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Dream or Nightmare? Terrifying Transit Future Clarified During 8-hour Snooze

Dream or Nightmare? Terrifying Transit Future Clarified During 8-hour Snooze

By Martha Hindes, Does one ever dream about cars? Here's the ... Continue reading

2020 Hyundai Palisade SUV Review - Smooth, Quiet, For Eight...Great! By Martha Hindes

2020 Hyundai Palisade SUV Review - Smooth, Quiet, For Eight...Great! By Martha Hindes

Hyundai Palisade for Eight - That's Great! By Martha Hindes, Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel “Wow that's smooth,,” I said as my driving partner pulled away from event headquarters and off toward our mostly day-long driving route. If there were any speed bumps or flaws in the pavement on our way out, ... Continue reading

Dream Cruise 2019 – Where Detroit Comes to Play

Dream Cruise 2019 – Where Detroit Comes to Play

By Martha Hindes Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel Why would ANYONE want to sit and watch old cars drive by all day? For anyone reared on gasoline fumes, clutch pedals, historic VIN numbers and memories of outrunning local cops on Woodward Avenue, the original suburban drag strip a couple of miles north of ... Continue reading

Nissan Kicks SR - Next Generation Eye Candy - A Review By Martha Hindes

Nissan Kicks SR - Next Generation Eye Candy - A Review By Martha Hindes

Nissan Kicks SR - Next Generation Eye Candy - A Review By Martha Hindes By Martha Hindes, Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel It only took a few minutes. I’d had the 2019 Nissan Kicks SR CVT about a half hour and was driving down a nearby residential street. ... Continue reading

Reinvented Ford Escape; Freedom to Soar +VIDEO By Martha Hindes

Reinvented Ford Escape; Freedom to Soar +VIDEO By Martha Hindes

The time for double duty at Ford is over. Seems the Escape small sport utility has been filling that role for a number of years now, bringing it the distinction as the second best selling vehicle wearing a Ford nameplate, barely overshadowed by the longtime industry sales champion, the venerated F 150 pickup. ... Continue reading

Bold, Black and Bad - Ranger Pickup Black Appearance Package

Bold, Black and Bad - Ranger Pickup Black Appearance Package

Ford’s new Black Appearance Package adds more “in your face” to new Ranger pickup By Martha Hindes Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel It wasn’t too long ago that the future looked bleak for pickup trucks that were a little undersized. All three American-branded companies had said goodbye to the quar ... Continue reading

WORLD'S LARGEST VIDEO "SCREEN" KICKS OFF NEW 2020 FORD EXPLORER

WORLD'S LARGEST VIDEO "SCREEN" KICKS OFF NEW 2020 FORD EXPLORER

By Martha Hindes Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel That technophile who wants the world's largest video screen is going to have to go some to match the kickoff Ford Motor Co. had in unveiling its new 2020 Explorer sport utility. ... Continue reading

2015 Car Reviews, 2015 Truck Reviews

2015 Car Reviews, 2015 Truck Reviews

2015 Car Reviews; 2015 Truck reviews, When They Were New Prices ... Continue reading

Ford Ranger - Not just your little brother's pickup

Ford Ranger - Not just your little brother's pickup

There wasn't any 2,000 foot dropoff at the edge of our driving lane. Ford Motor Co's. 30-foot high mountain in the middle of a parking lot was infinitely safer. ... Continue reading

2018 Subaru BRZ tS– Where Handbrake Turns Can Still Reign - Review By Martha Hindes

2018 Subaru BRZ tS– Where Handbrake Turns Can Still Reign - Review By Martha Hindes

Enter the Subaru BRZ tS. For those who Love (with a capital L) a sexy, heady, real world affordable sports car, here's one that can launch driving beyond the fun category and into in-your-face. And if appearances can tell all, the BRZ tS does that flat out. Sitting there, ignition off, it's just itching to take of ... Continue reading

NADA; Right Answers? Wrong Questions! Exploding EV and other myths

NADA; Right Answers? Wrong Questions! Exploding EV and other myths

Despite these being "incredibly exciting times" in the industry, those news media covering it that should have a "healthy skepticism" are not asking enough critical, sometimes disruptive questions, not challenging enough assertions, not asking for enough proof. (Except for The Auto Channel, see below) Those are what ne ... Continue reading

Ford Mustang’s Cobra Jet - “Feel It In Your Spine”

Ford Mustang’s Cobra Jet - “Feel It In Your Spine”

Roared doesn't live up to the actual thunder emitting from the 5.2-liter engine that powers this track eater that can lap up a quarter mile in a mere mid-8 seconds range. With media members standing around with hands over ears, it blasted out a noise that should come close to the decibel level of a jet plane engine at ... Continue reading

Ford's Mustang - 10 Million Cars and Counting Plus Lot's Of Memories

Ford's Mustang - 10 Million Cars and Counting Plus Lot's Of Memories

By Martha Hindes Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel If you wanted to prove you’re on top of the world, there are some prime ways to prove that. Among them go sky high, in numbers and in altitude. ... Continue reading

Humanizing Automated Vehicles – Allowing for the “Jerk” Response

Humanizing Automated Vehicles – Allowing for the “Jerk” Response

Reflections on a main theme, Humanization Of Robot Drivers, among potential things to ask is a favorite of mine I haven’t heard anyone address yet: Who gets the ticket if an AV in true human fashion runs a red light? ... Continue reading

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