Anthony Alaniz, Contributor

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Anthony is a contributor to many sites throughout the High Gear Media network, focusing most of his attention on automotive technology and gadgetry. He lives, eats, drinks, and breathes all things automotive, currently working for Car and Driver magazine in Ann Arbor, Mich. He is a full-time student at Eastern Michigan University and is less than a year away from obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. When he is not immersed all things automotive, he can be found working as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in his hometown in southeastern Michigan.

Articles

  • The first GTs are now in customer hands, but Ford is still revealing fresh details on the car.

    We previously learned that the car features five driving modes. They are selected via a small dial on...

  • A New Age of Car Design With 3D Printers

    They seem like future technology, but 3D printers have been used to create multiple product and concepts in the last few years. Dozens of products have been carved from 3D printers, and now two companies are collaborating on a completely 3D-printed car called the Urbee. Kor Ecologic Inc. and...

  • Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded Automotive 7

    Microsoft is releasing its Windows Embedded Automotive 7 software to automotive suppliers and makers designed for the newest infotainment systems. “Microsoft deeply understands that technology collaboration is paramount to the evolution of integrated, in-vehicle infotainment systems,”...

  • Voters Reject Speed and Red-Light Cameras, New Technology Coming Soon

    Thanks to the democratic process and the grass roots campaigning of a few individuals, the use of photo law enforcement was rejected in multiple cities Tuesday.  The largest loss to American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the camera operators, was in Houston Texas.  ATS’s largest account...

  • New Monitoring System Designed To Issue More Tickets

    Living in an age of technology has come with both benefits and downfalls.  Many have the ability to be continuously connected to our virtual lives thanks to mobile phones, and in-car integration.  With the added connectivity has come another driving distraction.  Multiple states...

  • Halloween Gives Way To Automotive Tech Christmas Lists

    This is the time of year where costumes and ghost stories fill swoop through the air like some forgotten ghost. After the night of sugar comas and upset stomachs, the big-box stores claim the Christmas season has officially started. For the automotive tech-geek in everyone’s family--because...

  • Buying cars on the Internet has not changed much over the years, even as more and more transactions are completed over the Internet on sites like Craigslist and Auto Trader for used vehicles....

  • Google Updates Android Car Home Application

    Google’s mobile OS, Android, has been lacking in the automotive applications department. Now Google is trying to claw away its share of the automotive mobile application market. There first foray is updating their Car Home application for the Nexus One and Motorola Droid mobile phones. Google...

  • Google’s Driverless Car: How Could It Work?

    With Google’s recent announcement of logging 140,000 miles in a driverless car cruising southern California, many are wondering just how an autonomous vehicle actually drives itself. As rapidly as technology is advancing, actually owning one of these next-generation vehicles is still years...

  • Mercedes-Benz Showcases iPad Integration

    Mercedes-Benz hopes to integrate the iPad into their cars, to allow passengers more connectivity while on the move. At the 2010 Paris Auto Show Mercedes-Benz displayed an iPad docking station prototype in an S-Class. The design attaches the iPad docking stating to the rear of the front sets in line...

  • Cameras and Cars: Hasselblad H4D Ferrari Limited Edition

    Ferrari is known for its loyal followers, most of them often being longtime owners whose lives revolve around the Italian automaker. A good comparison to Ferrari owners and their level of devotion can only be comparable to that of Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro owners, with hundreds of different...

  • BMW’s iDrive System To Offer More Complete iPod Integration

    Many automotive companies have jumped on the personal-technology band wagon, as they try to entice younger buyers who feel the need to be connected 24/7 into showrooms and new cars. Systems like Ford’s Sync and General Motors' revamped OnStar offering are just two in the quickly growing...

  • From the company that claims to “Do No Evil,” Google has pulled a page from Michael Bay’s "Transformers"– no, not a mutating Chevrolet Camaro – but more along the lines...

  • 2010 Paris Auto Show: Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 Roadster

    With the auto show season just beginning, many automotive manufacturers are unveiling many new models and concepts. Lamborghini has been teasing its new models for the last couple weeks. Aston Martin doesn’t just tease but does a full on reveal. Taking after the N420 coupe and the successor...

  • NHTSA Supports Graduated Driver Licenses

    Being involved in my first road accident at 17, with a light pole protruding from the side of my 1989 Mercury Cougar, I was well aware I was not fully ready to handle the responsibility of driving a vehicle, and now it appears the NHTSA is also beginning to notice the needs of younger drivers...

  • Chrysler Adds Stolen Vehicle Tracking System To Electronic Offerings

    Chrysler’s MOPAR parts division is adding a vehicle tracking device aimed at competing with General Motors OnStar system. Named the Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS) is available now at authorized Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Jeep dealers. Even if the name of the product doesn’t...

  • 2010 Paris Auto Show: Infiniti G37 Convertible IPL Revealed

    Back in May, Nissan filed for trademark protection for the names "IPL" and "Infiniti Performance Line." Now Nissan has confirmed its second Infiniti Performance Line (IPL) offering, the G Convertible Concept, will debut at the Paris Auto Show later this week. The first offering from the IPL, the...

  • 2010 Paris Auto Show: Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain

    This seems to be the year of Lamborghini, offering two different models, and seven different variants; one has to think, what’s one more, right? Being showcased at the upcoming 2010 Paris Auto Show later this week, the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition variant is a joint...

  • This year there are more Mustangs available to pony car customers than ever before. Everyone one seems to have their own running around; Roush, Saleen, SMS, and Ford Racing all offer a little...

  • 2010 Paris Auto Show: Lotus Elite Unveiled

    Lotus has built its reputation on producing lightweight, fast, and stunning performance vehicles in recent history. The new Lotus Elite adds to that narrative. Unveiled just ahead of the Paris Auto Show, the Lotus Elite is a look into the future of the car company. Packing a 612-horsepower...

  • Bentley Recalls 596 Units Due To Faulty Hood Ornament

    In an odd case of “I didn’t know it did that,” Bentley is recalling 596 2007 to 2009 Arnage R, Arnage T, Arnage RL, Brooklands and Azure vehicles in the U.S. due to a faulty hood ornament. How can a faulty hood ornament cause a recall? In case you did not know; in the event of an...

  • 2012 Ford Focus Makes Smarter Airbags Standard

    Ford has always been a leading innovator when it comes to safety technology. Ford was one of the first automobile companies to begin research into airbag usage 50 years ago, creating an airbag test fleet in 1971. In 1985 Ford offered a driver-side airbag and then in 1993 Ford standardized driver...

  • Canada's New Trick: Pavement Patty Kiddie Speed Bumps

    In a disturbing, but awesomely funny display of depth perception, Canada is taking a very low-tech approach to help deter speeders near the Ecole Pauline Johnson Elementary School in West Vancouver, Canada. Officials have a new way to get people to step on the brakes--by painting an image of a...

  • Porsche Panamera Quickly Becoming Porsche's Most Popular Model

    What happens when you are world renowned sports car company with almost 80 years of automotive performance and racing experience, and your most popular model is a sedan? Reap the reward of course. And that is exactly what Porsche is doing as the sale numbers for the 2010 Porsche Panamera are...

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