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Your Next Car Should Be Connected The last time you test-drove a car, there may have been only a radio in there. Not anymore!

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Car Confessions

A Pretty Place for Ugly Secrets

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Protect Kids from Hot-Car Tragedy

It's Memorial Day weekend: time to think about heatstroke danger in cars. Yes, it can happen to you.

Scout Navigation App

Looking for a navigation solution that's easy and socially interactive? Our review of the free app.

Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive

It's a Mercedes-Benz first, an electric car second. Could it be the one to get you into an EV?

Google, Where's My Car?

Google Now for Android automatically remembers where you parked and flags the spot. Nice!

Uber Comes to Ann Arbor

How uber is this app-based ride sharing startup? I tried it out, and here's what I think.

Your Next Car Should Be Connected

The last time you test-drove a car, there may have been only a radio in there. Not anymore!

Nissan Self-Cleaning Car?!?

You've heard of self-cleaning ovens. Does this work any better than that? See the intriguing video.

Drive Systems: An Explainer

What's the difference between 4WD, AWD, and front- and rear-wheel drive? We lay it out for you.

Connected Cars: 7 Things to Know

How soon will your car join the conversation? An update from inside the Ann Arbor pilot project.