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  • 2012 Toyota Yaris

    As we're seeing with cars like the 2011 Ford Fiesta, small size no longer means a small specification list. The 2012 Toyota Yaris will be no different. The car has just been launched in Europe and more details have been revealed about what toys you can expect to have in Toyota's smallest model. The biggest news is the inclusion of Toyota's Touch & Go infotainment system, marking a significant step up for in-car entertainment. Touch & Go features a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, through which you can control navigation systems, a backup camera for easy parking and mobile apps. You'll...

  • Tesla Model S Infotainment Screen
    J.D. Power: Consumers Want Vehicle Diagnostics Technology

    What electronic feature would you most like from your next car? That's what J.D. Power and Associates asked 18,000 vehicle owners, and 55 percent were interested in a vehicle diagnostics service. A system that allows your vehicle to send and receive information on car troubles to an engineer was...

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    Mandatory Rear-View Cams Help Avoid Back-Over Child Deaths

    The unthinkable can happen all too easily. In the large vehicles that many of us drive, a significant blind spot to the rear below the window line can hide children playing behind your vehicle, and the consequences can be tragic. As a result of as many as two children a week killed in back-over...

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    Better Quality From 'High Dynamic Range' In Car Cameras

    In-car cameras have a variety of uses and not all are just 'Big Brother' style surveillance. We've recently looked at equipping new drivers' cars with 'nanny cams' so parents can make sure their teenage son or daughter is driving responsibly and safely, and they're also popular in a world of ever...

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    CES 2011: Magellan RoadMate GPS Gets Backup Camera, Hands-Free, AAA

    In-car tech has come a long way in the last few years--but what if your car isn't brand new, or wasn't offered with handy features like a backup camera or hands-free calling? You could cobble together a range of aftermarket systems, cords throughout the cabin and a 12-volt power strip plugged into...

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    NHTSA Proposes Mandatory Backup Cameras By 2014

    Without doubt backup cameras that project a small image of what’s behind your vehicle when reversing has helped prevent countless accidents--and also made parking a whole lot easier--and soon the handy feature may be standard on all new cars sold across the country. Federal safety regulators...

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