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2017 Prius Prime is One High Tech Hybrid

There’s hybrid technology then there’s hybrid technology loaded with infotainment and safety technology. That’s where the 2017 Prius Prime comes in. When it hits the road, the new plug-in Prius model will get 120 or above MPGe, a 26-percent enhancement over its predecessor. It also has a higher battery capacity. Drivers will also be able to drive at up to 84 mph without

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Ford Adding AT&T 4G LTE to 10 Million Vehicles by 2020

Ford SYNC Connect will connect more than 10 million customers with AT&T high-speed communications, adding levels of convenience to the SNYC system over the next five years. With Ford SYNC Connect, Ford vehicle owners can: Remotely lock and unlock doors from anywhere Use the built-in GPS system to locate their parked vehicle on a map Remotely start the vehicle or schedule

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GM Promises 22 Safety Technologies in 2016 Models

General Motors has announced that Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac will offer 22 different active safety technologies across their 2016 model year U.S. lineups. The technologies will be developed and tested at the new 52-acre Active Safety Test Area at Milford Proving Ground, near Detroit. “Our comprehensive safety strategy of helping customers before, during and after a crash continues,” said Jeff Boyer, vice

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Mercedes-Benz Launches New Driver Assistance Package

As manufacturers get closer to making autonomous driving a common reality, Mercedes-Benz is adding a new dimension to safety in the next generation of E-Class. Though it won’t be launched until next spring, we already know some of what Mercedes-Benz will be offering as part of a new driver assistance package, including a feature that will allow for semi-autonomous driving on freeways,

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Chevrolet Introduces Smartphone Cooling Technology in 2016 Impala, Volt, Cruze and Malibu

In-car smartphones use is hot. For phones that get too hot to handle, Chevrolet has a solution- an industry-first cooling system built into the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Active Phone Cooling, available in the 2016 Impala, Volt, Cruze and Malibu, will allow wireless charging while  simultaneously externally cooling the phone using the vehicle’s HVAC system. No other automotive manufacturer offers a similar solution for in-vehicle

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Ford Boosts Tech Options in 2016 Transit

Yes, it’s van but it’s more than that. It’s an industrial people mover. Ford’s 2016 Transit is adding to the human side of the vehicle experience offering more technology and customization options. The best-selling commercial van will now have available SYNC 3, rearview camera technology and new customization options. “These and other updates make the 2016 Ford Transit the smartest, most flexible

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