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2020 SEMA Show Cancelled

Mounting uncertainty due to COVID-19 has forced the cancellation. A virtual trade show might be an alternative for this year. One of the greatest car shows in the world, SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, has just announced that there will be no event...

ECCO Provides EVs With A Signature Sound

2020 Kia Soul EV
The NHTSA will require that hybrids and EVs generate a “minimum sound”. ECCO’s Electric Vehicle Alert System (EVAS) technology will help manufacturers comply with the regulation. Electric vehicles and hybrids can operate in extreme silence which can be dangerous for pedestrians. In order to avoid...

This 1976 Article Against Seatbelt Laws Shows How Far We’ve Come, Or Not

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A 1976 article from a French-Canadian newspaper argues against seatbelt legislation Many of the themes of the article are relevant today as face coverings are becoming mandatory in many places A 1976 article published in a defunct newspaper in Quebec shows how far we've...

Is It Safe To Wear A Mask Or Face Covering When Driving Your Car?

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There's no legislation on wearing a mask or protective face covering when driving Drivers should use common sense and determine if keeping the mask is safer than removing it Wearing a mask out in public and using a face covering to protect ourselves and...

Capturing Signals From Key Fobs To Steal Cars: It Looks Too Easy

All that is required is some equipment, partners in crime, and little to no patience. The entire process lasts mere seconds. This incident occurred in the northeast section of Toronto, apparently one of the growing number of car thefts in the area. The method...

SEMA Organizers Insist Show Must Go On But Las Vegas May Have Different Plans

1,800 exhibitors have already signed on for the 2020 show. New Coronavirus restrictions were announced just last week in Nevada. The SEMA attracted over 160,000 visitors last year. The SEMA show is one of the biggest “car shows” in the world where all the...

Nokian Predicts That Smart Tires Will Become Commonplace In Five Years

Self-driving car technologies will set requirements for tires. Sensors could be installed on tires to feed the onboard information system. These same sensors will open up a whole new world of servicing possibilities. Smart tires are not a new concept per se however they...

Automotive Hacking Incidents Were Seven Times Greater in 2019 Compared To 2016

The number of cyber incidents doubled from 2018 to 2019. These attacks are made possible by internet-connected features in cars. Numbers of attacks can be difficult to compile as it can take months before they are publicly disclosed. We love all the latest technologies...

Over 40 Stolen Canadian Cars Headed To Libya And Turkey Recovered

These vehicles were stolen from the Greater Toronto Area. Most were found in shipping containers in Italy. Brands of stolen cars include Audi, BMW, Lexus, and others. Back in April of 2020, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) flagged the export of a 2018 Audi...

Motorists Are Experiencing Difficulties Getting Back To Driving After Lockdown

Hyundai surveyed 2,000 British motorists and found that many are actually struggling. Nearly half are concerned that driving standards as a whole will drop. Common issues were stalled cars, scraped wheels, and not signaling. We were talking about this exact situation at Motor Illustrated,...

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