Over 50% of Americans Don’t Understand Automotive Safety Technology?

A new, one-of-its kind study from the University of Iowa found that a majority of drivers expressed uncertainty about how many potentially life-saving vehicle safety technologies work. The survey also showed that 40 percent of drivers report that their vehicles have acted or behaved in unexpected ways. The study, conducted by the University of Iowa Transportation...

The 2016 Audi Q7 TDI. Image courtesy of Audi Press UK.

The New Audi Q7 TDI: 0-62 in 7.3 Seconds AND 40 MPG

From Audi Press UK and Newspress, Audi's Q7 turbodiesel people mover just got "real". Despite its even more intensive focus on efficiency the new entry point to the Q7 range isn’t short-changed on performance. The EU6-compliant unit’s  218PS peak output, available from 3,250rpm through to 4,750rpm, and the 500Nm torque maximum...

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt can run on pure electricity for 53 miles on a single charge, nearly 40 percent more than the first-generation Volt. Image courtesy of GM Global Media.

2016 Volt All-Electric Range Expands to 53 Miles

If you buy a hybrid car, you will have opportunities to use electric-only mode.  Creeping in slow or crawling traffic.  City or urban traffic conditions.  There will be others, but these immediately come to mind.  The advantage of a hybrid over an electric only is that the gasoline or diesel...

Start-Stop Tech is Saving Fuel, Growing in Popularity

A couple of summers ago, I had the chance to drive a BMW X3 Efficient Dynamics with start-stop technology.  FYI, start-stop will turn your engine off when the car comes to a complete stop for a period of time.  Once you release the brake, the car quickly restarts and you're...

Coming This Fall: The New VW Passat GTE

From the fine people at Volkswagen comes a plug-in hybrid version of the Passat sedan. The Volkswagen continues to plug-in.  Following the Golf GTE, comes the next high-volume model with a plug-in drive system: this time the German carmaker is electrifying the new Passat GTE. Its launch marks the debut of...

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