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First Drive: New CVT For 2013 Nissan Altima

First Drive: New CVT For 2013 Nissan Altima

For most new-car shoppers, continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVTs) make a lot of sense. They’re smooth and fuel-efficient; they help get the most acceleration out of engines; and they allow low-rpm cruising. Compared to conventional automatics, they’re also less expensive... read more

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2012 Cadillac SRX

2012 Family Cars With Auto-Dry Brakes

Safety isn’t something you should compromise on in a family car. What we don’t often think about, however, is how a car’s brakes perform in the rain. With... read more November 7, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class

Family Cars With Drowsy Alert Technology

In keeping with Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 6-12, we thought it fitting to follow up our story on one-third of drivers admitting to driving while half-asleep... read more November 4, 2011 by  1


 
Ford Kuga Concept

2013 Ford Escape Debuts Hands-Free Liftgate Using Motion-Sensing Technology

When the all-new 2013 Ford Escape small SUV debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show in two weeks, it will showcase a handy feature that many busy parents can appreciate: a... read more November 2, 2011 by 


 
Ford Kuga Concept

2013 Ford Escape Uses Video Game Tech For Hands-Free Liftgate: Video

If you've ever found yourself carrying a load of groceries in the rain and cursed under your breath while fumbling for the key fob to open your car's liftgate, we have great... read more November 2, 2011 by 


 
2012 Ford Explorer

Ford To Fit Lane-Keeping Technology On Explorer

Proving that technology eventually makes its way into mainstream affordable vehicles, sophisticated safety systems to keep drivers alert and in their lanes are now starting... read more October 31, 2011 by 


 
2012 Ford Focus

2012 Family Cars With Self-Parking Technology

Remember back in driver’s ed, or when getting ready for your driving test at the DMV, when parallel parking was a tad tricky? Some drivers, even after navigating their... read more October 27, 2011 by  1


 
GM's smartphone-based vehicle communication app

GM Develops Technology To Prevent Crashes

Safety technologies to help drivers minimize collisions on the road are a tremendous advancement, no doubt about it. But perhaps an even better solution is technology that... read more October 24, 2011 by 


 
Statistics on children and heat stroke, via Ward's Auto

Should NHTSA Mandate Technology To Prevent Child Heat Stroke Deaths In Cars?

A recent article in WardsAuto.com by Drew Winter caused a bit of a stir with its title, “The Nanny State Eyes Nanny Cars.” The gist of the story is that the... read more October 18, 2011 by  1


 
Statistics on children and heat stroke, via Ward's Auto

Preventing Children From Dying In Hot Cars: Good Or Bad?

Every summer, we see dozens of headlines about children being left in hot cars. Many suffer heat strokes, many die. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has... read more October 13, 2011 by  11


 
GM's newest Ecotec small engine family.

GM Announces New Ecotec Small Engine Family

GM’s Ecotec engines have been around since 2000 or so, and have been used to power everything from the Chevy Cavalier through the 2011 Saab 9-5. Currently available in... read more October 12, 2011 by 


 
2013 Lexus GS 350

2012-2013 Family Cars With The Best Sound Systems

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could take our awesome home theater-surround sound system with us on the road, especially if we’re frequently traveling or carry the... read more October 9, 2011 by 


 
2012 Hyundai Genesis Prada

2014 Hyundai Genesis, Equus To Get Ten-Speed Automatic?

It was pretty much destined to happen. With luxury automakers climbing on the increased gear ratio bandwagon, giving us seven-, eight- and nine-speed transmissions, Hyundai... read more October 7, 2011 by 


 
2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

F-150 Raptor Gets Upgrades, BMW 5-Series Hybrid, Tesla: Car News Headlines

Hyundai is working on a 10-speed automatic and is bringing a rally-ready Veloster to SEMA. A camera-based collision detection system debuts on the 2012 GMC Terrain, and GM... read more September 30, 2011 by 


 
2012 Hyundai Equus

Hyundai Ups The Ante, Announces Ten-Speed Automatic Transmission

For the 2012 model year, Hyundai is launching an eight-speed automatic transmission in its Genesis and Equus luxury sedans. The transmission, developed by Hyundai in-house... read more September 29, 2011 by  4


 
General Motors' OnStar

OnStar Is Watching (Even After Your Subscription Expires)

UPDATE: OnStar has issued a video clarifying the TOS. It's embedded below. Every day, it seems the world gets a little smaller, and like a slowly shrinking dormitory, it... read more September 22, 2011 by  3


 
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