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In-Car Infant Monitors, Low-Tech vs. High-Tech

by Sara Lacey   Most car manufacturers take a very low-tech approach to monitoring children in their vehicles. Typically, it involves a curved mirror installed just above the rearview mirror that looks into the back of the vehicle. This actually works fairly well, except when the kids are rear-facing. Unless you’re really great at lining…

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Finally, A Personal Fleet for Everyone! Almost.

by Sara Lacey I’ve always thought it would be awesome to have a personal fleet of vehicles. On busy days of local errand-running, I’d employ my EV.  Trip skiing or camping? I’d bust out my trusty SUV. Date night with friends would have me calling on my four-door sedan. For most people, myself included, the…

Diesel, More or Less

Less Diesel So you may have heard a little something about VW and diesel and cheating the EPA’s emissions tests. And you may have heard that the Chevy Cruise diesel was named in a lawsuit for similar cheating practices in summer 2016. Things are not going well for diesel, which was anticipated to be one…

Ford Models from 2010-2016 Can Get Tech Upgrades

If you’ve got a Ford or Lincoln built between 2010 and 2016, you don’t have to be left out of the automotive technology revolution. Owners of these cars can head to the dealership this summer to get upgraded to Ford’s SmartLink service. It’s easy-peasy. Dealerships have devices that plug into the OBD II port under…

UConnect Theater Goes Beyond DVDs

by Sara Lacey Chrysler’s UConnect in-vehicle technology system has a $1,995 option called UConnect Theater. UConnect Theater provides entertainment to rear-seat occupants beyond the usual DVD (or USB, or Blu-Ray) player. I mean it has that, which is cool, but that’s not what I’m talking about in this post. UConnect Theater, debuting in the 2017…

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Hyundai Ioniq: Which one is right for you?

Hyundai announced that it would be building one four-door car to house three different powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all electric. All three 2017 Hyundai Ioniq models are basically identical cars but for the energy used to get the wheels moving down the road — same shape, same seats, same infotainment system. Hyundai says that it will…