The Truth About Cars » ADAC http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 20:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 This Group Defeated Keyless Entry Cars With Simple Homemade Devices http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/group-defeated-keyless-entry-cars-simple-homemade-devices/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/group-defeated-keyless-entry-cars-simple-homemade-devices/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1307073 German automobile club ADAC has released a report showing they were able to easily break into cars from 19 different manufacturers using a set of devices they built for a few hundred dollars. The devices allowed the ADAC technicians to perform a relay attack on proximity key enabled vehicles by repeating the signal from the […]

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German automobile club ADAC has released a report showing they were able to easily break into cars from 19 different manufacturers using a set of devices they built for a few hundred dollars. The devices allowed the ADAC technicians to perform a relay attack on proximity key enabled vehicles by repeating the signal from the […]

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Rigged Voting May Lead ADAC To Scrap Annual Award http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/rigged-voting-may-lead-adac-to-scrap-annual-award/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/rigged-voting-may-lead-adac-to-scrap-annual-award/#comments Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=707058 German auto club Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V., or ADAC, may no longer bestow their annual Yellow Angel Award after the club admitted to vote rigging. Automotive News reports that ADAC’s communications director, Michael Ramstetter, resigned from his post after confessing he manipulated the results of the Yellow Angel Award — given to what the auto […]

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German auto club Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V., or ADAC, may no longer bestow their annual Yellow Angel Award after the club admitted to vote rigging. Automotive News reports that ADAC’s communications director, Michael Ramstetter, resigned from his post after confessing he manipulated the results of the Yellow Angel Award — given to what the auto […]

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One German Automaker to Become Lord of the ‘Ring, But Who? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/one-german-automaker-to-become-lord-of-the-ring-but-who/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/one-german-automaker-to-become-lord-of-the-ring-but-who/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:14:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=642617 Nissan. Cadillac. Chevrolet. All brag about being the Lord of the ‘Ring, upsetting the German automakers to no end. Yet, one of them may still have the last laugh through the act of saving the Nürburgring from certain doom. Back in 2012, the famed testing ground-cum-circuit entered into bankruptcy proceedings after the previous owners blew […]

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Nissan. Cadillac. Chevrolet. All brag about being the Lord of the ‘Ring, upsetting the German automakers to no end. Yet, one of them may still have the last laugh through the act of saving the Nürburgring from certain doom. Back in 2012, the famed testing ground-cum-circuit entered into bankruptcy proceedings after the previous owners blew […]

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Germany’s ADAC Tests Crash Test. Crash Test Fails http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/germany%e2%80%99s-adac-tests-crash-test-crash-test-fails/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/germany%e2%80%99s-adac-tests-crash-test-crash-test-fails/#comments Tue, 26 Oct 2010 19:01:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=370329 Since Sunday, a story made the news in Germany that a Ford Fiesta and a Peugeot 308 had been crashed by Germany’s auto club ADAC, with horrific results. Both cars come with a five star Euro NCAP rating. Hence, everybody wanted to know which of the cars failed badly. Now the auto club says: It’s […]

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Since Sunday, a story made the news in Germany that a Ford Fiesta and a Peugeot 308 had been crashed by Germany’s auto club ADAC, with horrific results. Both cars come with a five star Euro NCAP rating. Hence, everybody wanted to know which of the cars failed badly. Now the auto club says: It’s […]

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China’s Landwind Back In Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/china%e2%80%99s-landwind-back-in-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/china%e2%80%99s-landwind-back-in-europe/#comments Tue, 18 May 2010 07:05:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356796 5 years ago, disturbing news reached Germany. A Chinese company called Jiangling had the nerve to disturb the peace of the Frankfurt Motor Show IAA by displaying a Chinese SUV, with the intent to sell the vehicle. With dispatch, a crash test was arranged by the ADAC, the German equivalent of the AAA. The car […]

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5 years ago, disturbing news reached Germany. A Chinese company called Jiangling had the nerve to disturb the peace of the Frankfurt Motor Show IAA by displaying a Chinese SUV, with the intent to sell the vehicle. With dispatch, a crash test was arranged by the ADAC, the German equivalent of the AAA. The car […]

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The ADAC Strikes Again! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/the-adac-strikes-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/the-adac-strikes-again/#comments Thu, 29 Apr 2010 19:44:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354737 Having run Brilliance out of Europe, the ADAC had to look elsewhere for this latest bit of YouTube entertainment. And how did they find their shocking footage du jour? By running an ESP-less French compact “tallboy” wagon (specifically, the Citroen Nemo) through its infamous “Moose Test.” But don’t worry too much Citroen: past Moose Test […]

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Having run Brilliance out of Europe, the ADAC had to look elsewhere for this latest bit of YouTube entertainment. And how did they find their shocking footage du jour? By running an ESP-less French compact “tallboy” wagon (specifically, the Citroen Nemo) through its infamous “Moose Test.” But don’t worry too much Citroen: past Moose Test […]

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Volvo: The Safe Choice, Again? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/volvo-the-safe-choice-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/volvo-the-safe-choice-again/#comments Mon, 01 Mar 2010 18:20:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=347032 Ask a non gearhead on the street (or pub, restaurant, clubs, etc) “who builds the most reliable cars?” and names like “Toyota”, “Hyundai”, “Ford” and “Honda” will crop up. Ask who builds the safest cars on the road and almost certainly, the name “Volvo” will be said. The thing is Volvo lost their safety crown […]

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Ask a non gearhead on the street (or pub, restaurant, clubs, etc) “who builds the most reliable cars?” and names like “Toyota”, “Hyundai”, “Ford” and “Honda” will crop up. Ask who builds the safest cars on the road and almost certainly, the name “Volvo” will be said. The thing is Volvo lost their safety crown […]

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Reliability Statistics Bonanza: Thirty Years Of Pannenstatistik http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/reliability-statistics-bonanza-thirty-years-of-pannenstatistik/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/reliability-statistics-bonanza-thirty-years-of-pannenstatistik/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:44:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342461 ADAC is who responds to essentially every automotive Panne (breakdown) in Germany. And with the Germanic proclivity for thorough record keeping, they have kept them all, and analyzed them more thoroughly than any of Freud’s patients ever were. Did your mother have a flat in 1983? ADAC knows. And they’ve been using it to publish […]

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ADAC is who responds to essentially every automotive Panne (breakdown) in Germany. And with the Germanic proclivity for thorough record keeping, they have kept them all, and analyzed them more thoroughly than any of Freud’s patients ever were. Did your mother have a flat in 1983? ADAC knows. And they’ve been using it to publish […]

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