Autos: Ownership

Rear-Facing Car Seats Are Still the Safest Way For Young Kids to Ride

Tuesday  05:21,   01 november 2016
Consumer Reports

A recently released study on rear-facing child car seats may inadvertently be sending the wrong message to parents. The study's results, while meaningful to improving the overall safety of car se ats, look at just one small piece of the puzzle,[...]

When Shopping for Booster Seats, Fit in Your Car Is Key

Tuesday  05:15,   01 november 2016
Consumer Reports

In its latest report on child booster seats, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that all 23 new booster seat models evaluated provide good belt fit, or properly positioned shoulder belt mid-shoulder and lap belt flat across the upper[...]

What to Do in a Roadside Emergency

Tuesday  05:14,   01 november 2016
Consumer Reports

If a flat tire, mechanical breakdown, or empty fuel tank forces you to stop driving, the most important thing is to take actions that ensure your safety. Here are some tips from the auto experts at Consumer Reports. Research Research New Used[...]

Don't Ignore That Recall Notice

Tuesday  05:14,   01 november 2016
U.S. News & World Report

You open your mailbox and see it sitting there: a letter from the manufacturer stating that your vehicle has been recalled. Receiving a recall notice for a seemingly minor matter may not crack your to-do list immediately, but small problems can have [...]

Should Using a Smartwatch While Driving be Illegal?

Tuesday  05:14,   01 november 2016
Automobile

Using a smartwatch while driving should be illegal, according to a new filing from an attorney.Under the court order, Joseph reportedly wants the four smartwatch manufacturers to jointly fund a $1 billion "education campaign" to teach the public[...]

Wirelessly Control Your Aftermarket Air Conditioning System

Tuesday  05:14,   01 november 2016
HOT ROD

Restomod Air’s new Atmosphere app for the iPhone allows you to control the air conditioning system in your car. © Provided by Hotrod Restomod Wireless Air Conditioning System Control App Ipad Restomod Air has just created the world’s[...]

How New Car Technology Is Forcing Radar Detectors to be More Accurate

Tuesday  05:14,   01 november 2016
Road & Track

Radar signals from vehicle safety systems are confounding detectors, but manufacturers are finding new ways to battle back. ​The piece of automotive tech that I rely on most is one that I install myself: an old-school radar detector. While I love a[...]

Drivemode docks your phone in the dashboard

Tuesday  05:07,   01 november 2016
CNET

Most of us realize our phones have better services for driving than those that come built into most car dashboards, so Drivemode demonstrates how its app works with a phone docked in the dashboard.It's an idea that many smartphone enthusiasts have[...]

BMW Connected app links your car, calendar, and anywhere you need to be

Tuesday  05:07,   01 november 2016
CNET

BMW showed off its new Connected app today, seamlessly linking and predicting your destinations between iPhone and car.This new BMW Connected app, currently available at the iTunes store for iOS devices and which BMW calls a Personal Mobility[...]

Must-Have Car Features, and Those You Can Skip - Consumer Reports

Tuesday  05:00,   01 november 2016
Consumer Reports

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the abundance of features available in new cars, especially if you haven’t been in the market for a few years. It seems there is a new advancement in convenienc e, infotainment, or safety systems almost every[...]

Hyundai Planning Connected Car That Repairs Itself

Tuesday  05:00,   01 november 2016
Motor Trend

Hyundai is working on a connected car that can detect maintenance problems and fix itself.In the short term, Hyundai is focused on better connecting smartphones to cars, and it's all part of the automaker's new philosophy to "connect cars to life."[...]

It's Impossible to Tell How Safe Self-Driving Cars Are

Tuesday  05:00,   01 november 2016
Popular Mechanics

​​We'll never be able to test-drive autonomous cars like Google's enough to know for sure that they're safer, according to a new RAND study.​The practical question, however, is: Just how safe do these vehicles need to be before we'll let [...]

Man Hacks His Tesla To Pull Out of the Garage Like Magic

Tuesday  05:00,   01 november 2016
Popular Mechanics

​​All it takes is a simple voice command. ​The hack, put together by Jason Goecke, basically just extends the power of Amazon's voice-controlled speaker the Echo so that Alexa-the AI that lives inside-can exert some control over Goecke's Tesla Model [...]

How the Connected Car Will Defend against Hackers

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016
Car and Driver

How the Connected Car Will Defend against Hackers Within the next five years, a quarter of a billion vehicles with connected features will travel on roads across the globe.Automakers are rushing connectivity into their cars. Features like 4G LTE[...]

How to Find Exact Replacements for Your Car's Worn-Out Tires

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016
Consumer Reports

You’ve spent a few years and thousands of miles with your car, and you’ve finally approached that big moment: The original tires that came on your car are now worn out. The first questions that c ome to mind are, “What should I buy?" and "Do I stick [...]