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A Guide to Safety Features in Cars Today

Posted by: Maggie Webb on Jul 26, 2016

Safety technology has evolved since the standard seat belt was included in most automobiles around the 1960s. Today, most states mandate all passengers wear their seat belts. This has widely shown a decrease in traffic fatalities. A majority of collisions result in part due to human error from simple distractions such as phones or taking a sip of coffee. 

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Chrysler Says, "Hack Away!"

Posted by: Mark Bilek on Jul 13, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is offering a "bug bounty" financial reward for discovery of potential vehicle cybersecurity vulnerabilities. How much? Up to $1,500 bounty paid per bug, depending on impact and severity.

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A Day at the Park, Ridgeline Style

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Jun 24, 2016

 
Honda introduced Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) members to the new 2017 Ridgeline truck this week with an outdoor picnic. The timing could not have been better as the truck went on sale that same day.

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MAMA Spring Rally Roundup

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Jun 02, 2016

Each spring, car manufacturers and auto writers flock to Elkhart Lake, Wis. to partake in the annual, highly-anticipated Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) Spring Rally – two days of jam-packed events including hot laps on the famous Road America track, street driving to test out MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year contenders, hot-hatch autocrossing, go-karting fun and a challenging off-road course.

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Racing's Greatest Weekend

Posted by: Mark Bilek on May 27, 2016

Memorial Day, time to sit back, enjoy the smell of new-mown grass, remember those who fought so hard to protect our freedoms, throw some encased meat onto the grill and prepare for the greatest racing weekend of the year.

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Nissan Leaf Charged Up for 2016

Posted by: Mark Bilek on May 19, 2016

While the completely redesigned Chevrolet Volt and soon-to-be produced Bolt garner most of the electric-car media attention, the Nissan Leaf slides into 2016 with some significant upgrades and incentives.

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Ford GT a Sellout!

Posted by: Mark Bilek on May 13, 2016

Ford received 6,506 fully completed applications from people around the world in the one-month window to apply to purchase the new EcoBoost-powered, carbon-fiber GT supercar during its first application window.

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Posted by: Mark Bilek on Apr 20, 2016

Honda is encouraging safer driving habits with a social media campaign titled #PhoneDownEyesUp. The campaign features six 20-second videos that bring to life the simple premise -- if you can't text and complete an easy task, you certainly can't text and drive.

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Ford Now Accepting Applications for GT Supercar

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Apr 13, 2016

For the first time, 2015 Chicago Auto Show goers were able to see the Ford GT supercar in person at the show and fans voted it to be the “Best All-New Production Vehicle” in the Best of Show balloting. In 2016, the “ultra-high-performance” vehicle won the title of “Vehicle I’d most like to have in my driveway,” by Chicago Auto Show-goers. Well, today, Ford is making a dream come true for many by announcing that it’s now taking applications for the Ford GT at FordGT.com through May 12, 2016.
 

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Cars are the Star of the Big Apple

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Mar 30, 2016

Automakers lit up the Big Apple last week with an assortment of flashy vehicles that debuted during the New York Auto Show Media Preview. While there were a plethora of noteworthy introductions, we’re honing in on five special vehicles that fall into the following categories: best concept, eco-friendly, SUV, sports car and best performance.

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