On the Road Gadgetry
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May 16, 2012
Yes, you can have a collision warning system for your car in the palm of your hand instead of an expensive option package.
April 26, 2012
With the national average price of gas hovering around $4 a gallon, it helps to know where the lowest prices ar
March 29, 2012
Ford is giving its MyFord Touch multimedia interface some much-needed improvements to help with speed, visibility and user friendliness.
March 8, 2012
I've always been baffled that headphones for in-car entertainment systems are sized for adults rather than the kids these systems are designed for. How does that make any sense?
February 15, 2012
OnStar and PJM Interconnection, an electric transmission company, are teaming up to help make clean, renewable electrical charging easier for Chevrolet Volt owners.
January 25, 2012
Car CD players will soon go the way of the tape deck, according to Automotive News.
January 4, 2012
The travel portion of any road trip was often something to dread. Children chanting the incessant "are we there yet?" could push adults to the brink of insanity. Luckily, today's road trippers have a number of devices at their disposal to help keep people, including the kids, entertained.
December 14, 2011
Nissan is working on an automotive control system in which future cars would be able to react to motorists' thought patterns.
November 23, 2011
Getting an aftermarket stereo used to be straightforward. Head down to the electronics store, pick a new unit, yank out your old stereo and install the replacement in a same-size dashboard cavity.
November 3, 2011
Over the next decade-plus, the nation¿s fleet of cars could be connected to each other by Wi-Fi network technology, according to a presentation by Ford¿s Chief Technology Officer Paul Mascarenas.
October 12, 2011
Do you want the latest in in-car entertainment, but don¿t want to fork out the dough at the dealership for a higher-level trim? Pioneer is hoping your answer is yes.
September 21, 2011
If you worry about your teen using their cell phone while driving, Sprint has an app for you. Called Drive First, it automatically locks most smartphone functions while driving.
July 13, 2011
Ford announced recently that users of its Sync system will soon be able to get fantasy baseball statistics read to them while they're driving.
June 23, 2011
Ford's Sync has proven to be a capable device for hands-free calling, audio controls and other simple functions.
June 7, 2011
Worried about your teen driver? Phone apps offer a new frontier for driver learning, feedback and supervision. Check them out