We told you how Ford has been using 3D printing in prototyping new components. Now GM says it is using the technology to speed interior updates to its 2014 Malibu.
Strange bedfellows in the effort to overcome the chicken-and-egg scenario EVs face: BMW and GM tag-teamed recently to test several OEMs’ combo chargers in preparing to push for the chargers’ implementation.
We’ve been following Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane, on its journey across America. This week, the crew rolled out an inflatable hangar to protect the plane after it landed in St. Louis, MO. Imagine having a garage you can take anywhere to envelop your car in an air-filled safety cushion when parked. Yeah. Kinda like more »
I live in a small town. Like, less than 4,000 people small. We used to have two video rental stores. Then one folded. Then the other did the same after a nearly two-decade monopoly. The first closed from bad business decisions– seriously, who goes for an adult-only model in a conservative, small southern town?– but more »
By now you’ve all seen the commercial with the 2012 Toyota Tundra pulling Space Shuttle Endeavour, right? Now that truck is part of a museum exhibit in California– and you can pick it up, easy-peasy lemon squeezie.
The seventh Mopar “Top Eliminator” program will spotlight passionate Chrysler-brand vehicle owners who are serious about modifying their rides.
While regular cars, pickups, and SUVs roll with standard 12 Volt gear when it comes to the audio system, RVs are a different story. You can roll with 12V or 120V. But when you go with 120V, the owner has to get into the power inverter business or constantly run a separate generator. On the other hand, it gets more »
Ford says the 2013 Ford Fusion is “the first global vehicle program from any automaker to use seat fabric made from recycled material” and could recycle enough waste to make 1.5 million yards of fabric annually.
HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra’s Axxess division has announced a new firmware update for the ASWC-1 OEM interface that will give it the ability to program dual commands to steering wheel control buttons. All the audio buttons on the steering wheel with the exception of the volume UP/DOWN are automatically programmed for a primary and secondary function more »
LOS ANGELES – No trend in the auto industry is more topical than advanced technology platforms. To underscore that fact, the LA Auto Show confirmed that two dozen automotive tech experts from companies such as Aha Radio, Auto Alliance, BMW, Delphi, Ford, Gracenote, Hughes Telematics, INRIX, J.D. Power & Associates, Kia, Livio, Pandora, QNX, Sprint more »
A few months ago Fishman did an iPad install on a Ford F250 Harley Davidson edition. Lyndon was impressed with a Nissan Cube install he saw, but he never met everyone’s favorite Puerto Rican car audio customizer. The video isn’t shot great, but check out how the iPad motorizes out of the dashboard just enough more »
Most people thought, back in the day, the most challenging thing about having a high quality audio system in a car was physically hooking up the speakers. Au contraire- that is only half the battle. The other part of it is tuning it. That is why manufacturers cut big money deals with bespoke audio manufacturers more »