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OnStar Family Link Pilot Program Helps Parents Track Teens

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 easier. Of course, for now, the program is just in the pilot stages. But there’s obviously a great deal of interest in... read more

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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


 
2012 Ford Focus

Adaptive Cruise Control Available For Ford Focus, Just Not Here

In Europe, buyers of the 2012 Ford Focus can equip their cars with adaptive cruise control. Once found exclusively on luxury cars, the technology has decreased in cost to the... read more July 8, 2011 by 1


 
Volkswagen Temporary Auto Pilot in action

VW's Temporary Auto Pilot Shows The Future of Motoring

Today, new cars can be equipped with such high-tech features as adaptive cruise control, which keeps a safe distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you, and... read more June 23, 2011 by 0


 
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


 

 
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