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Categories: Technology

Redefining a Computer Crash

On: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 10:21AM | By: Karen Cook


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There are more and more stories concerning new automobile technology. President Obama even recently “test drove” new vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology. He wasn’t on the road or even in a real car but he virtually tested some technology of the future and gave it his seal of approval. Autonomous vehicles are also hot topics and are seen as an inevitable advancement in personal travel.


Calling All Hackers!

On: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 7:09AM | By: Karen Cook


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There’s a huge challenge with a “huger” reward available to all hackers. If you happen to be in Beijing this week and you think you have exceptional hacking skills, stop by the 2014 SyScan Conference. There’s $10,000 on the table for anyone who can hack into the computer inside a Tesla Model S.


Baby, You're Hot!

On: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:50AM | By: Karen Cook


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Don’t you love it when someone tells you that you look good or pretty or, best of all, hot? If someone happens to tell you that while you are driving a Grand Cherokee or Durango, you might want to do more than blush and smile. They could be clueing you in on a more serious matter.


Nissan's No Charge To Charge

On: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:49AM | By: Karen Cook


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When you buy a gas-powered vehicle you have to factor in gas prices, but you assume a gas station will be there when you need one. It’s not so easy when you buy an electric-powered car. You still have to account for fees when using public charging stations, but you can’t count on one being convenient when you need it. The money, time to charge, and lack of stations are hurdles that EV sellers are trying to deal with.


 

Paint Your Car With A Brush?

On: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:54PM | By: Karen Cook


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My poor little PT Cruiser has eczema. It’s pretty well advanced. His skin is just flaking off in spots. I’m embarrassed and I feel sorry for him. I’d like to get him painted, but not only is it expensive, but it’s also time consuming. You have to make and appointment and drop off your car. Then the paint guys are going to sand your car down, cover him with tape to protect the mirrors and such, and stick him in a paint booth to coat him thoroughly. This will be repeated a few times and the prior coat must dry before another can be applied.


Mercedes Commits to Autonomous Driving in a BIG Way

On: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:52PM | By: Chris Weiss


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Like it or not, a world in which cars are capable of driving themselves is gradually becoming reality. Daimler leaps ahead of other automakers into opening our eyes to the freight truck of the future. The Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 is a fully autonomous big rig that can carry driver and freight over highways. More than just a fanciful concept car built for the expo center, the Future Truck is a working prototype able to drive itself right now.


Chrysler Catches GM's Illness

On: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 1:24PM | By: Karen Cook


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You know how when one kid at school gets a cold, lots of kids at school end up with a cold? I don’t know the precise location of General Motors factories in relation to Chrysler’s, but it seems like GM’s ignition switch disease is spreading.


Ford Has Cars That Know Who You Are... or Aren't

On: Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 10:48AM | By: Karen Cook


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Facial recognition is the new craze in automobile technology. Mercedes-Benz has a camera that can tell if the driver is getting drowsy and warn him to get some rest. Peugeot Citroen has one that can detect the emotions of the driver. Not sure what your car can do about your anger though.


Detroit Electric Readies the Launch of 'World's Fastest Electric Vehicle'

On: Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 2:06PM | By: Chris Weiss


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Ever since the Tesla Roadster retired a few years back, the world of electric vehicles has been a little less exciting. The Model S is a nice replacement, and there are a number of high-end electric supercar designs floating around, but the market really misses a sporty, semi-attainable electric two-door. It's a void that Detroit Electric will soon fill with the new SP:01, a car it calls the world's fastest production electric vehicle.


To Key or Not to Key

On: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 2:45PM | By: Karen Cook


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The massive recall of General Motors’ ignition switches has raised some important questions and sparked discussions throughout the automobile market. With the number of vehicles recalled in the millions and still growing, we have to ask how long the old key-activated ignition will be around. The short answer is, it’s not going anywhere.


The New ART of the Service Department

On: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:31PM | By: Karen Cook


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The future of the service and maintenance jobs is happening right in front of our eyes at Audi dealerships across the nation. The manufacturer is mixing remote controlled robots with expert technicians to diagnose problems in a faster, more accurate way.