Tag: Safety

Unbeknownst To Them, These Tourists Were Playing With A Deadly Octopus

[embedded content] Share This Video Pro-travel tip: don’t engage with exotic animals without doing at least some research about the wildlife endemic to the part of the world you’re about to visit. Two travelers were lucky enough to cheat death after unknowingly playing with a blue-ringed octopus during a fishing trip to Queensland, Australia. A […]

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Listen Up: Amazon Putting Alexa Into More Automobiles

<img data-attachment-id="1681516" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/AmazonAlexa_8026.jpg" data-orig-size="3200,2069" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"18","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D810","caption":"Ford and Amazon team up to offer consumers the ability to access their car from home, and call up other features from their vehicle via Alexa \u2013 Amazon\u2019s cloud-based voice service","created_timestamp":"1483506000","copyright":"","focal_length":"45","iso":"2000","shutter_speed":"0.016666666666667","title":"2017 CES – Ford offers Amazon Alexa","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2017 CES – Ford offers Amazon Alexa" data-image-description=" Ford Motor Co […]

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Paint It Black: 2020 Lincoln Navigator Has New Monochromatic Colors, Safety Tech

Until the refresh of the Cadillac Escalade arrives, you want the Lincoln Navigator if you need a premium American battle tank. It’s a Raptor-powered beast of a cruiser, and Lincoln is keeping it fresh for the 2020 model year by offering a new appearance package and more standard tech. Starting with the visuals, there is now […]

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Fire Risk: GM Recalls 160,000 Canadian Pickups, No News on U.S. Models

<img data-attachment-id="1427105" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,854" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2016 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab blue" data-image-description=" Image: Chevrolet ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1427105″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-610×407.jpeg” alt=”2016 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab blue” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> General Motors is issuing a recall on select […]

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Hackers Do the Dirty to Another Tesla Model 3

<img data-attachment-id="1679658" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263.jpg" data-orig-size="862,495" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Regulus Cyber 2" data-image-description=" Regulus Cyber ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-450×258.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-610×350.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679658″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-610×350.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”350″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-610×350.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-75×43.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-450×258.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-768×441.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263-120×69.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Regulus-Cyber-2-e1561746554263.jpg 862w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It’s Elon Musk’s birthday today, so we’ve decided to wish him well and say congratulations on […]

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Survey Suggests Most Motorists Dig Advanced Driving Aids

<img data-attachment-id="1679250" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922.jpg" data-orig-size="1727,1047" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9" data-image-description=" toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-450×273.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-610×370.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679250″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-610×370.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”370″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-610×370.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-75×45.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-450×273.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-768×466.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSS_2_0_PCS_bicycle_A6FC3C3F6C891651FE65E98A03B9B02EBC8FF5C9-e1561572066922-120×73.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> A survey released by Consumer Reports this week indicated that a majority of motorists (57 percent) believed that the advanced driving […]

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With New Technology Comes New Ways to Die

<img data-attachment-id="1678456" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946.jpg" data-orig-size="692,404" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420" data-image-description=" toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-450×263.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-610×356.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678456″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-610×356.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”356″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-610×356.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-75×44.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-450×263.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-120×70.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946.jpg 692w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Since 2005, 37 deaths by carbon monoxide poisoning have been attributed to vehicles with keyless ignitions that were inadvertently left running. […]

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Some Drivers Still Oblivious About Automated Systems, IIHS Faults the Name Game

<img data-attachment-id="1678478" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="sleeping while driving, sleeping at the wheel" data-image-description=" metamorworks/shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678478″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_652818520.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Many consumers continue to misunderstand the driver-assistance technologies being placed in modern vehicles, according […]

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BEV Fires Encourage China to Get Serious About Battery Safety, Vehicle Monitoring

<img data-attachment-id="1678158" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621.jpg" data-orig-size="947,552" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="car fire" data-image-description=" Wideweb/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-450×262.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-610×356.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678158″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-610×356.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”356″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-610×356.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-75×44.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-450×262.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-768×448.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621-120×70.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_382701160-e1560877815621.jpg 947w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> China is currently the largest proponent of electric vehicles on the entire planet. The nation has even incorporated […]

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NHTSA Estimates Minor Improvement in Roadway Fatalities for 2018

<img data-attachment-id="1678118" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="car crash" data-image-description=" Photo Spirit/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678118″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_738738481.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its preliminary report on how many people died on […]

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Additional Safety Features Coming to Toyota Vehicles for 2020

<img data-attachment-id="1666932" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Toyota-Corolla-Hybrid-e1560517646872.jpg" data-orig-size="2600,1733" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid" data-image-description=" Image: Toyota Canada ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Toyota-Corolla-Hybrid-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Toyota-Corolla-Hybrid-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1666932 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Toyota-Corolla-Hybrid-610×407.jpg” alt=”2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid – Image: Toyota Canada” width=”610″ height=”407″> Fans of excessive idling will want to consider a 2019 Toyota model rather than a 2020. The automaker has announced two new safety […]

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Rear Suspension Failures Continue to Plague Ford, Prompting a Dual Recall

<img data-attachment-id="1215065" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2016 Ford Explorer" data-image-description=" 2016 Ford Explorer ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1215065 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-610×407.jpg” alt=”2016 Ford Explorer” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> This isn’t the first recall for Ford vehicles with rear ends that may step out […]

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Hydrogen Fuel Station Blast Temporarily Halts Fuel Cell Vehicle Sales in Norway

<img data-attachment-id="1537281" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Mirai_billboard2_8586C359A7D425053294B156504AB0DD49E88D04.jpg" data-orig-size="847,635" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Toyota Mirai Clean Billboard" data-image-description=" [Image: Toyota North America] ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Mirai_billboard2_8586C359A7D425053294B156504AB0DD49E88D04-450×337.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Mirai_billboard2_8586C359A7D425053294B156504AB0DD49E88D04-610×457.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1537281 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Mirai_billboard2_8586C359A7D425053294B156504AB0DD49E88D04-610×457.jpg” alt=”Toyota Mirai Clean Billboard, [Image: Toyota North America]” width=”610″ height=”457″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Mirai_billboard2_8586C359A7D425053294B156504AB0DD49E88D04-610×457.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Mirai_billboard2_8586C359A7D425053294B156504AB0DD49E88D04-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Mirai_billboard2_8586C359A7D425053294B156504AB0DD49E88D04-450×337.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Mirai_billboard2_8586C359A7D425053294B156504AB0DD49E88D04-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Mirai_billboard2_8586C359A7D425053294B156504AB0DD49E88D04-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Mirai_billboard2_8586C359A7D425053294B156504AB0DD49E88D04.jpg 847w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Toyota and Hyundai have reportedly suspended […]

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Audi’s First Electric Vehicle Recalled Over Fire Risk

<img data-attachment-id="1673034" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219.jpg" data-orig-size="3264,2173" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Stefan Warter","camera":"","caption":"Audi Brussels, assembly: The Audi e-tron at the finish line (checkpoint 8)","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"AUDI AG","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Audi e-tron Production at the CO2-neutral plant of Audi Brussels","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Audi e-tron Production at the CO2-neutral plant of Audi Brussels" data-image-description=" Audi ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1673034 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-75×50.jpg 75w, […]

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GM’s First Self-driving Car May Keep Manual Controls

<img data-attachment-id="1646506" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563.png" data-orig-size="808,468" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Cruise AV General Motors" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-450×261.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-610×353.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1646506″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-610×353.png” alt width=”610″ height=”353″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-610×353.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-75×43.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-450×261.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-768×445.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-120×70.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563.png 808w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> This time last year, we were under the impression that General Motors’ first attempt at an […]

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Ram 1500 Airbag/Seat Belt Glitch Comes Hot on the Heels of the Old Ram’s Driveshaft Drop Recall

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Inside Out: ZF Tests External Side Airbag System

<img data-attachment-id="1676740" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px.jpg" data-orig-size="748,499" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="zf side airbag test" data-image-description=" ZF Friedrichshafen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676740″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-05_PI_ZF_Side-Impact-Protection_01a_3_2_748px.jpg 748w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>There was a time when the only thing cushioning your head from a direct impact with the steering […]

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GM, Michelin Team Up for Airless Tires

General Motors and tiremaker Michelin no doubt hope a joint research agreement announced Tuesday bears riper fruit than Goodyear’s early-60s attempt to offer illuminated Neothane tires. The two companies plan to develop and test an airless, puncture-resistant tire, aka the Unique Puncture-proof Tire System (Uptis), with the intent to introduce the product on GM vehicles […]

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New Tesla Fire Manifests in Belgium

<img data-attachment-id="1676208" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire.jpeg" data-orig-size="763,509" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="tesla charger antwerp fire" data-image-description=" HLN ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676208″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-610×407.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/tesla-charger-antwerp-fire.jpeg 763w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> A Tesla Model S suffered a total meltdown after being connected to one of the company’s proprietary Supercharger […]

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