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Tesla & Self-Driving Cars

I was recently asked: Do you think: A) Self-driving cars will be a thing soon? Will you be so bold as to predict a year? B) People will embrace it? For long trips, yes, I could see it. But I think drivers will always enjoy driving. Have you seen the Kit Harington Infiniti ad? People like driving […]

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One-of-a-Kind 2015 Dodge Viper GTC? The 1 0f 1.

Dodge shows us that SRT has another trick up its sleeve in finding takers for the 2015 Viper! Introducing the Viper 1 of 1 program. Have you dreamed of ordering a bespoke supercar from a major manufacturer but had trouble coming up with the hundreds of thousands–or perhaps millions–of dollars to make it a reality? […]

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Volvo Debuts S60 Cross Country

Volvo expands its Cross Country subbrand to include sedans…  Considering the average consumer’s interest in small SUVs and crossovers, offering a Cross Country trim level on the S60 does seem like a no-brainer. Should there not be a Cross Country and R version of every Volvo product offering? Imagine pushing the XC90 downmarket into a […]

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SAAB Navigation Update

What would a modern-day SAAB-specific navigation interface look like? I’ve been attempting to find information on how to perform modifications to the infotainment unit on my 2011 Saab 9-5. No success as of yet. Currently, I run the main display either off or with navigation set to night mode, but would like to customize the […]

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Tesla Motors Unveils the D and Autopilot

What does the D mean? It means “Dual Motor”. Or AWD in traditional carspeak. Tesla Motors unveils its D, adding AWD to its Model S. This is not totally surprising, as the Model X is expected to sport the drivetrain as well, but it is a welcome addition to the current line up. What IS […]

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2nd Gen Volvo XC90 to Debut T8 Hybrid Twin Engine

Volvo’s 2015 XC90 gets T8 “Twin Engine” hybrid technology. The original XC90 was introduced in 2002 and was perhaps the world’s most handsome SUV. Do you remember the Adventure Concept Car from NAIAS 2001? It gave the industry and the public a taste of things to come, and it was well-received.  The production version of […]

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Volvo Makes Body Panel Battery

Originally announced in 2010, Volvo has indicated that they’re making progress on decentralizing the automotive battery.  The packaging flexibility alone might make this an attractive idea to some, while the weight savings might convince others of its merits. It’s hard to overlook the added complexity of this concept over the traditional solution, but it’s commendable […]

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Opel Monza Concept 2013 Frankfurt Debut

Opel’s upcoming Monza Concept looks good already and promises to pack a lot of tech. Points of interest include new powertrains (CNG/electric hybrids), an on board information and entertainment (ugh, infotainment) system that makes use of LED projectors, and an overall refresh of form language and brand strategy. Enjoy the video and image gallery.  

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Petition to Help Tesla Motors Bypass Dealer Association [NADA]

The petition to allow Tesla to sell directly to consumers without having to go through dealer associations has collected more than 100,000 signatures! Did you sign? This is great news, but will it accomplish anything? Even if the White House does try to do something about what over 100,000 of its citizens request, it’s not […]

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