VW I.D. Buzz Concept

VW Generates Buzz with New Electric Van

Volkswagen is putting the electric van in EV with its plans to produce the I.D. Buzz concept vehicle. In January, VW showed a cute little electric van, a modern take on its old standby of a bus. This month, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, the company announced that it would make that…

Chrysler and Kango

Chrysler and Kango Sitting in a Tree…

Kango is a notable car-hailing service because it provides rides and childcare for kids. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan is notable because it’s the first hybrid minivan. Consider it extra-notable then, that the two are pairing up to make magic together (if by magic, you mean providing new minivans to give rides to kids in).…

CXC Race Simulator

Driver’s Education: The Future Is Not Now

by Sara Lacey   My son hopefully asked me the other day, “So, when do you think autonomous vehicles will be a practical reality? Like, in the next year?” He is starting Driver’s Ed this summer, and if all things go according to plan, he will be getting his license next year. To be clear,…

Garmin babyCam night vision

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…

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…