Michael J. Moody

‘The Big Book of Tiny Cars’ Celebrates the Smallest Automobiles

Photo credit: Motorbooks

Photo credit: Motorbooks

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Small cars are currently out of vogue. In a market dominated by ever-growing SUVs, major automakers like Ford, Fiat, VW, and Mercedes (through its hapless Smart subsidiary) are giving up on the category—at least in the U.S. market. Even Minis no longer live up to their name, with the smallest one cresting 3000 pounds. But once a car category departs the commonplace, interest tends to pick up among enthusiasts and collectors. How else to explain the current fascination with personal luxury coupes of the ’70s and ’80s?

To slake our growing thirst for subcompacts, British automotive writer Russell Hayes has written a new book about them, The Big Book of Tiny Cars: A Century of Diminutive Automotive Oddities (Motorbooks, $40), that will be available electronically on Nov. 30. The hardcover

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Samsung unveils the first 5G modem for cars, plus a chipset for in-vehicle infotainment

Cars are catching up to smartphones in terms of compute power and connectivity – thanks to Samsung’s new modem, future models will be able to connect to 5G networks and enjoy download speeds of up to 5.1 Gbps.

The Exynos Auto T5123 is the first 5G modem designed specifically for automotive use and it is already being mass produced. Car parts have stringent requirements for durability and longevity, so automakers can’t just use chips meant for smartphones.

This is actually more than just a modem. It has a pair of Cortex-A55 cores CPU cores and can provide satellite positioning data for navigation. By serving double duty this chip reduces the total chip count for the vehicle, which simplifies the design.

While the T5123 handles connectivity and positioning, the Exynos Auto V7 chipset (8 nm) can be the brains of the infotainment setup for mid to high-end vehicles. It can be

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TechArt outfits a Porsche 911 Targa 4 police car for styling road safety

World-renowned Porsche tuning expert TechArt has unveiled its latest project car based on the 911 Targa 4. As you can see, it’s a police car, but you won’t see it flagging down motorists anytime soon. On the contrary, TechArt created this 911 police car for the 2022 Tune it! Safe! Campaign of the German Federal Ministry of Transport.

Working with partners like the German Association of Automotive Tuners and Hankook, TechArt aims to promote safe and responsible tuning with its latest creation. Of course, the blue, yellow, and white police livery stands out. But unlike other police cars, this Porsche 911 is wearing a subdued yet highly aerodynamic body kit.

The front spoiler, side skirts, rear spoiler, and wind diffuser are wind-tunnel tested to route the wind in utmost efficiency. It also gets bespoke TechArt lowering springs to lower the ride height by 1.57-inches. It wears black TechArt Formula

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Automotive Aftermarket Market to grow by USD 211.53 billion | Rising Number of Automotive Consumers to Boost Growth | 17000+ Technavio Reports | State

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The automotive aftermarket market is set to grow by USD 211.53 billion from 2021 to 2026. However, the growth momentum is likely to decelerate at a CAGR of 4.39% according to the latest report by Technavio.

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Automotive Aftermarket Market 2022-2026: Scope

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. Our automotive aftermarket market report covers the following areas:

Automotive Aftermarket Market 2022-2026: Vendor Analysis

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will decelerate during the forecast period. 3M Co., Aptiv Plc, Continental AG, Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., DENSO Corp., HELLA GmbH and Co. KGaA, Robert Bosch GmbH, Tenneco Inc., Valeo SA, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG are some of the

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