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Automotive Technology With Teenagers In Mind

Automotive Technology With Teenagers In Mind

| Hyundai, Technology Car crashes are the number-one killer of teenagers in the United States. Contributing factors include behaviors such as speeding, lack of seat belt use, drinking, and texting. Various manufacturers have addressed this issue with safety technology and the many of the systems they have developed are quite unique. In this article we looked at systems from Ford, GM, Hyundai, and Mercedes-Benz. ...

Bluetooth Cellphone Compatibility Checklist

Bluetooth Cellphone Compatibility Checklist

| Chrysler Bluetooth was introduced in 1994 as a wireless phone technology that allowed “nearby telephony devices” to communicate with each other. Today it has evolved far beyond what was originally planned and has become the industry standard for hands-free telephone technology in cars. But even though Bluetooth is nearly ubiquitous in new vehicles and theoretically uniform in the way it operates with...

Electric Turbochargers – Coming Soon

Electric Turbochargers – Coming Soon

| Kia A very popular method that uses forced air induction to momentarily increase the horsepower of an internal combustion engine is turbocharging. This technique has been around for decades and hasn’t changed a great deal until recently. Several manufacturers have announced that they are working on electrically-powered turbos. Before we explain why this is such an interesting advance, let’s take...

Dual-Clutch Transmissions – The transmission of the future?

Dual-Clutch Transmissions – The transmission of the future?

| Honda Most people know that automobiles come with two basic transmission types; first there are manual transmissions which require that the driver change gears by depressing a clutch pedal and using a stick shift and then there are automatics which do all of the shifting work using a torque convertor and sets of planetary gears. But there's also something in between that offers the best of both worlds...

Car Myths That Just Won’t Go Away

Car Myths That Just Won’t Go Away

| Chevrolet As humans we strive to attach meaning to all the things in our environment. This allows us to interact with our physical world in consistent ways so we can survive and prosper. However, funny things can occur during this process and the generation of myths is a good example. In our need to understand things, even our cars get myths attached to them and they often last well past the time when “...

How Your Car’s Anti-Lock Braking System Works

How Your Car’s Anti-Lock Braking System Works

| Ford Before Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) were installed on cars, drivers were told to rapidly pump their brakes if they felt a tire start to skid. Today, you don’t need to pump your car’s brakes when skidding, anti-lock braking systems do this for you. In this article, we'll learn about anti-lock braking systems and how they work. The operational theory starts with the fact that a skiddin...

All About Continuously Variable Transmissions

All About Continuously Variable Transmissions

| Nissan Today we have a new type of transmission to consider and it is called a continuously variable transmission (CVT). A CVT is a type of automatic transmission but it operates very differently than older automatics. CVTs provide more useable power, better fuel economy and smoother driving than traditional automatic transmissions. CVTs have been around for years in motorized applications such as sn...

Lexus LS Gets Exclusive Updates for MY2015

Lexus LS Gets Exclusive Updates for MY2015

| Lexus A quarter-century ago Lexus made real history in the automotive world by introducing the Lexus LS. One of the main reasons is that it was equipped with the powerful V8 engine as a standard. Back then this powerplant was a very expensive extra-cost option and not even available in others. It seems like in 2015 the history is repeating. 2015 Lexus LS features as a standard the 386-horsepower (284 kW...

Citroen C4 Cactus Chrome Edition Shown at Q Awards 25th Anniversary

Citroen C4 Cactus Chrome Edition Shown at Q Awards 25th Anniversary

| Citroen Citroen is releasing a one-off C4 Cactus Chrome Edition in order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Q Awards. This signifies that the company has continued the sponsorship of the event for another year, thus remaining in-tune with the UK music industry. The prestigious Q Awards took place yesterday (22 October) at the Grosvenor House Hotel and was hosted by Absolute Radio’s Christian O’...

Petty’s Garage Ford Mustang to Debut at SEMA Show

Petty’s Garage Ford Mustang to Debut at SEMA Show

| Car Tuning, Ford In two weeks Ford is bringing performance oriented Mustangs to the halls of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. Among the modified Mustangs will be the Galpin Auto Sports version, as mentioned earlier today, as well as versions by other tuners such as Roush, Petty’s Garage, MRT and many more. The performance specialists will not only show how they have boosted the 2.3-liter E...

Volkswagen Golf R is the safest car on wet roads

Volkswagen Golf R is the safest car on wet roads

| Volkswagen Drivers in the Northern Hemisphere of the world now face winter, which always brings months of road challenges that include fog, ice, snow and rain. Most people will keep on driving even in these conditions so having a safe car for challenging roads is essential if you want to get from point A to point B with no problems at all. This is especially true if you own a performance car too. Choo...

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe offers new features

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe offers new features

| Hyundai Hyundai has proudly announced that the new 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport offer more standard features, comfort and convenience equipment than ever, including refinements to the steering and suspension systems. More specifically the improvements to the power steering system include a 32-bit microprocessor that delivers a refined steering feel. The steering system keeps the Hyundai...


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