A semi-truck has been badly damaged after it was hit by a train when it got stuck at a railway crossing in Luling, Texas. The crash happened at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon and video shows the truck driver towing the massive blade of a wind turbine. Unfortunately for the driver of the truck,
Toyota Toyota is resuming operations of its autonomous vehicles at the Paralympic Games village in Tokyo following an accident. Services of the e-Palette pods were halted after a vehicle hit a visually impaired athlete last week. The athlete was not seriously injured, but he had to pull out of an event due to cuts and
Lithia Motors Inc., in another transaction supporting its aggressive expansion plan, said Tuesday it acquired Canadian dealership group Pfaff Automotive Partners. The announcement confirms the imminent deal first reported by Automotive News in July. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but a Pfaff spokesman said the Canadian group retains an undisclosed equity stake in the operation. It
Bosch has just announced one of the biggest updates in years to its electric bicycle drive unit lines, including some smart new tech and a new larger battery. The new updates are included in Bosch’s MY2022 announcement being made today. On the hardware side, Bosch is unveiling a new PowerTube 750 Wh battery that should
BEIJING — BMW says it wants to support the restructuring of Huachen Group, parent of the German premium automaker’s Chinese joint venture partner Brilliance China Automotive. BMW said in a statement to Reuters that it also wanted to use Huachen’s existing car manufacturing capacity. Huachen is based in China’s northeastern city of Shenyang in Liaoning
Honda has traditionally sponsored a week of community service among its employees, dealers and suppliers that marks the June founding of American Honda Motor Co. in 1959. But after canceling last year’s effort because of the coronavirus pandemic, the automaker decided to think bigger for 2021 and made its Team Honda Week of Service last
Vittorio Jano worked with Fiat and its race team for 12 years, but in 1923, Enzo Ferrari encouraged him to depart for Alfa Romeo. After some persuasion, the Hungarian-born Jano left Fiat to join the young Ferrari at the budding marque. It was there that Jano made some of his greatest contributions to the automotive
Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled the Level 4 robotaxi it developed with Motional to start transporting passengers in 2023, a high-tech version of its Ioniq 5 electric vehicle with more than 30 sensors to give a 360-degree, high-resolution view of the vehicle’s surroundings. In a joint statement, Hyundai Motor Group and Motional on Tuesday said the
The ongoing chip shortage has forced Stellantis to halt Ram 1500 production this week at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan. The Sterling Heights facility, which employs 7,068 and operates on three shifts, will be down for one week. The plant also had downtime in July. Sterling Heights is just one of several Stellantis
Kia America announced today the 2022 model year Kia Niro EV, which was slightly refreshed and better equipped as standard. On the outside, the Niro EV now has the new Kia badging on the front grille, the tailgate, steering wheel hub and wheel center caps. The biggest change is probably that the 10.25-inch touchscreen is
What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota Avalon? What does it compare to? A large sedan, the 2022 Avalon sits atop Toyota’s lineup of four-doors for a final year in production before it retires. It’s a rival for the Lexus ES—probably the reason for its demise—as well as the Nissan Maxima and Chrysler 300.
To celebrate the 144th birthday of The Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls, the company’s co-founder and co-namesake, the automaker took a Ghost on a pilgrimage to London to visit some of the sites associated with the man’s life. The first stop was at 35 Hill Street, Mayfair, in London where, on August 27, 1877, Charles Stewart Rolls
When the Golf GTI was introduced to the world back in 1976, two years after the standard model entered production, it effectively launched the hot hatch class. Yes, that first GTI had a mere 108 hp (110 PS) but the first-gen Golf was a small and light car by today’s standards and it was enjoyable
A Tesla Model 3 reportedly driving on Autopilot mode crashed into a parked Florida Highway Patrol car Saturday morning, according to local media reports. The state trooper had stopped to help the driver of a disabled vehicle on an interstate highway near downtown Orlando around 5 a.m. when the incident occurred, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
By Simon Alvarez Posted on August 30, 2021 Elon Musk recently shared a rather interesting update on Twitter — his companies now employ about 110,000 people worldwide. This is quite impressive considering that in the grand scheme of things, Tesla, SpaceX, and Musk’s other ventures are still just getting started. Musk’s update came as a
BERLIN — Porsche is expanding its presence in Asia with a research and development center in Shanghai, China, and a production site in Malaysia. The r&d location in Shanghai will help Porsche increase the understanding of the Chinese customers and their requirements, as well as improve local product development,the brand said in a statement on
No need to double-check the license plate on these Lyft rides before getting in. The ride-hailing company surprised some customers in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago last week by picking them up in an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. The rides included music, neon lights, free shirts, hot dog masks and a souvenir Weenie Whistle.
In 1991, Italian businessman Romano Artioli launched the Bugatti EB 110, reviving Bugatti after decades in hibernation. While Artioli’s revival of Bugatti quickly flamed out, it laid the foundation for a second attempt to bring Bugatti back under Volkswagen Group stewardship. That one stuck, and today’s Bugatti leadership hasn’t forgotten the roles played by Artioli
Europe’s plan to phase out combustion- engine vehicles has put the region at the forefront of climate protection. Yet without progress cleaning up poorer nations’ roads, it won’t be enough to keep global warming below dangerous levels. Take Nairobi, for example. The Kenyan capital’s vehicle fleet doubles every eight years, and its roughly 4.5 million
Toyota Motor Corp. has suspended operations of its self-driving shuttle buses days after one struck and injured a pedestrian. The incident occurred Thursday in the athletes village at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. It left a visually impaired athlete, Japan’s Judoka Aramitsu Kitazono, with scrapes and bruises and unable to further participate in the games.
The 2022 Acura ILX doesn’t offer many advantages to less expensive compact cars, despite the premium badge. What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Acura ILX? What does it compare to? The ILX is the gateway to the Acura lineup. It’s a compact sedan with decent moves but many deficits. It’s worth shopping the competition,
The Chevrolet Camaro has always been popular to tune and modify but the owner of this particular Camaro has made some particularly odd ‘upgrades’ to their car. This image was recently shared to Reddit’s Shitty_Car_Mods thread and snapped on a highway in the U.S. The Camaro has been equipped with an exhaust system featuring four
TOKYO — After fitful attempts to expand its Nismo performance line, Nissan is taking another step forward with the debut of a tuner-trim version of the Note Aura e-Power compact hatchback for Japan. But more offerings could be on the way for the U.S. in the pickup or crossover segments. Takao Katagiri, global CEO of
Electric bicycle sales have been increasing around the world for years, with the US seeing particularly drastic year over year growth. But never before have we witnessed the kind of colossal growth spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. And according to industry leaders, there’s no sign of it slowing down. When the pandemic first hit hard
BEIJING — Zeekr, the premium electric vehicle brand from Geely, said it raised $500 million in its first external funding from investors including Intel, battery maker CATL and online entertainment firm Bilibili. Zeekr said in a statement that investors would jointly hold a 5.6 percent stake in the company, valuing it at around $9 billion.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler can now be pretty in pink, thanks to a new paint-color option called Tuscadero. The automaker announced the addition of Tuscadero to the 2021 Wrangler color palette Thursday. It’s available on all Wrangler models as a $395 option, and can be ordered now through November. The name is a reference to
TOKYO — Even as it pushes ahead with big plans for electric vehicles, Hyundai Motor Group is readying a hydrogen blitz. Hyundai, one of only a handful of auto industry true believers in the potential of hydrogen-powered vehicles, plans to present a vision for the future next week, showing how compressed gas can power everything
A pushup challenge on the showroom floor. Yoga classes. Monthly lunch-and-learns on various health topics. Step challenges. Quarterly wellness newsletters that feature recipes and highlight employee health successes. These initiatives are part of the culture at Fred Beans Automotive Group of Doylestown, Pa., which has its own part-time wellness coordinator, Andrea Volm. The group’s focus
In July, the number of new passenger car registrations in France went down by 35% year-over-year to 115,713, but plug-ins maintained a growth path. In total, some 19,096 new plug-ins were registered last month (up 9.5% year-over-year), which is a new best for the month of July. Passenger plug-ins (18,285) accounted for about 15.8% of the
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Toyota 4Runner? What does it compare to? The 4Runner is a versatile, capable, and not especially comfortable SUV. It’s best shopped against the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Ford Bronco, Honda Passport, and Subaru Outback. Is the 2022 Toyota 4Runner a good car/SUV? Review continues below For what