Tesla FSD Ad Ban, VW’s Upcoming EV & Ford GT-Inspired Tribute: Your Morning Roundup
Plus, we drive the 2023 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD and icy accidents plague social media
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Good morning and welcome to our daily roundup of automotive news from around the world, starting with…
Tesla can’t promote its cars as fully autonomous in California starting next year
A new law has been passed in California that will force Tesla to rethink its naming strategy for its core semi-autonomous offering. The bill requires that, starting in 2023, manufacturers are prohibited from “misleadingly naming or marketing” such autonomous features. This means that Tesla’s full self-driving beta will likely have to be renamed. It also requires all manufacturers to provide a clear description of the functions and limitations of the features on offer, something Tesla argues it already does with Autopilot and FSD Beta.
We drive the 2023 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD, what do you want to know?
We’ve got our hands on a 2023 Genesis GV60, and as we get to know the new EV crossover a bit more, we want to know what burning questions you’d like answered. We’ll be testing the flagship Performance AWD variant over the next two weeks in Australia. So is the GV60 Performance AWD all show and no-go? Is it a full luxury electric vehicle that can transport a family in comfort, or is it just a Hyundai dressed up in a fancy suit? Our goal is to find out!
VW’s next electric vehicle will debut on January 3 and will make a cameo appearance at CES
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Volkswagen’s next electric vehicle offering will be revealed at CES on January 3. The new model will not have a full presentation, but we are promised a camouflaged version, as well as the name of the new model. We assume that Volkswagen will show a version of the ID. Aero. Concept, which may be adopted by the DNI. 7 nickname. If so, it will be the brand’s first global electric sedan to be offered in China, Europe and the United States.
Pontiac Firm Acquires 30 Surplus Ford GT Chassis To Create Limited GT40 Tribute
With the end of the year comes the end of production of the Ford GT. But thanks to the GT1 folks out of Pontiac, Michigan, there are 30 more GT-based creations on the way. When the folks at Ford reintroduced the GT as a production car in 2004, they eventually built an additional 30 chassis for parts. After more than a decade in storage, Ford has now sold these skeleton supercars, which will now be transformed into track-only 1,500hp custom builds.
Hyundai changes UK pronunciation, tells Brits to say ‘Hyun-day’
After years of calling themselves ‘Hy-un-dai’ in the UK, the Korean manufacturer decided to transition Brits to saying ‘Hyun-day’, as popularized in the notable Super Bowl advert from a decade ago. . To help consumers get used to the change, the company is launching a multi-channel advertising campaign consisting of television, radio and online ads, as well as commercials for on-demand services.
These icy winter weather accidents are creeping into your feed
The ice seems to be consistently winning against the cars as the winter weather has been busy getting the better of us. In the Pacific Northwest, a Tesla driver discovered that no amount of steering wheel maneuvering could save them from crashing into a parked police SUV. Meanwhile, social media is abuzz with more examples of icy car failures, more of which you’ll find in the article.
What else is doing the news?
Shiba Inu “Doge” seriously ill with leukemia
Kabosu, one of the internet’s most famous dogs, a Shiba Inu who inspired the “Doge” meme, is reported to be critically ill with acute cholangiohepatitis and chronic lymphoma leukemia. In 2010, Kabosu rose to fame when the image of him was widely shared as a meme. The image even inspired the alternative cryptocurrency, “Dogecoin.”
Apple stock values fall on supply concerns
Apple share values have fallen to their lowest level since June 2021, with new Covid restrictions and lockdowns in China fueling fears over production delays. According to bbc newsanalysts say it will take time for production to pick up again following a surge in Covid cases.