You don’t have to go all the way to Stuttgart, or even to company-owned facilities in Atlanta for restoration of your classic Porsche. To underscore that fact, the 2021 Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge involves 40 dealership service departments across the United States, each restoring a car for the company-sponsored contest. “The entries run the gamut
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Software-defined vehicles are becoming more and more commonplace — particularly as automakers seek to integrate more advanced driver-assistance systems and higher levels of automation in today’s cars. With that, Continental and Amazon Web Services are teaming up on a new, open automotive software development platform that they say will expedite the development of these automated
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The Mercedes-Benz EQS full-electric sedan is so packed with technology that much of the automaker’s 70-page press release on the car is devoted to explaining it. But there is one feature that the EQS surprisingly doesn’t have: A rear-view camera system that replaces traditional mirrors. To solve the problem of blind spots – made worse
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A little more than a year ago, Ken Garff Automotive Group in Utah was planning to highlight its brand values in a training campaign aimed at its 4,500 employees. Then the world changed. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the death of Chairman Bob Garff in March 2020 and gave staffers a different lens through which
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz? What does it compare to? New for 2022, the Hyundai Santa Cruz exists in the center of a Venn diagram of sedans, SUVs, and pickup trucks. It’s more like a Subaru Baja from 20 years ago than anything on sale now, though its open bed
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Two powerful corporate networks that represent more than 80 companies with a combined $1.3 trillion in annual revenue have today written to the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The pair of letters calls for interim strong fuel economy and emission standards and 100% zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales of light-duty vehicles
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Collaboration between the public and private sectors will be key to advancing smart cities of the future, industry leaders said during a panel portion of SAE International’s WCX Digital Summit this week. Public-private partnerships are key for mutually beneficial technology deployments and can help expedite these deployments, said Blaine Leonard, transportation technology engineer at the
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Ford will use Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric-car platform to underpin an SUV, Autocar magazine reported. The model is likely to have a similar wheelbase to the VW ID4 compact crossover at 2765 mm (9 feet), Autocar said. The magazine said the Ford version is likely to introduced with power output of between 146 hp and
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The pandemic turned some automotive ads into real family affairs. Automakers have turned to a predictable blueprint over the years when pitching utility vehicles and minivans: bustling children in the back seat and happy parents up front taking them on an adventure. In normal times, those were all actors only pretending to be related, but
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3:56 PM ET Associated Press NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is partnering with Novant Health to address the hesitancy to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR, received his COVID vaccine on Tuesday at his race team’s shop in North Carolina. He says it’s important to learn about the vaccine and for
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Honda Civic? What does it compare to? The 2022 Honda Civic is a compact car that will be in sedan and hatchback body styles. The sedan will be available as a sportier Si model and the hatchback will offer a high-performance Type R. The 11th-generation Civic will not
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Electric-vehicle maker Polestar has raised $550 million from a group of Asian financial investors to accelerate its product development and sales as the Volvo Cars subsidiary prepares to expand its lineup beyond its first two models. The private placement of newly issued shares marks the first time the 3-year-old brand has gotten the backing of
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In this article XPEV GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng Motors is looking into making its own semiconductors for autonomous driving to stay ahead of the competition, a top executive at the company told CNBC. The comments come after technology news website 36Kr reported that Xpeng had assembled a small team to develop semiconductors.
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Watch full episodes of Roadkill Extra on Motor Trend On Demand: http://bit.ly/2Ir2j9w Sometimes we do things the right way, other times we build what we can get away with. You need to know a little of both options in order to successfully build a cheap engine, and on this Roadkill Extra, Steve Dulcich gives you
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co.’s upcoming hands-free driver-assist system has a new name: BlueCruise. Previously referred to as Active Drive Assist, the feature will go live in the third quarter on Ford’s Mustang Mach-E crossover and F-150 pickup. Ford said Wednesday that BlueCruise software, activated through an over-the-air-update, will cost $600 for a three-year subscription,
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With the Q4 e-tron, Audi is aiming at buyers in the upper end of the compact segment for full-electric cars. The Q4 e-tron, which was unveiled on Wednesday, adds an entry-level EV to the brand’s expanding lineup of battery-powered cars. It’s the first Audi based on parent Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric-only platform that also underpins
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Mazda MX-30? What does it compare to? The MX-30 is Mazda’s first battery-powered car to be sold in the U.S. Available in Japan and Europe already, the small five-seat hatchback compares to electric vehicles like the Kia Niro EV, Mini Cooper SE, and Hyundai Kona Electric. Is the
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