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General Motors Takes OnStar To China

General Motors Takes OnStar To China

In what could be one of General Motors' smartest moves in recent years, the company has announced plans to roll out its popular OnStar system in China. This marks the first time OnStar will be offered outside North America. The service will be available as of December 6 -- first in Cadillacs, then... read more

October 29, 2009 by  - 1
 
Hammacher Schlemmer Red Light Camera Detector

Traffic Cam Detector: For The Bad Driver Who Has Everything

Nobody likes traffic cams, but most urban dwellers have come to accept them as an unfortunate part of city driving. Still, there are quite a few folks who'll want a second... read more October 15, 2009 by  0


 
The iPhone app from Mercedes-Benz Financial

Need To Pay Your Car Note? Mercedes-Benz Has An App For That

The concept of making payments by mobile phone is not a new one. For years, articles and ads have heralded a bright, shiny future wherein we'll all be able to purchase soft... read more October 12, 2009 by  0


 
FollowMe portable navigation unit from Toyota and TomTom

Toyota Launches Portable GPS

This opening line from Toyota's latest press release may be the emptiest sentence we'll read all day: "Toyota Genuine's all-new FollowMe navigation unit is a stylish in-dash... read more October 12, 2009 by  4


 
Pronto4 System

Technology: Pronto4 System Lets Vehicles Drive Themselves

A couple of months ago, John Voelcker reported on a futuristic, self-driving vehicle dreamed up by Google's industrial designers. That sort of personalized, automated... read more October 8, 2009 by  0


 
Trapster

Trapster: The Joys Of Texting & Speeding In One Mobile App

Crowdsourcing has become a popular means of gathering data in the 2.0 world, and now it's come to the driving community via Trapster, a mobile application that helps drivers... read more October 7, 2009 by  0


 
XM SkyDock

XM SkyDock Pairs iPods And iPhones With In-Car Service

Between cell phones, iPods, satnav systems, plug-in toasters, and the countless "conveniences" found in modern vehicles, driving has become a serious challenge. Thankfully... read more October 6, 2009 by  5


 
Tailgaters [via HoustonPress.com]

Tailgating Tools: Party Equipment For The Road

Fall officially begins tomorrow at 5:18pm EDT (not that we're counting the minutes or anything), and that means two things in our book: the return of sweater-friendly temps... read more September 21, 2009 by  0


 
Panasonic's HD in-dash satnav

Panasonic Launches Pricey Blu-ray Player, In-Dash HD Satnav

Tech fans and early adopters, take note: Panasonic is prepping for the Japanese release of its new in-dash high-def navigation system and an in-car Blu-ray player. The latter... read more September 3, 2009 by  0


 
One of the voice actors behind Mercedes' LINGUATRONICS system

Faces To Match The Voices Of Mercedes' LINGUATRONIC System

GPS and other in-car control systems have matured to the point that we've really begun to care about their sound. The clunky, robot voices from early generation models don't... read more September 1, 2009 by  0


 
Navigon 2150 Max traffic-enabled satnav

Traffic-Enabled Satnav May Save Drivers Four Days Per Year

A satnav study released last week reached some interesting conclusions: U.S. drivers who use GPS systems with traffic-enabled navigation save the equivalent of four days on... read more August 31, 2009 by  0


 
Mini Roadside Assistance app

Mini Releases First-Ever Roadside Assistance App

So you ran over a log with your new Mini and you're stuck at the side of the road with nothing but your iPhone and a bag of Cheetos? Yeah, there's an app for that. Mini has... read more August 20, 2009 by  1


 
The Avis iPhone app

iPhone App Du Jour: Avis Rent-A-Car

Taking a cue from innovative thinkers who've learned to monetize farting, belching, yodeling, and other profit-rich activities, Avis has finally entered the iPhone app arena... read more August 19, 2009 by  0


 
Jaguar XJ satnav

Jaguar XJ Advanced Satnav System May Be Too Advanced For U.S. Law

The Jaguar XJ has a spankin' new in-dash satnav system, featuring a split screen that allows passengers to watch movies and other media, while giving the person behing the... read more August 10, 2009 by  0


 
Bugatti Diva 15-Bar Pump Espresso Machine

Bugatti Coffee Maker Also Offers Jolt, Sticker-Shock

Sadly, we here at Stalag TCC cannot afford to own Bugattis. Yes, a fortunate few get to test drive them, but when the sun goes down, we head home in humbler rides. However... read more August 4, 2009 by  0


 
Ford and Chevrolet logo toolboxes

Chevy And Ford Fans Know Where To Put Their Tools

Are you a Chevy man (or woman)? Or possibly a Ford fanatic? Either way, you'll appreciate a quick trip over to What On Earth, where you'll find nifty toolboxes crafted in the... read more July 30, 2009 by  0


 
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