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5 Amazing Car Apps

If you love your car and your smartphone, what could be better than apps that enhance your driving/ownership experience? We recently told you about some great apps that help you navigate traffic. With that in mind, here are five amazing car-related apps that will add add to your car and smartphone enjoyment. Gas Buddy Gas prices seem to fluctuate even more than my weight during the holidays. It’s not unusual … Continue reading

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Flat-Free Tires

The idea of airless tires is all the rage right now. From tractors and construction equipment to bicycles and cars, tire manufacturers are thinking there’s no more room for air in their tires. At the 2017 Michelin Movin’On Sustainable Mobility Summit in Montreal, Michelin introduced its futuristic airless 3-D printed tire design for the forum’s 375th Anniversary. Like a decorative piece of coral out of an exotic fish tank, Michelin’s … Continue reading

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Hybrid vs. Electric Cars

Whether you’re hoping to save the environment or just some green for your wallet, you’ve probably thought about hybrid and electric vehicles. You likely have a lot of questions about the differences between these two types of eco-friendly automobiles. We have some answers. Let’s Talk Range Electric It’s true that you can plug in to any regular, grounded outlet and charge your electric vehicle, or EV, overnight. As long as … Continue reading

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Concept Tires of the Future

Hankook Tire Co. is giving us a glimpse regarding tires of the future. At the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in Seoul Korea, Hankook presented some outrageous and fantastical tire designs for the future. Tires have been getting more dynamic and technologically enhanced year after year with scientific approaches that improve elements from winter traction to lowering your overall cost on gasoline. But Hankook is thinking bigger by tackling what steps … Continue reading

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What’s Driving New Technology in the Auto Industry?

Modern automobiles have come a long way in recent years when it comes to autonomous safety features and adaptive driving capabilities. Whereas power door locks and windows were a pretty big deal just 20 years ago, automotive technology continues to outpace itself. Compared to the following five innovations, however, even the back-up cameras and anti-collision braking systems of today can be considered to be rather low-tech. Self-Driving Systems In literal … Continue reading

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Accessorize Your Car

People want to personalize everything these days. That’s no different when it comes to driving. According to the AAA Foundation, American drivers spend an average of 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year, which is seven 40-hour weeks at the office! So with so much time being spent on the road, don’t you want your car to be your home away from home? Check out our list below for the … Continue reading

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3 Major Differences between Electric Cars and Gas-Powered Cars

There are some obvious differences between gasoline vehicles and electric vehicles. Instead of a gas tank, you have a battery. Instead of a gas pump, a charging station. Instead of an engine, electric motors. But these are all just different components that perform the same essential function. There are more fundamental differences between gas and electric cars that may not be so obvious. Let’s take a look.   Electric cars … Continue reading

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Roads of the Future

When my eldest sister had to drive me around town before I got my license I recall her once saying, “They can send a man to the moon but they can’t make roads that don’t get potholes.” Little did she know that those are two completely different professions and to use them interchangeably is just silly. But after thinking about her comment, roads haven’t really changed over my lifetime and … Continue reading

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White House Wheels and the Presidential Motorcade

Being the President of the United States I’m sure has its difficulties, but it has to be super cool just because of the cars. Nowadays, the presidential motorcade includes a car that makes James Bond’s Aston Martin look like amateur hour. Nicknamed “The Beast” or “Cadillac One” or “First Car,” the official car of the president has many secrets we could never know about; however, there are some things we … Continue reading

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Best Traffic Apps for iPhone

When it comes to driving apps for your iPhone, you got your usual suspects — Apple Maps and Google Maps. But some of the best traffic apps for iPhone are lesser known apps with unique functionality. Here’s my personal list of the best iOS apps for driving. (If you have an android phone, you’ll have to wait for someone else to write that post — I’m an apple guy to … Continue reading