Google Announces Push for More Connected Cars

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place this week in Las Vegas, highlights just how connected our everyday lives could be. While the utility of a toothbrush with Internet connectivity might be a bit dubious, Google has teamed with several carmakers to promote the expansion of the company’s Android operating system in the nation’s cars. The Open Automotive Alliance says its members “share a vision for the connected car, and are committed to collaborating around a common platform ... continue reading»

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Drunk Driving Enforcement to Increase for New Year's Holiday

With many people planning on celebrating the dawn of 2014 tonight, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding drivers to stay sober – and they have some help from Hollywood. NHTSA has produced a public safety announcement featuring footage from the Robocop film, due out in 2014.  The NHTSA/Robocop PSA While it’s unlikely Robocop will actually be patrolling the nation’s highways tonight (as cool as that would be), drivers can expect an expanded law enforcement presence. In ... continue reading»

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Record Number of Americans Expected to Travel for Holidays

It’s tough to get 30 percent of the U.S. population to agree on anything, but there is something 30 percent of Americans will all be doing in the next two weeks: traveling for the holidays. According to AAA, 94.5 million Americans will be traveling at least 50 miles from home between now and the end of the year. That’s a new high, and AAA says it’s the fifth consecutive time the number of Americans traveling ... continue reading»

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2014 Infiniti Q50 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

November sales for Infiniti, Nissan's luxury  brand, were up 10.5 percent compared to a year ago, and now the company has another reason to celebrate: The 2014 Infiniti Q50 and Q50 Hybrid midsize sedans have both earned five-star overall safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition to the five-star overall score, which is the highest score possible, the Q50 and Q50 Hybrid earned four-star frontal crash test ratings and five-star ratings for side crash ... continue reading»

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November New Car Sales Are Strong

New car sales in November were extremely strong, with a 16.4 million vehicle sales rate, which is a 7.2 percent increase over the new car sales rate in November 2012. Chrysler Group saw a 16 percent increase in sales compared to November 2012, while General Motors saw a 19 percent sales increase. Ford sales were up 7 percent compared to November 2012. The automaker reported its best November sales since 2004. Reuters reports, “Major automakers reported their best ... continue reading»

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