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AutoNation Takes A Page From Tesla's Playbook, Promises Online Sales In 2015
AutoNation Takes A Page From Tesla's Playbook, Promises Online Sales In 2015

Thanks to the internet, we've become accustomed to buying many things from the comfort of our living rooms. Cars are one of the few exceptions, but according to Auto News, AutoNation plans to change that next year. Every automaker has a website, and most dealers do, too. However, the vast majority...Read More»

Ford Sync wi-fi hotspot
Think In-Car Connectivity Is Too Risky? You're Not Alone

The connected car is here to stay. From roadside assistance services like OnStar to entertainment apps like Pandora, we've come to rely heavily on connectivity to keep us safe and happy when we're on the road. But that doesn't mean that drivers aren't worried about being plugged in. In fact, a new...Read More»

The Internet
Automakers Cough Up $4.6 Million To Change The Web Forever

The internet is about to get a little more complicated. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen have all applied for new domain name extensions. Launching websites that end in .Jeep and .Toyota should boost...Read More»

Texting in traffic (by Flickr user Mo Riza)
Study Finds Young Adults Would Rather Surf (The Web)Than Drive

Given the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other forms of connected devices, the results of a new study that today’s young adults just aren’t that interested in driving shouldn’t come as any surprise. As parents, maybe that comes as some consolation, not having to shell...Read More»

Car shopping
More Than Ever, The Car Dealership Experience Matters

In an ideal world, car shoppers could research models, arrange financing and insurance, negotiate a trade and even arrange home delivery of their new car from the comfort of their living room. Visiting a car dealership would be reserved for test drives and for picking up the odd maintenance item...Read More»

Cadillac WiFi demonstrated in a CTS sedan
Europe Vs. America: Which Will Win The Battle For In-Car Wifi?

In the 1967 film The Graduate, Mr. McGuire pulls young Benjamin Braddock aside and offers him one word of advice about the future: "Plastics". In the upcoming remake (starring Jennifer Aniston as hot-to-trot housewife Mrs. Robinson), "plastics" could just as easily be replaced with "mobile wifi"...Read More»

In-car internet
Study: Over Half Of Drivers Interested In Internet Radio

There's a lot of talk these days about the death of print media. Newspapers are shuttering left and right, magazines are folding, catalogs...well, they're still showing up as junk mail, but here's hoping they meet grisly ends soon. There's far less talk about the ways in which broadcast media is...Read More»

Splash page for Bump.com
Like That Driver In The Next Lane? Now You Can Stalk Her/Him With Bump.com

So there you are, puttering along, minding your own business, when some hottie rolls up beside you, gives a long, lingering glance, then zips down the road. Finding that gal or guy used to mean posting a "Missed Connections" ad in your local paper, which seemed sad and desperate and potentially...Read More»

Teaser image for Scion's 'Reinvent the Wheels' campaign
Contestants Are Here To Reinvent Scion's Wheels, Not Make Friends

Question: What do you get if you cross Ford's popular "Fiesta Movement" marketing campaign with the hit TV show Project Runway, the unwatchable Launch My Line, and a dash or two of Monster Garage (minus JJ's adultery)? Answer: Scion's "Reinvent the Wheels" campaign. The premise of the campaign is...Read More»

In-car internet
New York Times Fuels Hysteria Over In-Car Internet

True innovation is controversial. Most major developments come with their share of open-armed adopters and up-in-arms adversaries. The printing press, the light bulb, the automobile, the cell phone: while many have welcomed such inventions, many others have shouted them down as stupid, dangerous...Read More»

Chevrolet Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile
Tech Update: Wi-Fi Now Available On Seven Chevy Models

Back in October, General Motors announced plans to offer Wi-Fi routers for its full lineup of vehicles. Although the routers -- built by Autonet Mobile -- had been available as aftermarket add-ons for quite a while, putting installation in the hands of dealers made in-car internet an "official" GM...Read More»

Caddy goes high-tech
Buick, Chevy, And GM Join Cadillac On The Info Superhighway

Back in March, we mentioned that Cadillac planned to offer Wi-Fi routers as a special option on most of its vehicle lineup. Now comes word that General Motors is extending the service, making on-the-go high-speed web access available on Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC models, too. Like the Cadillac...Read More»

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Facebook Connect Comes to TheCarConnection.com!

Facebook and TheCarConnection.com are joining hands--or, profiles, really. Starting now, Facebook Connect is available on TheCarConnection.com, along with the rest of the sites in our High Gear Media group of auto destinations (GreenCarReports, MustangBlog, AllSmallCars and AllCarsElectric, to name...Read More»

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