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Volvo Crash-Avoidance System Cuts Accidents By About 25%

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 U.S. highway fatalities have hit record lows. According to a new study, collision-avoidance systems like Volvo's City Safety... read more

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2012 Volvo S60 R-Design

Volvo Researches ‘Road Train’ Software Technology For Future Hands-Free Driving

An intriguing story out of Fast Company really got us thinking: Could U.S. drivers one day (in the rather distant future) be convinced to join a “road train” and... read more June 14, 2011 by  0


 
Getaround

Getaround Car-Sharing Service Gains Traction (But We Have Doubts)

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about RelayRides, a car-sharing start-up that lets folks loan out their vehicles to friends and strangers for cold, hard cash. Now, a... read more May 31, 2011 by  2


 
MyLincoln Touch - 2011 Lincoln MKX

Should Apple's iCloud Integrate With Cars? #YouTellUs

In-car electronics have suddenly become all about the apps--who has 'em, and what can they do, with Pandora and Stitcher being two of the more popular audio streaming... read more May 31, 2011 by  2


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In

'Toyota Friend' Links Driver, Car, Dealer and Factory

Toyota has developed a new telematics system called “Toyota Friend”, which looks to bring interactive social media into your Toyota automobile. Developed jointly... read more May 24, 2011 by  2


 
Cadillac CTS or iPad2: who wins? Image: YouTube user SoldierKnowsBest

Car Vs. Apple iPad 2: Which One Wins?

Would you jump up and down on your iPad 2, smash it with a hammer and then drive over it repeatedly with a car? Chances are good that your answer to those questions would be... read more May 23, 2011 by  0


 
BMW 8-speed transmission

BMW Working On GPS-Linked Transmission

When it comes to the automobile, there are useful technologies like electronic stability control and anti-lock braking systems, that make driving safer for the vast majority... read more April 7, 2011 by  4


 
Field sobriety test

Four Senators Push Takedown Of Apps That Show DUI Checkpoints, One Provider Complies

Four U.S. Senators have come out swinging against smartphone apps that reveal DUI checkpoints, allowing potentially intoxicated motorists to find alternate ways to the next... read more March 24, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Ford F-150 towing a trailer

Ford Truck App Offers Towing Tips For F-Series Owners

The first towing app for pickups is coming soon from Ford, but it's not the kind of app you're probably thinking of: it uses a built-in four-by-two inch screen to display... read more March 10, 2011 by  0


 
Toyota 'Ideas for Good' ad about head injuries and football helmets

Video: NFL Censored Toyota Ad Because It Hit Too Close To Home

If you follow football, you know that there's been a lot of talk lately about the damage done to player's brains. According to an article in the New York Times, at least 20... read more February 24, 2011 by  2


 
Ford SYNC

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... read more January 4, 2011 by  0


 
Progressive Snapshot device

Progressive's 'Snapshot' Program Tracks Your Driving To Lower Your Rate (UPDATED)

UPDATED: See below* Are you a safe driver? Are you sure about that -- sure enough to let your insurance company monitor your driving habits? What if the company offered you... read more December 15, 2010 by  21


 
TheCarConnection mobile view

Now Live: TheCarConnection Mobile

You're part of the now generation, what with your WiFi and your Bluetooth and your social media and all. You think what you really need is a Verizon-based, large-form-factor... read more December 3, 2010 by  0


 
rearview camera

Feds Wants Rearview Cameras Standard by 2014

Rearview cameras could become standard equipment by 2014, if a new proposal by the Department of Transportation makes its way into law. The DOT is expected to require that... read more December 3, 2010 by  6


 
Cadillac WiFi demonstrated in a CTS sedan

Europe Vs. America: Which Will Win The Battle For In-Car Wifi?

In the 1967 film The Graduate, Mr. McGuire pulls young Benjamin Braddock aside and offers him one word of advice about the future: "Plastics". In the upcoming remake... read more November 30, 2010 by  3


 
GPS satellite

Warrantless Police GPS Tracking Turns Illegal Again, For Now

Six months ago, we wrote about the legal confusion about whether police officers could track a person's movements by placing a GPS transponder on that person's car without a... read more November 23, 2010 by  0


 

 
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