Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Glow-in-the-dark highways

Glow-in-the-dark 'smart highways' could be heading our way.

Dutch-based Studio Roosegaarde and infrastructure management group Heijmans have developed a new idea for a "Smart Highway" that will literally glow in the dark. In addition to its solar-energized illuminated line markings, it will incorporate temperature-sensitive weather indicators that become visible to warn of potential icy surface conditions.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Best New Car Deals

Best New Car Deals: November 2012

Shopping for a new car doesn't have to be a stressful and frustrating experience. Here at AOL Autos, we're working hard to make car shopping as easy and affordable as possible. That's why we pour over data every week to find out which cars are the best value for you consumers.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ford C-Max Energi

Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid Reaches 100 MPGe

EPA rating puts vehicle ahead of key competitors

Ford is in the fast lane on the way to fuel efficiency.

The EPA rated the company's C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid at 100 miles per gallon equivalent Thursday, making it the most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid offered to Amercan consumers by the auto industry.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

OnStar FMV

OnStar FMV: Bringing OnStar To Non-GM Vehicles

You have seen or heard the ads. A woman is in an accident and OnStar knows because there airbags went off, and so the OnStar advisor asks the driver if she is okay while emergency medical teams are on the way.

OnStar, owned by General Motors, has in recent years just been available on GM cars. But in the last year, OnStar has been selling a new product--OnStar FMV, which allows a consumer to put OnStar into any car or truck, though it doesn't have all the services and gee-whiz features of OnStar in a GM vehicle.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Small SUVs, Big Capabilities

Small SUVs, Big Capabilities: 2012/2013 Compact Crossover Comparison

Concerns about fuel prices may have tempered America's love affair with sport-utility vehicles, but it has by no means brought it to an end. Think of it as a refocusing, a renewal based on a reassessment of contemporary realities. As a consequence of these re-prioritized priorities, compact SUVs have become one of the hottest categories in a slowly reviving U.S. auto market.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Five Great Car Deals

"What's on sale?"

It may sound like a strange way to start a new car search, but with fewer and fewer bad cars being built, it wouldn't be an irresponsible first step. It takes additional research to ensure you end up in a car that meets your wants and needs, but starting with a short list of cars on sale could help ensure you don’t miss out on a great deal.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Shopping For Used Cars

Buying a used car rather than a new one saves you a lot of money and, although it means foregoing some of the initial warranties that come from the manufacturers, you will still get to enjoy your dream car.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Route 66 Rally: Part 3

Route 66 Relocation Road Rally: Part Three

As detailed in two previous posts—which can be found here and here—the road trip turned out to be a bit more challenging than I had imagined. From start to finish, I counted 22 mechanical failures that required immediate attention before the trip could continue.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Route 66 Rally: Part 2

Route 66 Relocation Road Rally: Part Two

The Mother Road proves fraught with demons.

You'll remember from Part One of our saga that we left off with our Datsun being loaded onto a flatbed because of a fuel-system issue.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Route 66 Rally: Part 1

Route 66 Relocation Road Rally: Part One

What was supposed to be a fun, cross-country road trip in a couple of well-sorted old cars has turned into a constant, LeMons-grade wrench fest.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Stop/Start Technology

The redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion will help you save gasoline when stuck in traffic.

The new Fusion's 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine can be fitted with stop/start technology. The cost? Just $295.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Vehicle Dependability Up

Vehicle dependability surged in 2009, J.D. Power survey finds

In the depths of the Great Recession that threatened their existence, automakers built better vehicles.

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