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AM General Loses Humvee Lawsuit Against ‘Call of 2020-04-03 20:01:07The Humvee is an iconic military vehicle that has been at the center of many conflicts the world over the past 30 years or so. It’s also been at

Tesla’s Next Autopilot Feature? Traffic Light Recognition and 2020-04-03 18:25:53If you go to Tesla’s website to order a car today, you’ll find that a new upcoming feature for the brand’s Full Self-Driving Capabil

Century Club! Mazda Launches Special 100th Anniversary Models 2020-04-03 17:15:53It’s hard to believe Mazda’s been building cars for 100 years. Wait, it hasn’t. Then what’s all this talk about Mazda’s

14 Vehicles With the Longest Running Nameplates 2020-04-03 16:15:00A Look at America's Oldest Surviving Model Names The post 14 Vehicles With the Longest Running Nameplates appeared first on MotorTrend.

The RS 3 Nardo Edition Is a Faster 2020-04-03 15:30:43The pocket-rocket Audi RS 3 is about to get even sharper performance. The Audi RS 3 Nardo edition reaches a greater top speed than the standard model,

It Feels Like a Billion Years Ago, But 2020-04-03 14:55:41What we thought was wild, way back in those innocent days before the coronavirus pandemic, seems a bit strange today. Take NASCAR, for example—r

Jeep VIASA Vans and Trucks Are Awesome Spanish 2020-04-03 14:30:51When is a classic Jeep not a classic Jeep? When it’s an Ebro! Or a VIASA! Or, well, any one of these unusual sorta-Jeeps built under license in

Cadillac’s 500-HP-Plus Blackwing V-8 Engine May Live to 2020-04-03 13:25:32The Cadillac CT6 won’t live to see the 2021 model year in the United States, but the limited-production CT6-V model’s twin-turbo 4.2-liter

1999 Acura NSX Zanardi Edition Is the Lightweight, 2020-04-03 12:19:20Prices have skyrocketed for ’90s Japanese supercars in recent years, making what were once attainable dream cars significantly less so. MkIV Toy

How To Maintain a Battery-Electric Vehicle 2020-04-03 11:21:51More than 50 years before Carl Benz applied for his 1886 patent for a “vehicle powered by a gas engine,” Scottish inventor Robert Anderson

Friday Night Watch Party: Join NASCAR Driver Corey 2020-04-02 19:55:11If you haven’t seen the MotorTrend original streaming series, “NASCAR ALL IN: Battle for Dayton”, and taken a revelatory inside look

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Appears to Be 2020-04-02 19:05:45Yesterday we we reported that the legendary Mustang Mach 1 nameplate might be making a comeback in 2021. We think the Mach 1 will be a run-out sp

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The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work 2020-03-30 08:00:00Workers want more compensation and better protection against illness from companies that don't consider them employees.

Public Transit Cuts Hurt 'Essential' Workers Who Need 2020-03-30 07:00:00Bus and train systems are trimming schedules amid plummeting ridership and mounting losses. But riders are being forced to choose between health and f

A Hospital Train, DIY Face Shields, and More 2020-03-29 09:00:00The French repurpose a high-speed TGV to ferry coronavirus patients,  while engineers and automakers step up to help those on the medical front l

A Rest Stop Where Flying Cars Can Recharge 2020-03-29 09:00:00Beta Technologies' prototype helipad and base station for electric air taxis could also help route emergency supplies in a crisis.

BMW's i4 Electric Concept Comes With a Hans 2020-03-28 09:00:00To fill the aural vacuum left by the disappearance of the engine, BMW brought in a ringer. 

France's Virus Train Moves Patients to Less Hard-Hit 2020-03-26 15:54:09The national railroad system converted a TGV high-speed train to move 20 Covid-19 patients from Strasbourg to calmer hospitals in the Loire Valley.

New Rules Could Finally Clear the Way for 2020-03-26 09:00:00For the first time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is weighing in on autonomous vehicles with no driver behind the wheel—or

What World War II Can Teach Us About 2020-03-26 07:00:00Some manufacturers are racing to make ventilators, respirators, and face shields. But the situation is nothing like it was in the 1940s.

We're Not Going to Run Out of Food—so 2020-03-24 08:00:00Food producers, distributors, and warehouse operators say supplies are plentiful, so long as stores can be restocked.

Plant Shutdowns, Vital Truckers, and More Car News 2020-03-22 09:00:00Coronavirus fears lead the big automakers—including a stubborn Tesla—to suspend operations, while airlines are hauling more goods, fewer p

As Covid-19 Spreads, Truckers Need to Keep on 2020-03-20 07:00:00The demand for hospital equipment, groceries and, yes, toilet paper has big rigs rolling and truck stops adapting.

Anthony Levandowski Pleads Guilty to Stealing Waymo Secrets 2020-03-19 22:54:52The cofounder of Google's self-driving car program will likely go to prison for taking confidential company documents before he left in 2016.

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Toyo Tire inks agreement with JAOS 2020-04-03 08:37:00Toyo Tire has signed a partnership agreement with automotive components manufacturer, JAOS.

China extends NEV subsidies as market begins recovery 2020-04-03 08:22:00The Chinese government has decided not to withdraw subsidies for new energy vehicles at the end of 2020 as planned to help stimulate demand, according

Indonesia sales down slightly in February 2020-04-03 08:12:00New vehicle sales in Indonesia declined by just 2.6% to 79,573 units in February 2020 from already weak year earlier sales of 81,684 units despite the

COVID-19 poses threat to shared mobility providers in 2020-04-03 07:19:00Reports from India suggest the burgeoning shared mobility services sector is emerging as a big loser in the current COVID-19 crisis and is also dentin

Taiwan sales continue to rebound in March 2020-04-03 07:11:00Taiwan's new vehicle market continued to shrug off the growing global threat of the COVID19 coronavirus in March 2020 with sales jumping by over

EV companies team to form ChargeUp Europe 2020-04-03 06:26:00Electric vehicle charging infrastructure sector companies are collaborating to form a new alliance known as ChargeUp Europe, supporting the roll out o

Honda to use GM EV platform, batteries and 2020-04-03 06:22:00General Motors and Honda have agreed to jointly develop two new electric vehicles for Honda, based on GM's highly flexible global EV platform powered

World's biggest motor show is back on 2020-04-03 06:11:00The world's biggest motor show in even numbered years is back on, the biennial event in Beijing having been delayed from its original dates in April.

Michelin brings forward Dundee plant closure 2020-04-03 05:26:00Michelin is advancing the closure of its Dundee factory in Scotland from June this year, with the site not restarting production when coronavirus rest

Italy - Fiat fewer than 500 cars ahead 2020-04-03 05:20:00Due to the sudden collapse of sales, the Italian market's leading brand was only 478 vehicles ahead of Volkswagen in March, a month when the overall

COVID-19 hits US like a hurricane 2020-04-03 05:16:00As one who has ridden out a hurricane or two, March bore an eerie resemblance to the biggest storms.

Recticel temporarily stops European activities 2020-04-03 04:42:00Recticel has temporarily stopped its European automotive activities, although it notes business in China is progressively returning to pre-coronavirus

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2021 Genesis G80, 2021 Porsche Panamera, Alfa Romeo 2020-04-04 08:30:00Genesis' G80 mid-size sedan has been redesigned. The latest generation boasts a new platform, new powertrains, and a very alluring design, and it wil

How Koenigsegg's 3-cylinder engine makes 600 horsepower 2020-04-04 06:00:00The Koenigsegg Gemera is a four-seat hypercar that can do 0-62 mph in a claimed 1.9 seconds, but perhaps the most remarkable thing about this Swedish

Why is there an Avanti at the Corvette 2020-04-03 16:27:00When the National Corvette Museum re-opens for general admission in Bowling Green, Kentucky, one of the vehicles on display will be a 1977 Studebaker

2020 Toyota Camry TRD, 2021 BMW 5-Series, Koenigsegg's 2020-04-03 14:00:00We slid behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD; the 2021 BMW 5-Series was spied; and we interviewed Koenigsegg designer Sasha Selipanov. It's

2020 Beijing auto show postponed to Sept. due 2020-04-03 13:00:00Organizers of the Beijing auto show, officially Auto China, announced Thursday that this year's show has been postponed to September 26. The show was

2020 Audi RS 3 Nardo Edition is a 2020-04-03 12:33:00Audi has introduced a special edition of the 2020 RS 3 aimed at pure performance. The 2020 Audi RS 3 Nardo Edition has a higher top speed than the sta

Mazda marks centennial with special-edition series 2020-04-03 11:45:00Mazda started out life as a cork manufacturer back in 1920 and within a decade was producing a rickshaw of sorts based on a motorcycle platform. The f

GM to build Hondas, Audi's next A8, Mil-Spec 2020-04-03 11:00:00Honda is set to launch a pair of EVs based on the same platform underpinning the upcoming GMC Hummer EV. The platform is General Motors' new BEV3 des

Volvo to bring self-driving car development in-house 2020-04-03 10:00:00Volvo and automotive supplier Autoliv in 2017 established the joint venture Zenuity to oversee the development of driver-assist features and a fully s

McLaren cuts back build slots for Elva speedster 2020-04-03 09:00:00McLaren will reduce the number of build slots for the Elva from an originally planned 399 examples down to just 249. The information was revealed by M

GM to build EVs for Honda backed by 2020-04-03 07:45:00General Motors and Honda announced Thursday plans to jointly develop two electric cars to be sold by Honda in North America starting from the 2024 mod

2021 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer spy shots 2020-04-03 07:00:00BMW is preparing a redesign for its 2-Series Active Tourer compact minivan that was never sold in the United States. The 2-Series AT was the first BMW

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QOTD: So, What’s Happening This Weekend? 2020-04-03 16:10:22Hey all. Big plans this weekend? Lots of stuff going on? Yours truly plans to finally swap his car’s cheap winter rubber for equally cheap, corn

NASCAR Delays Next-generation Stock Car Until 2022 2020-04-03 15:23:09On Thursday, NASCAR announced the planned debut of the next-generation stock car is being pushed back until 2022. The new breed was originally expecte

Happy Hundredth: Mazda Rolls Out Commemorative Models 2020-04-03 13:43:32While buying a new car has recently fallen in popularity in the Western world, taking a backseat to things like experimenting with rice in the kitchen

See You in September? Beijing Motor Show Delayed 2020-04-03 13:10:41The organizers of the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition have rescheduled the event on account of the novel coronavirus. Originally slated to

Rare Rides: Extended Luxury With the 1986 Zimmer 2020-04-03 11:52:24Have you ever wished for a very luxurious coupe for grand touring purposes — one with an unconventional engine placement and the underpinnings o

Portent for U.S.? Ford Says European Production Offline 2020-04-03 11:26:08The novel coronavirus pandemic took hold in Europe before invading the U.S., which is why anyone hoping for a quick restart of the domestic manufactur

Coronavirus Impact: Canadian Auto Sales Drive Off a 2020-04-03 10:39:18Mirroring its southern neighbor, Canadian auto sales took a dive last month as measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 went into effect acros

Ford Fondly Remembers Cash for Clunkers 2020-04-03 09:00:17With social distancing measures throwing automotive sales straight into the dumpster, Ford is reportedly getting ready to float some interesting ideas

Outsource to Detroit: GM Workers to Build Hondas 2020-04-03 08:00:48Sometimes, if you find yourself lagging behind the pack and eagerly wish for a quick way to catapult yourself ahead, it makes sense to piggyback on so

Ford Mustang Mach 1 Could Return in 2021 2020-04-02 15:35:21Despite Ford’s rejiggering of the Mach 1 name for use in the Mustang-inspired Mach-E crossover, the original will not be superseded by the new E

Ford F-150 Hybrid Slowly Comes Into View 2020-04-02 14:38:57Long promised and as of yet undelivered, the hybrid variant of the Ford F-150 will be the first vehicle of its kind in a wildly competitive (and lucra

Rare Rides: A 1979 Volvo 242 GT, Ready 2020-04-02 13:48:23Today’s Rare Ride is from a time when a few of the sensible people at the Volvo Boxy Car Company created a special, sporty version of their main

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FCA postpones shareholders' meeting to late June 2020-04-03 17:43:29The automaker said delaying the annual meeting, which was scheduled for April 16, would result in the postponement of a resolution on its $1

Hyundai extends expiring warranties to June 30 2020-04-03 17:17:32In response to concerns over servicing vehicles while also maintaining social distancing, the automaker is giving customers more time to get service w

Cash for clunkers overseer backs new 'lifeline' for 2020-04-03 12:33:50Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who oversaw the Cars Allowance Rebate System in 2009, supports a sequel if the auto industry, lawmakers an

Ford CEO compensation falls to $17.3M in 2019 2020-04-03 11:23:17The automaker's top executives hit only 54 percent of performance targets in a year when CEO Jim Hackett said execution was "simply not nearly good

GM's Q1 China vehicle sales drop 43% as 2020-04-03 10:08:23Sales of the Chevrolet brand fell 55 percent for the latest quarter in the world's largest auto market, while sales of the no-frills b

Ford extends Europe production pause 2020-04-03 08:27:58Ford's production restart plans depend on the coronavirus pandemic situation, national restrictions, supplier constraints and the ability of dealersh

AutoNation lays off 7,000, slashes exec pay as 2020-04-03 06:41:45The largest U.S. dealership group will also postpone $50 million in capital expenditures and cut advertising spending by half as it confronts the effe

This is the wrong time to revise PSA-FCA 2020-04-03 06:23:47The coronavirus crisis shows that the deal makes more sense than ever. But with sales in free fall and markets on a roller coaster, the most urgent ta

Fiat to start three Italian sites immediately after 2020-04-03 05:59:56Despite Italy's lowest death toll from coronavirus in six days on Wednesday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said a national lockdown in place since Ma

GM rolls out safety protocols at ventilator plant 2020-04-02 20:48:22The measures being adopted at an Indiana factory may form a blueprint for health and safety protocols at the rest of the company's plants once the au

Tesla, behind new Model Y, sets Q1 sales 2020-04-02 17:46:31With healthy output and demand for the new Model Y, Tesla's first-quarter global deliveries rose 40 percent to 88,400, a record for the period and we

GM to co-develop EVs for Honda 2020-04-02 17:19:54Honda will design the interior and exterior for the two vehicles, which will use GM's global EV platform, be assembled at GM plants in North America

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Super-Cheap Parking Sensors Built at Home with an New! 2020-04-05 16:48:06Parking sensors have become a must-have these days given the crowded cities we live in, but instead of paying hundreds of dollars to get them installe

Kia Stinger Rendered With Mild Facelift, Will Get New! 2020-04-05 16:39:53The Kia Stinger is a great example of a car that should be doing far better if badge snobbery didn't exist. The shape is way cooler than your average

Someone Has Enabled CarPlay on a Gen 1 New! 2020-04-05 16:19:09As many Gen 1 Chevrolet Volt found out the hard way, installing an aftermarket unit inside this car isn’t necessarily the easiest thing to

New Mercedes CLA Fails Moose Test, Eats Cones New! 2020-04-05 15:24:10Regular cars aren't supposed to be super-dynamic, just fast enough to overtake and safe for the drivers and their families. However, the Mercedes CLA

Drunk Driver Crashes Into C8 Corvette 24 Hours New! 2020-04-05 12:16:00On April 2nd, a gentleman by the name of June Bug took delivery of a bite-the-back-of-your-hand beautiful C8 Corvette with the Z51 Performance Package

Sandy Munro Tears Down, Analyzes Tesla Model Y New! 2020-04-05 10:07:02Like every car in the first model year of production, the Model Y isn’t perfect. Tesla’s fourth vehicle line has been previously criticize

Google Releases App Update That Could Fix Critical New! 2020-04-05 08:49:26One of the most widespread issues in Android Auto right now concerns the broken voice commands, as drivers can no longer use this input method to perf

Here’s a Red 1970 International Scout to Take New! 2020-04-05 08:12:31International Harvester is one of those names that if it had somehow survived to our day it just might have been back at the top of the sales charts.

Android Auto Random Disconnect Bug Hitting One More New! 2020-04-05 08:10:42We’ve known for a while that the experience with Android Auto can be either flawless or a complete nightmare, and as it turns out, some unlucky

This Cool 1995 Boatcar Is Part Ford E-350 2020-04-05 00:47:51Not all hybrid vehicles are alike. The so-called 1995 Boatcar is one of the rarer examples of creativity turned awesome: it’s part car, part boa

Modified BMW i8 Confiscated for Street Racing After 2020-04-04 23:53:10File this under “don’t brag about doing illegal stuff on social media.” Or, you know, just do any illegal stuff at all, if possible.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Selling His Awesome Pirate-Themed 2020-04-04 23:16:42Semi-retired professional stock car racing driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a motorsport legend, but he’s also quite crafty with his hands – a


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