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Car tech comparison: Driver assists prop up the static compact sedan segment

Car tech comparison: Driver assists prop up the static compact sedan segment The best compact sedans offer the holy trinity of driver assists: blind spot detection, lane departure warning or lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control.Worth knowing: Honda Sensing adaptive cruise/lane keep assist offered on all but cheapest (LX) trim line.

Can the 2017 Volvo S90 ride safety and self-driving to serious market share?

There’s virtually no interstate with a curve too sharp for Pilot Assist to handle.There are times when Pilot Assist gave preference to the right-hand lane marking over the left and started to take the exit ramp.

2017 Porsche Panamera: sleeker, more LCDs, fewer switches

2017 Porsche Panamera: sleeker, more LCDs, fewer switches The overall effect is what Porsche intended from the beginning: look like a Porsche 911 enlarged to carry four in comfort.It arrives in January 2017, base-priced at $101,040 for the Panamera 4S and $147,950 for the Panamera Turbo.

Ford goes 100-percent Sync 3 in 2017 cars, trucks, SUVs

Ford goes 100-percent Sync 3 in 2017 cars, trucks, SUVs No more worrying that if you walked into the dealership thinking about a 2016 Ford Escape, the compact crossover that was the first Ford with Sync 3, you’d have to double-check with the sales rep if you looked to a roomier Ford Edge crossover (it has Sync 3) or bigger-still Ford Explorer (not in 2016).It may mean a rental Ford won’t have Sync 3.

Why you should ask for a Chevy next time you rent a car: You’ll get the core tech you want

Why you should ask for a Chevy next time you rent a car: You’ll get the core tech you want Here’s a can’t-lose way to get the most useful rental car: Ask for a Chevy.What keeps you from getting a stripper Chevy, an L without MyLink and CarPlay / Android Auto?

Rolling Update: The automobile is the next great app platform

Rolling Update: The automobile is the next great app platform Auto infotainment systems must interface with a variety of proprietary and industry standard protocols that have existed for years.In that respect, automakers have responded by adopting smartphone interface technology in cars, sometimes with mixed results.

Top tech cars for 2017

Top tech cars for 2017 If you’re shopping for a new car in 2017, you’ll find many tech improvements.So the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, a compact sedan, will offer an electric, a hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid, arriving in that order this fall, over the winter, and summer 2017.

JD Power: driver assists satisfy more than navigation

JD Power: driver assists satisfy more than navigation A new JD Power survey on technology gear finds new car owners are more satisfied with collision avoidance technologies than with factory navigation systems.Interestingly, the Power survey respondents seem to prefer warnings that beep and alert everyone in the car, over warnings only the driver senses.

DIY guide: How to add new tech to old cars

DIY guide: How to add new tech to old cars Some dash cam vendors also offer a backup camera option.Plus, I expect it to continue to improve, which is not true of the typical backup camera.