2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SE V6 Test Drive

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V6 SE 4MOTION with Technology R-Line has Excess Where it counts. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SE V6 Overview The Volkswagen Atlas was introduced in 2018 as an American-built three-row family-sized crossover SUV with a spacious interior in three rows and comfortable seating for seven adults. It is based on…

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What3Words

The problem of finding people or an address is solved thanks to an app that you will find in all-new Mercedes vehicles.  The app is WHAT THREE WORDS. what3words is a really simple way to talk about location.   WHAT3WORDS WHAT3WORDS have assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3-word address that will…

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2014 Acura ILX Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Acura rolled out the new ILX about a year and one-half ago it was met with mixed emotions and sales were slow to start. Since then the compact luxury sedan has found traction and it has advanced to become the top selling model in the Acura lineup during recent…

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2013 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van

By Barbara Schaffer San Diego ? While in San Diego covering the introduction of the new Versa Note, I also had a chance to spend a little?time in the all-new 2013 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van. I don?t want to brag, but I actually have quite a bit of experience with small delivery vans. Many…

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Kia Expands UVO eServices

Kia showed the latest version of their UVO eServices recently at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and debuted a new In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) concept, both which show the same type of innovation that has so quickly advanced Kia in the automotive market. New for UVO is a telematics suite (“eServices”) powered by a…

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Infiniti adds Concierge Service

Communications and extra services are a big part of the new automotive market and Infiniti is the latest brand to offer such a service.? The ?Infiniti Personal Assistant? concept takes the service one-step further offering owners an anytime or anywhere personal assistant. The complementary Infiniti Personal Assistant benefit gives owners unlimited access to live team…

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Volvo Looking Out for Wild Animals

In many parts of the country, deer and other large wild animals pose a great danger to themselves and to vehicle occupants traveling through their habitat. As part of Volvo?s quest to keep anyone from suffering a serious injury while riding in a new Volvo, engineers have developed a new way to help prevent animal/vehicle…

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Volvo?s New Flywheel Technology

This fall Volvo will start real-world tests of a new flywheel technology that makes a four-cylinder engine feel like a six-cylinder, while simultaneously cutting fuel consumption by up to 20 percent. The Volvo Kinetic Energy Recovery System is fitted to the rear axle and starts to spin up to 60,000 rpms during braking.? At the…

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Ford Goes to the Weeds?

as a source of raw future raw materials. Ford and Ohio State University researchers have gone to the weeds in search of a new sustainable source of rubber.? The target weed grows like dandelions, actually it is a dandelion. Not all dandelions are created equal, however the one they have identified as a source material…

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Hyundai?s Extensive Technology Package

Blue Link arrives later this year. Hyundai has pulled into the passing lane in automotive styling and quality, and it appears that technology may be their next conquest target. Hyundai?s Blue Link? telematics system, which made its world debut at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in January, offers consumers seamless connection between the office, home,…

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