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Aptiv takes its self-driving car ambitions (and tech) to China

Aptiv, the U.S. auto supplier and self-driving software company, is opening an autonomous mobility center in Shanghai to focus on the development and eventual deployment of its technology on public roads. The expansion marks the fifth market where Aptiv has set up R&D, testing or operational facilities. Aptiv has autonomous driving operations in Boston, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and Singapore. But China is perhaps its most ambitious endeavor yet. Aptiv has never had any AV operations in China,...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, China, Boston, Singapore, Tech, Automotive, United States, Automation, President, Shanghai, Transport, Automotive Industry, Manufacturing, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars


Mighty Guerrilla: A Harley Fat Bob from Rough Crafts

It’s been almost nine years since we featured the Rough Crafts ‘Iron Guerrilla‘—a murdered-out Harley-Davidson Sportster that flung Taiwanese customizer Winston Yeh firmly into the spotlight. It was only Winston’s second build, but it immediately established his signature style. You’ll still find traces of the Iron Guerrilla’s DNA in Winston’s work today. And it spawned a catalogue of Rough Crafts parts that still sell well (and are frequently copied). Now, for his latest release, Winston’...
Tags: Custom Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson, Rough Crafts


Two New GT-Rs Headline Nissan’s New York Motor Show Stand

Not one, but two new Nissan GT-Rs have been confirmed for the New York International Auto Show, including an upgraded Nismo variant


Mercedes-AMG A 35 Sedan: The Nemesis For Audi & BMW Hot Shoes

The Mercedes-AMG A 35 Sedan shows how big things can come in small packages.  Under the hood, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine provides over 300 horsepower.  The individual AMG-tuned drive modes are complimented by a special “RACE-START” feature.  Mercedes-Benz recently dropped one of their typically huge press releases on their (relatively) small A 35 performance sedan. And small though it may be, it is still very much a Mercedes. Given the performance, it’s still very much an AMG. It...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Amg, VTEC, Mercedes AMG, Car News, Tony Borroz, MBUX, AMG Dynamics, MBUSA Handling Braking Mercedes, Mercedes Essentially MBUX


ICON 1000 Women’s MH1000 Jacket Hands-On Review

Vintage Aesthetic Gone Modern Throwback! The early 60s meets mid-80s or something like that. Belstaff meets Barbour meets M65 Field jacket. The MH1000 is the definition of Vintage-inspired style paired with modern touches. Cordura denim lends itself to the rugged look, with black leather accents on the shoulders and arms reeling the jacket back in towards the sleek and sexy side of riding. Don’t like the olive green? It comes in grey, too! No pink anywhere to be found. The warming vest liner is...
Tags: Review, Motorcycle Clothing Reviews, Motorcycle Jacket Reviews, Women's Motorcycle Jackets, Icon, ICON 1000


SPECIAL K – 1985 BMW K100

Written by Martin Hodgson | Photography by Niall Porter When you reside within the custom motorcycle world and new people wish to join the fray, they always have one of two questions. What bike should I buy as my first steed or which bike should I choose for my first build. The answer is to both is really the same; cheap, light, basic and reliable. Lucky for all of us David Ewen ignored the advice I would have offered and chose to take up the challenge by building a killer custom for his ...
Tags: Scrambler, Tracker, BMW, BMW K100


The Genesis Mint Is The Luxury City Car Concept No One Asked For... Yet

If you want a car to be all touchy-feely and luxurious inside, but small enough to park anywhere and big enough to take all your shopping and a friend, Genesis has come up with the answer


Ford & Mahindra sign an agreement for co-developed C-SUVs

While the media remains abuzz with rumours about Ford ending independent...


Audi’s S5 Is Now A 342bhp Diesel With An Electric Turbo

Following in the wheel tracks of the recently-revealed S6 and S7, the smaller S5 has also gone diesel in an effort to lower Audi’s fleet average emissions


This 911 Speedster Heritage Design Package Is Automotive Marmite

Adding classic-style race numbers to the 911 Speedster, painting a few bits white and adding legacy Porsche graphics won’t tickle everyone’s fancy


Letter From The UK: It’s All About Influence

Cars today are better than ever, but are they also more bland than ever? And are today’s cars reviews honest? Can you believe what you read online? Geoff Maxted of DriveWrite Automotive Magazine examines in this Letter From The UK. There is absolutely no doubt that almost all cars today are perfectly fine; panel gaps like yawning chasms are a thing of the past and shut lines are millimetre perfect. Car bodies no longer rust away at the first sign of rain and the choice of paint and finish is a...
Tags: Letter From the U.K, Magazine


Emissions Laws Have Reduced Caterham’s EU Range To Two Cars

After the introduction of the WLTP emissions testing procedure, Caterham has been forced to reduce its EU-compliant range to just two models


Aston Martin’s ‘DBS 59’ Superleggera Is A Thing Of Ultimate Beauty

Just 24 of these utterly stunning DBS 59-badged cars will be made, each celebrating a separate hour of Aston’s 1959 Le Mans win


This RFID-blocking key-fob case works like a faraday cage to protect your car from theft

Just like your contact-less payment cards stand a chance of being tapped into by a miscreant with a POS device, your car’s key-fob stands a risk of being hacked into, its signal being boosted or duplicated, and used to unlock your car. Ever since the introduction of remote-controlled key-fobs, car theft hasn’t decreased, but rather has seen a 56% spike according to the office of national statistics.The problem with key-fobs is that security for this is easy to compromise. People have been know...
Tags: Automotive, Deals, Popular, Product Design, Random, James Whitfield, KeyBlock, RFID, Sean Sykes


Drywall or kayaks? The 2020 Toyota Highlander is ready for your weekend plans

Toyota introduced the 2020 Highlander ahead of its public debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The fourth-generation Highlander is bigger than its predecessor, and it comes with more tech features, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The post Drywall or kayaks? The 2020 Toyota Highlander is ready for your weekend plans appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Toyota, 2019 New York Auto Show


Jaguar I-Pace named World Car of the Year

Filed under: Green,New York Auto Show,Audi,Jaguar,McLaren,Suzuki,Crossover,Electric The Jaguar I-Pace has been named World Car of the Year. The organization also recognized the most significant new Luxury, Performance, Green, and Urban cars.Continue reading Jaguar I-Pace named World Car of the Year Jaguar I-Pace named World Car of the Year originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. ...
Tags: 2019 New York Auto Show, Breaking


More tech and more space make the Mercedes-Benz GLS the S-Class of the SUV world

Mercedes-Benz introduced the second-generation GLS at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The company's biggest and most luxurious SUV gains more tech features in its quest to become the S-Class of the SUV world. The post More tech and more space make the Mercedes-Benz GLS the S-Class of the SUV world appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, 2019 New York Auto Show, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes-Benz GLS, SUVs


Volvo’s More Inclusive Safety Developments

The brand's crash-test dummies and new tech continue to make it a pioneer in safety Since Volvo introduced the three-point seatbelt in 1959—which they then shared industry-wide—safety has been core to the brand. Over time, Volvo has pioneered more and more technology, and today cars from Mercedes, Ford, Audi and others have myriad safety systems. There’s ABS that pulses the brakes rather than allows them …
Tags: Design, Auto, Automotive, Cars, Driving, Interviews, Safety, Safety Tests, Volvo


Kia’s HabaNiro concept is an autonomous, electric car that knows when you’re sad

Debuting at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the Kia HabaNiro concept is supposed to preview the future of the everyday car. That future will include artificial intelligence tech that can read the driver's emotions, according to Kia. The post Kia’s HabaNiro concept is an autonomous, electric car that knows when you’re sad appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, 2019 New York Auto Show, Artificial intelligence, Concept Cars, Kia


Lincoln Debuts the 2020 Corsair SUV

A small luxury SUV that pampers and performs Debuting at this week’s New York Auto Show is Lincoln‘s small luxury SUV entry, the Corsair. With a S-shaped design, the Corsair is a tightly packaged offering with fine details and extras galore. Its accentuated edges and corners catch the light with purpose—rendering it a different shape and size altogether when in movement, versus when sitting still …
Tags: Design, Auto, Automotive, Car Design, Cars, Corsair, Interviews, Lincoln, Luxury, New York Auto Show, Small SUV, SUV, Virtual Reality, VR


Watch This Dirt Bike Rider Make a Mistake That Nearly Cost Him His Life

Take It Slow In Unfamiliar Territory There’s nothing better than exploring a new area on a motorcycle. However, when doing so, you need to make sure you ride safe, and that usually means slowing down a little bit. As you can see in the video below, this dirt bike rider didn’t follow this advice and rides right off a cliff. According to RideApart, which posted the video to its YouTube page, the rider survived and is now recovering. That’s pretty astonishing based on what you can see in the video...
Tags: Motorcycle News, Dirt Bike


Artist Designs Classic Cars Inspired By Exotic Wild Animals

Aston Martin DB5 from 1963 Let’s admit it, almost everyone has a fantasy of owning a super-cool classic or vintage car. For some of us, these cars remind us of the good old times, for the rest of us, they are associated with romantic movies where the main character brings his girlfriend to an unforgettable adventure on the road. These cars are pretty much guaranteed to cost a fortune but one can... Source
Tags: Design, Animals, Cars, Classic, Frédéric Müller


Hyundai to produce up to 9,000 units of the Venue in India a month - Report

The Hyundai Venue is expected to be a big hit in our market, and so, IAB...


Audi self-driving unit taps newcomer Aeva for its unique lidar

Audi’s self-driving unit has tapped a startup with a unique approach to lidar as it ramps up testing in Munich using a fleet of autonomous electric e-tron crossover vehicles. Audi subsidiary Autonomous Intelligent Driving, or AID, said Wednesday it’s using lidar sensors developed by Aeva, a startup founded just two years ago by veterans of Apple and Nikon. Aeva, a Mountain View, Calif.-based company started by Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, has developed what it describes as “4D lidar” th...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Aeva, Apple, Audi, Automotive Industry, Canaan Partners, Emerging-Technologies, Lidar, Lux Capital, Nikon, Self-driving Cars, Velodyne


Aprilia Storm 125 to be launched at INR 65,000 – Report

Aprilia will expand its product portfolio in the Indian market with the launch...


Phantom Auto raises $13.5M to expand remote driving business to delivery bots and forklifts

Remote driving startup Phantom Auto has raised $13.5 million of financing in a Series A round led by Bessemer Venture Partners — capital used to expand a logistics business targeting sidewalks, warehouses and cargo yards, all the places where autonomy and teleoperation are being deployed today. The startup, founded in 2017, has raised about $19 million to date. Byron Deeter and Tess Hatch from Bessemer have joined Phantom’s board. The so-called “race” to deploy self-driving trucks, robotaxi ...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation


You Can Now Preorder Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire in Canada

Anyone Want to Spend Too Much on an Electric Harley? I don’t think the Harley-Davidson LiveWire is worth its asking price of roughly $30,000 ($37,250 in Canada). However, there are likely some folks out there who do think it’s worth it, or maybe they don’t care about the price and just want an electric Harley for some reason. To each their own. Anyway, according to Canada MotoGuide, if you live in Canada, you can now preorder your LiveWire.  While now the good riders of Canada can order their v...
Tags: Motorcycle News, Harley Davidson, Electric Motorcycles, Harley, Harley LiveWire


ARC Will Start Crowdfunding for Vector Electric Motorcycle

This One Looks Interesting and Cool There seem to be many electric motorcycles out there right now, and the ARC Vector hopes to be the best. The company created the Vector design, which is actually a really cool-looking motorcycle. It also managed to snag some money from Jaguar Land Rover’s Venture Capital fund InMotion Ventures. Now, the company needs to crowdfund enough money to begin production of its dream.  According to MoreBikes, that’s exactly what the company is currently working to set...
Tags: Motorcycle News, Electric Motorcycles, ARC Vector


Baby Aviator: 2020 Lincoln Corsair Dials up the Panache

While Lincoln’s compact MKC crossover sold reliably following its mid-2014 introduction, the still-vulnerable brand couldn’t let it grow stale in a hotly competitive segment. Thanks to shrinking sedan sales, Lincoln took a sales hit in 2018 as it awaited salvation in the form of the midsize, rear-drive Aviator — a vehicle designed to add heavily […] The post Baby Aviator: 2020 Lincoln Corsair Dials up the Panache appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Lincoln, Corsair, New Cars, News Blog, NYIAS, Lincoln Corsair, 2020 Lincoln Corsair, Lincoln Corsair Dials


Freedom of Choice: Kia’s Stinger GTS Is Whatever Its Owner Wants It to Be

It’s strange how, after an automaker goes to the trouble of building a car aimed at the perpetually cranky enthusiast crowd, you can sometimes forget the vehicle exists. That’s the case with the Kia Stinger. Introduced in 2017, the liftback sedan — offered in turbo four-cylinder and V6 guise, rear- or all-wheel drive — still eludes […] The post Freedom of Choice: Kia’s Stinger GTS Is Whatever Its Owner Wants It to Be appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, All Wheel Drive, AWD, Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Stinger GTS, Product Planning, Stinger