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  • General Motors Eyes AI for Vehicle Inspections
    by Tim Healey on June 24, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    General Motors is looking into using artificial intelligence — AI — as part of its vehicle-inspection process. GM has made an investment in Israeli startup UVeye, a company that makes vehicle diagnostic systems. The diagnostic systems use AI and sensors to identify broken parts or issues that […]

  • Study Claims Gen Z Doesn’t Like Buying Cars
    by Matt Posky on June 24, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Younger drivers have reportedly had it with the dealership experience, with Gen Z even more disenfranchised than Millennials. Though it’s difficult to imagine anybody visiting a showroom within the last 12 months having any other reaction. Incentives are down, prices are up, and there’s a good […]

  • Is Tesla Finally Ready to Advertise?
    by Tim Healey on June 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    As you likely know, Tesla doesn’t do traditional advertising for its vehicles. Or much in the way of social-media advertising, either. That’s because Tesla is often considered “cool” and partly because of the cult of personality cultivated by boss Elon Musk. That might be about to change, […]

  • Rare Rides Icons: The History of Kia’s Larger and Full-size Sedans (Part VII)
    by Corey Lewis on June 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    We return to Kia’s midsize-or-larger sedan history today in the latter portion of the 2000s. In our last entry, we learned about the Optima, which arrived as Kia’s first midsize developed under Hyundai’s majority ownership. Sensibly the Optima was a light rework of Hyundai’s Sonata, and the […]

  • Used Cars Stop Doing What Buyers Complain About: Depreciating
    by Tyler Anderson on June 23, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Buying a new car instead of purchasing a used one is almost justified, if one takes a close look at the numbers. The average new-car payment is now $712. That, of course, is due at least in part to demand being higher than supply. It’s not that Americans are buying fewer new cars than they The […]

  • New York City Tragically Continues Crushing Motorcycles
    by Matt Posky on June 23, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Despite a change in leadership, New York City has continued to confiscate and destroy motorcycles officials have deemed illegal. Pioneered by ex-Mayor Bill de Blasio (formerly Warren Wilhelm Jr.), the practice has been continued by Eric Adams. In fact, the new mayor was so enthusiastic about the […]

  • Ram, Jeep EcoDiesel 3.0s Recalled for Fuel Pump Failures
    by Steven Tobin on June 23, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Stellantis has issued a recall of nearly 140,000 Jeep and Ram models equipped with the 3.0-liter, six-cylinder EcoDiesel engine due to a potentially faulty high-pressure fuel pump which could render the vehicles inoperable. Not many details were given on the exact nature of the problem, aside from […]

  • Toyota and Subaru Recalling EVs Over Loose Wheels
    by Matt Posky on June 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Toyota and Subaru are recalling their new all-electric models, though EV fans will be pleased to know that the issue has nothing to do with the battery packs. Instead, the affected vehicles run the risk of losing their wheels under sudden braking or sharp turns — which I suppose isn’t much of […]

  • 2021 Honda Ridgeline AWD Sport HPD Review – Slightly More “Truck” Than Before
    by Tim Healey on June 22, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    One of the things this author has always appreciated about the Honda Ridgeline is its car-like qualities. More than once, the phrase “Accord on stilts” has escaped my lips when talking about the Ridgeline with fellow auto scribes, and I meant it as a compliment. Imagine my dismay to find that […]

  • Rare Rides Icons: The History of Stutz, Stop and Go Fast (Part XIV)
    by Corey Lewis on June 22, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    We return to our coverage of the reborn and neoclassically-focused Stutz Motor Company today, at a point of considerable change in the company’s model portfolio. “Portfolio” may be a bit generous, but for a few years the company did produce a handful of different models. Since Stutz was […]

  • White House May Propose Gas Tax Holiday [Updated]
    by Matt Posky on June 22, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    National fuel prices are currently averaging right around $5.00 per gallon in the United States. However, there are plenty of states with stations listing gasoline well above $6.00 per gallon with diesel being driven even higher. This has started to wreak havoc on the trucking industry, which is […]

  • Toyota Scales Back June Production, Ford Drops German Factory
    by Matt Posky on June 22, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Despite starting 2022 announcing a plan to normalize output, Toyota has had trouble living up to its promise. While most automakers were figuring out how to make more money off diminished production, the Japanese brand was plotting assembly schedules that would restore assembly rates to levels that […]

  • Ford’s Very Gay Ranger Raptor Heads to Goodwood to Spur Conversations About Inclusion
    by Tim Healey on June 21, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Ford is keeping the Goodwood Festival of Speed colorful in celebration of Pride Month. It’s bringing a truck called the Very Gay Ranger Raptor to the event. The rainbow-colored truck, which also has gold accents, will do more than just catch eyes and a take a run up the hill — it will be used […]

  • Quick Spin: 2022 Ford Lightning
    by Tim Healey on June 21, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Over the past two months, I’ve had two chances to take a Ford Lightning for a quick spin — once around the scenic village of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (which you probably know as the home of the famed Road America racetrack) — and once around the block in a part of Chicago dotted with strip […]

  • Abandoned History: Ford’s Cruise-O-Matic and the C Family of Automatic Transmissions (Part IV)
    by Corey Lewis on June 21, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    Last time on our Abandoned History coverage of Ford’s historical Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission, we spent some time in Russia. Communist automaker GAZ liked Ford’s automatic and decided to lightly rework it into their “own” transmission rather than pay Ford to build it under license. […]

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