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Research shows in-car voice commands are still distracting

Car infotainment systems that use voice commands may let drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but they’re still highly distracting. It takes drivers up to 27 seconds to return to full attention after using voice commands to make a hands-free call, turn on the radio or perform other tasks, according to two studies released Thursday by the AAA Foundation ... Read More »

MOMO tunes the 2016 VW Jetta GLI for SEMA

Volkswagen may be going through a rough patch right now, but models like the GTI and Jetta GLI still offer accessible performance. As part of a push to have a bigger presence in North America, Momo is applying some subtle mods and the company’s red-and-yellow color scheme to a 2016 GLI at the SEMA Show. Rather than overwhelm the GLI ... Read More »

Suzuki shows weird, wonderful trio of concepts in Tokyo

Suzuki brought a whole mess of intriguing little runabouts to the Tokyo Motor Show this year. And though the Japanese automaker no longer participates (at least with its four-wheel automobiles) in the North American market, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to check out its latest oddities, and capture them for your Nipponophilic amusement. The one that caught our ... Read More »

Tesla’s new autopilot technology prevents crash on slick Seattle road

Some people are using Tesla’s new autopilot technology for fun, like driving across the country in record time. Others, though, are finding that the new feature helps avoid dangerous crashes. Jon Hall, a Seattleite and owner of a Tesla Model S P85D, posted a dash cam videoWednesday on YouTube that shows how he avoided a collision thanks to the auto-pilot. Hall was driving on State Route 99 ... Read More »

Performance cars run wild at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

As it stands, the system produces enviable power and economy. The net system output is rated at 367 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque, which gives the full-size SUV the wherewithal to run from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds. It manages this fleet turn of speed while sipping a claimed average of 2.5 L/100 kilometres. It also has ... Read More »

BMW reveals M4 GTS – for those who take track time seriously

There are those who love to have a road car they can also take to a track, and the BMW M4 is one of the better choices out there. But for some, 445 horsepower just doesn’t cut it. That’s where the M4 GTS comes in, with even more power than the stock M4, lighter weight and aerodynamic features ideally suited ... Read More »

Acura’s NSX sports car comes roaring back to life in time for the Tokyo Motor Show

It’s no secret, Acura has taken a huge amount of time to introduce a successor to the NSX supercar. After developing, and scrapping, a V-10-based project some years back, Acura then introduced concept after concept across the auto show circuit. Promises and deadlines were made, then broken. Frankly, we were wondering if the NSX would ever bear a successor. In ... Read More »

All-New 2017 Chrysler Town & Country Shows 200 Front End and Complete Side

It’s ironic that we see the 2017 model in the company of Dodge sister models, as the Grand Caravan is not going to get another model year. The two photos taken by The Windsor Star give us our first clear look at the all-new Chrysler model that most expect will debut in January at the North American International Auto Show. ... Read More »

Yamaha’s Motorcycle-Riding Robot Wants to Enter MotoGP

Last week, we heard about Yamaha​’s motorcycle-riding humanoid robot that would be shown at the Tokyo Motor Show. We weren’t too sure what to expect, since we can’t see too much of a point to an autonomous motorcycle. Yet, here it is: a robot that can ride a motorcycle. It is called the Yamaha MotoBot Concept. Yamaha’s end goal is to have ... Read More »

2016 Ford Focus RS – prices, specs and engine details

Ford has already received 1500 orders from UK buyers for the new Ford Focus RS in anticipation of first deliveries of the hot hatch in spring 2016. One third of the customer’s deposits were placed before prices and specifications were announced at September’s Frankfurt motor show, and interest has accelerated since the car’s base price of £28,940 was revealed. Many ... Read More »