Car design will change forever
Electric vehicles are incredible. Aside from eliminating fossil fuels, they are whisper quiet, accelerate faster than gasoline cars, and over time they require less expensive maintenance, according to a new study by Consumer Reports. But one of the biggest advantages of EVs is that they are revolutionizing the way cars are built.How? As this new video from... ↪ read more...
How do you care for an electric car?
If you own a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHVW) or an all-electric vehicle (AEV), your maintenance requirements are likely to be different from what you are used to from a gas-only engine. For example, there are no spark plug, emission or exhaust system checks. Since the PHVW still has a gas engine, you will need to pay attention to these standard... ↪ read more...
AI and Traffic Engineering
Accidents at intersections typically involve two or more vehicles contesting a space designed for one. All too often, however, a pedestrian is also involved, either with multiple vehicles or with one vehicle. Either way, it is usually the pedestrian who suffers the most.The City of Denver has received a federal grant to deploy technology to address traffic... ↪ read more...
Rent a RV - Where Do You Rent an Recreational vehicle?
Great question, because I had no idea either. The first place I went to do research is where everybody does a lot of research nowadays: Facebook. I asked on Facebook where is a good place to rent an RV? I had a few people in my area suggest a local RV dealer. Perfect.I called them, and on my first attempt I got an answering machine. Hmmm. Trying to figure... ↪ read more...
A Florida lab is using self-driving vans to ferry coronavirus tests
A medical facility in Florida is using autonomous driving technology to ferry coronavirus tests around campus.The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida announced on Thursday that it has been using self-driving shuttles to transport coronavirus tests from a drive-in testing clinic to the processing lab. The project was set up by a partnership between the... ↪ read more...
What to Consider When Buying a Boat: Financing, Insurance, GPS Tracking
So now you’ve decided to buy a boat. If you’ve certainly got the funds and you think you can take the responsibility, then by all means, you should go onward. A boat is a good investment, especially if you’re the type who often goes sailing. But you shouldn’t go into it without making some considerations. As they often speak, an informed buyer is a... ↪ read more...
What you need to know to decide if going electric is right for you
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly common, with many manufacturers currently offering models that plug in. There are dozens more models expected to hit the market over the next few years.And there's been increasing interest from car shoppers. In 2010, just 1,919 EVs were sold in the U.S. In 2018, sales hit 233,411.A 2019 survey, conducted by... ↪ read more...
Off-Road Prowess: GMC Sierra AT4
GMC is GM’s “professional grade” brand, a tagline which suggests that carpenters, home builders, and landscapers are among its chief buyers. Although all three invest in pickup trucks and SUVs, GMC is much more than that: it is brand prized by families and outdoorsmen as well.Very recently, GM began seeking to offer some distinction between GMC and... ↪ read more...
Chevrolet Colorado: Why I’d Buy It
If you're reading this, you probably should know that I am not your typical pickup truck buyer. I'm Middle-Aged Suburban Guy. I have a spouse, a house, a part-time dog (don't ask), and a terraced, clay-soil back-40 that swallows mulch and Amend as fast as a bulldozer could dump it. Don't take care of the yard, and the shrubs and fruit trees whither. And I... ↪ read more...
How to insure multiple vehicles
Adding a car to your insurance policyIf you buy a car and want to add it to your policy, notify your insurance company. Typically, you can have up to three or four vehicles on the same policy. Have this information ready when you contact your insurer:Your name and your policy numberMake, model, and year of the vehicle you’re adding to your insuranceVehicle... ↪ read more...
Carmakers establish blockchain consortium
BMW, GM, Renault, and Ford have struck an agreement to form the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), a consortium that will explore the use of blockchain technologies in the automotive and mobility industries, CoinDesk reports.These carmakers also brought on board professional services giant Accenture, technology vendor IBM, auto suppliers Bosch and... ↪ read more...
2018 Acura TLX - comfort and capability
This subdued sedan offers both comfort and capability.The mild-mannered TLX deserves recognition for its composed driving dynamics and comfortable interior. While its gaping grille and bejeweled headlights are undeniably distinct, the rest of its exterior design borders on the ho-hum. Under the hood is a standard 206-hp inline-four with an eight-speed... ↪ read more...
All You Need To Know About Car Loans
Car loans have become a popular way of finance to purchase of a car. So, many of the world's car manufacturers have been maintained and grown over the past fifty years by providing car loan.Companies such as Ford and General Motors, as well as Toyota, Mercedes Benz, and BMW all have developed their financial companies 'in-house', which provide consumers... ↪ read more...
Jaguar XF Premium Luxury
If you want luxury, that is exactly what you get â€“ inside and out. Weâ€™re
talking about fancy interior: leather seats with heating, touch-screen
indicators to help you park the car easily (hey, you donâ€™t want to
scratch this one!), auto-dimming mirrors to help you at night,
turbocharged engine, eight-speed smart stop-start... ↪ read more...
Honda (Acura) NSX 2015
This beauty is not here yet, but we are looking forward to meeting her.
It is planned for 2015. The previous models came with an impressive
aluminum V6 VTEC engine that Honda is famous for, and we expect the 2015
NSX to be even more impressive. Honda stopped making NSX in 2005, and
after a long break, the production will start again with an amazing new... ↪ read more...
Chevrolet Corvette C7
Beside its looks, the most impressive thing about this car is probably
its engine: 6.2-litre V8 LT1 â€“ a small block engine with three great
innovations: active fuel management, variable valve timing, and direct
injection. It comes either with a six-speed automatic transmisssion or
seven-speed manual. Compared to the previous generation, there is... ↪ read more...
For a car that only weighs 1.5 tonnes, Lamborghini Aventador is
incredibly powerful. With a 6.5-liter V12, reaching 60 mph in 2.9
seconds, and top speed of 217 km/h, â€˜the fighting bullâ€™ will leave you
breathless. And so will its price â€“ $400,000 â€“ $440,000. As for the LP
700-4 model, they announced they would produce only four... ↪ read more...
They said this one would replace the 430 model, but they made it
completely different. Better. Much better. Pretty powerful, with
4.5-liter V8, reaches 62 mph in 3.3 seconds. Driving this lightweight
car (1.4 tonnes) will make you feel like youâ€™re flying. Any attempt to
describe the exterior would be just a waste of time, so we are giving
you a... ↪ read more...
The 5.9 V12 engine is just one great thing about this four-door
hatchback. With 470 horsepower and capable of reaching 60 mph in 5
seconds, it is powerful enough, no matter how crazy you are. It comes
with a six-speed touchtronic automatic transmission. Its interior is as
impressive as its exterior: memory seats with heating and cooling,
walnut trim,... ↪ read more...
With its twin-turbo 6.75-liter V8, this machine is truly impressive. It
is actually the only Bently model with such engine and rear wheel drive.
Despite its weight (2.6 tonnes), it feels light, fast and powerful and
reaches 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Quite good for a â€žheavyweightâ€œ car. For
years, Bently has been a symbol of status and class. If... ↪ read more...