Kenwood saying ‘Who needs CarPlay?’ We can give that functionality even better without phone contraints…

Pioneer and Alpine had recently made their forays into Apple’s CarPlay in the aftermarket.  Kenwood is going with a different approach. They prefer using their aftermarket unit’s horsepower.  Coupled to Siri in, it gives drivers more features and flexibility compared to the constraints of working within the CarPlay sandbox.  After all, what if you got more »

Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon say size matters

In a world where the size of the truck too often — and stupidly, might I add — equates with the size of a man’s, well, manhood, it’s refreshing to see General Motors’ new midsize Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon twins making the case that size really does matter…just not in the way the Cowboy Cadillac-having crowd in hometowns across America would seem to think.

Rockford at Sturgis Again! Paul Yaffe and Brian Jenkins in the house.

Not that the exhaust isn’t loud enough, but at least the tunes will be rocking too!  Rockford Fosgate will be the featured Motorcycle Audio company of the of the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2014. Rockford Fosgate will demonstrate its line of acclaimed motorcycle gear in its booth location on Lazelle Street in downtown Sturgis, SD more »

Ford launches global Innovate Mobility Challenge for developers

Ford launched its Innovate Mobility Challenge last week, offering developers a chance to solve a localized transportation-related problem and win some cash.

Self-parking just the beginning of ’15 Volvo XC90′s tech

The 2015 Volvo XC90 is practically all Volvo’s public relations people seem to want to talk about lately. With safety technology this cool, we can see why.

2015 Ford Mustang’s ponycar power-to-weight push

Lest you think all the power-to-weight (and dollars-per-horsepower) news is coming from the Dodge Challenger Hellcat lately, Ford Mustang would like to remind you about its own power-to-weight claim to fame: Ford says in a press release that the 2015 Ford Mustang is still the best power-to-weight ratio you can buy for under $50,000 in the U.S.

FoMoCo touts toughness of new F-150 2.7-liter turbocharged V6

The Ford F-150 is always looking for a way to keep a leg up on the competition from other full-size trucks, and Ford Motor Company figures the truck’s new 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost twin-turbocharged engine is a key element in making sure the Fiddy stays on top of the full-size truck sales charts in times of ever-higher fuel prices.

2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat: More horses per dollar

With Dodge Challenger Hellcat pricing starting at $60,000, we’d like to Dodge them on the back for offering so much horsepower per dollar.

I want to be a holdout in the 2070 fully autonomous world

This infographic shows what several industry pundit-types think will be our autonomous vehicle future. I’ll be the one resisting the tide.

Hybrid horses, different courses: A tale of three head units

We’ve already talked about the differences in fuel economy between the three Toyota — actually, two Toyota and one Lexus — hybrids we tested recently. Now let’s talk about the differences in infotainment between them.

Tiny houses take common flatbed trailers to the extreme

It’s the ultimate install: You take your common flatbed, bumper hitch cargo trailer, see, and build a tiny house on top of it.


Hack a Tesla, win 10 grand! And we have a winner!

The problem with a “hack a Tesla, win 10 grand” prize is if you are lucky enough to own a Tesla, futzing with the control modules to hack them would probably not bode too well for the warranty claims. But, at a hacking conference called Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan) to be held in Beijing, China more »