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The new Ford Fusion will parallel park for you

09/18/2012, There are few things more embarrassing than really screwing up a parallel parking job on a busy city block. Rearview cameras in some cars have made it easier, but for the most part, parallel parking technique hasn’t changed in decades. It still...

Apple discussed about building a car

08/03/2012, While the current Applevs. Samsung trial is about phones and tablets, Phil Schiller who is Apple’s VP of Marketing has testified that Apple had discussed building a car at some point. This got out of the trial via a Tweet from Nick Bilton (New York...

In-Car WiFi for Audi A4 and A5 2013 models

07/19/2012, If you’ve been shopping for an Audi A4 or A5, here’s one more (geeky) reason to be interested: both 2013 models will come with in-car WiFi, which is connected to a 3G modem, which will work on the T-Mobile network. Yes, your car will now have...

Wide-angle non-distorting mirror for cars eliminates blind spots

06/08/2012, Dr. Andrew Hicks of Drexel University has recently been awarded a patent for a car side mirror that can reportedly eliminate “blind spots”. A blind spot is an area around the vehicle that cannot be directly observed by the driver. These blind...

Self-driving car legislation passes California Senate

05/21/2012, Following the steps of Nevada to officially approve rules for self-driving cars on its public roads, the State Senate of California passed the Senate Bill 1298 today to support the safety  and performance standards of autonomous vehicles operating on the...

Google negotiates with Detroit automakers to push self-driving cars

04/25/2012, It seems that Google is very determined to push its automotive technology to greater heights. According to the Wall Street Journal, Anthony Levandowski, head of Google’s automotive technology, revealed to them that he recently made a trip to Detroit...

Cambridge Crude: liquid electricity

12/19/2011, While electric vehicles (EVs) are slated to be the vehicles of the future, a number of factors are holding people back from switching over from regular vehicles right now. EVs have a lower driving range, extremely slow recharge speeds and there...

Honda Fit EV to launch in Summer of 2012

11/18/2011, If you like the look of the current Honda Fit model, the good news is that come Summer of 2012, you will be able to get your hands on an EV model of the car if you live in California or Oregon. However for those living in the East Coast, you will have to...

GM announces Chevy Spark EV for 2013

10/12/2011, General Motors has announced that come 2013, their urban minicar, the Chevy Spark, will be made available in the US market, but the kicker is that it will only be available in limited quantity and for select types of drivers only. By select drivers, it...

Speed vest for cyclists shows how fast they’re going

10/07/2011, Most drivers are probably acutely aware of the frustrations of driving behind a cyclist. A cyclist could be pedaling away like crazy, but compared to a driver of a car who just needs to put the pedal to the metal and achieve speeds of 40-50mph, naturally...

AA launches first electric/hybrid vehicle training course

10/06/2011, Driving a hybrid/electric vehicle isn’t the same as driving a regular fuel-powered vehicle. The point of hybrids and EVs is to minimize the use of fuel, which is not only greener but could potentially be more efficient in terms of mileage, although the...

Fiat 500 Pink Edition supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

09/29/2011, If you believe that supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is a good cause that you would like to be a part of, and if you so happen to be shopping for a car at the same time, Fiat has unveiled the 500 Pink Edition car, whereby a portion...

Disney Appmates combines apps and toys together

09/27/2011, While game applications on our smartphones and tablets are fun enough, Disney is looking to add a new dimension to the gaming experience with the addition of a physical toy, as pictured above. The new interactive Disney Appmates has been designed to allow...