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Google Adds New Tools For Travelers
Google Adds New Tools For Travelers

Once upon a time, Google Maps was king of the world. After all, Google is one of a handful of companies that has the resources necessary to map the globe -- both from the air and from the street. But things are changing, and there are a growing number of mapmakers ready to show consumers the...Read More»

Fiji
TomTom Wants To Send You On A Tropical Island Road Trip

Across the Northern Hemisphere, folks are preparing for that time-honored tradition known as the summer road trip. Most of us will end up making fairly short hauls to the beach or the mountains. A few hardy souls will attempt journeys to national landmarks like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and...Read More»

David Hasselhoff and KITT from Knight Rider
KITT Is Coming: Dragon Drive! Lets You Dictate Texts On The Road

For decades, man has dreamed of speaking into thin air and having computers fulfill his every wish. Despite the potential downsides of living in such a world -- as seen in movies like 2001 or Terminator or I, Robot -- the fantasy lives on. As proof, we need look no further than the 1980s TV series...Read More»

AT&T texting-while-driving simulator, offered by The Peers Foundation
On Tour: AT&T Driving Simulator Helps Teens See Texting Danger

By now, most teens know that texting and handheld cellphone use while driving is dangerous. Yet they continue to do so; a Consumer Reports survey reported just last week that eight in 10 young drivers admit to texting and driving. Laws are getting tougher on this type of distracted-driving...Read More»

Jon Cryer & Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink
Prom Night Rides: We Were All Such Losers, How About You?

'Tis the season for so many things: Final exams. Mother's Day. Termite swarms. And, of course, proms. On the first three, our staff of auto hounds don't have much to say. Study hard. Mom would probably love a new car. And if you have a car made of wood, send in a pic. (Unless it's a Rinspeed...Read More»

Texting and driving campaign from Responsible Young Drivers (Belgium)
Want To End Texting & Driving? Belgium Shows How It's Done (Video)

It seems as if every other day, there's another story about distracted driving: who's guilty, who's trying to end it, and new, unexpected dangers. But of all the news, nothing gets as much attention -- or causes as big of a stir -- as texting and driving. The problem isn't limited exclusively to...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series sedan
Test A BMW 3-Series & Support The U.S. Olympic Team

If you're a fan of luxury cars and the Olympic Games, BMW has devised a way for you to enjoy both at the same time. According the MediaPost, BMW has planned over 300 test-drive events, where shoppers and sports fans alike can put the BMW 3-Series through its paces. For every test drive taken, BMW...Read More»

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi Gives You The Day Off With A 2012 Outlander Sport (Video)

Spring has sprung, and you're itching to hit the showrooms for some test drives. The only thing standing in your way is this stupid thing called "work". No problem: if play your cards right -- and if you live in the right county -- Mitsubishi will send over a temp to keep your cubicle warm, while...Read More»

YouTube's Nikkie in a distracted driving ad from Volkswagen
Distracted Driving Tip: Don't Put On Make-Up & Drive (Video)

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so organizations around the world have ramped up efforts to remind motorists about the importance of keeping both eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel. Of course, when we think of distracted driving, we tend to think about the use of mobile...Read More»

BMW's Ultimate Drive app
BMW Offers $300 Mobile Voucher On New 3 Series…But There’s A Catch

Fancy getting into a new 2012 BMW 3 Series and still want a little extra cash as a motivator? The German automaker is offering a $300 mobile voucher good toward the purchase or lease of a new 3 Series, but only if you’re a current customer of BMW Financial Services. Still, for those who...Read More»

Ford Driving Skills For Life
Ford’s Driving Skills For Life Trains Teens To Become Safer Drivers

With high school proms and graduation coming up, parents are likely to relax the rules and give their teens more latitude and driving privileges. Yet the fact is that a 16-year-old is ten times more likely to become involved in a crash as an adult driver, and crashes are the number one killer of...Read More»

Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program
Ford & Its Dealers Aim To Raise $1 Million For High Schools

Automotive advertising is big business -- in fact, no one burns through quite as many marketing dollars as car companies do. Add on the amounts spent by individual dealerships, and you're looking at a whole lot of dough. Some of those campaigns are laughable. Others are admittedly a little...Read More»

2013 Cadillac XTS
Pay Attention To That Buzz Below: Cadillac’s New Safety Alert Seat

With the proliferation of chimes and warning lights to alert drivers of potentially dangerous safety situations, it’s easy to understand the tendency to become somewhat complacent and ignore what these alerts are trying to prevent. Some drivers even turn off audible alerts, finding them too...Read More»

Pedestrian airbag as shown on the Volvo V40
Volvo V40 Comes With An Airbag For Pedestrians: Video

The Volvo V40 that just debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show won't be coming to America, but one of its technology components might make the trip. The snazzy five-door hatch will arrive in Europe with a special airbag just for pedestrians. Perhaps more than any other automaker, Volvo has worked to...Read More»

'Drive It Like You Hate It' Volvo ad from 1962
Volvo's Famous 'Drive It Like You Hate It' Ad Reimagined: Video

If you're reading this from North America or Western Europe, you're probably a little groggy thanks to the return of daylight savings time. We recommend easing into your work week with a short video about Volvo's famous "Drive It Like You Hate It" ad from 1962, reimagined by its creator, Amil...Read More»

RelayRides demo
Eager To Make Some Cash? Rent Out Your Car Through RelayRides

The economy may be on the upswing, but what family doesn’t need a little extra cash to cover necessities right now? One answer may be right in your garage or driveway, in the form of an extra or unused vehicle. You may be able to earn a tidy sum renting it out through a peer-to-peer...Read More»

RelayRides
Need Wheels In Walla Walla? RelayRides Car-Sharing Goes National

Strapped for cash? Have a working car in the driveway? Now you can rent it out using RelayRides, anywhere in the U.S. We've talked about RelayRides before: it's a car-sharing start-up that allows folks with under-used wheels to loan them out to friends and strangers in exchange for cold, hard...Read More»

Katzkin leather seats
Want Leather, On A Budget? Consider Adding It At The Dealership

If you have a preference toward leather seats in your cars, the fact of the matter is that you probably spent a lot more on your last vehicle, and you're going to end up spending a lot more on your next automobile—compared to one with cloth or vinyl seats, that is. Compounding the premium is...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Subaru Impreza, Chevy Avalanche, Ford Mustang Make 'Top Picks' List

Consumer Reports regularly ranks cars on factors like reliability and bang for the buck. The company recently crunched all the data collected on 2012 models, and now it's announced a list of ten Top Picks for the year. In compiling its rankings, Consumer Reports looked at three factors...Read More»

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