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Mercedes-Benz Calls 911 Again And Again....
Mercedes-Benz Calls 911 Again And Again....

The Federal Communications Commission has been asked by the Palo Alto, California Police Department to look into why a mobile device assigned to a totaled car flooded its emergency communications center with repeated calls for assistance. The offending device was traced to a Mercedes-Benz that was...Read More»

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Was A Chicago Driver Updating Facebook When She Hit & Killed A Pedestrian?

On the morning of December 7, Raymond Veloz was involved in a fender-bender in Chicago. He dutifully called 911 on his cell phone and stepped out of his vehicle to exchange information with the other driver. As he did so, a woman by the name of Araceli Beas struck the 70-year-old Veloz, causing...Read More»

#PORSCHE SPOTTING AT THE BIG GAME
Porsche Invites Football Fans To A Game Of #Porsche Spotting

Will you be attending the Big Game in Dallas, Texas? If your answer was immediately yes (said with a tinge of glee in your voice), Porsche has a game for you. It's called the #Porsche Spotting challenge and it should be pretty interesting for both those participating, and those at home watching the...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Driver Behavior That Drives You Crazy

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, there were more than 208 million licensed drivers in 2008. The top eight states for licensed drivers are also among the worst for safe, sensible drivers’ peace of mind. These include California, Texas...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

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Ford SYNC Hits The 3 Million Mark

Ford SYNC hit an important milestone this week: the popular telematics and infotainment system has now been installed in 3,000,000 Ford vehicles. Though impressive, that figure shouldn't be too surprising. Consumers and critics alike have been impressed with SYNC since its debut in 2007. Over time...Read More»

2011 Porsche 911 GTS
Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Stop-Start and Porsche 911

Car insurance premiums are on the rise--just as we're reporting fewer claims. Huh? [TheCarConnection] Big Toyota recalls in 2010 drove the number of new-car safety complaints to a recent record high. [TheCarConnection] Ford expects fuel-economy gains as it adds stop-start technology to its fleet...Read More»

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Facebookers: Want Your Name Engraved On A Porsche? There's Still Time!

A few weeks ago, Porsche launched a massive campaign to reach the one million mark on its Facebook page. As an incentive to get users to "like" Porsche, the company offered fans the opportunity to have their names engraved on a special Porsche model, which will go on display next February at the...Read More»

winter driving  -  by flickr user Hey Paul
Winter Breakdown Survival Tips Wrapup

Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Happy New Year and Auld Lang Syne – will you and your family be there to celebrate this holiday season (or anytime during treacherous winter months) if you get stranded on icy roads, miles from help, with no food or water or extra outerware to protect you? In our...Read More»

2010 Stealth Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Concept
Twitter Helps Police Recover Stolen Car

Last week we reported on The Seattle Police Department (SPD) trialing the use of Twitter to help recover stolen vehicles. This week we bring you the first successful result from that trial. Earlier today it was reported that a vehicle that was tweeted out as stolen has been recovered by the SPD...Read More»

Porsche 918 Spyder clay model production teaser
*UPDATED* Porsche Hits The One Million Fan Mark on Facebook

UPDATE: We were able to get in touch with a spokesperson for Porsche regarding how they acquired the one million fans. We were told that the majority of the fans came organically, though Porsche did run one small ad campaign. The campaign resulted in less than one percent, or about 11,123 of the...Read More»

2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Study: Women Date Porsche Boxsters, Men Take What They Can Get

We don't spend a lot of time reading scholarly journals here at TCC, but today, we've made an exception, because a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has proven what many men always believed -- namely, that guys who drive sporty cars get more, um, attention from the...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability

According to its latest survey of more than 1.3 million vehicles owned by readers, Consumer Reports says Toyota and Honda still build the most reliable cars sold in the U.S. The publication notes that General Motors has made big improvements in quality, so much so that its vehicles now rank ahead...Read More»

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Ach! Porsche Bans Facebook

Once upon a time -- maybe ten years ago -- employers worried about how much time employees spent shopping online. And although there was some basis for their concerns -- that's why they call it Cyber Monday, right? -- these days, employers now have something much more insidious to worry about...Read More»

2010 Mahindra TR pickup
Today in Car News: Tacoma, iPad and Mahindra

Former GM CEO Fritz Henderson has completed his brief consultancy for the automaker, so he can go to work for Sunoco. [Detroit News] We've shown you the new Benz iPad installation; now take a read at how dealers will use the magic-hypno-tablet to woo new customers. [KickingTires] Toyota wants truck...Read More»

2011 Porsche Panamera V-6
NYC Hotel Picks up Guests in a Porsche Panamera

While airlines work overtime to figure out new ways to add annoying fees that make tickets more expensive, hotels are working just as hard to give us freebies and perks. One example is The Hotel Gansevoort Group, which operates two trendy hotels in New York City, and now transports guests to and...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima EX
Today at High Gear Media: Fireball Run, Paris Show and Optima

On Day 4 of the Fireball Run, Team High Gear Media is running a strong third in the points standings--and heinously late hours fueled by 5-hour energy potions. We sense an ugly wakeup call coming next Monday. [MotorAuthority] The latest Lamborghini teaser for this week's Paris Auto Show is live...Read More»

2011 Porsche Cayenne V6
Porsche Spices Things Up With A New 'Cajun' SUV

Porsche has had its fair share of troubles the past few years. The company suffered an embarrassing blow when its bid to buy out Volkswagen collapsed, and Porsche's sales during the economic downturn haven't been pretty, either. But Porsche sees light at the end of the wind tunnel, and it's...Read More»

2005 Porsche Carrera GT
Video: Porsche, Seinfeld, Superman, Heroes, Humor, Hijinks

If you know anything about Jerry Seinfeld, it’s that he’s a funny guy. Oh, and a Porsche collector of the nuttiest kind. He owns more of them than most people own pairs of underwear or socks. So it was only natural that he would team up with his friend Superman, one of his trusty...Read More»

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