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  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray first drive

    We'd bet that few potential Corvette buyers give the car's fuel efficiency much consideration. It's a car built for MPH, not MPG. That doesn't mean a few gallons saved here or there can't be appreciated though--if you can save some gas in traffic, that just leaves more for the open road. It's why, says Edmunds, General Motors is considering gas-saving stop-start technology for the Corvette, helping improve its city gas mileage. General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] apparently considered stop-start for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, opting out on the basis it might hurt the car's high-performance...

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    The Top Car Tech Of 2011

    We'll likely look back on 2011 as the year that the app truly entered our automobiles, becoming integrated with our Bluetooth-connected smartphones and, in some cases, fully integrated with vehicle infotainment systems.

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    SignalGuru Uses Crowdsourcing To Time Stop Lights & Save Gas

    Stopping is inefficient. When a vehicle comes to a complete stop, it wastes energy, frittering away gas while idling, and consuming even more to get moving again. This is in part why we're seeing stop-start technology become commonplace in today's greener vehicles. But what if drivers didn't have...

  • 2012 Ford C-Max (European version)
    Ford Adding Start-Stop To U.S. Fleet In 2012

    Europe is already knee-deep in start-stop technology, but we Yanks haven't been invited to that party yet. Why? Because of differences in the way the U.S. tests fuel economy, for the most part. Without a real numbers difference to sell the feature, it's hard to justify the added cost. Ford...

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