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J.D. Power Offers More Proof That Voice-Recognition Systems Are The Worst Things In Our Cars

J.D. Power Offers More Proof That Voice-Recognition Systems Are The Worst Things In Our Cars

Earlier this month, J.D. Power's Kristin Kolodge told a group of conference-goers that voice-recognition software is the most troublesome technology found on cars today. Of all the problems that customers have with their new vehicles, Kolodge said that complaints about voice-recognition are more... read more

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Couple arguing

July 4 Reminder: Road Trip Meltdowns Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

If you're one of nearly 35 million Americans hitting the road this weekend, remember to plan ahead. Keeping all of your passengers entertained is the surest way to maintain... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

GMC, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz Ace Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Each year, marketing firms conduct countless studies to help guide car-buyers' decisions. They study vehicle reliability, the quality of the dealership experience, even how... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Clunkers

U.S. Has More Vehicles In Operation Than Ever Before, Scrappage Rates Plummet

Have you ever wondered how many vehicles roam the highways and byways of America? Research firm IHS Automotive has the answer, and it's the highest in recorded history. ALSO... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
ALG's Brand Perception of Quality rankings, June 2014

Honda, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus Are Consumers' Choice For Quality

Consumer perception is a very important thing -- subjective, yes, but it can be the deciding factor in the battle between brands and technologies. In the 1980s, for example... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
Toy car accident

Study: Automobile Crashes Cost America $871 Billion Per Year

For years, U.S. traffic fatalities have been on the decline, thanks in no small part to car safety features like seatbelts, crumple zones, airbags, and braking assistance... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
Average emissions from light-duty vehicles, 1998-2013 (via the Union of Concerned Scientists)

Hyundai-Kia, Honda, Toyota Are America's Greenest Automakers, But All Are Improving

A new study of America's top eight automakers finds Asian brands to be the greenest of the bunch, while Detroit brands earn the lowest marks. However, all eight companies... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Drivers Hate Texters, Love Classic Rock, And Other Findings From Expedia's Road Rage Report

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer driving season, and to get you in the mood, Expedia has published its annual Road Rage Report. Some of the findings may... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
BMW's 'Don't Text and Drive' ad

Another Study Confirms That Parents Use Cell Phones While Driving

We tend to think that adults are smarter than children. Over the years, they may have become less inquisitive and more hesitant, but still, all that life experience ought to... read more May 1, 2014 by 


 
Vin Diesel

Women Say Men With Hot Cars Are Arrogant & Compensating For Something

If you're a guy -- especially a single guy -- your hot rod may be the center of your world. On weekends, you tell friends you're busy, just so you can stay home to buff and... read more April 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Study: Electric Car Shoppers Younger & Wealthier Than Hybrid Shoppers

At first glance, you might think that hybrid and electric car shoppers would be cut from the same cloth, demographically speaking. But a new study from Experian Automotive... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Ford F-150, Chevrolet Corvette Tie For "Most American-Made" Vehicle

When buying a new car, we know that many shoppers want an "American" vehicle. (Though for others, it's not such a big deal.) The problem is, we live in an era of... read more April 17, 2014 by 


 
Traffic Jam

Study: Long Commutes Are Just As Stressful As Low Pay

Decades ago, cruise ship company Cunard began advertising with a now-famous tag line: "Getting there is half the fun". It was catchy, but also grimly ironic, since Cunard was... read more April 15, 2014 by 


 
J.D. Power 2014 Social Media Benchmark Study

J.D. Power: Toyota, Ford, Chevy Rule Social Networks; Fiat, Mini, Chrysler, Not So Much

We often think of social media as the playground of the young: the tweens, the teens, and the Millennials, with a few Gen Xers thrown in for gravitas. But while those... read more April 11, 2014 by 


 
Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

Study: Connected Cars Eagerly Anticipated, Slightly Feared

Connected cars, like autonomous cars, are coming. In fact, connected cars will likely arrive first, because the underlying vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology is simpler... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
KidsandCars preventing backovers

Study: Rearview Cameras Better At Detecting Objects Than Parking Sensors

In 2008, the U.S. Congress passed the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act (PDF), which, among other things, required that all new cars sold in the U.S. come... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
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