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IIHS: Texting Bans Could Be Ineffective

IIHS: Texting Bans Could Be Ineffective

A new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, has concluded laws banning texting while driving do not decrease crashes, but may actually increase them. The study is based on comparing claims filed in four states before and after a... read more

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1999 Ford Explorer Sport

ESC Reduces Rollover Crashes

Your car’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system is designed to keep the vehicle upright at all times. Rollover avoidance is accomplished by using a sophisticated... read more September 21, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Lincoln MKX

5 Reasons Bluetooth Streaming is a Passing Fad

Bluetooth streaming is a passing fad, and we're here to tell you why. The solution to in-car audio seems brilliant, at first. Your Bluetooth-equipped car is already... read more September 15, 2010 by 26


 
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring

2011 Honda Odyssey: Just Like At The Drive-In?

As the summer fades, so do your chances of making it out to some of our nation's great drive-in theaters. But crawl into the backseat of an increasing number of minivans and... read more September 13, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Lincoln MKX

Today at High Gear Media: Lincoln MKX, Oprah, and CT 200h

We've seen the 2011 Lincoln MKX, we've driven the 2011 Lincoln MKX. You, sir, are no Lincoln MKX. You might want to start with a stovepipe hat. [MotorAuthority] Oprah could... read more September 13, 2010 by 0


 
iPod cable

Why Do I Have to Pay Another $40 For A Car iPod Cable?

Now that you've laid out $20,000, or $30,000--or even $100,000--for your new vehicle,you may be asking a touchy question of your salesperson: "Why the heck do I have to pay... read more September 13, 2010 by 12


 
2011 Ford Flex

Today at High Gear Media: Big Discounts, 3G and Darth Vader

If you bought one of these five cars in July, you got a better deal than usual. What's at the root of it all? Model changeover. [TheCarConnection] Five safe cars for... read more September 10, 2010 by 0


 
MyLincoln Touch - 2011 Lincoln MKX

In-Car 3G Audio Could Cost You--But How Much?

The future of in-car audio will revolve around plug-and-play portables--that's the take of many automakers like Ford and Kia, where voice-controlled audio and mobile-phone... read more September 10, 2010 by 0


 
TomTom Star Wars voices for GPS

Video: Darth Vader, Dark Side Get Voiced for GPS

While cleaning up my inbox, I came across one of my favorite ads for navigation systems--from TomTom, actually. My current vehicle doesn’t have a nav system, and I... read more September 10, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Honda Odyssey EX

Today at High Gear Media: Honda Odyssey! Subaru Forester WRX?

What's to know about the 2011 Honda Odyssey? The lightning bolt works--and so does the interior. [TheCarConnection] Subaru's gone nuts with the WRX STI, but will it be... read more September 9, 2010 by 2


 
2012 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback

Today at High Gear Media: MKZ Hybrid, Chevy Aveo, and Paris

Think you know everything about the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid? Well...what flower's displayed on its green-o-meter? Our first drive knows. [GreenCarReports] We're headed to the... read more September 8, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Ford Edge

Family Car Tech That Matters, Part Two

In part one of this two-part series we looked at family car technology that kept us safe, made driving more enjoyable, and allowed the family wheels to last longer and cost... read more September 8, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Ford Explorer

Family Car Tech That Matters, Part One

Everyone knows that today’s cars like the new 2011 Ford Explorer shown here are loaded with technology. Some cars have more tech features than others. In this two-part... read more September 8, 2010 by 0


 
MyLincoln Touch - 2011 Lincoln MKX

iTunes Tagging Comes to HD Radio in the 2011 Lincoln MKX

Back in the days of the Walkman, we longed for a single device that would hold all our music, slip easily into our cars, integrated with their audio systems--all without... read more September 5, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Lincoln MKX

We're Calling It: The In-Dash CD Player Dies in 2015

One of the innovation milestones of the computer age, and one of the most potent symbols of Generation X--the compact disc--is on the way out of cars. In what's likely to be... read more September 1, 2010 by 16


 
2011 Kia Optima

Today at High Gear Media: Hackers in Cars, Kia Optima, and Leaf

We've driven the 2011 Kia Optima enough for a very Quick Drive. First Drive? We'll save that for a future date. [MotorAuthority] Could your WiFi-connected car be vulnerable... read more September 1, 2010 by 0


 

 
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