How Much Safety Technology Should A Teen Driver Purchase?

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There’s a debate raging over at the Car Talk Communities about advanced safety technology and teen drivers. “I’ve noticed your partiality to all the new safety features available on today’s cars – automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and rear cross traffic alert, amongst others,” writes Michael Britten. With his own teen grandchildren about […]

When Will Advanced Safety Features be Standard?

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Last week at the MIT MediaLab, the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) held its annual conference on advanced vehicle technology. The panel included executives involved in incorporating autonomous, semi-autonomous and infotainment technologies in our cars. The panelists came from auto manufacturers (Toyota and Hyundai), professional associations (SAE), suppliers (Qualcomm), academia (MIT) and consumer advocacy […]

Fiat Chrysler Chooses Harman and Google for Global Connected Car System

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced it will use Harman and Google technologies to create a new connected vehicle system that will be used by all of its vehicles across the globe. It will include an off-board system based on Harman (Samsung) technologies and an on-board system that is Android-based. The off-board system will securely manage […]