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Teaching Computers to Be Impolite

On: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 11:18AM | By: Karen Cook


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As we inch closer and closer to having self-driving vehicles become commonplace, Google is learning more and more about what an autonomous car will need to do and how it will need to behave to provide the most dependable, comfortable, and safest experience for the passenger. Recent findings suggest that the current versions are too polite and need to be able to be a little more aggressive.


Usher in the New Year With a New Car

On: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 6:58AM | By: Gary P Garry


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Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now we get to stop eating leftover turkey and get down to the business of shopping for the next round of holidays. They say that giving is its own reward, and it can be fun to pick out the ideal gift for everyone on your list.


Puddle Lights: Make It Personal

On: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 5:47PM | By: Karen Cook


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Auto makers are becoming more attuned to those little things that make driving a car a pleasure. As an example, many models have “puddle lights”, which are small lights mounted under the side mirrors and aimed at the ground in order to light up the area next to the car at night. This makes puddles or other “dangers” visible to anyone stepping out of the vehicle. It’s a nice touch to provide a little extra safety and convenience and it’s been available for years as standard on some models and optional on others.


Lamborghini Urus To Be Produced Outside Italy?

On: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 2:52PM | By: Carl Malek


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Despite not recieving the official green light for production from parent firm Volkswagen Group, Lamborghini has already revealed some of the plans it has for production of the Urus SUV, which would be the Italian performance brand's first SUV offering since the infamous LM002 of the 1980s and early 1990s.


 

2014 San Francisco International Motor Show

On: Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 3:01PM | By: Jon Summers


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Autoshopper went to the motor show, in case you can’t get there. Here’s what we found:


Personal Safety Check

On: Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 9:27AM | By: Karen Cook


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The news is full of safety recalls on all sorts of vehicles. We expect auto makers to produce vehicles with the highest level of safety possible. That’s a pretty tall order with all the technology involved in getting one to run. We had fewer problems when windows rolled down using a handle and doors unlocked using a key. I’m not so sure that cars weren’t safer without airbags as well. Anyway, manufacturers are doing what they can to ensure that our cars don’t kill us, but that’s not what this article is about.


Crossing the U.S.

On: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 4:49PM | By: Karen Cook


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With all the travelers on the roads for the holiday, I wondered just how long it would take, if I lived on one side of the country and my dinner was on the other, to make it in time to eat. The easy answer is about 48 hours. This assumes that I have someone else to share driving duties and we stop only for gas. Not the best trip, if you ask me. If I want to sleep in motels, I could do it in four or five days as long as I drive 12 hours a day. Still not ideal. But if the journey is to be part of the fun, I have to allow seven to 10 days before I can sit down to my turkey and dressing.


Mercedes Benz Unveils CLA Shooting Brake

On: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 2:21PM | By: Carl Malek


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Mercedes Benz has taken the veil off of its highly anticipated CLA Shooting Brake. The CLA is not only the succesor to the larger CLS Shooting Brake, it mixes the flowing lines of a four-door coupe and a pratically sized cargo area in a relatively small package. That will give the CLA a stylish niche in the compact luxury segment.


Veteran Gets Keys to 2015 Challenger Hellcat

On: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 10:53AM | By: Gary P Garry


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When you think of celebrities that are all about cars, one name is probably going to pop into your mind above all others. The longtime host of The Tonight Show, Jay Leno, is well-known for his off-the-chain collection of cars, both classic and new.


Surviving Holiday Road Trips

On: Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 11:35AM | By: Karen Cook


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Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go; the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow.

Perhaps horses can navigate dependably at this time of year but it seems to be a little more difficult for people driving gas-powered sleighs.


BMW Considers Production Increase To Meet High Demand

On: Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 9:04AM | By: Carl Malek


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Amid a surge of demand for its hyperefficent i8 supercar, BMW is considering a significant increase in production. The unexpected levels of demand have emerged following the car's launch to dealerships, and BMW wants to increase inventory to maintain the present level of momentum that the i8 has initiated among consumers.