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Wearable Technology in the Car

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By Mark Richardson Jeffrey Macesin says he was changing the music playing through his car speakers when the Montreal police officer pulled him over and charged him with distracted driving. The music was coming from his iPhone and wired into the car’s stereo, but the phone was tucked away in his bag, out of sight. […]

Five wacky cars that didn’t work out

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By Mark Richardson   Before today’s safe and reliable vehicles, there was the trial and error of their predecessors. Some designs seemed good at the time, but they just didn’t work out. Here are five of the most unusual.   Helicron A car with a propeller? It made sense in the 1920s to some French […]

A driver’s bucket list

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By Mark Richardson   If you’re serious about your driving, there are some things you must do before you eventually hang up the keys. Here are 10 – some are simple and you’ve probably already done them, and some are more involved. Just do them!   Take a winter driving course. You can’t be Canadian […]

Manual vs. Automatic

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By Mark Richardson Back in the day, no self-respecting driver would be seen in a car with an automatic transmission. Real drivers drove stick, with a clutch pedal for the left foot and a short-shifting lever in the centre console. The car would move all the quicker for it. After all, even a decade ago, […]

The latest tech

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By Mark Richardson Some of the technology in today’s cars would have been unbelievable just a decade ago. Consider these options, all available on vehicles today: Mercedes-Benz dual screen. Mercedes-Benz offers a dual-panel screen that shows one image to the driver and another to the front seat passenger, depending on the angle of sight. The […]