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Why Don’t Windshields Shatter? A Quick Car Glass Explainer

Why Don’t Windshields Shatter? A Quick Car Glass Explainer

Something that perplexed me when I was younger was car windows. More specifically, why don’t windshields shatter? After all, when a window on the car is broken, it shatters into a million tiny bits, but when a rock gets kicked up by a semi on the interstate, it just leaves a small cracked spot on the […]

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3 Best New Car Features of 2018

3 Best New Car Features of 2018

It’s incredible to see how far cars have come since their invention in 1886. We saw the first significant advancement with Henry Ford’s assembly line in the early 1900s, and now, a mere century later, flying cars are less fantasy and more imminent reality. The conveniences brought forth by advancements in technology and design are […]

 Angela Lin

Musicars: Bonnie & Clyde

Musicars: Bonnie & Clyde

Take a road trip through musical land

Just as cars are essential to our real lives, they are important for fictional characters as well. Whether they are symbols or simply a setting for a scene, these vehicles act as plot devices that drive musicals forward. In this series, we’ll take a look at some live and movie musicals where cars steer the […]

 Angela Lin

Musicars: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Musicars: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Take a road trip through musical land

Just as cars are essential to our real lives, they are important for fictional characters as well. Whether they are symbols or simply a setting for a scene, these vehicles act as plot devices that drive musicals forward. In this series, we’ll take a look at some live and movie musicals where cars steer the […]

 Angela Lin

Musicars: Grease

Musicars: Grease

Take a road trip through musical land

Just as cars are essential to our real lives, they are important for fictional characters as well. Whether they are symbols or simply a setting for a scene, these vehicles act as plot devices that drive musicals forward. In this series, we’ll take a look at some live and movie musicals where cars steer the […]

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Why Don’t Cars Look More Futuristic?

Why Don’t Cars Look More Futuristic?

Over the 20th century, artists and design visionaries have imagined how vehicles could look and function in the future. Admittedly, current technology is still far from the flying capabilities and fully autonomous operation that was envisioned in mid-20th century’s “world of tomorrow” fantasies, but today’s automobiles differ in more than just capabilities from those science […]

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What to Do if Your Car Gets Stuck on Railroad Tracks

What to Do if Your Car Gets Stuck on Railroad Tracks

Getting your vehicle stuck on a railroad track is the last scenario anyone could wish to be in. However, if you do happen to find yourself in that situation, what are the top strategies to keep in mind to protect you and your passengers, as well as to avoid this scenario in the first place? […]

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Toyota Patents Strange Drill-Like Car Attachment

Toyota Patents Strange Drill-Like Car Attachment

Toyota is always up to strange and interesting things when it comes to patents. In 2013 alone the automaker secured more than a thousand patents, and in the past we have seen some for flying vehicles and cloaking devices. Now we have this. What is it? Well, it kind of looks like a drill that […]

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Couple Hits the Snooze Button When a Car Crashes Into Their Living Room

Couple Hits the Snooze Button When a Car Crashes Into Their Living Room

A couple in Hayward, California missed one strange wake up call on Tuesday morning. Around 2 a.m., a driver on Fairview Avenue had a bit of trouble maintaining control of their vehicle. According to investigators, the driver hit a guardrail, flying about 30 feet through the air and into the side of the couple’s home. The car landed with its rear wheels sitting […]

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Cadillac Compares Its Super Cruise System to Famous Cars of the Future During Oscars Ad

Cadillac Compares Its Super Cruise System to Famous Cars of the Future During Oscars Ad

The Cadillac commercial that generated the most buzz during the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday gave audience members some brief glimpses at the upcoming Cadillac XT4 crossover. Of course, it wasn’t the only ad that Cadillac aired during the prestigious cinematic awards ceremony. Another of Cadillac’s ads compared famous cars of the future featured throughout various […]

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EU To Actually Get Ability To Check Up on Member State Car Emissions Tests

EU To Actually Get Ability To Check Up on Member State Car Emissions Tests

When it comes to testing its vehicles, it’s probably safe to say that, until lately, the European Union would not be classified as “tough.” Instead, the EU has long used a very lax emissions testing system, and has relied on its member nations to regulate the vehicles sold within their borders by themselves, which, as […]

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Apparently CNN Can’t Remember the Word for Planes, Calls Them “Flying Delivery Trucks”

Apparently CNN Can’t Remember the Word for Planes, Calls Them “Flying Delivery Trucks”

Here’s a laugh for your Friday morning. CNN Money posted an article Wednesday that just tickled us pink, and we thought it was best to share it with you. FedEx is buying up to 100 new flying delivery trucks https://t.co/hKt3ALE1Gc pic.twitter.com/URuoGf4mYB — CNN (@CNN) November 29, 2017 Vehicle Spotlight: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander The CNN headline […]

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Companies Are Gearing Up to Entertain You in Your Self-Driving Car of the Future

Companies Are Gearing Up to Entertain You in Your Self-Driving Car of the Future

Really, it was only a matter of time before this happened—Hollywood is now rising to the possibilities offered by a future of self-driving cars, which has been brought to the fore at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. If it has its way, the entertainment industry would like it if, while you are on […]

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5 Wackiest Cars from Superhero Comic Books

5 Wackiest Cars from Superhero Comic Books

It’s not uncommon for a superhero or a super-villain to rely on a vehicle for assistance in transportation. Not every super-powered being can fly like Superman or run like The Flash. Batman drives the Batmobile and Ghost Rider pilots his motorcycle; they’ve become an accepted part of the character’s legacy. Over the years, special vehicles have […]

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Uber Partners with NASA to Bring Flying Taxis to Los Angeles By 2020

Uber Partners with NASA to Bring Flying Taxis to Los Angeles By 2020

There’s a new initiative to create off-the-ground transportation in Los Angeles. Uber has partnered with NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) on a project called Uber Elevate. Uber Elevate plans to bring test versions of “flying taxis” to the cities of Los Angeles, Dubai, and Dallas-Fort Worth by 2020. However, more cities may be on the back […]

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Car Insurance Casts a Protection Spell on Halloween

Car Insurance Casts a Protection Spell on Halloween

Beggar’s Night can bring out the best and worst in holiday revelers. There are the adorable little trick-or-treaters politely asking for candy at your door and then there are the pranksters who delight in smashing pumpkins, egging houses, and throwing toilet paper through the trees. And, if your car is in the line of pumpkin […]

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Car News In the Rearview: Repent, for the Fiesta ST Is Dead

Car News In the Rearview: Repent, for the Fiesta ST Is Dead

Hello, and welcome to In the Rearview, where due to some fun health stuff, this is coming way late in the week. So, here is last week’s top news. It’s About That Time: Get a start on Halloween with these car-themed costumes We start out with Uber’s terrible, no-good, very bad week, including the company […]

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Motorized Nostalgia: 7 Obscure Car-Themed Cartoons from Your Childhood

Motorized Nostalgia: 7 Obscure Car-Themed Cartoons from Your Childhood

When we were children, there was nothing better than waking up and sitting in front of the television on a weekend, eating breakfast while mesmerized by the latest cartoons. Everyone had their favorite shows back then that they still remember fondly to this day; but over the years, there have been numerous ones that ended quickly or have […]