Skoda Patents World's First Illuminated Seatbelt Buckle

The buckle glows red when the belt is undone and white when the belt is on. Skoda has patented the world’s first illuminated seatbelt buckle, which is designed to “eliminate the hassle and faff of trying to belt up at night.” Developed as part of the Czech company’s Simply Clever features, the system sees the belt buckle glow red until […]

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Mercedes Says It Can't Win Race For Autonomous Driving, Bows Out

Guess we won’t see driverless Mercedes vehicles in the foreseeable future. With Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas at the helm, Mercedes-Benz is currently employing a one-two punch in Formula 1, winning races and populating the podium quite frequently. Unfortunately, there’s a race that Mercedes won’t win – something that doesn’t involve drivers. In a report by Redaktions Netzwerk Deutschland, Mercedes said that it’s […]

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Cherokee Truckster Honors Griswold Family's Iconic Station Wagon

If you want one, it’s heading to auction quite soon. Don’t let the name fool you. There is a custom-made Ford Explorer XLT named Cherokee Truckster, and there are good reasons why. If you’ve been living long enough to have witnessed the National Lampoon’s Vacation from 1983, then the color and the whole styling of this SUV should ring a bell. This 1994 […]

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Mopar Introduces Jeep Wrangler Mirrors For When The Doors Come Off

They only require one tool to install and cost $295 in the US. The Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator mount their mirrors to the doors. This becomes an issue when owners remove the doors because the driver then loses important outward visibility, which also comes with the potential for less safety. Mopar solves the issue with its new doors-off mirror kit […]

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Hands-Free Driving Tech Comes to New Ford F-150, Mustang Mach-E. But You Have to Subscribe

Like it or not, hands-free driving is the next big thing in automotive tech. There’s Tesla’s AutoPilot, General Motor’s SuperCruise, and even more vendor-agnostic platforms like Comma AI’s OpenPilot—the point is, leisurely driving is something that automakers know drivers are into, and new cars are about to get a lot easier to road-trip in. On Friday, Ford announced the expansion […]

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Rimac C_Two Crash Tested Ahead Of 2021 Commercial Release

The company is making final evaluations months before the production begins. There’s a wild rumor circulating the internet that Rimac could become the next owner of Bugatti. We are eagerly awaiting to learn if there’s some credibility in this speculation and we are pretty sure the executives in the Croatian company are very busy right now. In fact, everyone at […]

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Harley-Davidson Enters eBike Market With Gorgeous Serial 1 Brand

Motorcycle giant Harley-Davidson is straying from its path of loud V-Twin-powered cruisers to build a product that belongs in a poppin’ but more subtle market: electric bicycles On Monday, the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer announced its newest spin-off brand, Serial 1 Cycle Company, a play on “Serial Number One,” the very first development platform on which its modern-day motorcycles are built […]

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Mitsubishi L200 On The Moose Test: Not Terrible, Not Great

An average result for an average truck. Pickups aren’t designed to be fast on paved roads and good in cornering. Instead, their main purpose is to carry big items and tow trailers. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have to be safe, right? That’s why even a truck needs to be tested around the cones. The so-called moose test helps […]

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