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 Austin Blankenbeckler

New Car Jump Starter Design That Also Charges Your Phone

New Car Jump Starter Design That Also Charges Your Phone

While there are plenty of car jump starters on the market, few of them are as multi-tasking as the innovative one that Beatit Tech has released. It’s called the Beatit Tech 600A Peak. Despite its compact size, its 14000mAh capacity battery gets 600 amps of peak current and comes with a 12-volt charger. It’s mighty […]

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What Is an AMBER Alert, and Why Does It Appear on Highway Signs?

What Is an AMBER Alert, and Why Does It Appear on Highway Signs?

If you’ve been driving down the highway and seen a description of a vehicle flash across a digital screen above the road, it’s no doubt gotten your attention—and that’s on purpose. Those vehicle description broadcasts are part of the AMBER (“America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Plan”) Alert program. If you’re seeing one, it’s because a child […]

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Driver’s License? There’s (Going To Be) an App for That

Driver’s License? There’s (Going To Be) an App for That

You know those articles about how millennials are changing everything with their hashtags, and their Snapchats, and their smartphones? Well, hold on to that last item in that list, for a moment, because a pilot program currently going on in four states and Washington, D.C., are testing the feasibility of replacing driver’s licenses with a […]

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It’s Official: Nintendo Is Bringing Mario Kart to iPhone and Android Devices by March 2019

It’s Official: Nintendo Is Bringing Mario Kart to iPhone and Android Devices by March 2019

’90s kids can relish in the fact that their favorite decade is making a comeback. Mario Kart is officially coming to your smartphone. While some Missouri residents have been able to get their Mario Kart fix by playing real-life Mario Kart in Branson , the majority of us have been wishing Mario Kart had a […]

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Multiple Approaches Could Provide US With Better Car Charging Infrastructure

Multiple Approaches Could Provide US With Better Car Charging Infrastructure

According to John Hayes, former minister of the Department for Transport in the UK, electric car chargers need to have the same level of recognizability that British phone booths have, adding that they “should be beautiful.” This statement came as Hayes and the House of Commons discussed a bill called the Automated and Electric Vehicles […]

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Report: Approximately 80% of Electric Vehicles Are Leased

Report: Approximately 80% of Electric Vehicles Are Leased

Drivers are opting to lease new EVs rather than buy them outright, fearing that the technology of the vehicles will soon become outdated

With each passing week, more automakers are introducing new electric vehicles to their future lineups. Despite this rapid electric adoption, only about 1% of the global market has gone fully electric. This statistic would suggest that people are not buying new electric vehicles, and this is indeed the case. Instead, motorists are leasing electric models. Nearly 80% […]

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Ford, Brake Suggest Changing Glove Box Name to Phone Box to Encourage Safer Driving

Ford, Brake Suggest Changing Glove Box Name to Phone Box to Encourage Safer Driving

For even the most disciplined drivers, the temptation provided by mobile phones is great. In the UK, for example, data from the Department for Transport suggests that there has been a 79% increase in collisions where mobile phones were a contributing factor since 2012, and that fatalities cause by phone-related collisions have risen by 88%. […]

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The Future of Connected Cars Is Apparently at Avis Rental in Missouri

The Future of Connected Cars Is Apparently at Avis Rental in Missouri

Vehicle to vehicle, or V2V, communications is one of the technologies often discussed when talking about the future of the car industry. However, so far, the only vehicle featuring V2V communications is the Cadillac CTS sedan, which greatly limits the effectiveness of the system. New Tech: Meet the updated 2018 Chevrolet Equinox What V2V technology […]

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Smartly Refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento Makes Appearance at Los Angeles Auto Show

Smartly Refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento Makes Appearance at Los Angeles Auto Show

Although sporting new front and rear fascias, a distinct radiator grille complemented by a new headlamp design, restyled fog lamps and wheels at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2019 Kia Sorento’s appearance revealed what matters most is on the inside. Learn More: 2018 Kia Sorento earns top safety award Notable interior changes to the […]

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Recall Alert: Approximately 49,000 GM Vehicles Affected by Two Separate Recalls Involving Potential Fire Risks

Recall Alert: Approximately 49,000 GM Vehicles Affected by Two Separate Recalls Involving Potential Fire Risks

General Motors has issued a recall on approximately 49,000 of its vehicles. The recall impacts those who own a 2011-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD or a GMC Sierra 3500HD equipped with dual fuel tanks. The low fuel level sensor for the front fuel tank has the capacity to get stuck on these vehicles, which makes it easy […]

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These Five Apps Make Buying a Car More Convenient

These Five Apps Make Buying a Car More Convenient

With the influx of new 2018 models flooding dealerships, finding a new car can be a daunting challenge this time of year. Let modern technology make your task easier. Here are five nifty apps available to download to your smartphone or android that will help take the headache out of car shopping. TrueCar Simply walk […]

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Ford Reality Check VR App Looks to Curb Distracted Driving Habits in Teens

Ford Reality Check VR App Looks to Curb Distracted Driving Habits in Teens

FOMO. It’s a powerful thing. For those not acronymically-inclined, FOMO means “fear of missing out,” and Ford says that FOMO is leading increasingly to teens being involved in road accidents because they are concerned with checking their phones on a regular basis. But a new app is hoping to curb that trend ASAP by highlighting […]

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Tips to Avoid Using Your Phone Behind the Wheel

Tips to Avoid Using Your Phone Behind the Wheel

We’ve all experienced it. You’re listening to your music on the way home, but your car isn’t equipped with a hands-free audio system and you want to change the song. Or you hear your phone ringing on the passenger’s seat and fight the urge to pick it up and answer it. In an ever-connected world, we […]

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BMW Considers Replacing Car Keys with Smartphones

BMW Considers Replacing Car Keys with Smartphones

As phones and vehicles become more integrated with each other, BMW considers doing away with the traditional car key

Our cars and our phones are now more integrated than ever, thanks to technologies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, could there ever be a time where integral components of vehicles, such as car keys, are replaced by smartphones? BMW certainly seems to think so, as it announced that it was looking into the possibility. […]

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Woman Escapes Abduction Because Her Kidnappers Couldn’t Drive a Manual

Woman Escapes Abduction Because Her Kidnappers Couldn’t Drive a Manual

On July 26, college student Jordan Dinsmore escaped after being kidnapped outside her apartment complex. The 20-year-old criminal justice major from Columbia, South Carolina was pulling into her apartment complex’s parking lot after a late night at work; it was around 12:30 a.m. After parking and exiting her vehicle, she was jumped by three men […]

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New App Allows Drivers to Work for Uber and Lyft at the Same Time

New App Allows Drivers to Work for Uber and Lyft at the Same Time

When drivers are working for a ride sharing service in a minimally populated area, they’re not guaranteed consistent business. Drivers can sit around, wasting their time while they wait for ride requests to come through. Naturally, in order to make the most money possible with their time, approximately 2 out of 3 ride sharing drivers […]

 Aaron Widmar

Classic Car Cinema: ‘Tucker: The Man and His Dream’ Is Still Applicable Today

Classic Car Cinema: ‘Tucker: The Man and His Dream’ Is Still Applicable Today

Over the years, the automotive industry has seen its share of independent newcomers stir things up with surprising successes and dismal failures. Few are more notorious now than Preston Tucker, but there was a time 30 years ago when most people hadn’t heard of the game-changing engineer. A man whose vision for a well-built and […]

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myCadillac App Comes to Apple Watch

myCadillac App Comes to Apple Watch

Technology is great, no? Today, you can use your watch—something that once served only the purposes of telling time and looking good on your wrist—to do everything from receive messages and calls to monitor your heart rate and play games. If you are a Cadillac owner, you might already be using the myCadillac mobile app […]