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Ford Upgrades MyFord Touch: New Version Simpler, Faster, Easier To Navigate
Ford Upgrades MyFord Touch: New Version Simpler, Faster, Easier To Navigate

If you’re one of the many Ford buyers who purchased your vehicle with the MyFord Touch system, but then became disenchanted with it due to slowness, freezing, difficult navigation and other complaints, Ford listened and has made some major changes. The updated MyFord Touch debuts next week on...Read More»

MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013
Ford Makes MyFordTouch Infotainment System Simpler, Faster: Video

Following a chorus of criticism of its MyFordTouch system, Ford has upgraded the software for the 2013 model year--and will make the upgrade available for all vehicles that have been sold with earlier versions. The company is continuing to make MyFordTouch available on its lineup of new vehicles...Read More»

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2013 Ford Escape Debuts Hands-Free Liftgate Using Motion-Sensing Technology

When the all-new 2013 Ford Escape small SUV debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show in two weeks, it will showcase a handy feature that many busy parents can appreciate: a hands-free power liftgate. Who among us hasn’t fumbled in purse or pocket looking for the key fob to open the trunk while...Read More»

Ford Kuga Concept
2013 Ford Escape Uses Video Game Tech For Hands-Free Liftgate: Video

If you've ever found yourself carrying a load of groceries in the rain and cursed under your breath while fumbling for the key fob to open your car's liftgate, we have great news: the 2013 Ford Escape will let you open that gate with a simple gesture, meaning that your keys can stay in your pocket...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
Ford To Fit Lane-Keeping Technology On Explorer

Proving that technology eventually makes its way into mainstream affordable vehicles, sophisticated safety systems to keep drivers alert and in their lanes are now starting to appear on more and more family vehicles. Here we take a look at Ford’s new Lane Keeping System that debuts early next...Read More»

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Ford MyKey Now To Allow Parents To Block Teen Calls/Texts

This was more or less bound to happen, given all the high-profile awareness campaigns about distracted driving and teens being the riskiest group of drivers engaging in talking on cell phones and texting behind the wheel. Ford is modifying the MyKey “Do Not Disturb” function to give...Read More»

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Ford's MyKey To Feature Inbound Call And Text Blocking

If you’re the parent of a new driver, Ford’s MyKey lets you set up the family car to be more teen-driver friendly. MyKey lets you limit top speed, deactivate the audio system unless front passengers are buckled up, limit audio volume, block adult content satellite radio channels...Read More»

Davis-Moore Nissan
Is Davis-Moore Nissan Making A Mockery Of Social Media?

Is there a line to be crossed when advertising that your dealership is social-media aware? If there is, Davis-Moore Nissan just might be crossing it. Its recent ad campaign running on YouTube borders on making a mockery of social media. The short clips on YouTube hit all the right notes when it...Read More»

2012 Kia Optima and Blake Griffen Commercia
Kia And Blake Griffin Take Dunk Commercial To Next Level

Back in February Kia teamed up with Clippers forward Blake Griffin for what some people have called the greatest NBA dunk ever. Later in the spring, Kia auctioned off for charity the 2011 Optima that was used in the marketing stunt. Now Kia and Blake have teamed up to take the dunk stunt to a new...Read More»

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The Coming Carpocalypse: Florida Dealer Accepts Horse Trade-In

Need further proof that the economy is about as healthy as a three-pack-a-day smoker living on the bacon and red meat diet? Ponder this: a Florida used car dealer recently took a horse in on trade for a family-sized van. While a lot of dealerships claim they’ll take “anything” in...Read More»

RelayRides and OnStar
GM Allows OnStar Owners To Rent Out Their Cars Using RelayRides

Car-sharing is all in the news today with the announcement from General Motors that it will allow OnStar owners to loan out their vehicles using OnStar hardware. This comes as the result of a new partnership between GM and RelayRides, a car-sharing service. Car-sharing is a simple concept, really...Read More»

RelayRides and OnStar
GM To Let OnStar Owners Rent Out Their Cars Using RelayRides

Car-sharing got a major boost this morning as General Motors announced a new partnership with RelayRides. GM plans to let OnStar subscribers loan out their vehicles using OnStar hardware. If you're unfamiliar with RelayRides, it's a car-sharing service comparable to Getaround. In a nutshell, car...Read More»

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2012 North American Car Of The Year: The Short List

The 2012 North American Car of the Year awards are still more than three months away, yet the list has been officially limited to a total of 24 vehicles, including 17 cars and seven light trucks. Jurors—including our editorial director Marty Padgett—have compiled their annual shortlist...Read More»

1962 International Garbage Truck
Slow Down To Get Around: Campaign Urges Safety For Trash Collectors

Aside from being a dirty, tiring and often thankless job, trash collectors have one of the deadliest jobs in America. In fact, solid-waste collection employees have the fifth highest fatality rate of any occupation in the United States, due largely to impatient and distracted drivers. A newly...Read More»

VPG MV-1
2011 VPG MV-1 Has Wheelchair Users In Mind

With all due respect to Janis Joplin, freedom is not just another word for nothing else to lose. For America’s 14 million adults using wheelchairs and scooters, freedom means mobility. Vehicle Production Group had them in mind when it designed its MV-1, the first purpose-built vehicle for...Read More»

Ford Explorer LEGOLAND
Ford Builds An Explorer From Lego Bricks--And No, You Can't Drive It

A 2012 Ford Explorer generally contains some 2,500 separate parts, and will take you nearly anywhere you need to go, on road or off (within reason). The newest Ford Explorer contains 382,858 parts, and you can’t drive it anywhere. In fact, the doors don’t even open, and there’s no...Read More»

Ford Explorer LEGOLAND
Lego My Ford Explorer: Florida Theme Park To Feature Family SUV

No, you can’t buy it, but the kids will love it anyway. What is it? It’s the Ford Explorer Legoland, a one-of-a-kind Explorer constructed from more than 380,000 Lego bricks. The visually-arresting red Legoland Florida edition Explorer took more than 2,500 hours to create and will...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
2012 Honda CR-V Concept Debuts At SoCal Auto Show

Getting a jump on jazzing up interest in the redesigned fourth-generation 2012 Honda CR-V compact crossover SUV, Honda used the Orange County International Auto Show in Anaheim, California as a venue for the world debut of the 2012 Honda CR-V concept. The Japanese automaker says the 2012 CR-V...Read More»

BMW ActiveE
2012 BMW ActiveE Needs Electronauts: Do You Have The Right Stuff?

BMW is gearing up for a trial run of its 2012 ActiveE electric vehicle, but the automaker doesn't want just anyone in the test driver's seat. No, it's looking for "electronauts". Do you have what it takes? There are three steps you'll need to follow in order to enroll in the ActiveE pilot program...Read More»

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