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Reality Check: New Volvo assembly plant in the USA

After the sale of Volvo to Chinese auto manufacturer Geely, and then the following announcement of their first plants in China, the sky's falling crowd cried that Volvo was gonna pack up move China for good. Well i...

Reality Check: Ford virtual reality manufacturing

In our Reality Check segment this week we look at how Ford is applying motion capture technology and virtual reality to refine their manufacturing process. Outfitting their employees with immersive graphic headsets...

Reality Check: The Fiat 500X Blue Pill

Last week during the Super Bowl, the automakers made a game themselves by vying to offer up the punchiest commercials. This is the one that got my attention the most. It should be no shock that Fiat used cheeky hum...

Reality Check: Lincoln ReImagine Project

For our Reality Check this week, we were checking in on Lincoln to see if the brand was still alive and found their latest press release about re-imagining, something the brand has been busy at for some time. But i...

Reality Check: Stolen Corvette returned after 33 years

In our Reality Check this week, sometimes miracles do happen. Detroit man George Talley got a phone call that was an unexpected blast from the past. Thirty three years ago his 1979 Chevrolet Corvette was stolen rig...

Reality Check: Mercedes-Benz changes model naming

In our Reality Check this week, Mercedes-Benz makes news by re-designing the way it names its cars. With many new models and staggering choices in power-train types like hybrids, diesels, electrics, fuel cells, Mer...

Reality Check: 2015 Ford F-150 Electric Vehicle

In our Reality Check segment this week Ford has once again shown they are on the bleeding edge of the light pickup truck market. As if aluminum bodies and EcoBoost turbocharged engines weren't enough, Ford announce...

Reality Check: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

It was announced a couple years back that Fiat and Mazda would collaborate on their next roadster, sharing the next Mazda MX-5 Miata platform. Fiat unveiled their version at the LA Auto Show this week, the new 124...

Reality Check: Recycled plastics in 2015 Ford F-150

I am sure you have asked yourself this question right? What if we could redirect plastics from landfills and use them to build a 2015 Ford F-150? Well Ford has asked the question and answered it, working with a com...

Reality Check: Cars.com Top 10 Most Annoying Car Features

On Reality Check, while I don't usually report on stories about our major media peers, Cars.com mostly got it right this week with their list of Top 10 Most Annoying Car Features. And I agree with most of them. Num...

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