From about 1950 to 1995, automobiles largely operated the same way. Yes, the occasional pushbutton gear selector or thumbwheel radio volume knob came along (usually in a Chrysler product, by the way), but for the most part, window cranks, radio tuning knobs, gear shift levers and window defrosters all worked exactly the same, no matter […]
Remote door locks are pretty much a standard feature these days, but their convenience leaves your car vulnerable to break-ins. Car Doctor John Paul has some security suggestions.
Speed Racer’s Mach 5 had amazing capabilities. Here’s a look at the cool gadgets that Speed Racer’s car had that you too can now own.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto both go a long way to combatting distracted driving. They mimic your smartphone screen on your car’s infotainment screen reducing the temptation to pick up your phone when you’re at the wheel. Functionality includes navigation, but Apple has long avoided adding two popular options. That’s about to change as Waze […]
UPDATE: If you missed it, we’ve got the entire list of 2016 and 2017 models available with a manual transmission. As automatic transmissions improve, why bother with a manual? Here are 10 reasons to mix your own gears.
Hybrids are something of an easy sell these days, especially with gas prices rising, but electric vehicles are a different story. They’re still outside the average driver’s comfort zone with many fearful of running out of juice due to the lack of charging stations. Volkswagen has a plan to overcome that issue. Electrify America is […]
Although the exact features vary and the trademarked names the automakers give autonomous technology differ, they do have something in common. All of them require a driver in the driver’s seat to take over if something goes wrong. Looks like one guy in the U.K. missed that last part.
We’re working with Car Talk, MIT and the New England Motor Press Association to extend the research we’ve one in understanding how comfortable American drivers are with autonomous technology. The MIT AgeLab is again presenting a survey that asks pointed questions about your experience, interest and knowledge of autonomous technologies. To entice you a bit, […]
Safety plays a key part in our purchase decisions, but the cost often puts it out of reach for some buyers. While there are standard safety features like airbags on every car, more advanced features often come at a premium. Automakers are working to make more of these features standard and Honda just crossed a […]