Posts in category "Cool videos"

Would you be driven by a robot?

DETROIT -- One of the cool tech features on display during the Ford Trends conference this week was Ford Motor Co.’s use of a robot to drive cars as it tests for quality. This is far from the autonomous car that everyone is talking about lately, but it’s still really cool and still a likely... Read more »

Picture navigation in the 2015 Audi A3

Picture navigation in the 2015 Audi A3
OK, I’ve found my new favorite feature in a car: Picture navigation in the 2015 Audi A3. When I first heard this term, I assumed it meant that someone could send me a photo of a building, and then I could upload it into the navigation system, and the car would direct me to that... Read more »

First look at the 2015 Hyundai Genesis: @GirlInTheTrunk makes a cameo with MotoManTV

First look at the 2015 Hyundai Genesis: @GirlInTheTrunk makes a cameo with MotoManTV
I recently had the chance to test drive the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, and the short version of the review is: I loved it. In fact, I’m hard pressed to find something I didn’t like on this new premium-level Hyundai. In this video, MotoManTV has┬álong chat with Matthew Becker, chief engineer of test and development at... Read more »
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This Chevrolet Equinox commercial made me cry. Will it sell cars?

This Chevrolet Equinox commercial made me cry. Will it sell cars?
Usually when you put a cute puppy in a commercial, any commercial, it’s guaranteed to make you coo and awww. It’ll leave you with warm fuzzies about the commercial and the brand. But this new Chevrolet Equinox commercial made me cry. I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure that’s the emotion they should... Read more »

Let the Super Bowl ad teasers begin!

I got a notification from Volkswagen today that they launched their 60-second teaser for the Super Bowl. Which was then quickly followed by Tweets from Audi with theirs. So, of course, I created a playlist for automaker commercials. I’ll update as I see more. And if you see them before I do, please feel free... Read more »

Audi TDI #Truthin48 summary [Video]

Audi TDI #Truthin48 summary [Video]
I know you’re probably sick of me talking about the Audi TDI #Truthin48 cross-country drive. But I just came across this video produced by Audi, and I had to share. They interviewed me before I had my shower, and I actually look somewhat clean and sound somewhat coherent. Tomorrow, I promise I’ll write about the... Read more »
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Lincoln MKZ Park Assist in action

Lincoln MKZ Park Assist in action
I recently had the opportunity to take a quick turn in the sexy new 2014 Lincoln MKZ, and other than the push-button gearing, I’d have to say my favorite thing on this car was the parallel park assist. I’ve tested park assist on other manufactures’ vehicles, but this was the best iteration I’ve seen so... Read more »

Have you seen the 2014 Kia Soul Hamster commercial?

Have you seen the 2014 Kia Soul Hamster commercial?
One thing I’ll say for Kia: They do a phenomenal job with their marketing. Their Chicago Auto Show press conferences are always the best. Their commercials are guaranteed to make you smile. And, while I’m on it, they do a really good job with their press materials. I still have the “Swiss Army Knife” thumb... Read more »

Did you see the Fiats in the Chicago River yesterday?

Did you see the Fiats in the Chicago River yesterday?
No, you weren’t seeing things. Fiat was trying to turn some heads … and raise brand awareness this weekend by putting their entire lineup in the water around Chicago this weekend. And, no, they weren’t real cars. They were souped up “jet skis,” and they were out and about from 11 a.m to about 1.30... Read more »
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Learning how to drift is a lot like dating

Learning how to drift is a lot like dating
I recently had the chance to spend some time at DirtFish Rally School near Seattle, Wash. And, while that’s not terribly Chicago-related, I figured there was a way to tie my experience to a blog post in Chicago. Specifically, I’m going to posit, that learning how to drift is a lot like dating. Both experiences... Read more »