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2020 Hyundai Sonata: When Beauty Is Beyond Skin-Deep

Hyundai’s new platform for the 2020 Sonata enhances the sedan’s safety. The 2020 Sonata is the first model in Hyundai’s lineup to utilize the platform. Hyundai will expand the new platform to include other vehicles in their portfolio.  Sensuous Sportiness design concept. Try saying that three times fast! Despite the phrase being a tongue twister, it’s the inspiration behind the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. Last year, at the Geneva International Motor Show, Hyundai revealed how their future cars might ...
Tags: Car News, Car Tech, Hyundai

New Volvo Tech Could Intervene During Distracted & Intoxicated Driving

Volvo’s new monitoring system aims to reduce the impacts of distracted and impaired driving. The technology allows the vehicle to automatically intervene if a driver fails to respond to warnings. As part of a larger conversation, Volvo asks if automakers have an obligation to produce such technology.  Volvo is showcasing new technology that may prevent fatal accidents involving impairment, speeding, and distraction. The automaker is doubling down on their vision of a future with zero traffic f...
Tags: United States, Autos, Autonomous Cars, Car Tech, Volvo, Nhtsa, Michigan State Police, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Volvo Cars, National Safety Council, New Volvo, Flegel, Car News, Henrik Green, Jim Flegel, Ken Kolosh

Night Vision For The Masses: NightRide Helps Keep Drivers Safe

Sometimes even with the best of headlights, it’s impossible to see everything at night.  A new product called NightRide uses advanced infrared technology to help drivers see after dark.   The NightRide unit comes with two different displays, including a “fighter pilot” style heads-up display.  There’s no doubt about it. Driving at night is risky business. Throw in visually-impaired drivers, fatigue from the long work day, and rush hour traffic and the odds are further against you. In fact, the...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Car Tech, Products, Cadillac, National Safety Council, Groce, Car Talk, BMW Mercedes Benz Audi, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Shawn Groce Founder of Wesa, Wesa Inc

Imagine By Kia: New Concept Electric Aims To Please The Senses

This car/SUV/crossover is the first pure-electric vehicle from Kia.  The familiar Kia “tiger nose” makes way for the “tiger mask” front design.  Kia unveiled the “Imagine by Kia” concept at the Geneva International Motor Show. Ah yes, another concept EV. The Imagine by Kia is the South Korean car maker’s first-ever, pure-electric four-door car. It fuses the design attributes of a muscular SUV, athletic family saloon, and a versatile crossover. I have no idea how Kia did it, but the initial res...
Tags: Autos, Audi, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Kia, Car Tech, Peugeot, Guillaume, Kia Motors, Car News, Alfa Romeo Montreal, Kia Motors Europe, De Tomaso Mangusta, Gregory Guillaume, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR

Jeep Electrifies Renegade & Compass With Plug-In Hybrid Powertrains

The Jeep Renegade and Compass are going green in 2020.  However, Jeep isn’t exactly jumping on the typical EV bandwagon.  Both plug-in hybrids feature a revolutionary electric all-wheel drive system. Jeep found a better way to make a lasting impression at the Geneva International Motor Show recently. The brand unveiled two new plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Renegade and Compass for all the world to see. Yes, you read that right. After dominating last year’s headlines with the all-new Glad...
Tags: Fca, Autos, Audi, Car Tech, Jeep, Phev, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA, FCA US LLC, Geneva International Motor Show, Car News, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR

2020 Ford Super Duty: An In-Depth Look At Dearborn’s Big Slugger

The 2020 Ford Super Duty enters a market with stiff competition from GM and Ram. Ford designs and builds all their heavy-duty engine and transmission combinations in house. The 2020 Super Duty is the most tested truck in Ford’s history, logging an excess of 15 million miles.  Meet the 2020 Ford Super Duty. It’s bigger. It’s badder. And in one striking way, it’s a little familiar. Glancing over the specs, one item will stand out immediately for Ford fans: that is the return of the 7.3. Although...
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Detroit Lions, North America, Car Tech, Louisville, Ford Motor Company, Ohio Assembly Plant, Dearborn, Homestead Miami Speedway, Miko, Wayne State University, Sioux Falls South Dakota, Kentucky Truck Plant

Majority of Americans Think Electric Vehicles Are The Future

A recent study examines public opinion and thought with regard to electric vehicles.  The results are largely positive, with respondents saying EVs are viable for the future.  Would you consider owning an EV as your next car? Why or why not? Let us know on Twitter.  It seems Americans are truly warming up to the thought of owning an electric car. This is evidenced in the latest study published in Volvo Reports: The State of Electric Vehicles in America conducted by Volvo Cars and Harris Poll. ...
Tags: California, America, Magazine, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Epa, Oklahoma, Nissan, Car Tech, Volvo, Vermont, AAA, Tesla Motors, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Bolt Ev, Nissan Leaf

Infiniti QX Inspiration: The Potential of Empty Spaces & The Art of Origami

The QX Inspiration is Infiniti’s foray into the EV market. It has a pair of electric motors and an electric all-wheel drive system. The coach doors, cab-forward design, and other styling elements are inspired by Japanese culture. It’s hard to describe the Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept. After all, we’re talking about a concept car here. From the looks of it, the QX is a small and compact SUV on steroids. However, it does give the Lamborghini Urus and Maserati Levante a serious run for cash in...
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Infiniti, Audi, Car Tech, Mercedes Benz GLC, Habib, Nissan Motor Company, Car News, Maserati Levante, Albaisa, Karim Habib, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd, Bianco Carrara, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR

Put A Sock In It! New Tech Makes The 2020 Ford Explorer More Quiet

How do you keep a modern SUV as quiet as a church mouse?  Easy: a state-of-the-art laboratory, a few microphones, and a librarian’s touch.   Ford says the 2020 Explorer is the quietest one yet, calling it “Librarian-Approved.” That’s funny, clever, and probably true. It also shows just how far away from their truck-based ancestors modern SUVs are. It also points out what a modern SUV is expected to be: Civilized and Refined. Ford goes so far as to say that today’s SUV buyers are “seeking peace...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Car Tech, Ford Motor Company, Lewis, Car News, Tony Borroz, Refined Ford, Ford Motor Company Pin Drop Ford, Parker Lewis Ford, Ford Explorer Mission Control Ford, Chicago Assembly Plant Expect

2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE & The Power of Ten

Just when you thought the Detroit Auto Show was over, Chevy drops a rather nice surprise on us. Say hello to the 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE, “the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever.” You pretty much had me at “fastest,” but then you had to add “most track-capable Camaro ever.” Track capable you say? And wait, what’s this about a new transmission? Now you tell us!? Money Pits & Stop Watches Look, I’m not much of a track guy. I like going to tracks – love going to tracks, actually – but gett...
Tags: Gm, Autos, Chevy, Car Tech, Detroit Auto Show, Mario Andretti, Brembo, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Goodyear Eagle, Car News, Car Talk, Mark Dickens, Tony Borroz, Chevrolet Black Magic, Milford Road Course, Chevrolet Imagine

CES 2019: What’s Next for Self-Driving Cars, Connected Vehicles and Vehicle Technology

Today, vehicles are evolving to be more connected and autonomous. Innovators continually develop new ideas to make transportation more convenient, efficient and eco-friendly. And CES 2019 in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest and greatest. With over 290K net square feet of vehicle-tech exhibit space, CES 2019 is your opportunity to see the self-driving cars, concept cars, connected vehicles and… flying taxis!? In fact, you can even test drive the latest vehicle technology including parkin...
Tags: Amazon, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Connected Cars, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Concept Cars, Driverless Cars, Kia, Car Tech, AAA, Driverless Car, Alexa, TomTom

Goodbye Keys! Hello Hyundai’s Fingerprint Technology

Hyundai’s technology allows drivers to unlock and start their vehicle with their fingerprints. An on-board security system helps determine the driver’s actual prints to prevent theft. The technology is another example of how consumers want a vehicle to fit their lifestyle.   It sounds like something out of science fiction. Like those movies where the crew, in order to open the hatch to the spaceship’s next corridor, place their hands on a blue-lit screen. Hyundai is now using that Hollywood ma...
Tags: Hollywood, Autos, Detroit Lions, Hyundai, Car Tech, Santa Fe, Albert Biermann, Detroit Michigan, Hyundai Motor, Wayne State University, Hyundai Motor Company, Car News, Carl Anthony, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Detecting Imposters Hyundai, Head of Research Development Hyundai Motor Company

Teen Drivers: Help Keep them Safe with Monitoring Devices and Apps

Remember how you felt when you got your license and took your first solo drive? We certainly do. Proud, excited and FREE! Earning a driver’s license is the first real step into adulthood and with it comes a lot of responsibility at a young age. Back then, our parents gave us advice to help keep us safe. But there was little beyond this to assist them. Today, we’re lucky to have modern technology like connected devices and smartphone apps to help. Here we take a look at a few options to help kee...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Safety, Advice, Uncategorized, Distracted Driving, Autos, Connected Car, Car Tech, Car Safety, Amazon Alexa, Openbay, Life360, Safe Driving, Teen Driver

Canine Car Seats & Rolling Refrigerators: Auto Trends Around the World

Some of the most significant trends in the automotive industry are also the most interesting.  Ridesharing and Artificial Intelligence rank high but consumers still want comfort and convenience.  In the United States, many worry about their pets when traveling; in Germany, electrification is key.  Beyond backup cameras, consumers around the world are asking automakers to expand their offerings and add on-the-go convenience. From enhanced entertainment options to extra comfort for our four-legg...
Tags: Google, Uber, Japan, Germany, Los Angeles, San Francisco, General Motors, United States, Magazine, Autos, Toyota, Las Vegas, North America, Car Tech, Volvo, Chrysler Pacifica

From EVs to forbidden fruit, car lovers have a lot to be thankful for this year

Thanksgiving is about food, football, family, and great deals. For us, it's also about cars. The members of Digital Trends' car team are taking a minute to reflect on what we're thankful for in 2018. The post From EVs to forbidden fruit, car lovers have a lot to be thankful for this year appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Car Tech, Digital Trends, Thanksgiving 2018

Chevy eCOPO Camaro Concept: Drag Racing Goes Electric!

Chevy partners with Hancock and Lane Racing for the eCOPO Camaro Concept. The Chevy eCOPO Camaro is entirely electric and runs a quarter-mile in the single digits.  Testing is still underway although the concept made its debut recently at SEMA in Las Vegas.  Okay, calm down, calm down. This won’t be easy for some to hear. Chevrolet has just rolled out a COPO Camaro drag car, and it’s an electric vehicle. I know, I know. Given the torque produced by electric motors, this could be one of the co...
Tags: Ford, Gm, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Car Tech, Ali, Camaro, SBC, Hancock, SEMA, BorgWarner, Car News, Tony Borroz, Russ O'Blenes, Las Vegas Okay

Lights! Camera! . . . Ford Edge ST?

Dearborn is going Hollywood with the Ford Edge ST Camera Car. Pursuit Systems helped modify the Edge ST for high-speed action footage. Quick question: Say you need to film a car scene in a movie or a TV show, how do you do it? There’s a number of tricks Hollywood can pull, but if you want to shoot an actual car, driving down an actual road, you have to use something known as a “camera car.” These are custom-built rigs that run all the way from simple to complex. However, this Ford Edge ST is, ...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Movies, America, Ford, Autos, Car Tech, Amg, Ford Motor Company, Mercedes Benz, Dearborn, Ergo, North Hollywood, Ford Edge, Tony Borroz, Pursuit Systems

Solar Charging Technology For Cars? Hyundai & Kia Say It’s Viable

Emerging technology can charge a car’s battery via body or roof-mounted solar panels. The “translucent solar roof” is the first system of its kind for internal combustion engines. Hyundai and Kia say the solar charging systems will help reduce harmful CO2 emissions.  Hyundai and Kia will implement solar charging technology on certain Hyundai vehicles as early as next year. The electricity-generating solar panels, on either the roof or hood, will provide additional electrical power to increase ...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai, Kia, Car Tech, Hyundai Motor Group, Car News, Future Of Transportation, Jeong Gil Park, Hyundai Motor Group This, Gil Park

New Study Examines Top States For EV Owners (It’s Not California)

A recent study by YourMechanic examines the top states for EV owners. The study measures how convenient ownership is for residents in each state. Would you consider driving an EV in your home state? Let us know on Twitter.  It seems like a rather easy question to answer: which states love electric vehicles the most? You’d think it would be Cali – shoot, I’d think it would be Cali – but we’d all be wrong. At least that’s what a new study from YourMechanic points out. Their study analyzes the el...
Tags: Feature, Mississippi, California, Washington, Oregon, Tesla, Alaska, Hawaii, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Illinois, Mitsubishi, Car Tech

These States Show EV Owners The Most Love (And It’s Not California)

A recent study by YourMechanic examines the top states for EV owners. The study measures how convenient ownership is for residents in each state. Would you consider driving an EV in your home state? Let us know on Twitter.  It seems like a rather easy question to answer: which states love electric vehicles the most? You’d think it would be Cali – shoot, I’d think it would be Cali – but we’d all be wrong. At least that’s what a new study from YourMechanic points out. Their study analyzes the el...
Tags: Feature, Mississippi, California, Washington, Oregon, Tesla, Alaska, Hawaii, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Illinois, Mitsubishi, Car Tech

McLaren Speedtail: An Angel In The Outfield

The McLaren Speedtail was recently revealed to future owners at a private event in London. The Speedtail is the first of 18 new cars under the company’s Track25 business plan. It’s the fastest McLaren in history, capable of 250 mph.   The info on the new McLaren Speedtail hypercar was just released. And if this thing performs anywhere close to what it looks like, it should be angelically fast. Yes, Speedtail is not the most adroit of names, and, yes, it’s hideously priced. But who cares?! The ...
Tags: London, Porsche, Ferrari, Maranello, Stevie Wonder, Autos, Mclaren, Car Tech, Boeing, Pagani Huayra, Carolinas, McLaren Automotive, Groton, Car News, Tony Borroz, Papaya Orange

2018 Audi R8 Competition Package: Engage Gusto, Destroy Subtlety

Audi says this version is the most performance-oriented R8 yet. Numerous Audi Sport performance parts come factory-installed. Don’t expect to see very many of them as production will be slim.  Audi didn’t make this version of the R8 any prettier, I’m afraid, but they did make it hotter. It’s lighter, more track-focused and, if you are one of those “performance before all other things” kind of gearhead, then the 2018 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe Competition is the version you want. Audi’s cars, it’s ...
Tags: Ferrari, Autos, Audi, Car Tech, Don, Shaquille O Neal, Bang Olufsen, Audi of America Inc, Car News, Tony Borroz, Suzuka Gray, Palm Springs Worth

Chevy’s 2.7L Turbo Silverado: Does It Pass Muster?

Chevy’s turbo Silverado will hit the market before the end of the year.  The new 2.7L Turbo, according to Chevy, tops comparable Ram and Ford engines.  How will the new turbo hold up in a product line long dominated by 5.3 and 6.2 V8 engines?  While the 6.2 V8 is the biggest and baddest rooster in the Silverado barnyard, Chevy is showcasing a new spring chicken for their 2019 1500 lineup. It’s hard to imagine General Motors – with the mighty 6.2 and evergreen 5.3 – going smaller. And turbo. Bu...
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Detroit Lions, Epa, Chevy, Engines, Detroit, Car Tech, Garfield, Detroit Free Press, Johnny, Detroit Michigan, Silverado, Wayne State University

VW & Microsoft Partnership Focuses On Connected Vehicle Services

Partnership will pursue a “fully connected” vehicle fleet for future Volkswagen models. Microsoft’s Azure platform will serve as the foundation VW’s connected car services. VW says they want to become a full-service “mobility provider.” The hook-ups between automotive and tech companies continues apace, with Volkswagen and Microsoft announcing a new strategic partnership recently. But this seems more than just “such and such connectivity feature is now available in our latest models.” VW and M...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, North America, Seattle, Car Tech, Volkswagen Group, Jetson, Redmond, George Jetson, Volkswagen of America Inc, Digital Platform, Future Of Transportation, Tony Borroz

Honda Debuts Tech That Can See Around Buildings. Here Is How It Works.

Honda rolls out new vehicle communication tech in Ohio to reduce intersection collisions.  Research shows intersection collisions are increasingly common and dangerous. Smart Intersection technology and subsequent systems play a role in the success of autonomous cars.  Honda is taking their next steps towards a driverless portfolio with the introduction of Smart Intersection technology. Honda says it enhances vehicle-to-everything (or V2X) communication, and can reduce deadly intersection coll...
Tags: America, Autos, Marysville, Ohio, Michigan, Autonomous Cars, Honda, Hyundai, Car Tech, Continental, Wright Brothers, Klaus, National Safety Council, United States Department of Transportation, Marysville Ohio, John R Kasich

2019 Ford Edge: Now Powered By A.I. Technology

The 2019 Ford Edge uses artificial intelligence to improve performance and traction.  The system is complex and works faster than the human brain, according to Ford.  The biggest news about the 2019 Ford Edge is, surprisingly, not related to the hardcore ST variant. Even though the Edge ST rightfully deserves a place in the news, the base price of $42,355 is an issue for some buyers. After ticking the option box for the chassis upgrades, bigger brakes, and larger alloys, the price balloons to ...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Epa, Honda, Car Tech, Ford Motor Company, Mazda, Dodge Durango, Ford Edge, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Scott Beiring, Beiring

New Study Shows Most Common Seasonal Car Repairs

Do seasonal car repairs exist?   A new study examines the most common repairs by season.  Are certain parts in your car more prone to breaking down depending on the season? Are there such things as seasonal car repairs? Mobile car repair company YourMechanic came up with a study that covers the most common car repair issues by season. They analyzed the most frequent service requests and revealed some interesting yet unexpected results. “While some of the results of our analysis are to be expec...
Tags: Autos, Francis, Car Tech, Rocco, Las Vegas Nevada, Car Care, In-Depth, Rob Francis, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Findlay Toyota, Expert Analysis On Seasonal Car Repairs

2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison Takes The Fight To Ford’s Ranger Raptor

Where in the world did this truck come from!? The new ZR2 Bison is a Chevy Colorado on steroids. While the Ford Ranger Raptor waits in the wings, rival brand Chevrolet has something in store for pickup fans: the 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison. This is Chevrolet’s first ever collaboration with AEV or American Expedition Vehicles. The result is a rough and ready off-road machine that looks perfectly at home in the boondocks. “More and more enthusiasts are discovering that Colorado is ideal for of...
Tags: Feature, Colorado, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Chevy, Chevrolet, Car Tech, Chevy Colorado, Diesel, Tacoma, Boron, AEV, Car News, Sandor Piszar, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac

These 3 Easy Tips can Help Your Shop Run at Maximum Efficiently

Have you ever wondered if your shop is running as efficient as possible?  Efficiency is key when running a business, so here are some easy tips to help your shop achieve its maximum potential. Tip 1: In order to run an efficient repair shop, we need to start with the basics.  Let’s talk about the main overhead/recurring costs: rent/mortgage, employees, tools, utilities and insurance.  These basic expenses need to be solidified into the monthly budget, which will give you a better idea of what yo...
Tags: Auto, Appointment, Service, Car, Repair, Efficiency, Autos, Shop, Car Tech, Run, Shell, Seamless, Advisor, Easy, Efficient, Openbay

6 Key Consumer Demands & How The Auto Industry Is Responding

New consumer demands and preferences are changing how automakers design cars. From intuitive GPS to virtual assistant technology, cars may become computers on wheels. Automakers are seeking to meet consumers where they are from a technology standpoint. 6 Key Consumer Demands & How The Auto Industry Is Responding Today, our vehicles offer more than just a trip from A to B. Now drivers can connect to their vehicles for things like on-demand music, GPS guidance, and even cloud access. Each year...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, General Motors, Cisco, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Autos, Waze, Nissan, Hyundai, Car Tech, Tesla Motors, Alexa, GMC Sierra

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