car-chronicles

Tesla job cuts: workers in U.S. and China, 'some really good players too'

Apr 17, 2024 by admin
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Tesla's global job cuts include reducing staff in the U.S. and China, the automakers' two biggest markets, across sales, tech, and engineering, five sources briefed on the matter said. The cuts also reportedly included high-performing employees. And according to one report, some Tesla workers discovered they were out of a job when their badges wouldn't scan. read more

Toyota adding Apple CarPlay escape, docked menu bank as OTA infotainment update

Apr 17, 2024 by admin
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Toyota will be sending out an over-the-air update to all Toyota and Lexus vehicles that will leave its touchscreen infotainment system's bank of menu icons permanently docked on-screen, even while using Apple CarPlay. This will correct a key flaw and complaint with the current system: there's no quick way to escape CarPlay for one of the car's native infotainment menus. For instance, going between Google Maps and satellite radio. read more

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N First Drive Review: Mega fun everywhere, not just 0-60

Apr 17, 2024 by admin
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SALINAS, Calif. – For people who love to drive – beyond a straight-and-narrow stoplight blast – EVs present a conundrum. They’re swift, seamless and squeaky-clean. But they tend to be isolating, shy on character and driver engagement. Early exceptions to the rule, your Porsche Taycans or Lucid Airs, are beyond the reach of many buyers. read more

Junkyard Gem: 2010 Pontiac Vibe

Apr 17, 2024 by admin
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Just over a month before filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2009, General Motors announced that the 83-year-old Pontiac Division would be "phased out" by the end of 2010. Only three Pontiac vehicles were sold as 2010 models in the United States: the Solstice, Vibe and G6 (new G3s were sold here during 2010 but they were all 2009 models, while the G5 was available as a 2010 model only in Canada and Mexico). Today's bit of junkyard automotive history is one of the very last Vibes ever built, found in a yard near Denver, Colorado. read more