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Is it better to drive for Uber or Lyft? Here’s what you need to consider
Is it better to drive for Uber or Lyft? Here’s what you need to consider Jobs & Military March 9, 2017
If you’re thinking about becoming a rideshare driver, it can be tough to decide which service to start with. If…
These smart devices will protect your home, save you money and make your life a lot easier
These smart devices will protect your home, save you money and make your life a lot easier Car Technology March 8, 2017
If you've ever left your apartment, condo, house or 'tenement on wheels' (courtesy of Chevy Chase) wondering whether you closed the…
Google’s Waze app is giving you a cheaper way to get around town
Google’s Waze app is giving you a cheaper way to get around town Car Technology February 24, 2017
Google is planning to expand a carpool service on its Waze navigation app -- a move that puts the company…
How long should you warm your engine up on a cold morning?
How long should you warm your engine up on a cold morning? Cars February 6, 2017
OK, picture this: It's a 22-degree morning outside and you're getting ready to go to work. How long should warm…
5 ways to upgrade your old car with new-car tech
5 ways to upgrade your old car with new-car tech Cars January 19, 2017
No word yet on when cars will be able to take the wheel while dressing you in a suit, à…
Free code can turn regular cars into self-driving vehicles
Free code can turn regular cars into self-driving vehicles Cars December 6, 2016
If you have a 2006 or newer vehicle, you may be able to turn it into a self-driving car thanks…
Car review: Plug in a Prius Prime and save money!
Car review: Plug in a Prius Prime and save money! Cars November 29, 2016
When I reviewed the new for 2016 Toyota Prius, I was impressed enough with the redesigned model enough to call…
Self-driving truck makes 120-mile trek, delivers beer
Self-driving truck makes 120-mile trek, delivers beer Cars October 31, 2016
Otto and Anheuser-Busch announced that the two companies have completed the world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck. Read more: Uber makes big move toward…
Uber lays out vision for self-driving flying cars
Uber lays out vision for self-driving flying cars Cars October 28, 2016
Remember The Jetsons and the promise of George Jetson zipping to work in his flying car? That future could be…
Top 12 best vehicles to buy that are 1 year old
Top 12 best vehicles to buy that are 1 year old Cars October 10, 2016
Cars are the second biggest expense in most people's lives. But will the car you're buying hold its resale value?…
Navigation app Waze now helps users find parking spots
Navigation app Waze now helps users find parking spots Cars September 21, 2016
Waze, an app that compiles user information and tips to give the best GPS route, is now helping users find…
Tesla readies autopilot upgrade that relies heavily on radar
Tesla readies autopilot upgrade that relies heavily on radar Cars September 12, 2016
Tesla is ready to put radar...well, on the radar as it gives the nascent auto technology a starring role in…
Report: Tesla may be getting into the car insurance business
Report: Tesla may be getting into the car insurance business Cars August 31, 2016
After pioneering the mainstreaming of electric cars, a new report suggest Tesla may now have its sights set on insuring…
Uber makes big move toward wide deployment of self-driving cars
Uber makes big move toward wide deployment of self-driving cars Cars August 22, 2016
Last week was quite a week in the autonomous vehicle world! First we had Ford announce that it will have…
2 electric 4-door hatchbacks with very different missions
2 electric 4-door hatchbacks with very different missions Cars August 15, 2016
Both Nissan and Volkswagen offer electric cars. Both are four-door hatchbacks. Both seat five. On the surface, the two are…
Coming soon to an auto showroom near you: Virtual reality!
Coming soon to an auto showroom near you: Virtual reality! Cars August 2, 2016
In a bold move that marries the nascent virtual reality phenomenon with the traditional auto showroom at a car dealership,…
Tesla’s new master plan: Reshape the car industry one disruption at a time
Tesla’s new master plan: Reshape the car industry one disruption at a time Cars July 25, 2016
Tesla founder Elon Musk is known for dreaming big. This is the guy who launched the first-ever private spacecraft to…
Thieves are using laptop computers to steal cars
Thieves are using laptop computers to steal cars Cars July 7, 2016
Thieves are using laptop computers to hack into the electronic ignitions of late-model cars, and one recent incident was caught…
The Volkswagen settlement: What you need to know
The Volkswagen settlement: What you need to know Cars June 28, 2016
In one of the largest consumer settlements ever, Volkswagen has agreed to pay $14.7 billion because of the systemic cheating…
World’s first self-driving car insurance policy becomes a reality
World’s first self-driving car insurance policy becomes a reality Insurance June 21, 2016
Drivers everywhere were aghast last year when hackers managed to remotely take control of a Jeep on a highway and…
The 2016 Lexus GS200t F Sport review: Does the new smaller engine deliver?
The 2016 Lexus GS200t F Sport review: Does the new smaller engine deliver? Cars June 3, 2016
In the past couple of years, auto manufacturers have begun offering much smaller engines in many larger model cars in…
Want free OnStar service in your car?
Want free OnStar service in your car? Cars April 27, 2016
Read more: New Car Technologies Will Lower Fatalities New tech to keep track of your kid's driving habits
This technology could prevent people from texting and driving
This technology could prevent people from texting and driving Cars March 18, 2016
Distracted driving has become a significant problem in the U.S., leading to an increase in auto accidents last year.  Traffic…
GM buys software company to speed autonomous car development
GM buys software company to speed autonomous car development Cars March 11, 2016
DETROIT — With hopes of speeding development of self-driving cars, General Motors has acquired a small software company that's been…
The “Clark Smart” steps for buying a new car
The “Clark Smart” steps for buying a new car Cars March 8, 2016
If you're in the market for a new car, here are my tips for making a smart purchase. Here's how…
How easy is it to hack the Nissan Leaf? Experts say easier than you’d think
How easy is it to hack the Nissan Leaf? Experts say easier than you’d think Cars February 26, 2016
The Nissan Leaf may be the best selling electric car, but computer security experts say the car can easily be…
The 30 best cars of 2016
The 30 best cars of 2016 Cars February 24, 2016
Every April, Consumer Reports makes a special effort during car buying season to give advice for new and used buyers…
Volkswagen admits they may have to buy back diesel cars
Volkswagen admits they may have to buy back diesel cars Cars February 1, 2016
Volkswagen has hinted in court that it may have to buy back hundreds of thousands of diesel cars that it…
New portable fold-up electric scooter
New portable fold-up electric scooter Cars January 20, 2016
Read more: Electric bikes offer cheap, sweat-free commute Electric Skates Are Super-Serving Millennials New phone app make it safer to…
Keyless ignitions tied to deaths, injuries
Keyless ignitions tied to deaths, injuries Cars January 1, 2016
Constance Petot never thought twice about the push button starter on her car, until it almost killed her and her…
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