To quickly answer the inquiry posed in this article’s title, NO! Modern vehicles do not need to have their crankcase lubricant exchanged every 3,000 miles. However, there are caveats and you need to be aware of them. We’ll explore these in greater detail after the jump so go ahead and click the link. We’ll wait… Continue Reading...
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Ford, supplier company Magna and telecommunications giant Verizon have joined forces to support a business accelerator project designed to foster innovative transportation solutions. Continue Reading...
Unless you’re an audiophile you may not be familiar with Harman. This company is a market leader in the sound business and chances are most drivers are well aware of at least a few of its diverse brands. Continue Reading...
Pairing a phone to your car’s infotainment system can be a fairly cumbersome and lengthy process, but new technology is on the way that will make bluetooth pairing a snap … make that a tap. Continue Reading...
No automaker is immune to ever-increasing fuel-economy legislation, not even luxury brands. To cope with these tightening regulations Audi is moving to electrify its entire range of high-performance RS models. Continue Reading...
Attention Subaru fans, the company’s XV Crosstrek and Crosstrek Hybrid models are getting some new technology. Continue Reading...
Jaguar’s sultry new F-Type Coupe is the real deal. This sports car offers jaw-dropping performance, beautiful coachwork and a luxurious interior. But there’s so much more to it than a pretty face. Continue Reading...
After a good decade and a half in-vehicle infotainment is still something of a mess. Practically every automaker has taken its own approach to implementing advanced connectivity technology. And just like freshly fallen snowflakes no two solutions are alike. Continue Reading...
Fuel economy is a top concern these days as automakers, suppliers and consumers alike strive to stretch every drop of petroleum as far as possible. Cylinder deactivation is a key way of bolstering the large-print numbers on a vehicle’s window sticker. Continue Reading...
Whether it’s a base model small car or a flagship luxury sedan, every modern automobile is chockablock with high-end features, some of which seemed like impossibilities just a few years ago. Continue Reading...
Digital gauge clusters are more than just a replacement for the analogue dials we’re used to. Continue Reading...
Nissan has come up with a way of improving outward visibility. The company has developed a product called the Smart Rearview Mirror that bolsters a traditional looking-glass with advanced electronics. Continue Reading...
Believe it or not, imaging technology plays an important role in the cars and trucks we drive. No, this has nothing to do with the selfies you snap when you’re stuck in rush-hour traffic. Instead it involves advanced vehicle hardware. Continue Reading...
Where is in-car connectivity going in the future? A group of high-level industry experts weighed in on this pressing question yesterday at Telematics Update Detroit. Continue Reading...
The folks from QNX demonstrated the power of their software platform at 2014’s Telematics Update Detroit. The Canada-based computer company showed off a reference platform with super-fast booting capabilities. Continue Reading...
The 1980s was an important decade that shaped the world we live in today. During this period Madonna surged to stardom, personal computers revolutionized how people worked, Back to the Future burst into theaters and the Berlin Wall came a-tumblin’ down. Not surprisingly the automotive world was just as eventful. Continue Reading...
Lu Guanqiu may not be a household name right now but he could become the next Elon Musk. The Chinese billionaire bought failed automaker Fisker at a bankruptcy auction and promises to challenge Tesla with his latest acquisition. Continue Reading...
For the last five years Google has been hard at work developing self-driving cars. The technology company has made enormous strides over the last half a decade but there’s still a lot more to do. Continue Reading...
Good press for Chinese manufacturing is hard to come by these days. American consumers have faced numerous issues with products imported from the country. Lead-laced toys, melamine-tainted toothpaste and pet-food recalls are a few incidents that come to mind. But what about tires? Should you trust your life to bargain rubber? Continue Reading...
Like something out of a movie, security company IOActive has discovered that the traffic-control systems found in nearly every state of the Union are vulnerable to hackers. What’s even more distressing is that it doesn’t take a supercomputer to compromise these technologies. Continue Reading...
Tesla’s Model S sedan scored an unprecedented “99 out of 100″ from Consumer Reports last year, but the glowing endorsement from this influential publication could turn out to be short lived. Sources indicate the reliability of this car may have taken a slide. Continue Reading...
Despite its dainty proportions the Mazda Miata is always a big deal, especially when there’s a new one on the way. To help celebrate this iconic roadster’s 25th anniversary the company brought in a throng of historic models and put ‘em on display here at the New York Auto Show. Continue Reading...
Land Rover is synonymous with off roading the way McDonalds is to fast food or the airline industry is to terrible service. This rough-and-tumble British brand revealed its cutting-edge Discovery Vision concept right here in the urban jungle of Manhattan. Continue Reading...
Not only does oil provide the motive force for automobiles, ships and aircraft, it’s also used to make plastic, a material that our modern world is literally built from. Look around, you’re probably surrounded by it right now. But not all polymers are magically created out of crude hydrocarbons siphoned from the earth’s crust, some… Continue Reading...