Google Glass has been rules an official no-no for drivers in the U.K. before becoming commercially available.
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Tech giant Google, which has been investing heavily into self-driving vehicles, could potentially seek opportunities in the electric vehicle market in the future.
Dietary fiber is good for the body. Among its many benefits, plant-based roughage speeds digestion, helps stave off hunger and can even lower cholesterol levels. Doctors are always urging their patients to eat more of the stuff.
A new study suggests that by 2020, the idea of having an Internet connection associated with your car will be commonplace.
The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) is an annual report that’s closely followed by both automakers and consumers. It measures problems reported by vehicle buyers during the first 90 days of ownership. The research firm released its 2013 findings today at an Automotive Press Association luncheon in Detroit and the report was full of surprises.
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.
Few things are more annoying than getting out of your car and fishing for change to feed a parking meter.
We live in a digital world. For many new-car shoppers megabytes and gigahertz are just as important as horsepower and fuel economy. To members of the younger demographic chips are made of silicon, not potatoes, and ram has nothing to do with trucks. But what about the rest of us? To help customers understand the high-tech features of their cars, every Lexus dealer is staffed with dedicated experts that are at the ready to answer any questions a buyer may have about their vehicle.
In the continuing quest to make cars lighter and tougher, automakers are turning to advanced structural adhesives in order to use more aluminum and exotic composites.
All 2014 model year GM vehicles equipped for OnStar service are gaining new standard features accessible via the automaker’s RemoteLink smartphone app.
Look around you. Even if you’re in a place as mundane as an office you’re surrounded by things. There’s probably a telephone to your left, a stapler in the drawer and even a bottle of water next to the keyboard you spend thankless hours pounding away on each week. Chances are all of these items were designed, tested and manufactured in computer software long before they ever went into physical production. On the forefront of this digital revolution is a company called Dassault Systèmes, a global corporation that’s practically synonymous with product development.
U.S. auto safety regulators are still hesitant about self driving cars being allowed beyond the experimental phase.
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Your grip on the steering wheel tightens. Your eyes fixate on the yellow line. Your brain screams about the trees just beyond the shoulder. Wait for it… wait for it… ok, NOW! You pounce on the clutch as your right foot stabs the accelerator. A wrist-flick completes the downshift. Feather the brake, turn into the corner and scrub off some speed; the radius decreases slightly. You nail the apex, tires howling like a bloodhound on the trail. You roll back on the throttle for a speedy exit and dive into the next corner.
With the advent of car-crash avoidance technology, it’s hard not to gloss over the claims as marketing fluff. So do any of these new hi-tech gadgets actually prevent crashes?
You probably take them for granted and forget to turn them on from time to time, but headlights have made a remarkable journey from the lanterns they literally used to be. Now, they might be able to make rain invisible… sort of.
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Hey kids, want to put the brakes on a first date? Ruin a road trip? Impress your friends by not speeding? Then most of the new Ford lineup is for you.
That’s because the majority of Ford’s models come with MyKey, a system that lets parents program aspects of their car to restrict certain functions when a pre-designated key is used to start the car.
Recently I inadvertently had the chance to experience MyKey when a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid I was testing accidentally came with the parental control device. With a long, 900-mile road trip planned, was this a simple mistake, or was I the victim of a cruel sense of humor?
Potential distractions for new car drivers are popping up as quickly as automakers can cram new touch screens and apps into the cars being sold.
Adaptive cruise control, emergency brake assist and blind-spot monitoring were the stuff of science fiction just a decade ago, but today these features are available on many reasonably priced, mass-market vehicles. Pushing driver assistance even further, Continental is developing a suite of advanced technologies with some pretty amazing capabilities.