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Categories: Rumors

New Idea to Control Drunk Drivers

On: Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 11:26AM | By: Karen Cook


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Did you know that between 2006 and 2011 the number of traffic fatalities involving alcohol declined consistently? Were we more responsible? Were we not driving drunk? Or were we just lucky? We may never know but the trend is over. Intoxicated drivers killed more 4.6% more people in 2012 than in 2011. And it appears the numbers will continue to rise.


Tesla Working on a Pickup Truck?

On: Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 10:53AM | By: Chris Weiss


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We've heard that Tesla has a number of cars in the pipeline, including the Model X crossover, a sub-Model S sedan and a new roadster. This is by far the strangest item on the docket, however: Tesla said this week that it's planning a pickup truck. 


Toyota's FV2: Mood Ring Meets Segway

On: Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 12:24PM | By: Karen Cook


Toyota's FV2: Mood Ring Meets Segway test 1-1

So, you’re waiting at a stop light and you glance into the car next to you. The guy in the other car is obviously angry. He’s got a grimace that goes on for days and the veins in his forehead are visibly pounding even from your vantage point. When the light turns green you drive slightly more defensively until he turns off the road. What if your car could read your mood? What if your car could read your mood and broadcast this information to other drivers? What if it changed color in response? It sounds like something from a movie but this is just the start of what a new vehicle from Toyota can do.


Three Auto-Related Urban Legends, Just in Time for Halloween

On: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 9:07AM | By: Bill Wilson


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Cars have been inspiring weird stories ever since Henry Ford came out with the Model T.  They’re a staple part of urban legends, those odd accounts that move through society faster than a Ferrari on the Autobahn.  Here’s a look at three of these strange tales.


 

Wow: 500+ New & Used Vintage Cars Discovered At Closed Chevy Dealership

On: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 2:09PM | By: Teddy Field


Wow: 500+ New & Used Vintage Cars Discovered At Closed Chevy Dealership test 1-1

In 1996, Lambrecht Chevrolet closed its doors for the very last time. Owners Ray & Mildred Lambrecht had served the residents of Pierce, Nebraska since 1946, and it was finally time to retire. At one time, this small Midwest dealership was one of Chevrolet's highest-volume stores. Ray would give people his best price right off the bat. If the customer wanted to haggle, he'd tell them, “If you can find a better price on this vehicle, then you should go get it.” He treated people the way he wanted to be treated, and that kept customers came back again and again.

During their 50 years in business, the Lambrecht's put countless Americans on the road, and they amassed a collection of over 500 cars in the process. Like an enormous time capsule, Lambrecht Chevrolet Co. is a glimpse into how our country used to be. And now, all those memories are about to cross the auction block.


Nissan Sets 2020 Deadline for Self-Driving Vehicles

On: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 9:36AM | By: Bill Wilson


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For most people, self-driving cars fit in the same category as jet backpacks, robot butlers, and personal spaceships. While they’re great topics for science-fiction writers, there’s very little chance that they will ever exist in the real world. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn begs to differ, however. He not only intends to build autonomous vehicles, he has announced that they will be available for public purchase by 2020.

To those in the know, including other auto executives, this goal sounds so ambitious as to be ridiculous. While Google has put several self-driving cars on the road, the search engine giant has no plans to market such vehicles to the public. Rather, company heads hope to sell the technology to established manufacturers like Ford, GM, and Toyota.


WARNING! Accident Approaching!

On: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 5:31PM | By: Karen Cook


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Apparently, there is an old controversy resurfacing over seat belts. Do you wear yours? If not, why not? In Florida it’s the law. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle unless all passengers in the front seat buckled up. A violation will cost you $30. In addition, all children under 18 must wear a belt regardless of where they are sitting, or be restrained in a car seat. Ignoring this one is worth $60.


Can You Text in a Self-Driving Car?

On: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 9:03AM | By: Karen Cook


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When is it ok to text and drive? Obviously, the answer is never! But what if you aren’t actually driving? What if your car is driving for you? I always picture George Jetson and hear his iconic “future car sound” when I think of the new technology of self-driving vehicles. (Funny though. He never had a cell phone. Even he didn’t text and drive.)


Audi Reveals New Sequential Turn Signal

On: Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 9:27AM | By: Chris Weiss


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Sometimes the best additions to new cars have nothing to do with horsepower or speed. For instance, the new Audi A8 gets an upgrade that's minor on the surface but likely to make more of an impact on roads than an extra five horses. The Audi Matrix LED headlamp delivers a distinctive turn signal that the German automaker says will provide enhanced visibility.


Still the same: 2014 Subaru WRX

On: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:21AM | By: Teddy Field


Still the same: 2014 Subaru WRX test 1-1

If you want a road-legal rally car, then you've only got two options: the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, or the Subaru WRX. Both are available in mild-to-wild performance spec. And both are just tolerable enough to be driven every day. Subaru's hot-heeled compact has been with us in its current form since 2007. Given the recent redesign of the Impreza, many have been expecting a redesigned version of the WRX to debut this year. But it looks like we're going to have to wait a little longer.


Five New Safety Features Your Car Will Have By 2020

On: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 9:55AM | By: Bill Wilson


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Imagine the following: you’ve been on the road since 6 a.m., and it’s now well past sunset. You’ve got three more hours to go before you’re home and the last thing you want to do is stop. So you drain the cup at your side of its last lukewarm drops of coffee and turn the radio up a little louder. You think you’re wide awake, but actually your eyelids are drooping. A moment later they shut… “ALERT! ALERT! DRIVER FALLING ASLEEP!”