Monday, December 4, 2017

Toyota and Lexus and the ghosts that still haunt them

It was only about 7 years ago or so, but with time, memories fade but the only thing that doesn't change is that people died in terrible car crashes, and they can never be replaced.

Initial reports came in as a 'runaway' car - how does this happen? The Toyota motor company explained that the carpets may have been at fault initially, but that was proven to be a misguided and covered up response. Auto manufacturers know when problems exist....


Reports continued as complaints and deaths started to pile up on the nation's highways. Toyota settled the first nationally broadcasted 'death ride' by a consumer, but under the condition of the settlement, they said only, there was nothing wrong with their cars? Here's a Prius that 'ran away' by itself. It wasn't even turbo charged, and that's a good thing.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Honda plans self driving and electric cars through 2030



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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-honda-strategy/honda-to-focus-on-self-driving-cars-robotics-evs-through-2030-idUSKBN18Z0KL


Honda and other manufacturers are ramping up the electric hybrid and cars that drive themselves.. Can you imagine that? A car that drives itself? I can hardly drive my own car sometimes.. but we'll see.

Here's an internet article that is very interesting from Reuters on this.



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Aston Martin takes a plunge into luxury submersibles with Triton Subs






Car maker, Aston Martin, a British manufacturer of luxury sports cars, has taken the plunge and apparently designed a futuristic submarine type of vehicle. It's a dual project called "Project Neptune" - a joint venture with the company, Triton.


The design is sleek and very modern in the true style of the Aston Martin line of cars. Check out more on this story here. 

Take the new model car from Aston Martin for example, the Vanquish. It's the latest fruit off the Aston Martin tree that is really awesome as you can see by this video from the company.









Saturday, June 10, 2017

Car and Truck Talk Live - After a very long break, we're back talking cars, trucks, and suv's



After a long hiatus, the show is back .. well at least for this show anyway! Cheer us on, send in your questions on cars, trucks, suv's to talk (at) carandtrucktalk.com


It's the Car And Truck Talk live show! check it out

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tesla owner in Autopilot crash won't sue, but car insurer might

Tesla owner in Autopilot crash won't sue, but car insurer might:






The driver of the Tesla S had the Autopilot system on when he was cleaning his dashboard when the system apparently failed to negotiate turns in the highway near Kaufman, Texas he was on, he then careened into guardrails at high speed and is lucky to have survived the crash with only minor injuries.

Tesla maintains the feature is just an aid to drivers and not a replacement for the actual driver. Several car companies offer some version of this feature currently and advise the same thing. Don't rely on this to actually take you on your trip while you do other things in the car.

The driver, Mark Molthan doesn't even plan to sue the automaker, Tesla over the accident, but said his next vehicle will not be another Tesla S.


This most recent case wasn't the first crash of a Tesla on Autopilot, in fact the car and system has already claimed a man's life back in July, 2016 in Williston, Florida.



See the story here on the fatal crash involving a driver and the Tesla Autopilot feature:








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Sunday, August 21, 2016

2017 Volvo S90 is a car you could really like






It's a sleek car that will be delivered at the right time as gasoline prices are down, and the Super and Turbo charged engine in this vehicle will get it's owner a decent MPG for the luxury car that it is.

A look at the 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription model, with features to drool for. Safety and security package, Luxury and convenience, this car has it all!


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Chinese tourists experience traditional American police chase - Autoblog



Chinese tourists experience traditional American police chase - Autoblog:







Just about everywhere in the world, if you're followed by a vehicle with flashing red, and blue lights, you should think about pulling over to the side of the road to either let them pass or just pull over because maybe it's you they want to have a word with.

Well, tell that to a Chinese family on vacation in San Diego, as they lead police on a multi-mile high-speed chase until they finally understood what was going on. They even changed lanes trying to flee those annoying lights and sirens.

If these people were from America, they would be in very big trouble. These folks got off with a high five though. Only in America folks, only in America.





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Monday, April 25, 2016

Why are some Nissan dealers so unhappy?

Why are some Nissan dealers so unhappy?:





It's something that is not talked about too much in public, the pressures that automotive manufacturers place on their dealers, where you can either sink or swim and in this story, we'll see the dirty laundry of one manufacturer's dealers being aired.



A great story here that tells of the 'inside' of the world of making and selling cars.



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Beijing auto show trains spotlight on China growth market | Business | DW.COM | 25.04.2016

Beijing auto show trains spotlight on China growth market | Business | DW.COM | 25.04.2016:







The World's largest car market gets the opening of the Bejing Auto Show 2016 today, it's called Auto China and it brings in 2,000 distributors from 14 countries.



Check out the the latest news from China here!