Day: September 20, 2021

The 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour is an automotive kingmaker

We recently discussed the 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour, but it’s a totally different ballgame to experience it in person. It is one part Cars and Coffee, but substitute the brewed beans for the readily available sundries available at Walmart, the official parking lot providing partner. It’s another part Hot Wheels convention, where a proof of purchase (more on that later) gets you access to super geeky upgrades. But most importantly this event is also a contest, where one local winner gets the chance to compete on a national level to become the next vehicle immortalized as a Hot Wheels die cast toy.



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The Hot Wheels Legends Tour has been in service since 2018, and last weekend it landed in Houston, Texas. While Hot Wheels often seeks inspiration for new product via OEM partnerships and custom car culture at a macro level, these

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Upcoming Automotive Expertise

Many of the adjustments occurring within the automotive market immediately, including tightened credit markets in a capital-intensive trade and elevated authorities involvement are the latest international challenges. As of 2018 replace , most electric cars have related driving controls to that of a car with a conventional automatic transmission Regardless that the motor could also be completely linked to the wheels through a fixed-ratio gear and no parking pawl could also be current, the modes “P” and “N” are sometimes nonetheless offered on the selector. In this case, the motor is disabled in “N” and an electrically actuated hand brake offers the “P” mode.

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Nutson’s Weekly Auto News Wrap-Up September 12-18, 2021


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AUTO CENTRAL CHICAGO – September 19, 2021: Every Sunday Larry Nutson, The Chicago Car Guy and Executive Producer, with able assistance from senior editor Thom Cannell from The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau, compile The Auto Channel’s
“take” on this past week’s automotive news, condensed into easy to digest news Nuggets.

LEARN MORE: Links to full versions of today’s news nuggets along with a million pages of the past 25 year’s automotive news, articles, reviews and archived stories residing in
The Auto Channel Automotive News Library can be found by just copying and then inserting the main headline into the News Library Search Box.

Nutson’s Automotive News Wrap-up – Week Ending September 18, 2021; Below are the past week’s important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and insider back stories presented as
expertly crafted easy-to-digest news nuggets.

* Democrats in Congress have proposed expanding tax breaks for EVs. Among the

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Startup Tries Out Remote Operators Who Use Screens to Drive

  • Cars without people inside driving them have been cruising the streets of Berlin as a test for autonomous-vehicle company Vay.
  • They’re not fully autonomous, instead using “teledrivers,” which is similar to human-in-the-loop autonomous technology, except drivers in a central location operate a connected vehicle to the location where a Vay user wants to be picked up. Then, the customer drives to their location before a remote operator drives the car away.
  • Vay said it will start its ride-hailing service in Europe, and maybe the U.S., next year.

Based on the original definitions of different levels of driving automation published by SAE International, Vay’s autonomous technology doesn’t exist. That’s because the strategy Vay is taking to develop autonomous vehicles involves not trying to make them totally autonomous, at least not right away. Fortunately, SAE recently updated the definitions to include remote drivers and remote assistants, and this is where Vay’s

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