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GazeBox protects your car without hiding it

GazeBox protects your car without hiding it

People who love their cars want to protect them from the elements and sometimes a garage or carport won’t cut it or isn’t available. For the folks who want to protect their ride, but also want to be able to see their car at all times the GazeBox is the ticket. This is an according style car cover that completely encloses the car.

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Garage 101: Track Day Preparation – General Maintenance

Garage 101: Track Day Preparation – General Maintenance

So far in this series we have been talking about getting ready to go to your first track day in your own car. We have talked about getting your brakes ready to go and tires. Today we are going to talk a bit about general maintenance of your car. You will want to be sure that you have plenty of oil in your car. You don’t need any sort of special oil for a track day, but many choose to use synthetic oils for their improved performance compared to many conventional motor oils.

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The Problem with Touch controls in the Automotive Industry

The Problem with Touch controls in the Automotive Industry

You don’t have to be an automotive expert to know that tech is coming to the automotive market in a huge way. Technology in cars is so pervasive these days that many tech firms like Google, Apple, and Microsoft are fighting to get their foot in the door first. One big byproduct of tech firms moving into the automotive industry is that they bring ideas about what works in the tech market with smartphones and tablets and try to apply that to the automotive market.

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Apple expands self-driving experts roster, hires Tesla engineer

Apple expands self-driving experts roster, hires Tesla engineer

Apple has hired one of Tesla Motors’ senior engineers for work on its own self-driving technology -- presumably as part of its Project Titan. The information surfaced via LinkedIn, where the network’s profile for Jamie Carlson revealed he has left Tesla and joined Apple. In addition, other LinkedIn profiles show that half a dozen other individuals said to work in the self-driving technology industry have also started working at Apple. Details about “Project Titan” surfaced this past February; the car is said to be a competitor to Tesla.

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Bugatti counts out SUV and sedan amid Chiron focus

Bugatti counts out SUV and sedan amid Chiron focus

Don't expect Bugatti to follow luxe rivals into making an SUV or a sedan, with the company cutting off speculation that it might echo stablemate Bentley's range-expansion. Despite showing off eye-catching concepts like the Bugatti 16C Galibier 5-door fastback in 2009, not to mention the growing trend among luxury car makers to cater to high-rolling and deep-pocketed customers with a taste for SUVs, according to company chief Wolfgang Dürheimer the focus remains on having just two doors.

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro priced up for Mustang war

2016 Chevrolet Camaro priced up for Mustang war

Chevrolet has priced up its 2016 Camaro, with the all-important sixth generation car kicking off at $26,695 when it lands in dealerships at the end of the year. Announced as Chevy's retort to the latest Ford Mustang back in May, the Camaro will be offered as a coupe or convertible, and though there'll be a relatively small number of models and trims, the company is also throwing a fair amount of options into the mix for personalization.

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Tesla crowdsources EV charging stations through Airbnb

Tesla crowdsources EV charging stations through Airbnb

As environment-friendly and enticing electric cars may be, there will always be the fear of running out of juice in the middle of nowhere, which is probably worse than running out of gas considering the scarcity of EV charging stations. Tesla has tried to address that range anxiety with a network of Supercharger stations from coast to coast in the US. But that might not be enough. In order to help defray the cost of putting more Superchargers, Tesla has enlisted the help of Airbnb and its hosts to offer EV charging in their very homes.

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Tesla angers Model S owners with letters about Supercharger use

Tesla angers Model S owners with letters about Supercharger use

The Tesla Model S has the best driving range of any EV out there, but buyers interested in the car still have range anxiety to deal with on longer trips. To help alleviate this range anxiety, Tesla installed a series of fast charging stations that now spans coast-to-coast in the US that can quickly charge a Model S. Some Tesla owners have received a letter via email from Tesla designating them as frequent users of local Superchargers.

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