Posts in category "Today's Rave"

Nissan shows off Smart Rearview Monitor

Nissan shows off Smart Rearview Monitor
I love cool technology, and yesterday Nissan showed me another feature that might just have become my new favorite. I’m short, and sometimes when I have tall passengers or high rear headrests, my visibility out the rear window is obscured. The Smart Rearview Mirror (SRVM) is designed to make all those obstacles disappear in an... Read more »

Demo of the Hyundai Genesis Smart Trunk

Earlier, I posted a MotoManTV video where @girlinthetrunk had a guest appearance at the 2015 Hyundai Genesis launch. But there were some questions about the Smart Trunk feature I loved so much. So, here’s a demo that I captured on Instagram: Keep in mind: The keys are in my pocket, and all I’m doing is... 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 »
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2014 Jeep Cherokee lowered liftgate button

2014 Jeep Cherokee lowered liftgate button
Sometimes it’s the little things that please me the most on cars. As someone of petite stature, I find my self constantly stretching, jumping and climbing to reach hand-holds and buttons. When there’s a power liftgate on an SUV, I’m elated. Until I discover that the button is on the lid right next to the... Read more »

Ford MyKey in the 2014 Fiesta

Ford MyKey in the 2014 Fiesta
Hey, parents: Thinking about buying a car for your teen? Then you should know about Ford MyKey and the 2014 Fiesta. Let’s face it, you can’t be with your teenager every time he or she drives. But you can make sure that they’re being safe behind the wheel with MyKey. It allows parents to set... Read more »

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Lane departure assist

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Lane departure assist
Ford is doing some amazing things with technology these days. I was able to visit their proving grounds in Detroit in December, and got a sneak peak at self-driving cars and futuristic collision avoidance technology. While many of the features we previewed are something from the future, there are some items that are available on... Read more »
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2014 Fiat 500L: Phenomenal front-facing visibility

2014 Fiat 500L: Phenomenal front-facing visibility
When I first sat in the driver’s seat of the Fiat 500L, I was a bit put off by the split A-Pillar. I’ve seen them before in smaller cars, and they never seem to do anything for me. But in the mini SUV, they did something awesome: Increased visibility in an area that might be... Read more »

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe: Cross-traffic alert awesomeness

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe: Cross-traffic alert awesomeness
Meaning no disrespect, but a lot of Chicago drivers suck. They’re texting, talking on their phones or just plain selfish. So, when a car is backing out of a parking space in lot, these drivers either don’t see the reverse lights or don’t care, and then they continue to barrel through the parking area at... Read more »

2014 Chevrolet Traverse: Charged-up rave

2014 Chevrolet Traverse: Charged-up rave
I don’t know about you, but the battery in my iPhone is always dying. And I mean ALWAYS dying. (Damn you, IOS 7!) So, when I was stuck in a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse with 6 other people who have the same problem, I was profoundly happy to see not only 1 USB port that the... Read more »
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2014 Kia Cadenza: Seat extender rave

2014 Kia Cadenza: Seat extender rave
I recently had the chance to drive the all-new Kia Cadenza, and it was chock-full of all the whistles and bells you could possibly imagine on a car. Including heated seats and steering wheel, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring to name a few. But this little button had to be my favorite. Do... Read more »