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The Best Cars for College Students

It’s that time of year again. Time to pull out a fall jacket, drink pumpkin-spice lattes and check out the 2012 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings. Of course, going to college only starts with finding the best school. The best college experience is one that opens doors and expands opportunities. For a lot of students, that means exploring internships, work opportunities and volunteering, all of which become easier when you’ve got a car on campus. To help ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Car Tech, Teen Drivers, Saving Money

Hyundai Axes Equus' iPad Owner's Manual

Hyundai has announced that it will no longer include an iPad-loaded interactive owner’s manual with its flagship sedan, the Hyundai Equus. Instead, the 2012 Equus’ glove box will contain a low-tech, paper-bound version of the manual. The owner’s manual app will still be available for download, according to a Hyundai press release. Originally, the automaker’s Apple tie-in was intended only as a one-year promotion. “Back when the promotion was announced in April 2010, the iPad was just ... continue reading»

Tags: Car Tech, Hyundai Equus, Model News

To DVD or Not to DVD

That is a good question. DVD systems cost about $1,300 or more in most minivans and SUVs, making them an expensive, but appealing option for parents who want to keep their youngsters calm during long drives. In To DVD or Not to DVD, we reveal the minivans and SUVs that make you upgrade to more expensive trims to get those coveted DVD screens, the total cost of keeping children entertained and some affordable DVD alternatives. continue reading»

Tags: Features, Car Tech, Family Cars, Best Cars for Families

OnStar Available at Best Buy Stores Nationwide

OnStar, a General Motors service that provides emergency assistance, will be available to all vehicle owners beginning Sunday, July 24 at Best Buy stores nationwide. “The wait is over,” OnStar President Linda Marshall says in a GM press release. “Since we announced OnStar FMV at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, thousands of people have signed up to be notified when this innovative product is ready to buy. Now, through Best Buy, they can enhance their Fords, Toyotas, Chryslers and ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Car Tech, OnStar

High-Tech Tools for Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States, so it makes sense that parents hesitate before handing over the keys to their kids. These days, cars come with a lot more safety devices, like driver knee air bags, and programs like MyKey and Blue Link that can help ease parents’ minds. We list these tools and others that take some of the worry away in High Tech Tools for Keeping Teen Drivers Safe. In ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Car Tech, Safety, Teen Drivers, Best Cars for Families

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