2015 Ford Focus ST

Ford Offers EcoBoost Performance Mods

It’s well understood that Ford’s EcoBoost engines combine direct injection, variable valve timing, and turbocharging to achieve impressive power and high efficiency. While these advanced engines deliver the acceleration and high fuel economy desired in mainstream models, EcoBoost engines also power


Audi Laserlight Showcases High Tech

Illuminating the road ahead is a crucial element in driving. It’s also one that has long benefitted from technological innovation. To this end, Audi celebrates the evolution of automotive lighting with its Sport quattro laserlight concept car. The high performance,


When Vehicles Talk, We Should Listen

The Department of Transportation’s year-long Safety Pilot ‘model deployment’ in Ann Arbor, Michigan is over but the learning curve has just begun. Representing the largest-ever road test of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology with nearly 3,000 vehicles, the demonstration explored V2V’s many


Audi A8 TDI: Bold, Beautiful, Connected

The 2014 Audi A8 L TDI is a joy to drive, as one would expect in a vehicle offering just about everything one could want in a car. Audi’s flagship A8 L TDI clean diesel sedan provides superb style, a


OnStar EV Apps Reduce EV Anxiety

Smartphones are becoming an ever more integral part of motoring, especially for those driving plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Virtually every PEV manufacturer has developed apps for mobile devices allowing remote access for monitoring charge status, initiating charging, pre-heating and pre-cooling


eBee Envisions Mobility in the Year 2020

Automotive supplier Visteon is among many companies that clearly understand the importance of advanced electronics in future automobiles. The firm recently illustrated this with its e-Bee concept car that envisions mobility in the year 2020. The eBee concept aims to


Add-On Fuel Economy Computers

When it comes to on-board fuel economy computers that help you achieve the best mpg, automakers aren’t the only ones in this game. There’s a healthy aftermarket for this as well. In fact, when testing vehicles, we often use an

OnStar Relaunch

Cars by Remote Control

High-tech apps enable smart phones to find your car in a parking lot,  remotely start the engine, and control charging your EV. There’s good reason for the push toward integrating smartphone-based remote control with electric vehicles and this trend should only