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A Quick History Of The Automobile

A Quick History Of The Automobile

From the Flintstones to the Tesla Model S, in fewer than 700 words: The World Before Cars The years before 1885 were The Bad Old Days, if you're a fan of four-wheeled, self-propelled transportation. To get anywhere you walked or rode a horse, perched on a tippy bicycle, or if you were lucky... read more

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More than ten percent have participated in sexual activity while driving

Survey: 25 Percent Would Give Up Sex To Be Traffic-Free

The daily wear and tear of traffic really gets to us. So much, it seems, that we're willing to give up some things we treasure—and perhaps some stress... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
Infographic: Automotive Relationship Survey, via AutoTrader

Breaking Up (With Your Car) Is Hard To Do

A car can be like the third wheel in a relationship. When does the new girlfriend get to drive it? Would you rather spend your Sunday cruising the highways or snuggling with... read more June 5, 2013 by  1


 
Infographic: J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study

J.D. Power: Consumers Very Interested In Autonomous Car Features

Steve Jobs did some amazing things in his lifetime, but making an Apple car and changing the auto industry were two goals he never achieved. Or did he? You could argue that... read more April 25, 2013 by  0


 
Workplace fatality data infographic from eTraining

Driving Is Dangerous -- Especially If It's Part Of Your Job

When we think about dangerous jobs, we often think of firefighting, law enforcement, construction -- jobs that can be physically demanding. But in fact, new data suggests... read more August 22, 2012 by  0


 
The Best States For Driving--And The Worst

The Best States For Driving--And The Worst: Infographic

What makes a state a great place for driving? Is it lower gas prices, or fewer fellow travelers on the road? Or is it higher speed limits--whether it's on your way to a... read more May 23, 2012 by  3


 
2011 data on car customers from CarWoo

Women Are More Practical Shoppers, But Men Get Better Deals: Infographic

UPDATED: See below* So, you're in the market for a new car. You've skimmed through our extensive collection of news and reviews, and you're ready to hit the showroom. What... read more January 24, 2012 by  2


 
The True Cost of Commuting (crop)

Cut Your Commute By One Mile, Spend $15,900 More On A House: Infographic

No one enjoys commuting: it's a waste of time, fuel, and money. How much money? According to one new infographic, you spend $795 a year for every mile you live from your... read more November 4, 2011 by  1


 
Infographic about mobile phone usage and driving (by AccuConference)

Infographic: Taking Phone Calls While Driving Is A Bad Idea

We spend a lot of time writing about the dangers of distracted driving, and like much of the media, we tend to focus on the problem of texting and driving. But in fact... read more September 6, 2011 by  1


 
DIY repair infographic from AutoMD

Infographic: How Much Cash Can DIY Auto Repairs Really Save?

The internet has been a boon for folks who like doing things for themselves. Need to install some tile? Transplant a tree? Fix a leaky gutter? Run a quick search on Google --... read more July 13, 2011 by  1


 
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Car Insurance Too Expensive? Be Glad You're Not An Action Hero

Let’s be honest – all of us would like to pay less money for car insurance. For starters, car insurance doesn’t make your car go any faster or get better... read more June 6, 2011 by  0


 
Soviet-era ekranoplan

The Death and Rebirth of the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has faced some, errrr, challenges in the past few years. At times, many said outright that the industry was dying. But as 2010 and 2011 are proving... read more May 23, 2011 by  1


 
Traffic

Beijing, Mexico City Have Most Painful Commutes for Drivers

Think traffic is bad? IBM says it's worse than you think--and points to Beijing for the world's worst commuter times. The technology titans have compiled a "Commuter Pain" in... read more July 1, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Ford Taurus photo by Rex Roy

16 Things You Never Knew About the Automobile

TheCarConnection's readers are a pretty smart bunch. What you know about cars might not fit in an encyclopedia--or even Wikipedia. But for more casual fans and car shoppers... read more October 13, 2009 by  13


 
The New Auto Industry Breakdown words only

Must-See Graphic: Cheat Sheet For Today’s New Auto Industry

Over the past eighteen months or so, the auto industry has been going through one of the most pronounced periods of change ever. While the Japanese and South Korean auto... read more September 22, 2009 by  0


 

 
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