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Google To Expand Waze Navigation Service

On: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 9:07AM | By: Carl Malek

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Waze has already proven to be a formidable piece of software that has some neat and clever features to help keep it fresh. However, a new report suggests that parent company Google is expanding Waze to allow the program to assist the tech giant in launching an all-new carpooling service.

Review of the 2017 Volvo S90: Ready To Take On The Big Boys?

On: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 8:54AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

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This just in: German carmakers are good at what they do. Very good, in fact. Over the last few decades, the big three Germans—BMW, Mercedes, and Audi have dominated the luxury sedan market with a convincing mix of style, poise, posh, attitude, and attention to detail. They took all of the complaints that consumers had about other luxury vehicles and made them into strengths. No longer were people forced to choose between a Cadillac boat, floating along down the highway, or a sorely underpowered Mitsubishi Galant that struggled to get up to the speed limit. Once the populous realized they actually had a choice, and could opt for a more refined, better engineered, and more agile vehicle, the monopoly began and the new Big Three left many cars and companies in their collective wake.

GM Previews Hydrogen-Powered Chevrolet Colorado

On: Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 3:52PM | By: Carl Malek

GM Previews Hydrogen-Powered Chevrolet Colorado test 1-1

Following a teaser from GM, the company has released another teaser image for its hydrogen-powered Chevrolet Colorado concept. The vehicle was developed with assistance from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) as a compelling glimpse into the future of U.S. military vehicles and their potential use of zero-emissions technology on the battlefield.

Las Vegas Is a Haven for Exotic Car Lovers

On: Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 2:38PM | By: Gary P Garry

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Las Vegas, Nevada is clearly one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the country, and most people have made the trip at one point or another. I have actually lived in Las Vegas for about 15 years, so I know more than a little about Sin City. When you think about Las Vegas, you are obviously going to think about gambling, nightclubs, shows, and restaurants. You can do all of that stuff if you want to, but this is an automotive website, so if you are reading this, you are probably an auto enthusiast. There are actually a lot of things to do in Las Vegas if you are someone who loves transportation-related entertainment. Let's look at a handful of the attractions that you may want to visit the next time you are in town.


GM Brings New V6 and Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission To 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

On: Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 8:57AM | By: Carl Malek

GM Brings New V6 and Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission To 2017 Chevrolet Colorado test 1-1

The current generation Chevrolet Colorado has proven to be not only a hot seller for Chevrolet dealerships, it's also the key offering that has single-handedly revived the mid-size pickup truck segment. However, the V6 model's thirstiness at the pump has always been a major weakness for the Colorado, especially when compared to its four-cylinder siblings. GM aims to have rectifed that in a brief statement detailing the mechanical changes that are in store for the 2017 model.

Subaru BRZ tS Heading To U.S. Showrooms? New Report Says Yes

On: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 11:36AM | By: Carl Malek

Subaru BRZ tS Heading To U.S. Showrooms? New Report Says Yes test 1-1

Subaru's tS model has been a captivating piece of forbidden fruit for U.S. buyers; the model is available only in the company's home Japanese market. However, a recent trademark filing that was submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggests that the company has broader plans for the variant, and it could perhaps be making the trip across the pond to U.S. dealers in a bid to expand the firm's U.S. performance vehicle portfolio.

Looking Back: The Aston Martin N420, (Aston)ishing

On: Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 11:25AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Looking Back:  The Aston Martin N420, (Aston)ishing test 1-1

There are few cars that actually elicit a physical reaction from people when they start up, but the 2012 Aston Martin N420 will make a believer out of anyone gearhead or otherwise.  Not like an Aston Martin needed anymore fanfare.  Being the go-to car for most James Bond films over the years has all but inducted it into the Hollywood Garage of Fame.  However, this Bond car is one that the bad guys could hear coming a mile away.  

H-D & EPA Settle ASAP, Despite AMA RPM Act Introduction

On: Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 2:26PM | By: Arnold Knox

H-D & EPA Settle ASAP, Despite AMA RPM Act Introduction test 1-1

Harley-Davidson (H-D) has reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); it calls for a $12 million fine for selling after-market motorcycle engine tuners that add performance for racing and more emissions for the rest of us. At least 340,000 have been sold since 2008, when the EPA’s Emission Standards for Highway Motorcycles took effect.

Gear Up for the Memphis International Auto Show

On: Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 2:26PM | By: Gary P Garry

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For many of us, motor vehicles go hand-in-hand with music, and there have been countless songs written about cars, trucks, and motorcycles. This is a certain romanticism that is distinctly American. When it comes to cars, Detroit has always been the epicenter, and on the musical side, there are a handful of cities that stand apart from the others. Without question, Memphis, Tennessee is one of them. This southern city has deep musical roots in multiple different genres. The Memphis blues scene is legendary, and the town is known as the home of “The King Of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley. A visit to Graceland is probably on your bucket list, and if you love cars, there is a very special aspect to it. The Elvis Presley Automobile Museum was opened there in 1989, and it houses more than 20 cars that were once owned by the singer.

Dodge Will Offer 2017 Charger Daytona

On: Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 12:21PM | By: Gary P Garry

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There are two cities in the United States that probably come to your mind when you think about automobile racing. Indianapolis is certainly going to be on the tip of your tongue, and Daytona, Florida would probably come next. This city by the beach is a major attraction for lovers of every type of vehicle with wheels and an engine. Of course, there is the famous Daytona 500 that takes place during the month of February. This race is a true American tradition that started out in 1959. Though the big race is the ultimate highlight of the year in Daytona, there are numerous different transportation related events that attract visitors from near and far, including Daytona Bike Week.

Apple Possibly Exploring Hollow-Type Batteries

On: Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 6:18PM | By: Carl Malek

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Apple's rumored Project Titan autonomous car has existed under a tightly guarded veil of secrecy ever since it was first mentioned in a report several years ago. However, a new report reveals that the tech giant is exploring a new type of battery technology to help provide juice to its long rumored vehicle project.