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2013 Honda Accord: Attention To G-Forces Yields A Better CVT

2013 Honda Accord: Attention To G-Forces Yields A Better CVT

Honda says that it's turning to continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVTs) for its all-new 2013 Accord for one very important reason: gas mileage. Just as Nissan has proven with its lineup of mostly CVT-equipped passenger cars and crossovers, these transmissions typically do better at the... read more

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GM's Windows of Opportunity project.

Interactive Windows: A Possibility For Future Family Vehicles?

No, it’s not a laptop computer, but new interactive window technology that General Motors is exploring with the help of researchers and students at Israel’s... read more January 23, 2012 by  0


 
Cars-N-Kids Car Seat Monitor

Monitor Alerts Parents If Kids Wiggle Out Of Car Seats

Concerned about whether or not your child is safely remaining in his or her car seat while you are on the road? Even though car seat monitors are not currently mandated by... read more December 5, 2011 by  0


 
TRW dual contour airbag

TRW Developing Next-Generation Adaptive Airbags For Front Passengers

When it comes to protecting the family, there’s nothing more important when driving or riding in the car than making sure seatbelts are securely fastened. We more or... read more November 30, 2011 by  0


 
Xtronic CVT, 6th generation  -  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... read more November 29, 2011 by  3


 
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

2012 Family Cars With The Best Navigation Systems

Getting around with the family in tow isn’t always the easiest task to accomplish. Opting for a navigation system can be an expensive proposition, and they’re not... read more November 28, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

More 2012 Family Vehicles With Auto-Dry Brakes

In our second installment of 2012 family vehicles with the safety technology of auto-dry brakes, we look at a few makes and models from Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep that may be... read more November 11, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Dodge Avenger R/T

Chrysler Drops Dual-Clutch Transmission Plans for 2012

Chrysler has plans to introduce a dual-clutch transmission (DCT) to its lineup, but it won't happen in the 2012 model year in either the Dodge Avenger or Chrysler 200 sedan... read more November 7, 2011 by  3


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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


 

 
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