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Mazdaspeed can help your MX-5 dash look like an F1 race car’s

Mazdaspeed will facilitate the purchase of AiM motorsports dashboard information units for Mazda vehicles through their Mazdaspeed racing program.

Car Tech Demo Days: Good time to buy 12V products at specialty retailers

Everyone wants the latest technology, but not all of us can drop big coin on a new car. During Car Tech Demo Days, it’s the aftermarket to the rescue!

Real Wraith: We try world’s first satellite-aided transmission in Rolls-Royce Wraith

The satellite-aided transmission in the Rolls-Royce Wraith uses GPS and the nav system to predict the road ahead.” To be candid, the results are subtle.

Charter Communications orders more than 800 Ford Transit vans

Charter Communications, the nation’s fourth-largest cable operator, has purchased more than 800 new full-size Ford Transit vans for its fleet.

Wind turbine performance “better than expected” at Honda plant

Honda says wind turbines powering its transmission plant in Ohio, have proven themselves to be even more efficient at power-generation than first thought.

Honda showcases autonomous lane-change, “virtual tow” tech

Honda is showing a couple of cool technologies at 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit, MI, including automated lane change capabilities and “virtual tow.”

Cadillac models to get V2V, Super Cruise by 2017

General Motors says by 2017, Cadillac models will have vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication and the brand’s long-awaited Super Cruise setup.

Kia Soul EV price set, starts at $33K before tax breaks

The Kia Soul EV is getting quite a bit of advertising in my area now, so it interested me to see the model priced from $33,700 before a $7,500 tax credit.

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Elio Motors says Peterson springs key in 84 MPG claim

Elio Motors’ latest Tech Talk e-mail gave some insight into just how much thought is going into making the three-wheeled eponymous car a lightweight machine capable of reaching the company’s claimed 84 MPG highway fuel efficiency goal.

Toyota U2 concept is highly customizable for makers

Inspired by the “maker” movement — that is, young, high-tech do-it-yourselfers — the Toyota U2 concept is highly customizable, according to the automaker.

Real Wraith: Top 5 Rolls-Royce Wraith tech conversation starters

A friend of mine of means told me, “You won’t be able to get gas in the Wraith.” Huh?

My low-tech tailgate lock gets Piston Slap’d

Tailgate thievery is a real thing. How do you combat it using just a couple of dollars, five minutes of your time, and a low-tech tailgate lock? Here’s how: