Bye-Bye Beetle

Bye-Bye Beetle

VW recently announced it will stop making the Beetle after 2019 — in order to “focus” on . . . electric vehicles. Yes, really. Expiation, you see — for having sinned. Which brings us to the real reason for VW’s decision, which ties in with the extirpation of the company’s TDI diesel engines: The current […]

What’s Going on at the DMV?: NMA E-Newsletter #509

What’s Going on at the DMV?: NMA E-Newsletter #509

For years, comedians have made fun of long lines at the DMV (Departments of Motor Vehicles), but you know what…it’s not really funny anymore. The widespread problem seems to be three-fold. ·        Short term: A number of states are now under a tight deadline to implement REAL ID and motorists must apply for one in […]

Connected Cars Need to First Get Connected

Connected Cars Need to First Get Connected

Connected cars will likely happen long before autonomous vehicles (AVs) are fully adopted. Not only will automakers need to master the nuances of V2X (vehicle-to-everything), the industry will also need to adopt standards that every automaker uses along with city and state governments. These standards not only will need to be robust but also protect […]

Hazards of Car Air Fresheners – How to Stay Safe

Hazards of Car Air Fresheners – How to Stay Safe

That little tree hanging off the rear view mirror of the family car looks innocent enough. It emits a pleasant smelling aroma that masks the not so pleasant scent of a combination of wet dog, smelly sneakers, and something suspicious lurking on the back seat where your 8-year-old was sitting. But it is now becoming […]

2018 Toyota Tundra Review

2018 Toyota Tundra Review

The Toyota Tundra hasn’t changed much over the past ten years — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing . . . when it comes to trucks. For instance: The Tundra — unlike many of its rivals — hasn’t got a turbocharged, direct-injected V6, a ten speed transmission or an aluminum body. Instead, it comes […]