Automotive

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander unveiled at 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander unveiled at 2015 New York Auto Show

Mitsubishi has taken the wraps off its newest Outlander at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, revealing a combined total of more than 100 improvements. The auto maker has called this a new era for its brand, at least in relation to "style, refinement" and the driving experience owners get. This is a seven passenger crossover, and says Mitsubishi, it "literally" is like an all-new model, not a rehashed and updated version of the past Outlanders (though that is, of course, what it is).

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2016 Nissan Maxima’s Driver Attention Alert debuts for DDA day

2016 Nissan Maxima’s Driver Attention Alert debuts for DDA day

Just in time for "Drowsy Driving Awareness Day" on the 6th of April, Nissan has revealed that the 2016 Nissan Maxima will be coming with Nissan Driver Attention Alert (DAA) technology. This system will help detect erratic driving caused by a number of factors, inattention and drowsiness included. If drowsiness or inattention are detected by the system, Nissan's Driver Attention Alert will signal the driver with an audible chime sound and an amber coffee cup image on the dashboard.

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U-Haul is latest to tackle the issue of distracted driving

U-Haul is latest to tackle the issue of distracted driving

U-Haul is the latest company to target the growing issue of distracted driving, and it is doing so in the form of a free online course. The course includes a bunch of information about distracted driving and what exactly it is...something many people don't realize includes things as simple as reading a text message while driving. Many auto makers have also been tackling the issue in their own ways, particularly as governments push for technology that will help prevent the problem and institute new laws covering more devices.

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Honda S660 concept roadster to enter production

Honda S660 concept roadster to enter production

At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda introduced a car style that we seldom see from the auto maker: a nifty little two-seat roadster. It was a concept and there was no guarantee that it would ever enter production, but fast forward more than a year and Honda has decided to make the concept a reality, at least in Japan where the little roadster will be hitting showrooms at some point, and will be joined by a special edition in limited quantities.

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2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan makes its official debut

2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan makes its official debut

It hasn't been a secret that the 2016 Cadillac CT6 would be making it public debut at the New York Auto Show, and leading up to it the auto maker has teased the car in a myriad of ways. We can finally put those teases to rest: the luxury sedan has arrived, and it fulfills all of Cadillac's promises. The CT6 is a big deal for Cadillac for multiple reasons, not the least of which being due to its designation as one of eight new models being launched as part of a multi-billion dollar investment by the auto maker.

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Audi details central controller for piloted driving tech

Audi details central controller for piloted driving tech

Audi has detailed the latest among its efforts for producing new safety-oriented driving technologies, in this case piloted driving. Such functionality will be managed by a central controller the size of a tablet, says the auto maker, serving as the core upon which future piloted driving systems will be developed. Audi calls this a "key milestone" for autonomous driving functionality in general, and serves to showcase its own particular efforts in an industry that is scrambling to get self-driving cars on the road.

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McLaren 570S Coupe: Specs and photo overload!

McLaren 570S Coupe: Specs and photo overload!

McLaren's 570S Coupe is the supercar manufacturer's latest model and will be officially unveiled at the New York International Auto Show on April 1st. The 570S Coupe is the first car in McLaren's newest Sports Series, which is its entry-level series, succeeded by the higher-end Super and Ultimate Series. This car is drool-worthy, from its raw power to its slick and glossy exterior and its luxuriously contoured leather interior. This latest McLaren has a "shrinkwrapped" design which not only looks cool, but is designed to be aerodynamically sound and raise downforce on the vehicle.

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Toyota, Lexus to launch low-cost automated braking

Toyota, Lexus to launch low-cost automated braking

Toyota and Lexus have announced plans to roll out low-cost automated braking systems, with the goal being to introduce the advanced safety-centric technology to the mass market without being cost prohibitive. Both auto makers will be kicking this off by introducing new models at the New York Auto Show in the near future that includes such technology, as well as other integrated safety packages. Costs won't be revealed for those particular models (the RAV4 Hybrid and 4th-generation Lexus RX) until their debut, but the finer details on Lexus and Toyota's planned braking packages have been given, including a rollout timeline: by the end of 2017.

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Cadillac CT6 sneak peak: featuring Bose 34-speaker Panaray Sound System

Cadillac CT6 sneak peak: featuring Bose 34-speaker Panaray Sound System

Cadillac is really upping its game with its 2016 Cadillac CT6. The CT6 will feature Bose audio; to be precise, it's Bose's new Panaray Sound System. 34 speakers, including amplifiers, tweeters, and a 10-inch woofer will shower the passengers in a sound experience they can only get in the CT6. Twin speakers are built into the headrests, and nearly all of the 34 speakers measure in at under 4 inches in diameter. To keep the bass pumping, the Panaray has twin amplifiers mounted in the trunk. An Nd woofer amplifier and Bose digital amplifier blast the beats to fill the cabin with heavy bass lines.

Volvo’s reflective paint lights up cyclists at night

Volvo’s reflective paint lights up cyclists at night

Among the most important items bicyclists rely on to stay safe when riding at night are lights for their bike and reflective material either worn atop clothing or attached to the limbs. But Swedish car maker Volvo, which has a long track record of focusing on safety with their vehicles, has come up with something different as part of a collaboration with advertising agency Grey London and Albedoo100. It's called LifePaint, and it can be sprayed on bikes, clothing, and helmets in order to make them glow white when in the path of a car's headlights.

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