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Did Cash for Clunkers Fail the Environment?

January 21, 2013 in Opinion by Ryan G

Cash for Clunkers - Welfare for Auto Makers

A guest post was just published on my AutoConversion blog about the government assistance program Cash for Clunkers, a 2009 government assistance program formally known as the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS). The article takes a hard look at the environmental and economical impact of the program and ultimately concludes that CARS failed the environment [...]

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2012 Auto Highlights In The Philippines

December 19, 2012 in Auto Shows by allent

Ford Mustang debuts in 2012 Philippine auto market

A look at some of the 2012 automotive highlights in the Philippines has some interesting roll outs. According to the Inquirer, here are 12 of the best auto announcements this year: The Ferrari and Maserati showroom in Taguig City Lamborghini announced its own showroom at Bonifacio Global City BMW introduced its 3 Series Toyota sported [...]

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Auto Mechanics Go Back To School

December 12, 2012 in Car Parts & Repair by allent

auto repairs and new technology

Changing technologies means professionals who work on cars have to update their training from time to time to meet the growing demand of electronic, hybrid, and other emerging vehicle technologies. That’s just a part of the challenge of being an auto mechanic. New technology like regenerative braking, high voltage engines, and new fuel economy components [...]

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Creating The 21st Century Automobile

December 5, 2012 in Digital Apps by allent

Introducing the mobility internet

Authors William Mitchell, Christopher Borroni-Bird, and Lawrence Burns want to take the automobile to the next level in its evolutionary biology. In their minds that means creating a “mobility Internet” that operates much the same way the mobile Internet works, except for cars. So what would that look like exactly? To this author trio, a [...]

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10 In-Car Technologies To Be Thankful For

November 23, 2012 in Lifestyle by allent

emerging automotive technologies

Automotive technology just keeps getting better and better. Unless you are buying pre-owned vehicles, it is really difficult to a car today that isn’t equipped with digital technology. Virtually every new car on the road has some sort of digital technology, and it won’t be long before every vehicle driven will be full of such [...]

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Rearview Cameras Become Technology Of The Year

November 14, 2012 in News & Updates by allent

rearview camera are emerging as a central computer for auto technology

Rearview cameras have a long history. Would you believe the first one was introduced in 1956? Yes, in a Buick Centurion Motoroma. But it looks like 2013 is going to be the year of the rearview camera. Virtually every auto manufacturer is introducing some version of this fairly new technology. I say “fairly new” because [...]

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AARP Recommends Auto Technology For Seniors

November 5, 2012 in Auto Industry News by allent

auto technology makes driving safer for senior drivers

The Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons (AARP) has highlighted several key automotive technologies that they consider important for senior drivers to embrace. These recommended auto technologies are important emerging auto technologies, many of which are being introduced by automakers and being embraced by mainstream auto drivers. Twelve of the most important auto technologies [...]

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SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth in First Official Cargo Resupply Mission

October 28, 2012 in News & Updates, SpaceX by Ryan G

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Ocean Landing

DRAGON SPACECRAFT RETURNS TO EARTH IN FIRST OFFICIAL CARGO RESUPPLY MISSION TO SPACE STATION Hawthorne, CA — Today at 12:22 p.m. PT, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft returned to Earth from the International Space Station, safely splashing down approximately 250 miles off the coast of southern California. “This historic mission signifies the restoration of America’s ability to [...]

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Teach Your Teen To Drive With GPS

October 23, 2012 in Auto Insurance by allent

GPS and safe teen drivers

Global Positioning Systems (GPS) have been used widely in all sorts of fields, but they’re really catching on in the auto industry. Of course, it isn’t really the auto manufacturers that are making the most of GPS technology. It’s also insurance companies and parents. Insurance companies are now offering discounts to drivers who install permanent [...]

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How Automobile Headlights Are On The Path To Improvement

October 15, 2012 in Auto Industry News by allent

adaptive headlights are improving automobile technology

When one thinks about buying a new car, one doesn’t often think about improvements to headlight technology as the impetus for such a purchase, and few of us would probably reject a particular automobile if the headlights work properly. Nevertheless, with all the improvements to auto manufacturing going on right now, headlight improvements being among [...]