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opting to lease new EVs rather than buy them outright, fearing that the technology of the vehicles will soon become outdated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

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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 […]

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myChevrolet App Now Available for Apple Watch Users

myChevrolet App Now Available for Apple Watch Users

Chevrolet continues to put consumers first by making myChevrolet app available to Apple Watch users. The manufacturer has paid keen attention to the growing popularity of the myChevrolet App. Currently, around 1.4 million Chevy owners regularly use the app to maximize their vehicle’s full potential. The my Chevrolet app saves users time while also offering […]

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Chevy Introduces myChevrolet App for Apple Watch

Chevy Introduces myChevrolet App for Apple Watch

Chevrolet announced today that it is making the myChevrolet app available on the Apple Watch, giving owners another way to remotely start and stop their vehicle, lock and unlock their doors, activate and cancel the horn and lights, and locate and receive walking directions to where it’s parked. “The use of the myChevrolet app by our […]

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Distracted Driving: Wearing Headphones

Distracted Driving: Wearing Headphones

There are all kinds of distractions surrounding us while we drive. Texting, eating, and other passengers are all common distractions; campaigns to prevent distracted driving such as AT&T’s It Can Wait have sprung up over the years, but what many people don’t realize is that even music can be a hindrance behind the wheel. Music […]

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2016 Ford Vehicles Get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Support with SYNC 3 Wi-Fi Update

2016 Ford Vehicles Get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Support with SYNC 3 Wi-Fi Update

Are you driving a 2016 model-year Ford vehicle and lamenting the fact that you don’t have access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay? Fret no more; the automaker has announced that both options are being made available for 2016 Ford vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 thanks to the infotainment software’s new version 2.2 update. Ford […]

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Forget Apple: Audi Working with Android For Connected Cars

Forget Apple: Audi Working with Android For Connected Cars

When we talk about the future of technology in cars, many people think of the work that Apple and Tesla are doing to make cars autonomous and connected to the world around them. Audi has chosen to walk a different path, bringing along fellow automaker Volvo to work with Android to develop connected vehicles. Another […]

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