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  • 2015 acura tlx

    What Is Acura Active Sound Control?

    Acura’s Active Sound Control (or ASC) is a technology used to improve the sound of the engine by making the sound level more linear as the RPMs increase. The ASC works with the Active......

  • 2015 vw cc interior

    What Is The Volkswagen Auto Hold Function?

    The Volkswagen Auto Hold function is an extension of the electronic parking brake system. When enabled (for safety reasons, the function must always be reactivated), the system......

  • 2015 buick lacrosse

    All About The Buick Head-Up Display

    Once limited to fighter jets, head-up displays (or HUDs) are now becoming fairly common in sporty and luxury cars. When traveling at 60 miles per hour your car may travel 80 feet during a......

  • 2015 bmw 228

    What Is BMW's Air Vent Control?

    BMW’s air vent control is one of their EfficientDynamics technologies, which are meant to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while simultaneously increasing performance and driving......

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Q&A with Derek Jenkins, Director of Design

    2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Q&A with Derek Jenkins, Director of Design

    In light of the Mazda Miata’s 25th anniversary, the upcoming 2016 Mazda MX-5 is receiving a lot of attention, even well before its release. Autobytel......

  • What Are Ford’s Rear Inflatable Safety Belts?

    What Are Ford’s Rear Inflatable Safety Belts?

    Ford’s rear inflatable safety belts help provide additional protection for rear seat passengers, which is especially important as the rear seat is generally acknowledged to......

  • 2015 bmw 535

    What Is BMW Dynamic Brake Force Display?

    The BMW Dynamic Brake Force Display helps drivers behind your car know how hard you are braking in order to help them react quickly and reduce the risk of a rear end collision. Each of......

  • 2015 chevy camaro

    What Is The Camaro Z/28 Flying Car Mode?

    The Camaro Z/28 is essentially a road legal track car powered by a normally aspirated 7.0l LS7 V8 that puts out 505 horsepower. The car also features Brembo carbon ceramic brakes and......

  • 2015 jeep grand cherokee

    Best SUVs to Buy 2015

    There's no universal list of the best SUVs to buy in 2015, but there's definitely a strong pack of contenders that should be on your test drive schedule when it comes time to pick up a new family......

  • 2015 bmw 640 gran coupe console

    What Is BMW Black Panel Technology?

    On some BMW models the instrument panel and Info Display are equipped with Black Panel Tecnology. With this technology, the instrument panel is matte black when the ignition is turned off,......