Ask AutoGuide No. 14 – Ford Escape vs. Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V

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Ask AutoGuide No. 14 – Ford Escape vs. Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V
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It’s a dangerous world out there. Buying a new vehicle has more perils and pitfalls than the Atari game of nearly the same name. Instead of swinging from vines or jumping over obstacles, car shoppers can skip the aerobic workout by simply visiting AutoGuide.com. We’re here to help and we’re glad to do it. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 10 – Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla vs. Subaru Impreza

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Ask AutoGuide No. 10 – Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla vs. Subaru Impreza
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The week is drawing to a close and while that can mean several things, most importantly (of course), it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide, the information superhighway’s most exciting semi-regular feature. Beating the competition to market with mildly informative and generally accurate content is the name of the game. Our skilled geniuses are… Continue Reading...

Vibrating Steering Wheel Reduces Driving Distractions

Vibrating Steering Wheel Reduces Driving Distractions
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Last week, details of NHTSA’s distracted driving guidelines were released with some of it focusing on in-car navigation technology. NHTSA proposed that static images on navigation displays would help make drivers less distracted, but we agree that such a restriction almost defeats the purpose of real-time navigation entirely. Thankfully, AT&T Labs is thinking outside the… Continue Reading...

NHTSA Distracted Driving Guidelines Includes Static Navigation Images

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NHTSA Distracted Driving Guidelines Includes Static Navigation Images
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Last month, NHTSA issued guidelines to establish criteria for reducing distraction from electronic devices installed by manufacturers while the vehicle is in motion, but those rules come with some surprising stipulations. One of those strange recommendations said “dynamic, continuously moving maps are not recommended.” In other words, the navigation display that updates in real-time to show… Continue Reading...

2013 Audi A3 Tech Displayed At CES

2013 Audi A3 Tech Displayed At CES
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Audi is taking the chance at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to show off the new bells and whistles added to the 2013 A3. While a lot of the new stuff is boring, there are some gems to be found that prove Audi is taking  the same steps as Mercedes-Benz to keep… Continue Reading...

Jeremy Clarkson the Voice of TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear Edition GPS

Jeremy Clarkson the Voice of TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear Edition GPS
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TomTom is launching a limited edition GO LIVE “Top Gear” edition satnav device, featuring the hit British motoring TV show’s star presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, as well as its resident driving extraordinaire, the Stig. The new TomTom GO LIVE starts at $269.95 and will include a one year free subscription of HD Traffic, a technology that… Continue Reading...

Toyota To Add Wrong Way Driving Alert To Navigation Systems

Toyota To Add Wrong Way Driving Alert To Navigation Systems
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Toyota will be adding a function to its onboard navigation systems that gives on-screen and voice alerts to wrong way drivers. The system was developed with Aisin AW Co., Ltd. and Denso Corporation and the function will monitor the vehicle’s direction. This system will work on highways and selected toll roads, including tollgates, service area… Continue Reading...

Hyundai To Offer “Green Navigation”

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Hyundai To Offer “Green Navigation”
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Hyundai is partnering with technology company NAVTEQ to offer drivers a “green” option for route guidance. The “green” choice will apparently yield a 6 percent bump in fuel economy, which should dovetail nicely with Hyundai’s new Sonata Hybrid and their Elantra, Veloster and Accent small cars, which are capable of 40 mpg on the highway…. Continue Reading...

Ford Sync And Google Maps Go Paperless

Ford Sync And Google Maps Go Paperless
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Using Google Maps  to plot your route is a major convenience on a home computer, but there’s no good solution on taking them with you. Printing them is cumbersome, and inputing them onto a smartphone or PDA is just another level of distraction. Now, Ford and Google have teamed up to let you send your Google Maps… Continue Reading...