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I Had No Idea The Renault Fuego Was The Car With This Huge Automotive First

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Earlier today, I wrote about a fictional ’80s-era EV on a television show and how it had a remote locking system that featured, comically, a telescoping antenna. Because our commenters are composed of the world’s most elite group of painful car geeks, I was soon informed that even in our boring old reality, there were remote key fobs in the early 1980s, and they required no ridiculous antennae. And the first car to feature such an innovation was one I’d not expected, and this realization affected me so much that I’m writing about it right now.

The car was the 1983 Renault Fuego (starting in late 1982), and the innovation was remote locking.

Yes, that’s right, the often-ridiculed Fuego was the pioneer in something that is expected on pretty much all new cars today: the ability to click a button on a little oblong in your pocket

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Gordon Murray Automotive T50s Niki Lauda honors 2 kinds of F1 greats

Such a refreshing look for a track car.


Gordon Murray Automotive

If you name your car after Formula One great Niki Lauda, it better be good. Thankfully, if there’s any company likely worthy of building such a car, it’s Gordon Murray Automotive, the company responsible for bringing the McLaren F1-inspired T50 to life. Without further ado, this is the GMA T50s Niki Lauda, meant to be the be-all and end-all for a track car.

GMA and its man in charge, Professor Gordon Murray — yes, that Murray from the iconic McLaren F1 program — revealed the T50s Niki Lauda on Monday, which also happens to be the late Lauda’s birthday. He would have been 72 years old. The T50s is a fitting tribute to the F1 legend, but unlike Murray’s work on the McLaren F1 and F1 GTR programs, where the latter was based on the former, the T50s

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Automotive Glass Market Gain Impetus due to the Growing Demand over 2020-2030

Future Market Insights has announced the addition of the “2020 Analysis and Review: Automotive Glass Market by Glass Type – Laminated Glass and Tempered Glass for 2020 – 2030” report to their offering.

The  automotive glass market  is likely to surpass US$ 16.8 billion through 2030, according to a new research study by Future Market Insights.

According to the study, high strength and lower price structure drives the adoption rate of the automotive glass but inadequate standardization continue to hinder the market growth prospects.

Car companies are incorporating glass canopies while also fuelling the use of automotive glass in rear view mirrors and electronic sensors,” says the FMI Analyst.

To Get Sample Copy of Report Visit @ https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/sample/rep-gb-2262

Automotive Glass Market – Key Highlights

Tempered automotive glass accounts for 65% of revenue share.
Electric section will remain lucrative in the automotive glass market during the assessment period.
East Asia

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Tesla, Lincoln, and Ram Top Consumer Reports’ List of Most-Liked Automotive Brands

Consumer Reports just released its list of most and least-liked car brands, based on its owner satisfaction survey. They asked 369,000 owners whether they’d buy their same car again if given the chance and extrapolated the data for the results. Tesla, Lincoln, and Ram are at the top of the list, and Cadillac, Nissan, and Infiniti round out the bottom.



a car parked in a parking lot: Consumer Reports just released its list of most and least-liked car brands, based on its owner satisfaction survey. They asked 369,000 owners whether they’d buy their same car again if given the chance and extrapolated the data for the results. Tesla, Lincoln, and Ram are at the top of the list, and Cadillac, Nissan, and […]


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Consumer Reports just released its list of most and least-liked car brands, based on its owner satisfaction survey. They asked 369,000 owners whether they’d buy their same car again if given the chance and extrapolated the data for the results. Tesla, Lincoln, and Ram are at the top of the list, and Cadillac, Nissan, and […]

What’s interesting here, Automotive Content Specialist for Consumer Reports Mike Quincy told me today, is that some brands with a high owner satisfaction rating–such as Tesla and Lincoln–have

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