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

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 drive -- a long, cross-country test drive in a new Ford Fiesta. But they won't be going it alone: in Fiesta #2, some road trip... read more

May 13, 2010 by  - 0
 
The Homer

Ford's Car Of The Future--By Way Of The Simpsons?

The Simpsons is, admittedly, just a cartoon, but its encyclopedic punditry on American life occasionally dips into fields that can stir even a car lover's juices. Case in... read more April 13, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Mazda MAZDA3 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring Angular Front Exterior View

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... read more April 7, 2010 by  0


 
2009 Dodge Journey AWD 4-door SXT Angular Front Exterior View

Ask TCC: How Can I Empower My 2009 Dodge Journey Keys?

  We're all about empowerment here at TheCarConnection. We give you a voice in the car world by asking you to write for High Gear Media Web sites--and we're also here to... read more March 17, 2010 by  3


 
2010 chevrolet cruze 002

Chevrolet Goes Social At SXSW

When it comes to getting younguns interested in its vehicles, General Motors hasn't been as aggressive as some of its competitors in exploiting Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and... read more March 10, 2010 by  0


 
MyFord Touch

Ford Upgrades SYNC To Keep Virtual Bad Guys Out Of Your Car

The internet is a pretty magnificent thing. It allows us to stay in touch with family and friends. It helps small companies to do business around the globe. And of course, it... read more March 9, 2010 by  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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


 

 
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