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Looking for a safe car? You know who to call!

Looking for a safe car? You know who to call!

When shopping for a new vehicle, safety is usually a top priority. After all, you want to know your purchase will keep you and your family protected on the road. If you’re wondering what safety features to look for, these …

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This looks like it could make long rides in the backseat much more entertaining: GM Researching Interactive Window Technology for Back-Seat Passengers

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Driving technology forward

Driving technology forward

Photo By  Leslie Feinberg

Creative Commons photo via Flickr.

As America’s largest auto retailer, we’re always looking for new ways to enhance the customer experience. That’s why we’re excited to announce a couple new digital features that will help you shop for or service your vehicle. Updated mobile websites …

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Teen Driver Safety Week

Teen Driver Safety Week

Photo By  Ace Armstrong

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With this week being Teen Driver Safety Week, we have decided to once again bring up a subject that is near and dear to our hearts: texting while driving. As you may recall, AutoNation partnered with the Broward County Sheriff’s …

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BMW iDrive

BMW iDrive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGSsPJSz_WA&feature=channel_video_title

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Not your parents’ work vehicle

Not your parents’ work vehicle

Photo By  Chevrolet

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Quick, what’s the first image that comes to mind when you think of a work vehicle? Did you think of a rudimentary machine with a rough body that is matched by an equally rough interior? Well, work vehicles have changed. …

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Health-monitoring, self-driving cars of the future

Health-monitoring, self-driving cars of the future

Photo By  Segway Social

GM's EN-V. Creative Commons photo via Flickr.

Vehicles currently on the market with features such as dual-DVD player dashboards and the FAA-approved flying car (2012’s Terrafugia Transition) may whet your palate for the future of car technologies, but you haven’t seen nothing yet.

Cars of the future will monitor your heart rate, recognize street signs to take over the wheel if you’re drowsy, drive a pre-set route, and utilize wireless technology to drive themselves (with drivers behaving more like passive riders).

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Is your car smarter than you?

Is your car smarter than you?

Photo By  Ford

Ford Active Park Assist.

If you’re like those of us in Florida who aren’t required to learn how to parallel park when getting our drivers licenses, street parking won’t be a problem for much longer. Many of today’s new cars can park themselves. While …

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Ditch the earpiece. Bluetooth systems for your car

Ditch the earpiece. Bluetooth systems for your car

Photo By  Matthew Gilbert

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I remember the first time I saw someone wearing a Bluetooth earpiece. It was a sweaty Florida afternoon. I was standing in line at my local coffee shop.  The 40-something man in the Versace suit seemingly mumbled to himself while …

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Top 5 innovative, tech dashboards

Top 5 innovative, tech dashboards

2011 Mercedes-Benz S400, with Splitview technology. MRSP from $91,000.

Driving in my 1997 Saturn SC1, with manual windows and door locks, a broken CD player, and no antennae—it is far from difficult to choose car models that make me envious due to their technologically-enhanced interiors. But specifically zoning in …

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