A Step Up: Dodge patents swing-out tailgate step design for Ram trucks

Toronto, Ontario — The engineering department at Dodge is looking to give Ram drivers a leg-up in a literal sense, as a new patent filed by the company has been unearthed, outlining a switchblade-like step housed within a truck’s tailgate. Based on the diagrams uncovered first by Motor Authority, the step appears to swing out […]

Sick and Tire-d: Toyota, Subaru EVs face recalls over fear of loose wheels

Toronto, Ontario- In what’s being called an “embarrassing” development by CLSA analyst Christopher Richter, Toyota and Subaru have recalled over 5000 vehicles worldwide over concerns of loose wheels. These wheels have the potential of detachment. This can occur when drivers engage in hard braking and/or sharp turns, due to a loosening hub bolt. The models […]

Tesla Tease: Musk says engineering complete, design fixed

Toronto, Ontario — The Tesla Cybertruck is nearing its final form, at least before it enters production. While addressing an inquiry from an institutional investor about the development of the Cybertruck during Tesla’s Q4 FY 2020 earnings call, CEO Elon Musk confirmed nearly all the work surrounding the all-electric pickup’s engineering has been completed, and […]

John Frye of Honda wins 2016 Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment

The crowd watches as design contestants engage in a sketch competition at the 2016 Middlecott Sketchbattle Los Angeles presented by BASF.

Los Angeles, California — December 13, 2016 — BASF has an interesting way to help identify emerging automotive design talent. The company recently presented the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment in Los Angeles. The event is also known as the “Fight Night of Design.” The Los Angeles event, which marked the first time the Sketchbattle was held […]