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How Mercedes-Benz mbrace Keeps You Safe

It’s nice to know auto manufacturers are looking out for our safety on the roads. Mercedes-Benz is no exception to the rule. Their connected services platform, mbrace®, comes with all new models. In fact, the base package, mbrace Connect, comes standard for five years. How does mbrace work? The way it works is through the Mercedes me app. Simply download the app to your smartphone and instantly begin using it. Some of the things you can do with mbrace Connect include: Access your vehicle remotely (from your phone or computer)…

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The Best Used Cars Right Now

Why do most people hang onto their cars? We tend to develop a strong connection to cars with nice interiors, generous features, fuel efficiency—and it doesn’t hurt if it’s fun to drive. Consumer Reports recently did a study on used cars with the highest satisfaction levels, after compiling data on half a million vehicles, in a survey of 225,935 subscribers. They looked at two benchmark years for used cars—three years old (2014) and ten years old (2007). Here we outline some of the best used cars, the models car owners…

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Steel vs Aluminum Truck Beds

The conversation started long ago. Which is better: steel vs aluminum truck beds? When it comes to truck beds, what is your preference and why? The dead giveaway First off, can you tell if a truck bed is steel or aluminum? While it’s not always easy to detect with just the naked eye, there are tells. If you and a friend are ever randomly having a massive debate over steel vs aluminum truck beds, the way to tell them apart is with a magnet. It may be the oldest trick…

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Toyota Guardian Automotive News 

Toyota Guardian Promises Not To Annoy You

The idea is to create drivers’ assistance technology so user friendly, Grandma could get in the car and use it with ease. That was part of the vision shared by Ryan Eustice, vice president of autonomous driving at Toyota Research Institute. Toyota Guardian is Toyota’s Driver’s Assist program that uses artificial intelligence to keep drivers safer on the road. Specifically, data is gathered by sensors to warn drivers when danger presents itself. “The goal is to inform, warn and intervene,” Eustice said, further emphasizing a need to do this with…

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Over the Top Luxury Car Features

In a perfect world, there would be a luxury car for everyone. Farfetched though it may seem, we share a collective appreciation for the finer things. The good news is that more and more features that were once commonly associated only with luxury cars are now being offered in non-premium cars. But in the spirit of escapism, we’ve rounded up three outlandish luxury car features for your continued amusement. BMW: Gentleman Function Just what do you suppose one would do with a feature coined the Gentleman Function? With the Gentleman…

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