July 2020

Hyundai develops air conditioning technologies to maintain clean air

(July 29, 2020) SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Group has announced new technologies to improve the quality of air in vehicles and create a more pleasant indoor environment for customers. Recognizing the growing concern about air quality, Hyundai has unveiled three new air-conditioning technologies — ‘After-Blow,’ ‘Multi-Air Mode’ and ‘Fine Dust Indicator.’ The technologies will be introduced initially on select models in Korea and expand to upcoming Hyundai, Kia and Genesis vehicles worldwide in the future.

Mini launches digital guide to drive-in movie experience

(July 29, 2020) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. —  MINI USA has announced its digital guide for consumers to help them enjoy the ultimate drive-in movie experience. The MINI Drive-In Movie Guide, which offers tips to drive-in moviegoers to have the best drive-in movie experience, as well as recipes for drive-in movie snacks and information on drive-in locations around the country, is available for a free download here.

A '37 Ford on Route 66

This 1937 Ford sedan was found along Route 66 in Holbrook, Ariz. The most popular Ford engine in 1937 was a 3.6-liter flathead V-8 making 85 horsepower with 144 pound-feet of torque. Base price of the 1937 was $850. Ford was the top-selling brand in 1937 with 942,005 copies sold. Chevrolet was second at 815,375.
(Photos by Jim Meachen)

Harley-Davidson overhauls business, 'rewires' company for success

(July 28, 2020) MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Harley-Davidson has announced actions it has taken to rewire the company, setting the foundation for a 5-year plan as the most desirable motorcycle brand in the world. The company also reported second quarter 2020 financial results, and its ongoing actions to manage the impacts of COVID-19 on its business.

Ford experiments with four-legged robots to evaluate factories

(July 28, 2020) DEARBORN, Mich. — These four-legged dog-like robots can sit, shake hands and roll over. They also can perform 360-degree camera scans, handle 30-degree grades and climb stairs for hours at a time. That’s because they are actually 70-pound quadruped robots with distinctly dog-like mobility. They’re part of a Ford manufacturing pilot program designed to save time, reduce cost and increase efficiency.

Volkswagen completes project in Calif. with new Oxnard Engineering Campus

(July 27, 2020) OXNARD, Calif. — The Volkswagen Group Test Center California has finished an expansion project that furthers the state-of-the-art development center’s capabilities and encompasses additional entities within the company under a new name— the Oxnard Engineering Campus. Supporting Volkswagen Group brands including Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley and Porsche, work at the Oxnard campus is focused on powertrain engineering services that support product development, governmental compliance and emissions testing with an enhanced focus on electric vehicle range testing and analysis.

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run gets the green light for 2020

(July 27, 2020) The Royal Automobile Club has announced that the RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will be going ahead on Sunday, Nov. 1. Ben Cussons, chairman of the Club, explained: “It gives the Club enormous pleasure to be announcing this news and it’s wonderful that we are able to use the traditional London to Brighton route.

Mullin Automotive Museum debuts 'Under the Hood' series on YouTube

(July 27, 2020) OXNARD, Calif. — The Mullin Automotive Museum debuted a new five-episode “Under the Hood” series on its YouTube channel on July 24. It will air every Friday for five weeks with each episode allowing viewers to learn about the engines that power the extraordinary French automobiles in the museum’s collection.