Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:20 pm

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Safety is key with a keyless ignition.

Many new vehicles have smart keys that allow drivers to start their cars with the push of a button. While convenient, push button start can pose a risk to drivers and their loved ones.

With the key still in their pocket, drivers can exit the car with the engine still running. Modern engines are often so quiet that some drivers pull into the garage, forget to shut off the car and enter the house while carbon monoxide gas builds up. Read More…

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Monday, April 18, 2016 12:16 pm

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Every automaker from BMW to Subaru is working to perfect hands-free products in their cars. Some allow you to access third-party applications from your phone, others allow you to ask your infotainment system for directions to the nearest Chuck-E-Cheese’s. The hope is that the drive for hands-free infotainment systems will decrease distracted driving and accidents. Here’s the catch… they don’t!

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Monday, March 28, 2016 8:02 pm

Feel like listening to the latest Beyoncé track? Or checking in with mom? A simple command to Siri or Google Now makes this easy with your iPhone or Galaxy (or any Android-powered smartphone). Thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, making their way into more and more vehicles this year, all these tasks and many others you do with your phone are now just as easy from behind the wheel.

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Monday, March 14, 2016 6:14 pm

Self-Driving Cars What’s their real ETA?

What’s their real ETA?

We’ve all heard a lot about self-driving cars on the news or in our social media feeds, but you’re probably wondering whether they’re truly imminent or just a lot of hype.

The answer depends on your time frame. There are already several cars on the road equipped with semi-autonomous driving sensor technology that can manage speed, distance, and steering in most freeway conditions. These include the Mercedes S Class and C Class, the Honda CR-V, Acura MDX, and the Infiniti Q50, to name a few. And Tesla recently announced they would soon be giving their Model S sedans the ability to start driving themselves—with a software update, no less. There’s even a 32-acre facility in Michigan, dubbed Mcity, to give the auto industry a place for researching autonomous vehicles. Read More…

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5:54 pm

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Distracted pedestrians can be almost as dangerous as distracted drivers.

Thanks to new, sophisticated pedestrian-detection systems (part of more advanced collision-avoidance systems), your car can actually stop your car in the nick of time before you hit an obstacle or person.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:35 am

LuxuryCar_TrueCar_BuyingIf you’re a person who spends a lot of time in your car, you definitely want to be pampered while you’re in the driver’s seat. Today’s cars do more than just get you from point A to point B: they do it with high-tech features, offering a full host of luxury options to make that trip as comfortable as possible. Read More…

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Friday, January 31, 2014 8:00 am

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If you’ve ever driven on a poorly lit road after twilight, you know how hard it can be to see either animals or pedestrians in the dark. If you’ve ever seen a fox, deer, or other nocturnal animal flash across your headlights on a desolate road, then you also know how scary — and potentially dangerous — poor night visibility can be. Read More…

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