How do Traffic Jams Start?

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How do Traffic Jams Start?
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It doesn’t get much better than zipping along in the fast lane on a beautiful day with your favorite tunes pumping and no vehicles ahead of you. But as is often the case this little slice of automotive paradise can quickly turn into the ninth circle of Hell. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 17 – Nissan Pathfinder vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

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Ask AutoGuide No. 17 – Nissan Pathfinder vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer
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God blessed Texas with His own hand Brought down angles from the Promised Land Gave ‘em a place where they could dance If you want to see heaven, brother, here’s your chance… Continue Reading...

First Supplier Approved to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Nevada

First Supplier Approved to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Nevada
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Like it or not, self-driving cars are the future of personal transportation. A diverse group of global companies ranging from Volvo to Google are feverishly developing systems to enable autonomous autos. Continue Reading...

Consumer Reports’ Latest Survey Shows More of the Same and a Few BIG Surprises

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Consumer Reports’ Latest Survey Shows More of the Same and a Few BIG Surprises
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The numbers have been tallied and the data compiled in Consumer Reports’ latest Auto Reliability Survey. Toyota has a lot to be happy about but Ford has taken a tumble. Continue Reading...

Honda Ridgeline Will Remain In Production

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Honda Ridgeline Will Remain In Production
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The Ridgeline is a slow seller, but Honda isn’t ready to give up their only truck bed-bearing model just yet. The 2012 model will be getting a slight facelift along with a lower-cost sport (pictured above) model. The four-door pickup hasn’t managed to take hold since 2006 when it was first released. Those slow sales… Continue Reading...

Are Minivans Still Popular Today?

Are Minivans Still Popular Today?
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Do people still buy minivans? That’s what Polk Research wants to find out. With a common aversion to minivans that lies somewhere between stubbing a toe on furniture and ebola, it’s interesting to see that from last year, minivan sales have actually gone up. From a nice, even 3 percent of light vehicle sales in… Continue Reading...

MIT Studies Age And Distracted Driving: What Do Young and Old People Notice?

MIT Studies Age And Distracted Driving: What Do Young and Old People Notice?
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A new study from MIT has revealed that while distracted driving is a problem for all drivers—and will always be, whenever there’s a bikini car wash or van fire nearby—young people are distracted by different things than the elderly, and as we get older we’re more easily distracted. Young people tend to stray their attention… Continue Reading...

Honda Plants Remain Closed, R&D To Be Rebuilt After Massive Damage

Honda Plants Remain Closed, R&D To Be Rebuilt After Massive Damage
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Honda‘s manufacturing plants will remain closed, while the heart of their company, the research & development facility in Tochigi, Japan, will undergo months of repairs after being severely damaged by the earthquake that devastated Japan earlier in March. Honda originally planned to keep their plants closed until March 27th but has decided to extend the closures until… Continue Reading...

Study: Americans Don’t Know a Thing About Electric Vehicles

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Study: Americans Don’t Know a Thing About Electric Vehicles
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And they don’t know much more about hybrids, either. A study by London-based market research firm Synovate found that new vehicle buyers hardly knew that hybrids contained batteries, used gasoline, or couldn’t be plugged in. Only two-thirds of people surveyed knew that hybrids used both battery and gasoline power (hence the “hybrid” name), and only… Continue Reading...