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Ford's MyKey Limits Speed, Adds Alerts for Teen Drivers
Ford's MyKey Limits Speed, Adds Alerts for Teen Drivers

Ford's MyKey system, says the Detroit News, will be available on select 2010 models and limits vehicle speed to 80 mph for teen drivers. It also has the capability to limit maximum radio volume, sound speed warning chimes, and sound extra warning chimes if drivers do not wear safety belts. Whether...Read More»

2008 Bentley Arnage Final Series
Pie-in-the-Sky Press Release of the Day: Bentley Couture

As October's bright blue weather approaches, Bentley wants you to know that its "new and expanded Bentley Collection range" is "perfect for the holiday period." Having recently released its Ego Lifestyle laptop computer to the tune of nearly $20,000, Bentley's custom-made wares are clearly not...Read More»

2009 Suzuki Equator
Driven: 2009 Suzuki Equator

Nissan isn't trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes with its new mid-size truck, the '09 Equator. Clearly a Nissan Frontier with, we think, a very attractive schnoz, Suzuki brass are quick to comment that the new-to-Suzuki truck was "developed as a joint effort with Nissan North America, Inc."...Read More»

Ego for Bentley
Bentley Announces New, Exclusive Partnership with...Ego

Listen up, corporate squashbucklers: those Guccis, Breitlings, and swollen offshore accounts may not have cured those bruises to the psyche incurred so many years ago in high school study hall. But fear not--Bentley has a little $19,800 ego boost that should set things aright. On this very day, the...Read More»

Robert Kearns movie Flash of Genius
Intermittent Wipers' Kearns Gets New Movie, Flash of Genius

Intermittent wipers may not seem the equal of sweeping cinematic themes like Alexander the Great's push across Asia, or even Cher's drive across Rodeo Drive. Flash of Genius, an upcoming release from Universal Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment, takes a stab at the tale anyway as it chronicles the...Read More»

2009 Dodge Challenger
Keyless Go Forces Recall of 6,636 Dodge Challengers

"Keyless Go" is an apt moniker in this age of multitasking, speed-passing, Easy-Fueling drivers. But 6,636 '08-'09 Dodge Challengers with automatics are in such a seeming hurry to get moving that they may do so even when their owners would rather they stay put. Said the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

Teen driving
Slow Down, Junior--Tiwi's Talking

Detractors of increasing the driving age, as recommended by the IIHS, might just get a boost from a new bit of technology that acts as driving coach, nanny, and concerned parent all at once. The Tiwi, brought to overburdened parents everywhere by Inthinc, does more than just use GPS triangulation...Read More»

2008 BMW 1-Series 128i
BMW USA Mulling New Four-Cylinders?

The last time BMW installed a four-cylinder powerplant in a 3 Series, a Clinton was in the White House--and not just as a dinner guest. With fuel prices at semipermanent highs, BMW USA is considering adding a four-banger back to its lineup in its 3 Series and 1 Series models, so says Edmunds Inside...Read More»

iPhone Traffic App
Distraction Alert: Live Traffic Hits the iPhone

In yet another computerized bit of mobile wizardry that is sure to take drivers' eyes off the road, a Mac aficionado has developed software for the iPhone called Mobileyes. The application helps commuters avoid rush hour traffic by viewing live traffic camera feeds on the fly and right on the...Read More»

Talking While Driving?

To those of you who routinely juggle multiple devices or are addicted to staying in touch while in the driver’s seat, all while commuting with a Slurpee wedged into the cupholder and a burger on your lap, I have to admit that my initial reaction is one of exasperation. Not in my neighborhood...Read More»

HD Radio: Going Digital On The Cheap

One of the most interesting features in BMW's 2008 lineup comes not under the hood of the new M3 coupe, nor the 128i Convertible, nor the 135i coupe. It's embedded in the dash--factory-installed HD Radio. While the rest of the auto industry has installed satellite radio at a blazing pace, BMW took...Read More»

We Wrote, You Wrote: TheCarConnection’s Top Comments

Over at People magazine online, they’re asking about lip gloss and diet tips and the latest Lindsay sighting--while you’re telling us about future cars, fuel economy, the environment and politics. Yep, we here at TheCarConnection.com have the smartest readers on the planet and we have the words...Read More»

Playlist: Shelby GT Stratocaster

Ten Beatles songs for Ford's latest limited edition: "Help!" "I'm Down" "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" "You Never Give Me Your Money" "We Can Work It Out" "The Long and Winding Road" "Drive My Car" "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" "With a Little Help From My Friends" "I Should Have Known Better"Read More»

What Time Is It? Merger Time!

It's only been hours since the news broke that GM and Chrysler may be exploring a merger - and mere minutes since XM and Sirius announced they're going to pair up to fight off the likes of HD radio and Apple's iPod. But both mergers have been on the radar of business pubs and insiders for much...Read More»

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