Day: February 6, 2021

Apple Car Won’t Be Ready for At Least Half a Decade

Rumors about Apple’s work on an autonomous car have picked up in recent weeks, but the project is still in the early stages and it will be years before an Apple Car launches, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

Apple car wheel icon feature triad

Sources with knowledge of Apple’s product plans told Bloomberg that it will take Apple “at least half a decade” to launch an autonomous electric vehicle.

Apple has a small team of hardware engineers that are working on drive systems, vehicle interiors, and external car designs with the goal of eventually shipping a vehicle to customers.

Apple’s car plans have shifted multiple times over the years and just a couple of years ago, rumors indicated Apple had decided to forego development of a full car and was instead focusing on an autonomous driving system that could perhaps be provided to other car manufacturers.

As development has continued, Apple is once

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This Is The Worst Classic Car To Restore

If restoring a classic car gives you thrills, turning one spanner at the Aston Martin Lagonda is enough to snap you out of the pipedream.

Restoring a classic car is no less than a pipedream, and while most of the classic cars are as happy as us when we tinker with them, some are not. Let’s just say that some of them are less forgiving. These classic cars are not only hard to work on but are also relatively less rewarding, and hard to come by. Even if you get your hands on them, you can’t find the required components in your local shops. Their spares are expensive or worse, scarce, often with months of waiting. There are quite a few classic cars like this. However, one deserves a special mention: the infamous Aston Martin Lagonda. Lagonda was a four-door full-size luxury sedan produced between 1976 to 1990. It was

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Why General Motors’ New Commercial EV Brand Will Be a Headache for Ford — and a Dire Threat for Start-Ups

General Motors (NYSE:GM) said that it is launching a new electric commercial-vehicle business, called BrightDrop, that will provide a complete set of software-connected electric vehicles (EVs) to customers. And it has already landed FedEx (NYSE:FDX) as its first big customer. 

While tiny EV start-ups have captured the attention of auto investors in recent months, GM’s news is a big reminder that the old automakers can play this game, too. And some, like GM, are positioning themselves to be leaders as the world transitions to electric vehicles.

BrightDrop is just one piece of GM’s emerging EV plan, but it could be a big one in time. Here’s what we know.

A BrightDrop EV600, an electric package-delivery truck, with FedEx logos and branding.

A BrightDrop EV600, a product of GM’s new electric commercial-vehicle brand, which has already won business from FedEx. Image source: General Motors.

What is GM’s new BrightDrop brand?

For several years now, GM has quietly been building expertise in telematics and

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2021 Ford Bronco Sport Slightly Cheaper Than More Rugged Bronco

2021 bronco sport

Marc UrbanoCar and Driver

  • Ford’s 2021 Bronco Sport starts just over $28,000, compared with the $29,995 base price of the regular Bronco.
  • Like its more rugged sibling, it has Big Bend, Outer Banks, and Badlands trim levels as well as a First Edition limited to 2000 units.
  • The Bronco Sport goes on sale by the end of this year.

    The Bronco is finally here. While the Bronco Sport is the tamer version of the new 4×4 series, it starts only a few thousand dollars less than the more rugged Bronco. The new Bronco Sport starts at $28,155 and comes with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Like the Bronco, it’ll have the terrain management system. Plus, it’s got a safari-style roof, 17-inch wheels, flip-up liftgate glass, and Sync 4 on an 8.0-inch display.

    Beyond that, the prices increase exponentially as you start to go through the

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