Category: news

Volvo’s New Polestar Is a Shot Across the Bows of Tesla and BMW

In it’s previous life, Polestar was a hard-to-find high-performance brand under Volvo Cars. Now it’s being recast as an electric performance brand aimed at carving some market share away from Tesla. Electric cars were often designed and marketed as the environmentally friendly do-gooder kind of purchase. They were considered, sometimes unfairly, as… Read more »

Study: Car buyers increasingly seek Android Auto, Apple CarPlay over embedded systems

Brief: Car buyers are showing an increased preference for vehicles that have in-car human machine interfaces (HMI), with solutions offered by tech companies being more popular than the on-board systems installed at the factory, according to a study from researcher Strategy Analytics. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu CarLife are a “must-have”… Read more »

Snow Birds: One Month Or Six?

The real snowbirds, the Juncos, spend about 6 months north and 6 months south.  But south to them is Massachusetts! After the first forecast, “Let’s go someplace warm this winter” is heard in many conversations. It’s what I refer to as snowbirditis. You want some place warm to avoid the… Read more »

[NHRA] Free mammograms for the fans at Dallas, Las Vegas events

Alexis DeJoria Racing’s annual “Free Mammograms for the Fans” program has provided more than 440 free mammography screenings since 2013. Now in its fifth year, the program is on track to reach a major milestone in 2017: 500 free screenings. Alexis DeJoria Racing’s annual “Free Mammograms for the Fans” program… Read more »