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Mercedes Benz Revives Pullman Marque, Showcases $575k Mercedes Maybach-Pullman Limousine

On: Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 5:44PM | By: Carl Malek


Mercedes Benz Revives Pullman Marque, Showcases $575k Mercedes Maybach-Pullman Limousine test 1-1

With the 50th anniversary of the legendary Mercedes Benz 600 now upon us, both Mercedes and its super-luxury sub-brand Maybach are celebrating the occasion by formally unveiling the limousine version of the S-Class sedan, which will be formally known as the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March.


2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

On: Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 12:03PM | By: Jon Summers


2015 Volkswagen e-Golf test 1-1

Your writer is lucky enough to be involved with Stanford University's revolutionary Revs program and at a recent event a former student showed him "the latest car we have, an electric Golf". We were in VAIL—the Volkwagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory—and surrounded by all Stanford's autonomous and solar car experiments and projects.


Mazda Executive Hints Possible Turbocharged Miata Variant

On: Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 8:27AM | By: Carl Malek


Mazda Executive Hints Possible Turbocharged Miata Variant test 1-1

When Mazda confirmed that the fourth-generation Mazda Miata would make 155 horsepower, many enthusiasts noticed the slight downgrade in power from the previous generation model and wondered whether the company will create a variant that brings more power to the lightweight roadster. In a candid statement, a Mazda executive has hinted that such a variant could be a consideration for the ND-platformed Miata, and that it could make an apperance sometime in the near future.


Chrysler Introduces Second Software Fix For Beleaguered Nine Speed Transmission

On: Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 12:19PM | By: Carl Malek


Chrysler Introduces Second Software Fix For Beleaguered Nine Speed Transmission test 1-1

FCA has allegedly prepared a second software update to address lingering problems with its troubled nine-speed automatic transmission. The latest fix is another troubling chapter in the life of Chrysler's revolutionary nine-speed automatic transmission which has been the focus of several software tweaks to eliminate various defects.


 

How Self-driving Cars Will Change Your Life

On: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 1:04PM | By: Bill Wilson


How Self-driving Cars Will Change Your Life test 1-1

Imagine this: you’re on your way to work on a hectic Monday morning. As you stop at a red light you glance at the vehicle next to yours. In it, you see the guy behind the wheel sipping a beer while chattering away on a cell phone. You casually dismiss it and turn your eyes to your rearview mirror, where you see a woman in the car behind you reading a book on her tablet, oblivious to everything that’s going on around her. As the light turns green you notice that the driver to your left is sound asleep, his head tilted backwards as he snores away blissfully.


The Hyperloop: Will It Make the Automobile Obsolete?

On: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:33AM | By: Bill Wilson


The Hyperloop: Will It Make the Automobile Obsolete? test 1-1

When it comes to mass transit, Americans are tepid users at best. Let the Europeans and Japanese have their bullet trains and magnetic levitation; we will stick with our cars and trucks, thank you very much. That may be about to change, however, if a revolutionary new idea proposed by Tesla founder Elon Musk becomes reality. Known as the Hyperloop, it would make getting from point A to point B faster, safer, and more breathtaking than ever before.


The West Coast Electric Highway: A Path to the Future

On: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 12:10PM | By: Bill Wilson


The West Coast Electric Highway: A Path to the Future test 1-1

Electric cars have a lot going for them. They're whisper-quiet, highly dependable, and offer freedom from the gas pump. Of course, they have drawbacks as well. For example, try driving cross-country in a battery-powered car. You'll count yourself fortunate to find enough charging stations along the way. Add to this the thorny problems of limited range and high sticker prices, and it's easy to see why electric cars make up only a tiny percentage of American vehicles.


Pay per Honk

On: Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 3:23PM | By: Karen Cook


Pay per Honk test 1-1

I listen to NPR in my car when I’m not listening to my own play lists. If that makes me old, so be it. It helps me keep in touch with the world, though, since I don’t watch the news. I would rather hear bad news than see it.


The Chevy Bolt:: Is It The Breakthrough EV Drivers Have Been Waiting For?

On: Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 2:55PM | By: Bill Wilson


The Chevy Bolt:: Is It The Breakthrough EV Drivers Have Been Waiting For? test 1-1

All-electric cars are to the automotive industry what Star Trek’s warp drive is to NASA: a vision that promises an oasis from all the limits imposed by current technology. Problem is, the vision may be nothing more than a mirage. Or maybe not, if the new Chevy Bolt lives up to its hype.


Volkswagen Unveils Golf R Touch Cockpit Concept

On: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 2:52PM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen Unveils Golf R Touch Cockpit Concept test 1-1

Volkswagen has taken the veil off of a new concept vehicle that showcases the company's vision of a futuristic cockpit that will add more connectivity and interactivity with drivers than ever before. In addition, it showcases the first viable touch-based concept in a real world vehicle, a system that has so far been a failure in other vehicle applications.


A Swift kick in the head--and chest, and arm--about your car's potential ''surprise'' safety systems

On: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 3:12PM | By: Andrew W Davis


A Swift kick in the head--and chest, and arm--about your car's potential ''surprise'' safety systems test 1-1

There is a special kind of sound that the human brain creates when it is instantly overwhelmed with a concussive force so loud and intense that the entire skull is hammered by it rather than just the eardrum.