Escalade Escapades: On rear seat entertainment and MPGs

We take a look at the infotainment setup in the redesigned Cadillac Escalade, and we compare its MPGs to the Ford Expedition King Ranch we tested recently.

Spaceship: Of seating in the 2015 Transit Connect Wagon

The 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon has pretty darned nice seating for a transformed cargo van — although it comes with a learning curve, we must say.

Rim Diary: On the hunt for vintage rims, persistence required

I’d like to put some vintage OEM rims on my Nissan cube. But getting the rims I want will take persistence — and maybe more money than I care to part with.

Google releases Android Auto with Pioneer as its partner

Google and Pioneer officially announced Android Auto will come to Pioneer head units in the near future, beating automakers to the punch. Like old times!

What’s up with Apple’s Mystery Machine?

Is Apple investigating self-driving car tech, or merely preparing to introduce interesting new Maps app features? The Apple camera van mystery continues.

Nissan’s EV charger rebate is wrong. Here’s why.

Nissan is offering businesses in Georgia a $500 matching rebate on EV charging station installations. Here’s why I think the program is wrong-headed.

JBL delivers some smart audio systems

The new smart is starting to hit the streets with newly-redesigned JBL audio systems that are light-years ahead of the original two-speaker first-gen units.

Ford F-750 gets the Tonka truck treatment

At the National Truck Equipment Association’s show this week, a Ford F-750 was unveiled in full Tonka truck livery. Full disclosure: I want it.

Mighty mite: On the 2015 MINI Cooper S interior light show

Someone did a great job of coordinating the interior light show in our 2015 MINI Cooper S — and the audio’s none too shabby, either.

Continental AMOLED dashboard display has bodacious curves

Continental AG has released a curved glass AMOLED panel that clearly trumps today’s technology of flat glass.

OK, OK, glow-in-the-dark Nissan LEAF is pretty cool

A Nissan LEAF got glow-in-the-dark paint. Is that cool? You bet. Especially when both the paint and the car can derive their energy from the sun.

McLaren, JVC-Kenwood bring the future of your dash to CES

A McLaren representative told us recently very cool things were going to be happening in the dashboard. “Watch this space.” JVC-Kenwood shows what he meant.