Hyundai and Kia Are No Longer Building the Apple Car

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Hyundai and Kia Won’t Build the Apple Car

Last month, Hyundai confirmed it was in talks with Apple to build a car for the tech giant before quickly walking that confirmation back. Talks between the two companies continued, however, and it looked like Hyundai was set to build the Apple Car at a Kia factory in the U.S. But now, the deal is off. Reuters reports that following much debate within Hyundai, the company announced today that it’s “not having talks with Apple on developing autonomous vehicles.”

Hyundai is reluctant to work with outsiders, and some executives were worried about the negative effects of becoming simply a contract manufacturer for Apple. “We are not a company which manufactures cars for others,” an anonymous Hyundai executive told Reuters last month. Since making

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Ford’s Garage opens restaurant in Florida dealership, plans for more

Jeff King of St. Augustine, Florida, works at the first car dealership in the nation to expand and include a popular restaurant franchise that’s now serving 6,000 diners a week just six months after opening. 

“We have an F-150 beer list available,” he said. “That’s 150 beers, 40 on tap.”

Patrons walk to dinner through the Bozard Ford Lincoln dealership or enter from a separate entrance for a juicy Black Angus burger, chicken wings, gluten-free salmon salad, homemade meatloaf or shrimp and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese.

While Ford’s Garage is an established hot spot near Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, that’s not where it all began. Four entrepreneurs came together to set up the first Ford Garage in 2012 in Fort Myers, Florida, with no affiliation with the automaker.

Yet the interior and exterior of the restaurant spotlights classic Ford cars and car parts.

It’s like a Hard Rock Cafe

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This $7 wash mitt wiped away my dread of DIY car washing

I pride myself on being an auto-enthusiast who’s far more concerned about how my car performs than how it looks. The motivation to wash and detail my car is only barely there – enough to want to avoid embarrassment when I pull into a parking lot or arrive at a meetup, but only barely. For years, I told myself that adding $10 at a fuel pump to run my car through some brutal automated wash tunnel was good enough.

I was lying to myself. Now that I can happily wash my car properly in about 15 minutes, I’ll never go back.

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My secret is simple: a chenille wash mitt. You can buy one for less than $10 at any place with an automotive department, but I prefer this $7 Chemical Guys model because

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