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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.


Potential Traffic Jam on V2V Communication Band

On: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:27PM | By: Karen Cook


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We’ve all experienced “traffic jams” on the internet. The network is like a huge road system with each site having its own exit. Just like on the interstate, if there are a lot of people trying to access the same site, speed slows down. The technology that allows our automobiles to communicate with each other and transmit information on potential hazards on the road ahead has its own dedicated 5.9GHZ wireless spectrum band. This means that the only “traffic” allowed to use this road is restricted to vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications.


LCD Goes Curvy

On: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:30PM | By: Karen Cook


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The center console touchscreen is a pretty common piece of technology these days. It provides drivers with route and weather information, road closures and detours, and fun stuff like music and things that will be passed along the way which might interest occupants . But, like any technology, there’s always room for improvement.


Ford shows off its light-weighting strategy with Lightweight Concept

On: Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 10:39AM | By: Chris Weiss


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The "Ford Lightweight Concept" won't win any prizes for naming creativity, but it could very well influence the future of automotive engineering. The concept is a comprehensive approach to cutting weight that uses advanced materials and construction techniques.


 

Teenager See Teenager Do

On: Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 12:13PM | By: Karen Cook


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A new study conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide and funded by the General Motors Foundation was released last week which revealed some disturbing trends concerning teens and driving. They aren't really surprising though and with a little parental guidance the problems could be nearly eliminated.


Walking On Sunshine, Driving on... Tomatoes?

On: Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 4:43PM | By: Karen Cook


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I spent two years in a small town in Germany in the mid-80s and I learned a few things. For example, when you order French fries they come with mayonnaise, not ketchup. Eventually I found out that German cooks are offended if you ask for ketchup for anything. They believe this condiment covers up rather than enhancing the flavor of food, and a diner who asks for it is telling the host that their food tastes bad.


When A Recall Doesn't Work

On: Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 1:27PM | By: Karen Cook


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The process of a recall is pretty straightforward. Buyers of vehicles experience problems which sometimes lead to injuries or deaths, and these are reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If several problems of the same sort are reported for the same model, an investigation is launched; if the fault is found to be in the manufacturing, the auto maker repairs or replaces the equipment at no charge to the owner. That is usually the end of the story.


Tesla is Reaching for the Stars

On: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 2:33PM | By: Karen Cook


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Most auto manufacturers keep their eyes on the proverbial road. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, is reaching for the stars. Tesla controls a company called Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) and they have developed a “Space Taxi” that is almost ready to begin transporting crew members back and forth from the International Space Station.


Special Delivery

On: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 1:34PM | By: Karen Cook


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When I think of the United Kingdom I think of tradition, history, dignity, and some pretty good music. I do not think of innovation and futuristic designs. Apparently, I am wrong.


Warning: The Future is Closer Than it Appears

On: Thu, May 29, 2014 at 10:51AM | By: Karen Cook


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Getting to the future is not a giant leap. Rather it is a series of baby steps with different research projects building on one another until a usable product is developed. Google has taken another step toward the creation of completely autonomous automobiles which it hopes to share with the world on a small scale this summer and as part of a partnership in the future.


The Ford Mustang Gets a Little Muscle-yier

On: Wed, May 21, 2014 at 12:54PM | By: Karen Cook


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Ford has released details for the 2015 Mustang due in showrooms this fall. It costs about $1000 more than the 2014, even though it hasn't had many major changes. The outgoing model sold for $23,335 while the new one is going for $24,425. Both prices are for base models.