Nearly every model in General Motors‘ lineup will have start-stop technology by 2020. The American automaker’s goal is to have at least one powertrain combination available with start-stop technology on nearly every GM light vehicle produced globally by the end of the decade. Start-stop is a fuel-saving feature that automatically turns off the engine when the vehicle isn’t moving and turns it on again the moment the driver removes their foot from the brake. The move comes as
Here is a list of local Memorial Day events from The Republic/AzCentral. Phoenix Comicon: Thursday through Sunday, May 24-27. Meet stars like Patrick Stewart, Casper Van Dien, Erin Gray, Colin Ferguson, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Marina Sirtis and Lou Ferrigno and comic-book writers and artists like Garth Ennis, Brett Booth, George Perez and P.C. Cast at the event that bills itself as "the signature pop-culture event of the Southwest." More than 25 events are scheduled at Ph
It goes without saying that younger people would be more adept, and therefore more trusting, of new technology but here is an interesting report comparing older and younger generations specifically relating to the future of autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles. and what new features are most desirable. It was written by Jenna Reed and posted on glassbytes.com on May 3rd, 2016. Report: Younger Consumers Show More Trust in Automated Technology Posted on May 3, 2016 by Jenna Re
V2V rollout hits critical stage: Technology is "at the 1-yard line" but faces political obstacles By Ryan Beene WASHINGTON -- After more than a decade of r&d, vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology is reaching a key political juncture that could determine when and how "talking" cars appear on our roads. Automakers and regulators view the technology as a potential game changer for road safety. Equipping cars and roadside infrastructure with special radios that constantly
StartFragment SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Photo enforcement will be returning to one Valley city later this week. In a news release sent Monday, the City of Scottsdale said its speed and red light cameras will begin issuing citations again on Friday, May 13. The city's photo enforcement program was suspended while the vendor, American Traffic Solutions, received a license as a private investigator in order to comply with an opinion issued by state Attorney General Mark Brnovich . The at
2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, GTI Sunroof Issue The problem: Affected vehicles may exhibit an abnormal creaking noise coming from the panoramic sunroof when driving on uneven roadways when the sunroof is closed. This is due to the flex movement between the glass panel seal and the body. Vehicles affected by this service bulletin: 2015 Volkswagen Golf 2016 Volkswagen Golf 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Corrective action: Dealers will apply protective film to th
I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never taken my kids to the Grand Canyon. They've been to Disneyland, Disney World, Fiji, Ecuador and Africa....but never to the Grand Canyon. I think we will change that this spring with a trip to the SkyWalk. Anyone done this?