In the 1980’s, cup holders were everything in vehicle sales. Now, a cup holder-style race is having a big effect on driver distraction. While keeping your eyes on the road should be the first concern of any driver, it seems to be more difficult than ever.   The history of the cup holder race The Read on! →

Distracted driving, or use of a phone while behind the wheel, is a hot topic. Many states already have full or partial prohibitions in place. The Secretary of Transportation, Roy LaHood, wants further study done into distracted driving. He has implied that he would like a total ban on phone use of any sort while Read on! →

General Motors has delayed the delivery or sales of around 60,000 vehicles already on dealer’s lots due to a glitch in the OnStar crash notification system. The proactive move may have saved it a more expensive recall campaign, if left unattended until the future. OnStar glitch won’t report some crashes General Motors says that, unless Read on! →

Business rental vehicles are a vital part of everyday commerce in the U.S., and General Motors believes that this is more than enough reason to simplify the rental process. The Detroit News reports that 6 million GM OnStar subscribers will soon be able to rent GM vehicles through the San Francisco-based car sharing business RelayRides. Read on! →

Chevrolet is known to be working on a new performance sedan, as the car maker currently lacks a model with muscle and four doors. However, a slip by OnStar has revealed the name of the car might be the Chevrolet SS Performance. Old badge returns At the height of the muscle car era, performance models Read on! →

Since an on-board event data recorder (EDR) was first used by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration in 1991 to determine the details surrounding an automotive crash, the automotive industry knew it was the wave of the future. Today, an automotive computer captures a great deal of data regarding your driving habits within its crash Read on! →

Ford is taking on GM’s OnStar system and Infinit’s Personal Assistant by upgrading its online Sync system to include interaction with live operators. The automaker is calling its new live help service Operator Assist. The service is being offered on a trial basis. Hands free information and entertainment Ford’s Sync is an in-vehicle communications and Read on! →

Advanced computer systems like MyFord Touch and similar devices found in cars like the just-announced Toyota Entune make staying connected to social media and your contacts via the in-car cloud both safe and easy. But as Popular Mechanics reports, it’s not just about Facebook, Twitter and friend-finding anymore. A new feature scheduled to appear in Read on! →