Fab Features: Cool features that have gone mainstream

Published: June 1, 2015

Here are a few of high-end faves that are starting to make their way into more mainstream vehicles.

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U.S. road deaths are falling, but here's where they're on the rise - Published: June 1, 2015

he projected reduction in U.S. road fatalities is less than a tenth of a percent from 2013’s final figure of 32,719, and the U.S. remains one of the most dangerous countries for road fatalities.

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Watch out: Driver fined for changing songs via Apple Watch - Published: June 1, 2015

The Apple Watch isn't even available in stores yet—only early adopters who preordered have one—and a Canadian man has already been ticketed for using it while driving.

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Why electric cars are rare outside California - Published: June 1, 2015

While California buyers can choose among roughly two dozen different battery-electric and plug-in hybrid offerings, just a handful are available outside the state.

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2015 Toyota Yaris: Small car, big personality - Published: May 29, 2015

If you’re looking for a small car for city driving or a starter car for your teen that’s both safe and reliable, Toyota Yaris is a great place to start.

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Braking style ‘highly predictive’ of accident risk - Published: May 29, 2015

Through its "Snapshot" driving-log device that mounts in your car, Progressive is gathering data on driving style and when you drive.

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$165k McLaren 540C won’t be sold in U.S. due to apparent lack of interest - Published: May 29, 2015

he car was originally due here in early 2016 and was set to be McLaren’s most attainable model ever thanks to a price tag of just $165,000, but an apparent lack of interest from potential buyers means McLaren will focus on the pricier and more potent 570S.

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California helps low-income drivers switch to electric cars - Published: May 29, 2015

California is introducing a new "Plus-Up" pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable.

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Lamborghini SUV confirmed, sales to start in 2018 - Published: May 28, 2015

Lamborghini first previewed the vehicle in 2012 with the Urus concept but concerns over the health of the global economy as well as labor relations and potential incentives from the Italian government kept delaying the green light from being given.

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Electric-car future is coming, just more slowly than predicted - Published: May 28, 2015

It's been no secret that President Obama's goal of 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads won't be met by the end of this year.

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2014 Ford Edge investigated for sudden wheel failure - Published: May 28, 2015

According to an NHTSA bulletin, there may be a problem with the Edge's wheels, which could result in serious, sudden trouble for drivers.

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