Posts Categorized: Auto News

Protecting Your Car from Pollen

If you live in an area where allergies are severe and pollen is frequently circulating throughout the air, your car is probably coated in a yellow dust when you go to get into it. This yellow-green dust typically comes from conifers, trees that bloom in the spring and release pollen into the air. Pollen can… Read more »

Advice for Buying a Certified Used Car

For many people, purchasing a brand new car is out of the question. Cars are an expensive investment, and while most Americans drive them, many Americans can’t afford to purchase one brand new. A new car typically sells for about $31,000, where a decent used model goes for $19,000. However, sometimes people are hesitant to… Read more »

Car Interiors: Changes Going Unseen

Cars have changed frequently throughout the past century. From enhanced safety features to high end technology, cars are constantly being improved. However, one of the biggest revolutions of cars is going unseen: the inside of the car itself. For most people, having a car is not just a preference, it is a priority. Cars play… Read more »

Top Apps for Car Owners

If you own both a car and a smartphone, you might want to look into the vast amount of mobile apps that you could benefit from. There are several mobile apps that are intended to improve our driving experience and PermaPlate has touched on a few top favorites. GasBuddy This application is free, (that’s always… Read more »

Benefits of Hearing Cars

A “hearing car” is a strange concept, but a concept that is under serious consideration and is currently being developed. Many manufactures feel that cars would benefit from hearing technology and some startups are working to develop the appropriate software. One startup in particular, OtoSense is currently working with a wide variety of automakers to… Read more »

Apple Self-Driving Cars Expected to Succeed

Apple has had a wild ride so far as a participant in the self-driving car market, but within the last week, it seems as though that road will likely lead to victory. Apple, a cornerstone of current technology has recommitted to creating and perfecting an autonomous vehicle after several difficult months. The California Department of… Read more »

3D Printed Car Parts Could Become Standard

With self-driving cars often the focus of the car industry’s future, Ford shook things up when they announced plans to start 3D printing car parts. Ford is hoping to produce large, 3D car parts using a 3D printer called the “Stratasys Infinite Build 3D.” Ford believes that printing car parts could help simplify the manufacturing… Read more »

Tesla Becomes Most Valuable Car Company

Tesla is a luxury electric-car company that has struggled for many years to sell cars against major competitors, making minimal profits and struggling to secure profits. However, on Saturday, April 8, Tesla surpassed General Motors (GM), and earned the title of the “most valuable American car company” based on the stock-market. Recently, shareholders of Tesla… Read more »

Making Your Car Safe as Possible

Decades ago, many people used to ride in their cars without seatbelts on. Decades ago, infants were simply held in the arms of their mother when in a moving car.  Now, seatbelts are a safety necessity in cars and children (from infants to adolescence) are in some type of safety seat when in the car…. Read more »

Google Street View Cars Protecting Cities

Google Street View camera cars drive around and map streets on all seven continents so people can view them through Google Maps and Google Earth. Google camera cars received new technology which allowed them to map methane leaks, making them especially valuable to the public and cities all over the states. Methane is found in… Read more »

Dubai Police Cars Breaking Records

In Dubai, police cars are breaking some tremendous records. Police in Dubai are driving Bugatti’s, Ferrari’s, and Lamborghini’s, and one police car has now reached a record breaking speed. Guinness World Records just confirmed that Dubai is now home to the fastest police car in the world: a Bugatti Veyron. The car is just one… Read more »

Intel Makes Major Investment in Autonomous Technology

The majority of the car industry is investing in autonomous vehicle technology, and some companies are as committed as can be. Recently, two major technology driven companies joined force in hopes to conquer the self-driving car market together. Intel, which is an American multinational corporation and technology company, recently purchased a self-driving tech supplier called… Read more »

Volkswagen Reveals Sedric the Self-Driving Car

Volkswagen recently revealed their latest self-driving car which has a fairly odd appearance. The car, named Sedric, has a “rectangle” shape and has a relatively plain appearance. Fortune compared it to a “portable cassette boom box” which is the best description we’ve heard yet. Check out a video example of the car below: The car… Read more »

Cars to Consider On a Budget

Purchasing a car can be expensive and many people are searching for a car that they can afford. According to Consumer Reports, the average new car typically costs $34,000. They compiled a list of the best cars under $30,000 that have good road test performance, safety features, and so forth. Below are just a few… Read more »

Cars Continue to Go Green in 2017

In recent years, hybrids and electrical vehicles have become a major focus of the automotive industry. According to Green Car Reports, over half a million carbon-cutting hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and full electric vehicles were sold in the United States. The automotive industry is going green as consumers demand cars that are environmentally focused. The American… Read more »

Collectible Car Options for 2017

Many people collect cars as a hobby and many collectible cars date back several decades.  However, different cars become ideal each year for car collectors. Most cars become discontinued and are never worth the time, effort, and money of a professional car collector. However, with each year, some cars are labeled as cars that could… Read more »