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Autos: Ownership

Wirelessly Control Your Aftermarket Air Conditioning System

Tuesday  05:14,   01 november 2016

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 first and only... >>>

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

Tuesday  05:14,   01 november 2016

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

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

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

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

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

​​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

​​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

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 and >>>

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

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016

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 >>>

Study Shows Top Tier Gasoline Worth the Extra Price

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016

Location and price drive gasoline sales, according to a new survey by the American Automobile Association. But an extensive study also conducted by AAA, reveals that consumers would be wise to fa ctor the quality of the gasoline in their purchase... >>>

5 Simple Tips to Get the Most From Your Tires

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016

No matter what you put them through.​​My winter tire true-believer story: a Boston blizzard in my rear-wheel-drive '98 BMW M3 fitted with Vredestein snow tires. Six inches of snow on the Mass Pike, cars stranded everywhere. It took three hours to... >>>

This nearly free item is one of the most important things you can keep in your car

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016

You get a lot of advice about what you absolutely, positively must have in your car. Most of it is spot-on; some of it is a tad excessive. You don't really need a space blanket if you aren't planning aMost of it is spot-on; some of it is a... >>>

5 Best Summer Car Care Tips

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016

Summer is the season for beaches, barbecues – and breakdowns. Even though summer means fun, the hotter months have a way of wreaking havoc on your vehicle. Extreme weather can cause potholes and damage tires, while residue leftover from winter... >>>

Six Basic Maintenance Items You Should Never Let Slip

Tuesday  04:50,   01 november 2016

They're not complicated, but they're essential.But if you want your car to stay safe to drive and last as long as possible, it's important to receive regular reminders that this stuff is important. Worn tires can cause wrecks, unchanged oil... >>>