GM Truck Production Stunted By Semiconductor Shortage

General Motors has announced that they will cut the production of trucks due to the global semiconductor shortage. The production cuts will occur at North American plants. The Flint, Michigan plant will operate on one production shift on the week of July 26, and the Fort Wayne assembly plant in Indiana that manufactures the Chevy…

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Tesla Self-Driving Tech Will Identify Lights, Sirens Soon

The Tesla full self driving (FSD) technology under development will soon be able to detect turn signals, hazard lights, ambulance/police lights and hand gestures, according to Elon Musk. The cars will first show drivers the lights on the screen so they can make appropriate decisions, and in the future the cars will recognize the lights…

Ford Maverick Hybrid Pickup Truck Starts At Under $20K

Ford’s upcoming 2022 Maverick pickup truck is offering a more budget friendly alternative to the larger F-150 series for those who don’t need it to do as much — and its a hybrid. The new Ford Maverick starts at $19,995. This compact pickup truck has a 4.5 foot cargo bed, which is 1 foot shorter…

Ford Debuts Electric F-150 Pickup Truck

Ford Motor Company has debuted the electric version of its new F-150 pickup truck. The truck, dubbed the F-150 Lightning is a redesigned battery electric vehicle (BEV) that takes advantage of its electric powertrain and storage in multiple ways. The new F-150 has a front trunk (often called a ‘frunk’), and it can power your…

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Infineon SRAM May Increase On-board Capabilities Of Satellites

Satellites have limited processing capabilities due to the various technological constraints of operating in space. Space agencies such as NASA have been trying to increase on-board image processing, as opposed to transmitting it to Earth for processing. Having a satellite process its own data on-board is ideal because it won’t be subject to the latency…

Cadillac Lyriq Electric Crossover Details Released

Cadillac has released the details for the production version of the Lyriq electric crossover. The luxury car manufacturer first revealed the car last year with a new and highly unconventional design. The car, which won’t be available until late 2022 has a staggering 33″ wide dashboard-mounted screen that displays the speedometer and other metrics that…

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Mercedes-Benz Rolling Out Solid-State Battery Technology

Solid-state battery technology has been merely discussed for many years as a candidate for electric vehicles. However, Mercedes-Benz is now going to deploy it in electric city buses, one of the industries which has been seeing electric vehicle adoption over the past decade. Solid-state batteries have the potential to offer longer lifespans and higher capacity…

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Ford: Bronco Won’t Get A V8 Engine Due To Emissions Regulations

Ford engineer Eric Loeffler sat down with Muscle Cars & Trucks for an interview to discuss the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco. In their discussion, they discuss emissions regulations — a key reason for the decision to omit a V8 engine option for the upcoming Bronco. Emissions reduction targets have been tightening around the world for…

2021 RAM 1500 TRX Offers 702 HP, 650 lb-feet Of Torque

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced the new 2021 RAM 1500 TRX — their most powerful pickup truck. FCA claims that it is the fastest and most powerful mass-produced truck in the world, thanks to the supercharged 6.2L Hemi engine. FCA calls it ‘the apex predator of the truck world’, and the name TRX appears…

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Ford To Release An Electric F-150 Truck In 2022

Ford Motor Company — an automobile manufacturer that is especially successful in the truck sector is expected to add an electric F-150 to its pickup truck lineup in 2022. The company has mentioned the idea of an electric truck for years. However, they haven’t made it official until now. Automakers haven’t been quick to electrify…

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How To Test Your Car Battery SOC (Charge Level)

This article covers standard lead-acid car batteries only. It doesn’t cover any of the lithium-ion or other substitutes. It applies to both Sealed Lead-Acid (often referred to as ‘maintenance free’ or SLA) and flooded batteries and covers how to check your car battery’s state-of-charge (SOC/how much it is charged). It does not cover health checks…