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This clever kayak folds up for easy storage

Portability could be a problem of the past for kayakers

A foldable kayak. Uncharted Watercraft designed a portable kayak that’s easy to assemble. There are two models the Scorpion FX and Outbound GT. The Scorpion weighs 58 lbs and has a carrying capacity of 250 lbs. The Outbound can carry 500 lbs and weighs 70 lbs. These foldable kayaks start at $975. These foldable kayaks from Uncharted Watercraft are easy to assemble and even easier to transport. They unfold in seconds. Learn more at unchartedwatercraft.com

Slot car racing is getting crazy futuristic

The kit lets you use your phone to control the cars

A new form of slot car racing. Anki Overdrive is a battle racing toy that uses AI and your smartphone. The starter kit includes 2 robotic cars, 10 track pieces, and 4 car charging stations. Tracks are connected magnetically and can be linked into 8 styles. The battle bot cars race on the track using AI, and your smartphone allows you to execute commands to eliminate the competition. Unlock more weapons and special upgrades in the app. Anki Overdrive battle racing system is priced at $149.99 for

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GM recalls 3.8 million vehicles in North America due to braking issue

Issue has been linked to 113 accidents and 13 injuries

General Motors Co said Wednesday it was recalling 3.46 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs to address a vacuum pump issue that could make braking more difficult and that has been linked to 113 accidents and 13 injuries. In late June, GM recalled 310,000 vehicles in Canada for the same issue. GM did not immediately explain why the Canadian recall occurred more than two months before it called back the vehicles in the United States.

Bigger engine highlights Indian’s 2020 Thunder Stroke lineup

Select models get the new 116 cubic-inch V-twin engine

Nissan previews coming IMX-inspired EV crossover for U.S. dealers

Rogue-sized five-seater with Murano cabin space and a 300-mile range

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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS possibly spied

The hotter GT4 may finally be happening

2020 Land Rover Defender Lego kit has real 4WD with low and high ranges

It looks good, and its mechanical complexity is impressive

California Senate passes bill to tighten 'gig' worker rule

Uber, Lyft, others will be required to treat workers like employees

The California State Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it much more difficult for gig economy companies like Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. The bill, which was sponsored by California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and is backed by Governor Gavin Newsom, passed the state senate with 29 votes in favor and 11 votes against it. The bill, AB5, has garnered national attention, largely owi

Driving the Jeep J6, Shakedown Challenger and other Mopar concepts

We hit Woodward Ave. during the Dream Cruise in these one-off treasures

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This power inverter for your car is 21% off today only

Add an AC socket to your car for just $33.22

If you find you could use a USB port or traditional power outlet in your car, this power inverter will provide them for 21% off, today only.

VW teases U.S.-bound ID.4 crossover at Frankfurt

The ID Crozz turns into a grown-up, two-box compact crossover

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Hennessey VelociRaptor Ranger First Drive | Not so big, but bad and boosted

With no official Ranger Raptor coming, this 360-hp beast is the only alternative

Chinese firms out in force at Frankfurt Motor Show

Battery companies in particular are striking deals

Chinese suppliers and manufacturers have stepped up their presence at the Frankfurt auto show, capitalising on a shift toward electric cars forced on German carmakers by regulators seeking to curb pollution. Several European and Japanese carmakers including Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Nissan, Toyota and Peugeot, have skipped the show as the industry seeks cost savings. Automakers face multi-billion euro investments to develop electric and autonomous cars.

Carmakers near CO2 crunch time in the race to electrify Europe

Mandated emissions cuts looming, EVs coming to market: Now it's up to customers

PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Time is running out for European carmakers, which have waited until the last minute to try to meet ambitious EU emissions targets and face billions in fines if they fail to comply. Manufacturers from PSA Group to Volkswagen are using this week's Frankfurt auto show to reveal the new models and strategies they hope can slash carbon dioxide emissions within months. By next year, CO2 must be cut to 95 grammes per kilometre for 95% of cars from the current 120.5g averag