Category: Personal Vehicle

The hidden security risks within the connected car

Last summer, my friend’s super tech car was stolen. Nothing that strange there except for, with all its tech, maybe it should not have got stolen. However here was the worrying thing. In order to use car’s apps and services, you have to give your VIN number and get a… Read more »

The auto interior’s endangered-species list

For decades, drivers could count on a few interior features to be consistent from one vehicle to the next. An easy-to-find lever to shift the transmission. An easy-to-grab knob to adjust radio volume. A big crank by their knee to open and close the window. Hardly anyone mourned the loss… Read more »

Controversial 840-horsepower Dodge Demon heads to dealers

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has begun shipping the first 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demons to dealers, the automaker says. The limited-production, 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 engine delivers 840 horsepower. Dodge is touting the mega-muscle car as the industry’s first street-legal production drag car. The National Hot Rod Association has certified it as… Read more »

2017 Car of the Year [Porsche Panamera]

Our Porsche Panamera Turbo test car.Business Insider/Hollis Johnson/Mike Nudelman The Porsche Panamera takes the trophy for 2017. It beat out 14 other finalists, including the Chevy Bolt and Lexus LC 500. There are few cars in Porsche’s history that have been more polarizing than the Panamera. Its raised-fastback rear-end design and offbeat proportions have long… Read more »

Alexa-powered music and navigation into your car

Amazon’s Alexa has been around for three years, but you can count on one hand the number of cars that have integrated the voice-controlled technology. The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is the only car on the market right now with Alexa, although BMW says some of its models, including select Minis, will feature the voice assistant… Read more »