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    2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

    New Yorkers don’t drive. We will gripe about the inefficiency of subways, buses, and trains, but under no circumstance do we drive — unless we have to travel to Connecticut with two friends, a dog, an amplifier, a large box of assorted junk, and a full sized desk. With that much baggage to drop off, […]

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    2017 Hyundai Elantra First Impressions

    Nominally Hyundai’s compact sedan, the Elantra is actually large enough to be considered a midsize. Doesn’t look like that has much impact on price, though — among compact competitors, the 2017 Elantra is one of the cheapest options on the market. It keeps saving you money after you start driving, too, with a focus on […]

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    2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

    When it’s time to dive into CES every year, there are some things we come to expect and accept. One of those things is CES traffic, which takes normally bad traffic on and near the Las Vegas Strip and mutates it into something that (might) even make Los Angeles wince. What we’re saying is, if […]

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    Escort MAX 360 Radar Detector Review

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Escort Radar + Laser Detectors for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Radars are like tasers — something you never really think of getting until something happens that makes you want one, like a speeding ticket at a speed trap. The Radar Escort 360 is a top-notch […]

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    5 Unexpected But Worthwhile Features of the 2016 Chevy Malibu

    The Chevy Malibu has been overhauled for 2016. This time around it’s lighter, yet larger, more fuel efficient, and safer than ever. It’s also got Apple CarPlay, which is quite frankly awesome. Here are five reasons why the new Malibu is a worthy upgrade over its predecessor. 1. Your Teen Can Drive it The statistics […]

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    Road Tripping in the 2015 Toyota Sienna

    A recent trip to Philadelphia with five friends convinced me that maybe there’s something to this whole minivan phenomenon that I’ve been missing out on. Not only did six adults comfortably fit inside the 2015 Toyota Sienna, there was more than enough room for our gear. We started our journey in New York City, where […]

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    Tesla Just Made Their Cars Autonomous with a $2500 Software Update

    Yeah, I get that there are a lot of amazing technologies at play in Tesla’s new autopilot feature, but come on — a world where we don’t have to be responsible for parallel parking? Imagine the time it would save those of us lacking in depth perception! It’s a brave new world of autonomous cars, […]

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    Verizon’s Hum Transforms a Dumb Car into a Smart Car

    We know so much more about our bodies with fitness trackers than we know about our cars these days (unless you have a late model car with all the latest connected car features). For most people, we have to rely on our mechanic to tell us what needs fixing, and hope our phone has cellular […]

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    It’s the Worst Week Ever for Jeep as They Recall 1.5 Million Vehicles

    The most daunting hurdle connected car technology faces isn’t technical — it’s trust. A recent Fiat Chrysler recall affecting over one million vehicles won’t help with that. Late last week, Fiat Chrysler announced the voluntary safety recall after security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated the ability to remotely hack a Jeep Cherokee, allowing […]

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    Hyundai Sonata 2015 Review

    The Hyundai Sonata is quickly becoming the go-to midsize car for many drivers, currently enjoying the same popularity that the Ford Taurus and Toyota Camry enjoyed for many, many years. In fact, you can’t drive down a highway without a Sonata passing you by. So given all of that popularity, would you risk alienating your […]

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    Robot Kills Worker at Volkswagen Plant

    Horrifying stuff out of Germany today, as an accident resulted in a robotic system crushing a contract worker against a metal plate, crushing his chest. The man was revived, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries at the hospital where he was being treated. The accident happened at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Baunatal, Germany, where […]

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    Chevrolet Teases the 2016 Cruze With a Release Written in Emoji

    I guess Chevrolet is more hip than me, because I can’t make out half of what their press release today says. It’s all written in emoji, making it some weird combination of actual language and rebus puzzle. I’ll do my best to take us through it, but I don’t see any fire emoji here, so […]

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    Google to Publish Monthly Reports on Self-Driving Accidents

    Last month, Google became a victim of their own reputation, as reports about accidents involving their autonomous vehicles were taken to extremes in the absence of details. While it’s still not possible under California law to publish the official accident reports, Google has answered the calls for transparency as best they can, putting together the […]

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    Black Boxes Might be Coming to Some New York Taxis

    As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ plan to eliminate pedestrian fatalities due to traffic accidents, the Taxi & Limousine Commission will put black boxes in 10 New York City taxis. The pilot program is intended to collect data on driving habits, which could be used to guide city and commission policies. According […]