I was wrong.” Some of you won’t believe me, but the fact we did multiple posts wasn’t a cynical ploy for clicks — […] The post There’s Even More to the Voltswagen/Volkswagen Story [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalismism, Sales, Journalism, Industry, Autos, Volkswagen, Ron White, News Blog, Automotive Journalism, April Fools' Day, Voltswagen, Voltswagen Volkswagen


There’s Even More to the Voltswagen/Volkswagen Story

While giving my opinion last week on the Volkswagen April Fool’s Day scandal, I wrote that I hope it would be the last time I posted about it. Cue Ron White voice: “I was wrong.” Some of you won’t believe me, but the fact we did multiple posts wasn’t a cynical ploy for clicks — […] The post There’s Even More to the Voltswagen/Volkswagen Story appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalismism, Sales, Journalism, Industry, Autos, Volkswagen, Ron White, News Blog, Automotive Journalism, April Fools' Day, Voltswagen, Voltswagen Volkswagen


Nation Broadcasting launches new radio stations and App

Nation Broadcasting has launched its own online platform called Nation Player bringing together all of its radio stations, whilst launching three new services. Decades stations Nation 70s, Nation 80s and Nation 90s are all now streaming online and available in the new App, plus DAB in some areas. Nation Broadcasting founder Jason Bryant told RadioToday: “As online and App listening becomes increasingly important, we’ve invested in the Nation Player to provide a simple, one stop platform for a...
Tags: Industry, Radio, Nation, Group Programme, Nation Broadcasting, Neil Greenslade, Jason Bryant


Subprime Auto Market Looking Extra Rough in 2021

The subprime auto market looks to be in poor health as the number of borrowers with outstanding loans that are more than 60 days overdue continues increasing. While the number has a tendency to rise and fall between seasons, the general trend toward indebtedness has been going up since 2015, with increasingly more customers boasting […] The post Subprime Auto Market Looking Extra Rough in 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Automotive Industry, Statistics, Credit Score, Creditors, News Blog, Car Loans, Subprime Loans, Auto Loans, Auto Lenders, Automotive Market


Blue heritage plaque unveiled to honour Choice FM

A blue heritage plaque has been unveiled in honour of Choice FM, the first and only black radio station with a London wide commercial licence. On March 31st 1990, the station delivered the first historic broadcast on the famous 96.9FM frequency. To commemorate its history the Nubian Jak Community Trust organised the unveiling with co-founder and photographer Neil Kenlock, former director Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE and Mayor Councillor Philip Normal at 16-18 Trinity Gardens, Brixton South London...
Tags: UK, London, Industry, Radio, Britain, Bob Marley, Cbe, Brixton, Ernie, Windrush, Lambeth council, Smooth Radio, Soca, Sony Radio Academy, Choice FM, Neil Kenlock


QOTD: What New Vehicle Would You Picture Yourself in?

Jan, Toyota’s innocuous ad spokesperson, poses our question of the day (QOTD)  to picture yourself in a new Toyota. We’re asking, what new vehicle of any make would you picture yourself in? Assuming, of course, dealers still exist. We cover dozens of brands from around the world and many hundreds of vehicles. Which would you […] The post QOTD: What New Vehicle Would You Picture Yourself in? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Insurance, Industry, Autos, New Cars, Qotd, Consolidation, Incentives, News Blog, Low Cost Cars, New Car Sales, Question of the Day, Studies & Reports, QOTD Question of the Day, New Or Used, Affordable Or Not


Bauer radio brands to Talk About Women’s Safety

Bauer Media brands are to stream a special panel show ‘We Need To Talk About Women’s Safety’ simultaneously tonight at 8pm. It comes following the tragic death of Sarah Everard, and will explore the issues in more depth via a panel show on the Facebook pages of its radio stations and magazines. It will feature special guests from across media, the Government and organisations, including #ReclaimTheseStreets’ Jamie Klingler, MHFA England and #YesAllMen’s Simon Blake, Femicide Census’ Karen Ing...
Tags: Facebook, England, Industry, Radio, Sarah, Clapham, Bauer, Magic Radio, Bauer Media, Terri White, MHFA, Garry Spence, Sarah Everard, Jamie Klingler, Samantha Bumford, Lucie Cave Bauer Media


Volkswagen Prank Not Just Fun and Games

As you know by now, Volkswagen pulled the wool over the eyes of the automotive media, the business media, and the general public in a terribly executed April Fool’s Day prank over the past few days. The company may have done more than anger a few people — it may have run afoul of regulators. […] The post Volkswagen Prank Not Just Fun and Games appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, New Cars, News Blog, April Fools, April Fools' Day, Corporate Shenanigans, Voltswagen, What The Hell Part Iii


Tesla Lawsuit Against Rivian Moves Forward in California Superior Court

The lawsuits continue against EV startup Rivian. Though it hasn’t built any vehicles to date, the company has an aggressive plan to manufacture its “Tesla killer” vehicles at the former Diamond Star Motors plant at Normal, Illinois, and sell its wares directly to customers via nine showrooms across the nation. Various parties take issue with both […] The post Tesla Lawsuit Against Rivian Moves Forward in California Superior Court appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Startups, Sales, Tesla, Trade Secrets, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Lawsuits, Autos, New Cars, Tesla Motors, Industry News, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Hot Legal Action, Normal Illinois, Diamond Star Motors


QOTD: Is VW Actually Harming EV Adoption With Its Renaming?

It’s no secret that we here at TTAC don’t agree on everything when it comes to cars, culture, or politics (Or sports. Using memes to troll staffers who cheer for rival teams is a favorite pastime in our Slack channel). We don’t speak as one editorial voice, nor do we practice neutral news reporting — […] The post QOTD: Is VW Actually Harming EV Adoption With Its Renaming? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, New Cars, Qotd, Future Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, What The Hell, TTAC, Product Planning, Adventures In Marketing, Voltswagen


An Expert Explains: Behind the Tata-Mistry feud, the crossed wires of history

The Supreme Court has set aside a Tribunal ruling that had reinstated Cyrus Mistry as Executive Chairman of Tata Sons. Tracing the history of the Tata, Wadia and Mistry families, leading to the ongoing conflict. Written by Coomi Kapoor Ratan Tata with Cyrus Mistry, whose removal as Tata Sons Exceutive Chairman has led to a long legal battle. (PTI File photo) For fresh insight into the high-stakes billion-dollar Tata-Mistry corporate battle, which set off tremors in the Bombay Stock Exchange...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Life, India, BJP, Industry, Tribunal, Ratan Tata, Tata, PTI, Cyrus, Dara, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indira Gandhi, Vajpayee, Cyrus Mistry


New commercial campaign for Digital Radio UK

Digital Radio UK has launched a new on-air campaign communicating how listeners can enjoy their favourite stations with digital radio at home, out and about, and in their car. The campaign launches alongside the next stage in the Government’s road map out of lockdown with a return to outdoor meetings and local travel, and suggests examples of activities now permitted, highlighting that digital radio provides the perfect accompanying soundtrack with content to match all occasions and multiple ...
Tags: UK, Industry, Radio, Digital Radio UK, Radio 's Digital Revolution, Fresh Air Production, Vicki Blight Ford Ennals CEO Digital Radio UK, Boom Radio Union JACK Dance Union


When Line of Duty collides with BBC Radio Derby

The newsteam at BBC Radio Derby has recorded its own mini spoof of the television series Line of Duty. In the short video, you can see and hear journalists using industry acronyms and abbreviations in the way Line of Duty has become famous for. But a TFC, an AC-12 and a REG-15 have been replaced with an SBJ, an ROT and a VOX. There’s also a VERV, which for anyone who’s never worked in BBC Radio, will still leave you turning to Google to find out what it means. Enjoy the video below: Ever won...
Tags: Google, Videos, Industry, Radio, Vox, Original, Ac, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Derby, TFC, SBJ, Bbc Radio Debry


Illinois Auto Dealers Sue State Over Rivian’s Direct-Sales Model [UPDATED]

Rivian’s plan to sell vehicles directly to consumers has raised the ire of two auto-dealer groups in Illinois. The Illinois Automobile Dealers Association and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association have sued the Illinois Secretary of State, claiming that Illinois law requires new-car sales to flow through licensed franchise dealers and prevents new-car manufacturers from selling […] The post Illinois Auto Dealers Sue State Over Rivian’s Direct-Sales Model [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth ...
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Illinois, New Cars, Jesse White, State, Dealerships, Direct Sales, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Dealers, Chicago Automobile Trade Association, CATA, New Car Sales, Rivian


Nearly 3,000 shipping containers have fallen into the ocean since November

At any given time, 6,000 containerships are moving the vast majority of global trade on the world's oceans. The average number of annual containership accidents has been on a downtrend for the past decade, but accidents have become more common since the start of the pandemic.One factor behind the recent rise in containership accidents could be rising demand for imported goods from U.S. consumers. In November 2020, the containership ONE Apus was sailing from China to California when a severe st...
Tags: Transportation, Business, California, China, Economics, Industry, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oceans, Innovation, Consumerism, Parametric, ING, World Shipping Council, Coronavirus, Joanna Konings


Semiconductor Shortage Delays More Automobiles

The industry is having to stall more plants to contend with the semiconductor shortage that’s currently making it more difficult for you to get everything from a smartphone on up to your next vehicle. Ford Motor Co. recently informed employees that its Dearborn truck plant (easily one of its most profitable facilities) would need to be […] The post Semiconductor Shortage Delays More Automobiles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Supply Chain, General Motors, Industry, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Automotive Industry, Shortage, Delays, Suppliers, Semiconductor, Industry News, Ford Motor Co, Unifor, Dearborn


Ofcom urged to think again on BBC powers

Radiocentre has urged Ofcom to rethink proposals that would significantly weaken external regulation of the BBC, which it says will lead to reductions in the range and quality of its output and damaging commercial competitors. Plans to hand over key powers to the BBC to set its own targets and public service commitments were included in Ofcom’s recent review of public service media and in a speech by Ofcom Director Kevin Bakhurst earlier this month. Radiocentre used its response to the Ofcom...
Tags: UK, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Radiocentre, Bbc Local Radio, Kevin Bakhurst


Radio Essentials website launches Audio Essentials

The Radio Essentials website has launched a new service offering free audio to radio presenters and producers. Audio Essentials joins the site offering which already provides useful links to news, showbiz, sport, music and more. Joining the team to launch the service is Lee Glasby from the commercial production & imaging company Udder Media. Lee has been appointed as Creative Director of Audio. Lee tells RadioToday: “I’m so excited to be joining Becki and the team at Radio Essentials. The ide...
Tags: Industry, Radio, Lee, Becki, Radio Essentials, Lee Glasby, Udder Media Lee


GM Considers Sharing Chevy Bolt Between Dealers

The latest from Detroit has General Motors considering tweaking its delivery strategy for electric vehicles. While this appears to tangentially fall into the industry trend of trying to shove EVs into an online sales model, GM’s plan is distinctive and would introduce centralized inventory lots for the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt (hatchback and EUV) before Christmas. […] The post GM Considers Sharing Chevy Bolt Between Dealers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Online Sales, Bolt, Detroit, EVs, Industry News, Chevrolet Bolt, Inventory, Sales Strategy, News Blog, Dealership


Cricket coverage confirmed for BBC radio stations

The BBC has signed a four year year with the England and Wales Cricket Board to cover over 400 games per year on the radio. Ball-by-ball commentary will be provided on every men’s First Class and List A cricket match played in England and Wales covering the LV= Insurance County Championship, the Royal London Cup and the Vitality Blast. The deal will see some 3,100 days of cricket broadcast on the BBC’s network of local radio stations, the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio Wales (in the case of ...
Tags: England, Wales, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Ecb, Glamorgan, BBC Sport, BBC Radio, Wales Cricket Board, Scott Read, BBC Radio Wales, Anthony Gibson, Stephanie Marshall, Graham Davies, Adam Mountford


Report: Chinese Military Bans Tesla Vehicles From Facilities

The Chinese military has decided to ban all Tesla vehicles from housing complexes and bases after citing them as a potential security risk. Since the cars use an array of ultrasonic sensors and cameras to create a panoramic view used for advanced driving features, China is concerned the American brand could use the cars to […] The post Report: Chinese Military Bans Tesla Vehicles From Facilities appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Security, Elon Musk, Government, China, Tesla, Data, Industry, Autos, National Security, Industry News, News Blog, Tesla Inc, Chinese military


Oil 2021 Outlook – Oversupply and Lower Demand

  Oil 2021, an analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA), explains why the pandemic caused the collapse in demand for oil in 2020, and why it may never return to ‘normal’. Our behaviors as individuals and nations have changed due to COVID-19, and the restrictions placed on us during this time. There has also […] The post Oil 2021 Outlook – Oversupply and Lower Demand appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Global, Green, Environmental, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Emerging Markets, Autos, IEA, Carbon Footprint, Oil Industry, International Energy Agency IEA, International Energy Agency, Big Oil, COVID-19, Oil Surplus