When it comes to cars, for me, it has always been what is on the inside that counts. Truth be told I have always had an affinity for Mustangs, and I coveted a 65′ for my first vehicle. But that was 25 years ago. And even back then the problem with Mustangs on Long Island is the more »
SAN FRANCISCO – Autonet Mobile, an internet-based telematics and applications service platform provider for the automotive transportation industry, has announced it will be deploying its wireless connected car technology to Mazda Motorsports for the 2014 race season. Mazda Motorsports will equip its fleet with Autonet’s in-car Wi-Fi technology to gain seamless, wireless in-motion connectivity, allowing the more »
I’ve had my share of “switchblade” car keys and various keyless fobs, but I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the 2014 Ram 1500′s neither-fish-nor-fowl fob-as-key.
DALLAS – AT&T has announced that it will sell the Audiovox Car Connection Elite Series, a telematics and location-based service solution designed to help consumers monitor, manage and maintain vehicle health and safety. AT&T will exclusively provide wireless 3G connectivity for the Car Connection Elite and consumers will be able to access up to the more »
VISTA, CA – Have you ever had a bad feeling there is a security risk at your home while away? Instead of panicking or waking up the neighbor, now you can simply check your smartphone app. has launched Viper Home, an affordable, self-installed home security monitoring system that is completely controlled from a smartphone. Viper more »
I know a rider who commutes to work in NYC every day on his Harley. I asked him how do you do it. He said “You have to have 1000 eyes working and use the 500 in the back of your head too.” Supposed to be hitting the market sometimes next year is the more »
YONKERS, NY – Japanese brands have historically been known for building some of the most reliable vehicles in the world. But Consumer Reports 2013 Annual Auto Reliability rankings show that some other automakers—from Europe and the U.S.—are also capable of building reliable vehicles. Audi, Volvo, and GMC captured three of the top-10 spots in the more »
It has been awhile since I have reviewed Mercedes latest. And this week finds me in a nice place to be- The Mercedes Benz GLK250 BlueTEC. The first impressions are very good- after idle during normal driving conditions you would be hard pressed to guess this is compression ignition. But more on the little SUV later. more »
DEARBORN, MI – FordDirect has announced the results of its Automotive Consumer Marketing Survey. The findings confirmed the importance of having a strong online presence and reputation while continuing to communicate to consumers in a tailored manner. “Consumers are bombarded with multiple pieces of communication throughout their day, and how dealers communicate to those consumers more »
We really like the story behind the genius at Bluetooth Keyless. The company was looking to integrate today’s technologies into vehicles that may be a few years old. Or even some new vehicles without heavy option packages. Or ultimately make the user experience the best- you don’t have to fumble for your keys again. more »
The chipsets in your vehicle are different than the processors in your PC. They have to be bulletproof. They have to take extreme heat and hold. Most of all, they absolutely cannot crash. If they did, you might crash. Especially the processors that are designed to implement Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The only question more »
General Motors is touting the ability of its OnStar service to combat car thievery, saying nearly 250 would-be car thieves have been stopped safely by police with assistance from the service’s features.