5 Car Technologies That Will Amaze You

This time of year is an exciting time for auto enthusiasts to experience the next generation of vehicles. Auto shows across the country display the most innovative designs showcasing today’s cars and what tomorrow’s cars might look like. Who knows if or when we’ll be flying our cars, but here are five car technologies that we won’t have to speculate about for much longer and are likely to make it … Continue reading

Can Apple Really Change the World (Again)?

Is Apple® trying to build a car? Considering they create, spread, and discredit rumors about their own projects, who really knows? But after a few mysterious sightings of Apple minivans with cameras roaming streets throughout the nation, many speculate an iCar is closer than we think. Car experts advise against Apple even considering a venture that would produce an autonomous electric car in all of its Apple-y goodness. Dan Akerson, … Continue reading

Mario in a Mercedes-Benz

I am by no means a gamer. But then there’s Mario Kart. I’ll play that for hours at a time. It’s been a favorite of countless gamers and non-gamers alike for years. Actually, almost all of the games in the Mario Brothers franchise are loved by hardcore joystick heads and casual, random-button-mashing game players like me. Over the years, we’ve seen Mario sporting magical fireball overalls, wearing a penguin suit, riding … Continue reading

Backup Cameras Become Standard By…

I remember the first time I ever got in a car that had a backup camera. It was my friend’s Lexus and I thought it was the greatest thing ever. I waited a long time to get my driver’s license and before getting it I was always nervous at the thought of being behind the wheel by myself. Most of all I dreaded the day when I would have to … Continue reading

Move Over Leaf. Watch Out Spark.

The road is getting a little more crowded when it comes to all-electric vehicles (EVs). Kia Motors Corporation is entering the EV market to compete directly with the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, Tesla Model S, and the many others currently available or coming soon. Unlike these vehicles, however, Kia’s EV won’t be a standalone model. That is to say, this new an all-electric vehicle will be a version of the … Continue reading

Would You Buy a Car with Bitcoins?

Or do you even know what bitcoins are? Long story short, a bitcoin is a digital currency. You purchase bitcoins with real money, and you get digital money in return to spend wherever bitcoins are accepted. Many people spend bitcoins online, but a number of brick-and-morter retailers are starting to accept them. This bitcoin business is new territory and has a lot of people confused, but that isn’t stopping some … Continue reading

2013 Chicago Auto Show

The 105th annual Chicago Auto Show is happening now. With more than 1,000 vehicles on display, the Chicago Tribune says it’s the largest auto show in the US. Can’t make it to the show this year? There’s plenty of continuing coverage from attendees. Here’s a peek at what to expect this year. Check out a couple of the new vehicles debuting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, which is open … Continue reading

Stuff We’re Thankful For

Around the country, people are (hopefully) focused on gratitude. Jeffrey, Ashlee, and I took some time out to say our thanks for a few things, auto related, of course. Here they are! Jenn. I’ve heard it said that gratitude should focus on the small things, so I’m thankful that all the small things that make my car run well are, well, running well. I’m also pretty happy with my new … Continue reading

2013 Auto Preview

So the Mayans were wrong. Despite their predictions, automakers are rolling out 2013 model year vehicles. That is what the Mayans predicted, right? No new cars after 2012? Well, either way we should be excited about making it past the 2012 model year, because automakers have some exciting things coming in 2013. Over the past few years, automakers in general have stripped down their vehicles for the sake of simplicity, … Continue reading