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2011 Volkswagen GTI Trailer Hitch | etrailer.com
Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch - 2011 Volkswagen GTI
$125
Trailer Hitch Size:
1-1/4 Inch Hitch Opening
Towing Capacity:
200 Pound Tongue Weight
2000 Pound Towing
gti  hitch  trailer  automotive 
18 hours ago by bwiese
Can Ford Turn Itself Into a Tech Company? - The New York Times
Ford has spent the past several years quietly snapping up tech talent. It struck a partnership with Lyft and acquired Chariot, a San Francisco-based start-up that runs group shuttles for commuters. It set up an office in Palo Alto that now has 205 employees and created Greenfield Labs, a business incubator. It invested in Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based artificial-intelligence start-up, and several other companies, including Velodyne, which makes Lidar sensors, and a connected-car software outfit called Autonomic.
automotive  brand_ford 
yesterday by JohnDrake
Bob Lutz: Kiss the good times goodbye
Now we are approaching the end of the line for the automobile because travel will be in standardized modules.

The end state will be the fully autonomous module with no capability for the driver to exercise command. You will call for it, it will arrive at your location, you'll get in, input your destination and go to the freeway.

[...] Of course, there will be a transition period. Everyone will have five years to get their car off the road or sell it for scrap or trade it on a module.
AI  automotive  thefuture 
yesterday by JohnDrake
Superelastic Tire
But don't most shape memory alloys (nickel titanium based) have a critical temperature where they change memory?
NASA  shape  memory  alloy  chainmail  compliant  flexible  metal  nickel  titanium  tire  wheel  space  technology  automotive  research 
yesterday by asteroza
Uber is buying 24,000 Volvo XC90 SUVs to form a fleet of driverless cars - The Verge
Uber will buy 24,000 XC90 SVUs from Volvo to form a fleet of driverless vehicles, reports Bloomberg. The XC90s, which start at $45,750, will be delivered between 2019 and 2021. The base vehicles feature core autonomous driving technologies that will enable Uber to add its own automation features as well, Volvo says. “This new agreement puts us on a path towards mass produced self-driving vehicles at scale,” Jeff Miller, head of auto alliances at Uber said in a statement.

Volvo said engineers from both companies developed the XC90 premium SUVs supplied to Uber. Uber has been spotted testing its self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs before in Pittsburgh, and the company has had a strategic partnership with Volvo since August 2016. Uber also has a small fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions.
uber  automotive  deals  robots  future  taxi 
yesterday by dancall
Tesla’s new second-generation Roadster will be the quickest production car ever made - The Verge
Musk claimed the base model will do 0 to 60 in 1.9 seconds. If true, that would make it the first production vehicle to crack the two-second threshold. He also said the new Roadster would climb from 0 to 100 mph in 4.2 seconds, and will clear the quarter mile in 8.9 seconds (in case the Fast & Furious drag race franchise comes calling).
brand_tesla  automotive 
2 days ago by JohnDrake
Huddy : Heads-Up Display Navigation For Safer Driving
Huddy delivers cutting-edge, head-up display technology right in your car. Navigating while you drive just got more convenient, safer and a whole lot cooler!
automotive  hud  augmentedreality 
5 days ago by cyberchucktx
Tesla unveils the new Roadster | TechCrunch
Tesla has unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It’s the fastest production car ever made, according to Elon Musk, with speeds of just 1.9 seconds for 0 to 60 4.2 seconds for 0 to 100. It can handle a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds.

“This is the base model,” Musk said, then went on to mention that its top speed is above 250 mph. and it has a 200 kWh battery pack that offers 630 miles of highway driving range.
tesla  automotive  luxury 
6 days ago by dancall
This is Tesla’s big new all-electric truck – the Tesla Semi | TechCrunch
It boasts a considerable charge capacity, and has a very aesthetically distinct look, as you can see, which will obviously help it stand out from other commercial freight vehicles on the road.
The Tesla Semi will go 0 to 60 mph in just 5 seconds, which is incredibly fast compared to a diesel truck. It can go 0 to 60 mph towing 80,000 lbs, its max tow load, in just 20 seconds. It can go 65 mph up a 5 percent grade, which is way better than the 45 mph max that a diesel competitor can do. And for range, it can go 500 miles at highway speed, and less than 80 percent trips are at 250 miles. It also has a better drag coefficient than a super car thanks to its extremely aerodynamic design.
tesla  automotive 
6 days ago by dancall
Muse is a simple dedicated Amazon Alexa add-on for the car | TechCrunch
Muse uses your smartphone’s data connection to connect to the Alexa service, which in turn provides you the ability to stream music, listen to live streaming radio stations, command your smart home gadgets while you’re away or even make hands-free calls. You can also get news briefings, listen to audiobooks, add to your shopping list, check the weather and more.
echo  automotive  new-companies  hardware 
6 days ago by dancall
Tesla Truck Unveiling Is Tomorrow. Here's What We Know Today
From its origins as a small company turning out two-seat electric convertibles for the wealthy, Tesla sure has come a long way. Tomorrow, the California automaker will officially expand its offerings to include semi trucks. Rumors and hints of this new all-electric vehicle have been in the air for a long while. Now we finally get to see what the fuss is all about.
AI  automotive  trucking  brand_tesla 
6 days ago by JohnDrake
A vroom with a view – Contagious I/O
Opel in the Netherlands gave customers the chance to buy its newest cars with YouTube views.

The Pay with Views campaign promotes Opel’s new Online Edition model, which the manufacturer describes as its most connected car to date.

J Walter Thompson Amsterdam came up with the idea to give away cars to anyone who posted videos themselves test-driving the new Opel on YouTube and attracted a prescribed number of views.

Entrants’ needed 589,900 views to buy the Karl Rocks Online Edition, 739,600 to buy the Corsa Online Edition and 922,800 to buy the Astra Online Edition.
automotive  stunts  currencies  youtube 
6 days ago by dancall
Home - Quora
No oil changes, no tune ups, no spark plugs, no transmission fluid, no fan belts, no catalytic converter, no smog checks, no gas filter, no fuel pump, no water pump.
Just a battery, motor and drive electronics, all of which Tesla guarantees for 8 years and UNLIMITED milage.
The rest of the chassis is similar to a gas car, including brakes, AC and headlamps which might need an occasional check.
tesla  automotive 
7 days ago by dancall
Moving or returning to Canada
Items you can import duty- and tax-free

You can include the following personal and household effects in your duty- and tax-free entitlement:

personal vehicles
automotive 
7 days ago by trackofalljades
Tesla Approaches Terminal Decline - Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha
And then, as long as 1) wealthy consumers in western nations but also China are eager to seek indulgence by way of green-washing and, 2) are in search of a Steve Jobs replacement persona onto which they can project their hopes for a gleaming future and, 3) are disillusioned with the establishment and its leaders, the company will likely succeed to raise cash again. Some say it might already be too big to fail.
tesla  fail  automotive 
9 days ago by dancall

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