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Need Mazda Roadside Assistance? There's An iPhone App for That

Need Mazda Roadside Assistance? There's An iPhone App for That

Need help with your 2010 Mazda3 and its flat tire? Or maybe your 2010 CX-9 has some locked keys inside, completely someone else's fault? Now, in the ad lingo of the moment, there's an app for that. Mazda's joined the fray and built a new iPhone application that brings its owners roadside assistance... read more

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Traffic

IBM Is Working To Make Your Drive Faster & More Personalized

Traffic congestion isn't just annoying, it's wasteful. Every year, American drivers fritter away nearly a week of their lives and 26 gallons of gas while stuck on crowded... read more February 25, 2010 by  3


 
Electronic Key Impressioner

Tech Tuesday: New Device Makes Life Easier For Some Locksmiths, Car Thieves

3-D printing is fairly new, but its popularity grows with every improvement to the technology. The process uses either a 3-D scanner to map an item's surface or 3-D imaging... read more February 23, 2010 by  3


 
Apple iPhone

Tech Tuesday: Apple's iPhone Is Friend, Lover, Garage Door Opener

Apple and its hyper-popular iPhone have been in the news a lot this week -- and not for good reasons. It seems that Steve Jobs' minions have begun heavily censoring the apps... read more February 23, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Volvo XC70

Volvo Brings High-Tech To The Backseat With Wi-Fi And Touchscreens

The internet's slow, insidious takeover of Planet Earth inched forward at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, as Volvo unveiled a new, rear-seat entertainment system. The RSEi-500... read more February 12, 2010 by  1


 
ASIMO robot by Honda, featured in 'Living With Robots'

Video: Honda's 'Living With Robots' Screens At Sundance

Gearheads and their tech cousins, propellerheads, often run in the same circles. Both are possessed by a love of tinkering, futzing, and generally crafting bits of metal and... read more January 25, 2010 by 


 
Ford Sync wi-fi hotspot

Eyes On The Road: New Tech Developments Diminish Distractions For Drivers

Here at TCC, we spend a lot of time reading and writing about roadway safety. In recent years, we've provided extensive coverage of distracted driving issues -- especially... read more January 20, 2010 by  7


 
Mercedes-Benz SLK Grand Edition and SL Night Edition

Mercedes Developing 'Auto-Swerve' For Pedestrian Safety

Mercedes-Benz is known for its safety features, so it should come as no surprise that the automaker is now working on "auto-swerve" technology that will help drivers avoid... read more January 18, 2010 by  2


 
Ford's Plastics Research Team

Video: Ford Developing Biodegradable Plastics

"Sustainability" has become a watchword among automakers these days, but while most of the industry's high-profile environmentally friendly practices have to do with... read more January 18, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 engine

Ford Ramping Up Powertrain Revamp For 2010

Just ahead of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Ford has announced nine new engines and six new transmissions due to hit the market in 2010. Part of a five-year push to introduce... read more January 8, 2010 by 


 
In-car internet

New York Times Fuels Hysteria Over In-Car Internet

True innovation is controversial. Most major developments come with their share of open-armed adopters and up-in-arms adversaries. The printing press, the light bulb, the... read more January 8, 2010 by  1


 
Garmin ecoRoute hd

New From Garmin: Record Your Own Driving Instructions, Learn Green Driving

It's high convention season here in the U.S., and while most of our attention is focused on Detroit, we've also got one eye on Las Vegas and the Consumer Electronics Show... read more January 6, 2010 by  5


 
DrinkTracker iPhone app

Apps For Alkies: Track Your Tippling On New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is a special night: a night for wary suburbanites to make their annual schlep to the city center, and for otherwise upright teetotalers to knock back the... read more December 31, 2009 by  7


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

2011 Ford Fiesta Aims For Annoyance Avoidance With Three-Blink Tech

The 2011 Ford Fiesta has garnered loads of attention in recent months. It's been popular with drivers and journalists, and it's been the subject of a highly successful... read more December 30, 2009 by  6


 
Bob Lutz and 50 Cent

Firestone, Clunkers and Chapter 11: The Decade in Car News

As 2009 draws to a close this week, the auto industry is waving goodbye to a decade--and in some corners, waving it good riddance. The "Naughties" might be the best neologism... read more December 28, 2009 by  9


 
Art Lebedev's Transparentius design

Transparent Trucks Show The Road Ahead

Art Lebedev might not be a household name in the U.S., but it's one of the leading design studios in Russia, and it has been known to turn out some pretty interesting ideas... read more December 22, 2009 by  3


 
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