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New York Times Fuels Hysteria Over 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 automobile, the cell phone: while many have welcomed such inventions, many others have shouted them down as stupid, dangerous... read more

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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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Ford SYNC Adds In-Car WiFi, Hot Spot Capability

Ford has announced that the next-generation version of its SYNC connectivity system will include in-car WiFi. The new system will be powered through a USB mobile broadband... read more December 21, 2009 by  0


 
2010 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535i xDrive AWD Steering Wheel

What's Next? a La-Z-Boy and a Wine Cellar?

  Heres something only a true workaholic could love, provided, of course, that his car never moved. As we thumbed through some interesting websites this a.m., we came across... read more December 20, 2009 by  0


 
Pandora for the iPhone

Today In Tech: Pandora Coming To Cars

Pandora.com is a fantastic free site that allows users to create personalized radio stations chock-full of their favorite music. When Pandora jumped to the iPhone in 2008, we... read more December 10, 2009 by  2


 
ChargePoint

Element Hotels To Have ChargePoint Stations By Close Of 2009

Lots of companies pay lip service to "going green", but Element Hotels is putting its money where its mouth is. The Element chain is a 2008 addition to Starwood's sprawling... read more December 1, 2009 by  0


 
BMW Zagato Roadster

Only in MIT... a Solar Racecar, a DIY Segway, What Else?

The Massachusets Institute of Technology (MIT) solar  Electric Vehicle Team team recently unveiled a $243,000 solar carbon-fiber racer. The car dubbed the Eleanor is being... read more November 24, 2009 by  0


 
Hyundai 2.4-liter Theta II GDI

Details: Hyundai's brand new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine

Hyundai recently released the specs on their all-new power plant, which will be fitted into the 2011 Sonata model. Its a direct-injected four-cylinder that will make 201... read more November 23, 2009 by  0


 
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CarMax Releases List of Ten Features Car Buyers Want, World Ignores Them

CarMax, those automotive supermarkets full of overpriced used cars, have decided that they too want to be a vital information resource for car shoppers. As such they polled a... read more November 18, 2009 by  1


 
Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA) developed by MIT and Audi

MIT, Audi Develop Onboard Robot For Road-Trips & Guilt-Trips

Here at TheCarConnection.com, we see a lot of gadgets designed to enhance the driving experience. Like the Mercedes-Benz mbrace system we mentioned yesterday, most are... read more November 18, 2009 by  0


 
Mercedes-Benz's Mbrace for the iPhone

Mercedez-Benz's 'Mbrace' Puts Luxury In Your Lap

The intersection between technology and daily life became slightly more seamless yesterday with the launch of Mercedes-Benz's new "mbrace" telematics system. It features a... read more November 17, 2009 by  0


 
From Renault's Zero Emissions Magazine #1

Renault's Sustainable-Mobility.Org Touts Zero-Emissions Tech

In America, we tend to think of Renault as that wacky French outfit responsible for the Le Car craze of the 1970s and 80s. But in fact, the company has been doing some very... read more November 12, 2009 by  0


 
Christian Kandlbauer

Prosthetic Arms Allow Former Mechanic To Drive Again

Christian Kandlbauer was an 18-year-old Austrian auto mechanic when he lost both his arms in an electrical accident. Thanks to German companies Paravan and Otto Bock... read more November 11, 2009 by  1


 
Chrysler ENVI Vehicles

Chrysler Retools Its EV Program, Possibly For The Better

Last week, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled the company's five-year recovery plan. This week, we've received details about Chrysler's electric vehicle program, which... read more November 10, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Five Reasons To Buy a VW Golf TDI

Lets face it. The latest iteration VW Jetta has been dorky since day one. It looks like a bloated Corolla and while the introduction of a first rate TDI version was a... read more November 9, 2009 by  0


 

 
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