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TechnologyApple CarPlay and Android Auto Finally Available in Mazda Vehicles
At the New York Auto Show this past week, the Japanese brand unveiled the 2019 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover, which receives a very mild facelift, but some interesting changes and enhancements. During the press conference, Mazda also announced an important addition to the Mazda Connect infotainment system. Startin…
TechnologyMercedes-Benz EQ-Boost: the 48-volt Mild-hybrid Wave
The charge towards the electrification of the automobile is well under way. Hybrids are 20 years old and well accepted. In the last few years, we have seen an influx of plug-in hybrid and EV options, but not all is ideal. At least not yet. Despite the seemingly never-ending talk …
TechnologyToyota Also Betting on Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles
Manufacturers can’t predict the future, but they all seem to agree that one technology alone won’t replace the internal combustion engine. During our visit to the Tokyo Auto Show, Didier Leroy, Executive Vice-President at Toyota, echoed that very sentiment. He believes that by 2050, significantly fewer cars will run purely …
Technology2019 Porsche Cayenne: Progressive Style and Technological Innovation
German designers rarely make radical changes, favouring constant evolution over revolution. Case in point: the new Porsche Cayenne. For further proof, look no further than BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen! The 2019 Cayenne is brand new, although it doesn’t appear to be at first glance. Upon closer examination, however, you’ll notice …
TechnologyGeneral Motors Doubles Down on Diesel
“I know that month very well—September 2015,” exclaims Dan Nicholson, General Motors Vice President, Global Propulsion Systems, when asked about its prior diesel product planning cycle. Back then, Chevrolet featured a 2.0-litre Cruze diesel engine and was getting ramped up for a big North American push. That all changed in …
Technology2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Ambience
To stand out in a world where luxury is no longer defined with power windows or heated seats, where horsepower has surpassed logic a long time ago and connectivity has become a common feature, luxury automakers must figure new ways to set themselves apart from the competition. In the new …
TechnologyAll-new 2017 Ford Super Duty gets techy with it
For a half-century, Ford has dominated the pickup truck segment, especially when you divide General Motors divisions of Chevrolet and GMC. Recently, stiff competition from Ram and the General Motors' twins has created an arm's race to build the most powerful, lightest, comfortable and technologically-sound pickup truck to the benefit …
TechnologyMAGIC VISION CONTROL: Mercedes-Benz’s Magic Wipers
A few years ago, the German brand developed a sophisticated new windshield wiper that promised all-season capability, less waste of washer fluid and longer-lasting blade performance. The MAGIC VISION CONTROL system was first introduced on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL , and is now trickling down to lower-priced models such as …
TechnologyControlling Your Car’s Interface with a Simple Hand Gesture
BMW has innovated this year with the introduction of a gesture control system. This brand-new technology first appeared on the 7 Series and is now available as an option in the 5 Series . What is gesture control technology? Basically, it means you can control certain functions of the infotainment …
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