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Fourth of July is almost here and many of us will hit the road to visit relatives, go to the beach, or see fireworks displays. It should go without saying that if you’re taking a trip in the summer you should check fluid levels for your A/C and coolant, and check your tire pressure. Low tire pressure combined with a hot road is a flat just waiting to happen.
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.
CarMax is currently dealing with car safety advocacy groups across the nation who are up in arms over the car sellers’ advertising practices. CarMax, Inc. states in its ads that all its vehicles must pass a 125-point inspection before they are offered for sale. The problem is that this inspection does not check for open recalls or whether the car has been previously recalled and repaired. The ads lead buyers to believe that all issues have been investigated and/or repaired when this is not the case.
The Volkswagen Beetle has a long, illustrious history in the dune buggy world, having served as the inspiration and mechanical base for some of the original and most important sand buggies of all time. The Meyers Manx, which recently became just the second vehicle on the National Historic Vehicle Register, was based on Beetle components. Volkswagen pays homage to this history with the 2014 Beetle Dune concept.
Tags: Volkswagen, Beetle, dune buggy, bug, concept cars
Long before there was air conditioning, there was Maine. People from all over the eastern United States have long flocked to this spectacular state to escape summer’s sweltering heat. Some of Maine’s more famous aficionados include Mary Todd Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. To this day it remains a favorite destination of those who appreciate its craggy coastlines, mild June-August weather, and world-famous hospitality. And one of the best ways to see this jewel of the Atlantic coast is to take a pleasant drive up US Highway 1.
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Tags: Maine road trips, scenic drives, lighthouses
The Aston Martin company has been associated with some very influential automobiles over the years. Aston Martin was originally founded by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, a pair of early British automotive enthusiasts.
From the introduction of new models to overshadowing the Winter Olympics, Volkswagen has a been on a mission to have a more recognizable global image. One new model, the 4-star 2015 Golf, could make the brand a more prevalent brand in the United States.
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.
Tags: Detroit Electric, EV, electric vehicles, technology
Summer is here, and the time is right for a road trip if you are a classic car fan. We try to provide suggestions for automobile lovers who are looking for interesting ways to spend some spare time, and we have a great idea for those who have ready access to southern California.
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.
Tags: keyless ignition, ignition switch
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.