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How Congress is Designing Your Next Car

How Congress is Designing Your Next Car

The auto industry won a major victory in Congress this week, when the landmark financial bill passed by both houses on Congress excluded auto dealers from regulation -- so Congress can't stop them from taking a kickback for funneling you toward a particular lender, or marking up a loan to a higher... read more

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2011 Ford Edge Sport

Ford Sync: Now You Can Utter Threats Legally

Somewhere in deep space or in California, which I guess is the same thing, William Shatner is channeling Gene Roddenberry’s spirit and laughing, saying to himself “I told... read more July 18, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Subaru Outback

2011 Subaru Outback Gets Mobile WiFi

Subaru calls the 2011 Outback a crossover, even though we think it's more of an all-wheel drive wagon (and a fun one at that). Whatever class it sits in, it just got a bit... read more July 16, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Dodge Nitro 4WD 4-door SXT *Ltd Avail* Gear Shift

Two Insurance Companies Apply For PAYD In California

The Automobile Club of Southern California has applied to offer Pay As You Drive (PAYD) insurance in the state. Approval of its application would enable the company to... read more July 8, 2010 by  0


 
gm direct injection technology 021

The Benefits Of Direct Injection

Modern direct injection systems use a high pressure design, though some of the earlier models used a low pressure system. There are a couple of benefits to using a high... read more July 1, 2010 by  0


 
Ford's Curve Control system

Video: 2011 Ford Explorer Curve Control

The Blue Oval is readying its 2011 Ford Explorer for release later this year, and is packing the new vehicle with the latest engines for improved efficiency, new inflatable... read more June 29, 2010 by  0


 
smart drive kit for iPhone

Smartphones Are The New Pot

If you drive a car, chances are good that you own a smartphone, so we feel it's only fair to warn you that you're messing with fire. J.D. Power recently conducted its 2010... read more June 24, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicle information iPhone app

Video: New iPhone App Has Chrysler Feeling Social

Yesterday saw the launch of two auto-related iPhone apps -- one from Daimler, the other from Chrysler. And if you think you know which was more impressive, you might be in... read more June 18, 2010 by  0


 
Audi A8 MMI Navigation with Google functionality

Audi And Google Take Top Tech Honors (It's More Exciting Than It Sounds)

We love a good telematics system, and Audi's MMI is a really good one -- so good, in fact, that it took home the award for "Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product" at... read more June 17, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Toyota Auris Hybrid - European model

Video: Toyota Auris Hybrid Takes Test Driving To The Web

Debuting a new car is tricky business: timing and placement is everything. Traditionally, launches have taken place at major auto shows, accompanied by dry ice, booming... read more June 10, 2010 by  0


 
1999 Ford Taurus

Take Steps To Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen

Whether you drive a 1994 Honda Accord or a 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, having your car stolen is bound to ruin your day. And while the vehicles topping the “most-commonly... read more June 8, 2010 by  0


 
SIRIUS XM on Android

Sirius XM: Now Available On Android Handsets

Owners of Blackberries, iPhones, and iPods have been enjoying Sirius XM through their handheld devices since last year, and now, the popular music/talk/news radio service is... read more June 2, 2010 by  9


 
Trinity, professional hacker [from The Matrix]

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Downside To High-Tech Cars: Hacking

The line between cars and computers has begun to blur, leaving tech geeks like us giddy. In-car internet, real-time eco-driving feedback, social media apps: they're all great... read more May 18, 2010 by  0


 
American Journey 2.0: Socially Networked Road Trip with the Ford Fiesta

Cars Are People, Too: Road Trippin' Ford Fiesta Tweets As It Travels

Last week, we told you about a group of University of Michigan students who'd been developing apps for cars. Now, some of those students are about to give their work a test... read more May 13, 2010 by  0


 
Buick LaCrosse four-cylinder drive

Favorite Luxury Features Of The Buick Lacrosse

In recent years, Buick has become a name to recognize in the luxury class, and the new 2010 Buick LaCrosse has allowed Buick to compete with some of the most respected names... read more May 11, 2010 by  0


 
USBFever iPad Car Dock

Mobile Ridiculousness: the Apple iPad Car Dock

You can pick your friends, you can pick your car--and now you can pick your friends from your car via Twitter or Facebook with the cutting-edge help of this spectacularly bad... read more May 4, 2010 by  0


 
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