Google Maps updates, 2019 BMW 3-Series, Honda Insight recall: What's New @ The Car Connection

October 2, 2018

Google Maps update adds 'commute' functionality and music controls to app

For those with a commute that can vary wildly in terms of traffic, Google’s got a new solution in its immensely popular Maps app. The company announced Monday that it would be rolling out an update this week featuring a “Commute” tab that allows users to check what type of traffic they’ll face in the morning and afternoon when heading to and from work, according to Tech Crunch.

Unsafe at any speed: Houston, Dallas top worst cities in US for traffic deaths

If you feel like news stories of traffic-related deaths have been everywhere recently, it’s not all in your head. In 2016, 37,461 people were killed in crashes on U.S. roads, an increase of 5.6 percent over 2015, which had seen its own increase of 10.5 percent from the year before.

Honda recalls 232,000 cars with faulty rearview cameras

A rearview camera system installed on nearly a quarter of a million Honda sedans might not do what it's supposed to—and so the automaker is recalling them.

 
2019 BMW 3-Series, 2018 Paris auto show

2019 BMW 3-Series, 2018 Paris auto show

From Motor Authority:

2019 BMW 3-Series revealed in Paris with updated tech, engines–no manual

The 2019 BMW 3-Series that debuted Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show not only represented the seventh generation of the sedan, but it’s also a substantial leap forward for the iconic four-door that has withered for nearly a decade.

New Porsche 911 Speedster enters production in 2019

It's hardly been a secret but now Porsche has made it official: a new 911 Speedster enters production in 2019.

Updates to Audi R8 previewed by 2019 LMS race car

Audi Sport's R8 LMS racing into the 2019 motorsport season made a pit stop on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show.

2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight

From Green Car Reports:

2019 Honda Insight recalled for rearview camera failure

The 2019 Honda Insight hybrid hasn't been on sale for long; and yet Honda is already recalling more than 6,000 of them for a rearview camera failure.

Report: Utility survey shows overwhelming support for renewable power

Americans want renewable electricity, and they want it now.

How fast is fast enough for charging? Take our Twitter poll

Automakers are launching a race to build electric cars that can charge as fast filling a gas tank.

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