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

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 introduces the first front center air bag. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. Hyundai, the... read more

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The BUGswarm fuel economy challenge module. Image: Ford Motor Company

Ford Partners With Bug Labs On Modular, Connected Car Accessories

How about a module that compares your fuel economy to drivers around you, then displays the information on an interactive map? Whether you need that at all, or whether it... read more September 12, 2011 by  0


 
Ford MyKey Message Center-- Buckle Up

Bad News, Euro Teens: Ford's MyKey System Crosses The Pond In 2012

We’ve got bad news for teen drivers living in Europe: starting in 2012, Ford will import the MyKey system into Europe, which means no more top-speed runs down the... read more September 9, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2012 Toyota Camry, 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid, Fireworks Laden SUV: Today's Car News

We drive the all-new 2012 Toyota Camry. [TheCarConnection] Volkswagen might be working on a seven-seat SUV. [TheCarConnection] Ford and Toyota team up on telematics... read more August 24, 2011 by  0


 
Kia Four-Door Sports Sedan Concept

Ford And Toyota Collaborate, 2012 Jeep Wrangler, Kia Concept: Today's Car News

We drive the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. [TheCarConnection] Ford and Toyota are going to collaborate on future hybrid development for rear-wheel drive vehicles. [GreenCarReports] The... read more August 22, 2011 by  0


 
Adam Carolla in Toyota GP gear

2012 Chevy Sonic, Adam Carolla Bashes Gays, Electric Avenue: Today's Car News

Comedian and host of The Car Show, Adam Carolla, bashed gays on his podcast. [TheCarConnection] We visit Portland's Electric Avenue project. [GreenCarReports] Advice on how... read more August 17, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Hyundai Equus

2012 Hyundai Equus Trades iPad For Paper Manual

By almost anyone’s standards, the 2011 Hyundai Equus is an exceptional automobile at a near bargain-bin price. Depending upon the model you choose, you can even get a... read more August 11, 2011 by  5


 
Toyota's heart rate monitor

Toyota Focuses On Technologies For Safer Driving

Vehicle safety technology is a primary consideration for family buyers, actually for any driver and passenger in the family, including the elderly and children. Depending on... read more August 5, 2011 by  0


 
OnStar Family Link

OnStar Family Link Pilot Program Helps Parents Track Teens

Parents have it tough, trying to keep track of their teens driving the family car. With a new system from OnStar called Family Link, however, the job could get a whole lot... read more August 2, 2011 by  0


 
OnStar Family Link

Need To Keep Tabs On Your Teen? OnStar Could Soon Help

Parents of teenagers have it rough -- the backtalk, the defiance, the growth spurts. Perhaps worst of all is having to worry about young, inexperienced drivers, but General... read more August 2, 2011 by  0


 
Ford SYNC

Ford Drops The Price Of SYNC To End Distracted Driving

A string of new studies have shown that when it comes to cars, shoppers love high-tech options -- particularly those involving navigation and infotainment features. That may... read more August 2, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Volvo S60 4-door Sedan Temperature Controls

Opinion: Make Collision Avoidance Systems Mandatory

When I was a teenager back in the '80s, we relied almost exclusively on the car to get us around. It was the car because the bus was slow and infrequent. Furthermore, a car... read more July 31, 2011 by  11


 
OnStar FMV

OnStar FMV (For My Vehicle) Now Available for 90K Older Vehicles

The OnStar suite of automotive safety and security services is now available for some 90 million older vehicles on the road in an out-of-the-box application called OnStar FMV... read more July 20, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Volvo XC60

IIHS: Volvo's City Safety Cuts Low-Speed Car Accidents

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is giving praise to an anti-collision system developed by Volvo and used on their XC60 crossover. The IIHS found that... read more July 19, 2011 by  0


 
Volvo City Safety collision-avoidance system

Volvo Crash-Avoidance System Cuts Accidents By About 25%

There's no question that technology has made auto travel safer -- in fact, gadgets ranging from safety belts to airbags are at least partially responsible for the fact that... read more July 19, 2011 by  2


 
Traffic

DOT’s Connected Vehicle Drive Clinics Gear Up for 6-City Test

Although the first venue in the six-city U. S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Drive Clinics is just weeks away, there’s a lot at stake in what... read more July 9, 2011 by  0


 
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