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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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    Tesla’s Model X is a Luxury CUV That Takes You Back to the Future

    Last night at Tesla’s Fremont production facility in California, CEO Elon Musk fully detailed the Model X, the long-awaited all-electric luxury crossover utility vehicle. While it’s out of most drivers’ price range, it’s a vehicle out to prove some points about what Tesla is capable of and what would be possible if Tesla would ever […]

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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 […]

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    First Impressions: 2016 Hyundai Sonata HEV and Plug-in Hybrid

    Hyundai has fully detailed the 2016 Sonata, and, like a lot of hybrids hitting the market this year, it’ll come in both traditional hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. They’ll be very similar, but there are some advantages to getting a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that are worth looking into.   While the standard hybrid (HEV) has […]

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    2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Gets 9-Speaker Bose Sound System

    The year of the marketable in-car stereo system continues apace. Joining the Bose Panaray system of the Cadillac CT6 and the Revel system in the Lincoln MKX is a powerful Bose system custom built and tuned for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible—one built to excel when you’re cruising with the top down. Bose has […]

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    Volvo XC90 Test Drive and First Impressions

    Chinese-owned Swedish car maker is hoping to spice things up this year with the 2016 XC90, the next in their line of mid-size luxury crossover family SUVs.   The 2016 XC90 is mostly riding on its bevy of safety features, which we’ll get to later, but it’s worth noting that some models of the crossover […]

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    Why Is Google So Quiet About Self-Driving Car Accidents?

    The most highly touted benefit of Google’s self-driving cars is and has always been safety—that a computer will make for a better driver than a human being. A look at traffic accident statistics and just the knowledge that drunk drivers exist do enough to, if not confirm Google’s hypothesis, at least make it one worth […]