Car & Automotive

Automakers Delay Recalls to Minimize Negative Attention: Study

  • Automakers tend to delay announcing recalls until they can “hide in the herd” of other recalls, lessening the attention paid to their recall and the negative impact on their stock price, a recent study suggests.
  • The study found that 73 percent of recalls are announced in clusters, suggesting that there is a pattern to recall announcements, rather than recalls being randomly called.
  • The study authors recommended that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) require automakers to promptly disclose the date they first became aware of a problem.

    Rather than announce recalls as soon as they surface, automakers wait until they can blend into a crowd of other recalls, an academic study suggests. This “clustering” of recalls reduces the attention paid to a given recall, and that lessens the negative impact on the stock price, because the automaker that initiates a cluster of recalls is the one that gets the

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    Aptera EV Trike Gets Big Bucks, Inches Closer to Production

    • Aptera, the startup aiming to make a three-wheeled electric vehicle, just got $4 million in funding.
    • That brings it closer to actual production, slated for the end of 2021.
    • The ultra-efficient three-wheeled two-seater promises 1000 miles of range.

      Electric-trike maker Aptera finally has what it needs to really get going: money. Last week the company announced it had closed on $4 million in Series A funding. “Aptera’s continued momentum has now garnered it over 7000 vehicle reservations in just over two months, totaling a quarter-billion in orders,” the company’s news section read.

      It goes on to say Aptera has moved into a new production design facility in the tony Sorrento Valley area of San Diego, just east of La Jolla. (Aside: Dr. Seuss lived in La Jolla and would probably have approved of the Aptera’s shape.)

      The shape, like everything on the vehicle, is squeezed for efficiency. It has

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      2020 KTM 1290 Tremendous Duke R Overview First Ride

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      Asian vehicles have very dependable engines, however usually, they are far behind when it comes to driving feeling and inside design. Nonetheless, as they have glorious engines, it could be my … Read More

      Letting Dogs Ride in Pickup Truck Beds May Become Illegal in Utah

      • American Humane makes the astonishing claim that as many as 100,000 dogs are killed each year riding unrestrained in the back of a pickup truck.
      • A new state legislator in Utah has introduced the Transportation of Dogs Act to make sure this potentially dangerous activity becomes illegal.
      • Currently, only six states have specific laws against this sort of thing.

        The state of Utah is about to consider legislation to make it illegal to let your dog(s) ride in the bed of a pickup truck. One impetus for the bill is the outrage that was created when the Utah Humane Society video (below) of a dog standing on a truck zooming down the highway went viral. Unrestrained dogs can be tossed around in the bed or fall off while the truck is moving—a problem with an easy solution, but even easy may be too hard for people used to the practice.

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        Used Automotive Picks

        Lots of the modifications occurring within the automotive market at the moment, including tightened credit score markets in a capital-intensive industry and elevated authorities involvement are the latest global challenges. Honda motorcycles’ in depth range covers just about any terrain on earth, at nearly any pace. On the street, they vary from the CBR1000RR World Superbike Racing platform proper all the way down to the CB300R Neo Sports Cafe.” On the dust, there’s every thing from the CRF450R motocrosser and CRF450X endurance racer, right right down to the kid-friendly CRF50F. In between them, you may discover all-terrain twin sports activities just like the Africa Twin, CRF450L and basic XR650L. And at the extremes lie motorcycles just like the luxurious Gold Wing Tour, the beginner-pleasant Insurgent 300 and the all-new `60s throwback Honda Monkey.

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        Ford Bronco 4600 Race Truck Revealed to Race in Ultra4 Stock Series

        • Ford Performance built the Bronco 4600 race truck to compete in the Ultra4 stock class later this year.
        • It unveiled the vehicle today at the King of Hammers race in California, where the Bronco 4400 rally trucks will be competing in the Ultra4 unlimited class.
        • The highly customized stock Bronco 4600 will begin testing later this month.

          After showing three 4400 rally class Ford Broncos earlier this week, Ford Performance is back with a 4600 race truck to battle in the Ultra4 stock class. The 4400 Unlimited Class vehicles shown off earlier this week have extensive modifications, including a custom tubular chassis, the Bronc0 4600 uses the same chassis, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, and transmissions found in the Sasquatch trim level that anyone could order from the automaker.

          The 4600 Bronco will be shown off at the King of the Hammers event where a trio of 4400 rally Broncos will

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