Use Waze? The Cops Want the Police Tracking Feature Disabled

One of Waze’s most popular features — that warns users when police are nearby — could be disabled if sheriffs have their way. They say it’s allowing miscreants to stalk law enforcement officers.

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Make driving in snow easier by using this magic button your car may have

Nearly all Toyota and Lexus vehicles, and also some models made by other manufacturers,  have a simple little button that drivers can push to help make getting started in snowy conditions easier.  Time to find that button before Smowmageddon hits.

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NADA 2015, Part 2: Pitches From The Suppliers

In NADA 2015 Part 1, we covered some of the ways manufacturers were engaging their dealer audiences. This time in Part 2, we’ll cover some of the third-party suppliers and the products they were pitching – everything from electronic tire tread readers to chocolate chip cookies. Let’s take a look.

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NADA 2015, Part 1: Appeals From The Carmakers

Dealers are fun, and their suppliers are too. So when we heard that NADA, the National Automotive Dealer Association, was hosting the 2015 Convention and Expo near BestRide’s San Francisco outpost, we high-tailed it down to the Moscone Center to get a look. Here in Part 1, we’ll look at how some OEMs looked to connect more deeply with their dealers.

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VIDEO: The Very Orange Scion tC Release Series 9 Hits Showrooms

So you’ve been holding out for a car with orange seatbelts, but your color choice has up til now been ignored by the carmakers. Well now’s your chance: the 2015 Scion tC Release Series 9.0 is hitting the dealers, and it has exactly your shade of safety gear.

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Snowmageddon 2015: The Politics of Travel Bans

As of 10:00 this morning, the governor of the state of Connecticut issued an all-out travel ban in the Nutmeg State, thanks to the upcoming winter weather the state will experience. It certainly allows road crews to move the snow, but politically, it leaves the governor vulnerable to people who think such bans are authoritarian and unconstitutional.

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Jeff Gordon is Retiring From NASCAR

It’s official. Jeff Gordon has just announced his retirement from full-time racing. The 2015 season will be his 23rd and his last racing on the Sprint Cup circuit.

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Video- Winter Wiper Blades -New Englanders’ secret to safe winter driving

  New England has its share of bad weather.  Snow is not the worst condition to drive in.  Freezing rain and sleet that freeze up your wiper blades is.   The old New England secret to coping with these bad conditions is the “wintah “wypah. 

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Automotive Collectibles: What to Watch Out For

Automotive collectibles were nuts in the 1990s, and values were off the charts. That’s different now, and if you’re interested in collecting especially die-cast cars, you need to be aware of what some of the prices are.

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Too Sexy for Canada: Are Spokesmodels Inappropriate at Auto Shows?

I spent last week at two auto shows — Detroit’s North American International Auto Show and Boston’s New England International Auto Show — reporting on the latest models. What we didn’t report on were the MODELS, the attractive young men and women who flank new car introductions. In an age of hyper-political-correctness, a Canadian automotive publication is asking if spokesmodels should be banned outright.

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Takata Airbag Oversight Committee Announced; Led by Former US Transportation Secretary

January 20, 2015 — According to David Sedgwick of the Automotive News, Former Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner today released a list of six experts to serve on an independent panel to oversee the Takata Corporation’s efforts to ensure that its airbag inflators meet federal safety standards.

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Car Doctor Q&A: Is it Safe To Drive a BMW With a Takata Airbag?

This week, AAA’s Car Doctor, John Paul, fielded the very same question I got when I was on Jay Talking on WBZ a few weeks ago, regarding the Takata airbag recall. Millions of you out there probably have the same question, since there’s a limited supply of these airbags for replacement.

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