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Ford’s SYNC 3 and Waze app make friends

This makes us happy. Most of us at the office love to use the Waze traffic navigation app. One of us, well me, is so addicted to the app that the wife needs to remind me not to take my phone with me to find the best route to the nearest bathroom… Having said that, when properly used, Waze helps ...

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Ford to cut all cars save for two

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This is big news. Ford CEO Jim Hackett said that they will not bring or give the Taurus, Fiesta, Fusion, C-Max and Focus sedans a next generation in North America. While we agree with all but the Fiesta, know that the Mustang will remain. A new addition will be the Chinese-built Focus Active crossover. This is all part of Ford’s “fitness” initiative ...

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Top Tires for the summer of 2018

Unlike winter for many, we always look forward to summer. And while there’s still a little snow left on the ground, the time to shop for happy-weather tires is now. The following is a quick breakdown of the better tire brands and models in a few key price points for you to consider. Compact and midsize cars and crossovers make ...

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Toyota unveils all-new 2019 Corolla Hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Announced today, the new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback that we will see for the first time next week at the New York International Auto Show means the end of the Corolla IM, and by the same token the association that still existed with Scion which disappeared in 2016. The Corolla IM, previously the Scion IM, was added to the Corolla ...

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Uber self-driving car kills a pedestrian in Arizona

In what is believed to be the first fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a self-driving car, an autonomous Uber vehicle hit and killed an unnamed victim in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday night. So far few details have emerged, but Tempe police and Uber both confirmed the incident. According to the Tempe PD, the self-driving Uber did have a driver ...

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