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GM: Autonomous vehicle in final stages

Drivers will soon to be able to head to auto finance companies, take out a car loan and buy a vehicle that will do the driving for them. General Motors recently announced that they are in the final stages of developing a semi-autonomous car that is capable of staying in lanes, steering away from dangers, … Continue reading

Some day, voice control may cut drivers’ gizmo distractions

As personal electronic devices have proliferated in cars, and with the corresponding increase in crashes resulting from motorists trying to drive while using those gadgets, automakers have touted voice control as the solution that will permit drivers to safely text, tweet and update their Facebook pages to inform the world of the amazing fact that … Continue reading

California gives green light to driverless cars

California took the fast lane to the future on Tuesday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that lets self-driving cars onto public roads. Brown rode to the signing ceremony at Google Inc. headquarters in the passenger seat of a vehicle that steered itself, a Prius modified by Google. Google co-founder Sergey Brin and State … Continue reading

Tesla Reveals Charging Station Sites In 3 US States

Tesla has created the first solar charging stations for its Model S and plans to offer free charging. Is free fuel enough for the electric car to finally gain traction? The technology at the heart of the Supercharger was developed internally and leverages the economies of scale of existing charging technology already used by the … Continue reading

Avoid distractions and improve visibility while driving

A recent survey by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD of 1,700 teens showed that 91 percent of their parents occasionally talked on a cell phone while driving, 88 percent speed and 59 percent text while driving. Drivers are encouraged to cut out distractions while driving and improve visibility while on the road. Recent statistics from … Continue reading

Toyota plans expanded range of hybrids

Toyota Motor Corp. is boosting its green vehicle lineup, with plans for 21 new hybrids in the next three years, a new electric car later this year and a fuel cell vehicle by 2015 in response to growing demand for fuel efficient and environmentally friendly driving. Toyota said Monday it will offer an electric compact … Continue reading

Police testing out new cop cars

Police cars often inspire potential car buyers to head to auto finance companies for a car loan, especially with the new lineup of cars hitting the forces these days. The Ford Crown Victoria has been key for law enforcement the past decades, but since it was phased out in 2011, agencies have been forced to … Continue reading

Honda plans to double car sales to 6 million

Honda Motor Co. plans to double its global vehicle sales to 6 million in five years, driven by demand for small cars such as the Fit/Jazz subcompact and new models in emerging markets including China and India. Honda aims to sell 3 million cars in Japan, the United States, Europe and other developed markets combined, … Continue reading

Monthly sales projected to rise 11% in September

Auto sales in September are expected to increase 11 percent from a year ago, keeping the industry on roughly the same pace as in August, J.D. Power and Associates said today. The forecast puts the industry’s seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate at 14.5 million. The August rate of 14.53 million was the highest of any … Continue reading

Vehicle check up event in Michigan

There will be a free vehicle check up event for car owners at Dow High School in Midland, Michigan, hosted by the Car Care Council on October 7. The event will run in coordination with the 49th annual Northwood University International Auto Show. “October is Fall Car Care Month and to celebrate, we are hosting … Continue reading