electric car charging port

ChargePoint Wants to Ease Your Range Anxiety

There are many, many things to be anxious about in 2017. But ChargePoint (along with other companies that provide public EV charging stations) wants you to be less anxious about running out of juice before you get home. Or wherever you’re going. That’s your business. ChargePoint’s business is installing charging stations, which they’ve done 30,000…

Hail Yes: Ride Hailing for Families

by Sara Lacey Are you the head chauffeur in your family? Have you had to make decisions at times about which kid is going to get to their activity at the expense of your other kid and their thing? Have you wondered how you are going to work late and get your kids where they…

2016 Acura TLX ACC controls

How to Use: Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is showing up in more new cars at showrooms, and it’s not just on the fancy cars. As the sensors become cheaper, ACC is making its way into cars in the middle of the price range. ACC is dead simple, and once you start using it, you’ll turn it on every…

2017 Acura TLX ADAS

Why ADAS Matters in an Emergency

On January 6, a man died in a car crash in Portland, Oregon. His wife, the only passenger in the car, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. As in most cities, this was sad and unfortunate, but not unusual. There are more than 35,000 traffic fatalities a year in the United States.…

2017 Ford Fusion shift knob

Ford’s Return to Park Stops Rollaways

by Kristen Hall-Geisler We’ve all done it: stopped the car (or tried to) while the car was in drive. Or neutral. Or reverse. Anything, really, but the parking gear. Most cars will keep you from breaking the engine or leaving with the car in drive, but Ford is taking it a step further with Return…

EPA MPG

MPG Testing Is More Like Real-World Driving

by Kristen Hall-Geisler Whether we’re on a car lot looking at window stickers or online looking at car shopping websites, we all probably look at two things first: price and fuel economy. And we know neither of those is written in stone. We can probably negotiate a better price, and the EPA’s fuel economy was…