If you’re a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y owner looking to elevate your audio experience, look no further than JL Audio’s Stealthbox subwoofer.
This innovative approach to predictive and preventive maintenance of vehicle electronics will help fleet managers keep their vehicles running smoothly and minimize downtime.
The audio got our attention too. The EQE SUV is the first vehicle certified by Dolby to use Dolby Atmos 4D 360-degree sound.
When Seyth Miersma had a brief taste of the Civic Si in Washington, DC over the summer, he remarked on the rather cool Intelligent Multi-Information Display, or i-MID display and the new Rev Indicator. These two items flank the digital speedometer (Rev Indicator on the left, i-MID on the right) and can quickly cue the driver in to the various functions of the vehicle.
When Ford’s Microsoft-powered Sync technology debuted on 2008-model-year vehicles, it ushered in a new generation of automotive infotainment systems. With MyFord Touch, the Sync software has been given even more functionality, thanks to the combination of touch-screen controls and the aforementioned voice recognition. The problem is, Sync was already a complicated system to begin with, with too many menus and sub-menus to navigate through, not to mention a slightly recalcitrant voice-recognition system. Adding the touchscreen functionality of MyFord Touch has simply steepened the already steep learning curve.
The advent of the Winding Road Comfort Index has had some interesting results here in our Ypsilanti office. In addition to causing us take a different approach to our time in test vehicles (we’ve seriously never lavished so much time on getting into and out of the back seats of cars), the Comfort Index has made us listen a little differently.
If your EV (or in this case ER-EV) happens to be a Chevrolet Volt, answering that question has just become easier. Thanks to a new app called MyLink, Volt owners can monitor various vehicle systems remotely from their Android or iOS phones. The arrival of our Volt test vehicle seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out the new system, and lucky for us, General Motors provided a Motorola Droid2 for testing.(Sadly, we couldn’t sample the setup on the three different generations of iPhones in the office, as you need one unique pass code per phone.)
For many years, transportation by-products—congestion, pollution, the costs of roads and transportation infrastructure—have been the focus of transportation policy. But as technology advances to address those by-products, it is also bumping up against debates over suburban sprawl and the development of urban cores.
The 2011Jaguar XJL is the beneficiary of Bowers & Wilkins finest car audio effort yet, and our sister publication The Absolute Sound has taken a look at it to see if it really is something special.