Winter Storm Threatens 45 Million People on East Coast

by Kurt Stolz
Winter Storm Threatens 45 Million People on East Coast

Although the start of astronomical winter is over a week away Mother Nature has plans to make it look a lot Christmas in the coming days: A powerful Nor’easter is threatening bring significant snow fall to the East Coast starting Wednesday.
Over 45 million people are under a winter storm watch …

Review and Test Drive: 2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury AWD

by Jonathan Spira
Review and Test Drive:  2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury AWD

Cadillac, the “Standard of the World” since 1908, is one of the oldest automakers and automotive brands in the world, second in the United States only to Buick.   For decades it was known for its sleek sedans and coupes such as the Sedan de Ville, the Fleetwood Brougham, and the …

Here Are the States in the U.S. with Coronavirus-Related Travel Restrictions

by Anna Breuer
Here Are the States in the U.S. with Coronavirus-Related Travel Restrictions

Almost half the states in the Union, as well as the District of Columbia, now require or ask individuals traveling to these locations to be tested for Covid-19 and/or to self-quarantine upon arrival.
Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is past, and health officials are more concerned than ever about a surge …

Apple CarPlay Gains Enhanced EV Charger Info with ChargePoint Integration

by Kurt Stolz
Apple CarPlay Gains Enhanced EV Charger Info with ChargePoint Integration

ChargePoint, which operates a network of electrical vehicle chargers, announced integration with Apple CarPlay.
“This new integration brings essential EV charging data inside the vehicle,“ ChargePoint said in a statement, calling it a “pivotal step” in the shift to electric mobility.
The action adds new EV charging data to Apple’s in-vehicle infotainment …

Traveling for Thanksgiving? ‘Don’t’ Says the CDC

by Paul Riegler
Traveling for Thanksgiving? ‘Don’t’ Says the CDC

Citing the rise in new cases and deaths from Covid-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans not to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The “CDC is recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving period,” said Dr. Henry Walke, its Covid-19 incident manager. 
There is “no more important time than …

BMW to Shift Engine Production to Austria and England as German Plants Go Electric

by Kurt Stolz
BMW to Shift Engine Production to Austria and England as German Plants Go Electric

BMW announced Wednesday that it plans to retool all of its German factories to build electric cars, rather than just gasoline, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
The Bavarian automaker said that it will invest €400 million to retool its Munich factory to produce electric vehicles and components while shifting the manufacture …

As College Students Travel Home, Here Are 5 Tips for a Safe Visit

by Anna Breuer
As College Students Travel Home, Here Are 5 Tips for a Safe Visit

In past years, it was generally assumed that college students would cross over the river and perhaps through the woods to return to their parents’ homes.   This year, amidst a raging pandemic, the visit presents all parties with a series of daunting challenges, namely how to ensure to the extent …

First Look: The New 2021 Lucid Air Luxury Sedan with 517-Mile Range

by Jonathan Spira
First Look:  The New 2021 Lucid Air Luxury Sedan with 517-Mile Range

If anyone thinks that the race for the best electric vehicle has been won and that the King of the Hill title has been awarded to Tesla, the conclusion is premature, to say the least.
Lucid Motors unveiled the Air in a coronavirus-friendly online event earlier in the fall, and its …

GM Picks Current Delta CFO as new Chief Financial Officer

by Kurt Stolz
GM Picks Current Delta CFO as new Chief Financial Officer

General Motors announced the appointment of Paul Jacobson to the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer.  The appointment is effective December 1, 2020.
Mr. Jacobson is currently the chief financial officer at Delta Air Lines, the world’s second largest airline by passengers carried, and has been with the …

Road Test and Review: Apple CarPlay iOS 14 – Siri Makeover and Speed Camera Warnings

by Jonathan Spira
Road Test and Review: Apple CarPlay iOS 14 – Siri Makeover and Speed Camera Warnings

Apple recently released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 14, which includes significant updates to Apple CarPlay, Apple’s in-vehicle infotainment system that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
We tested the latest version of Apple CarPlay over the course of a month with an Apple iPhone …

Review and Test Drive: 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

by Jonathan Spira
Review and Test Drive:  2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Look around as you’re driving and you’ll notice, if you haven’t already, that crossovers and SUVs rule the roads.  They’re everywhere and they are no longer a compromise to drive.
When Acura took the wraps off the first generation of the MDX at the annual New York Auto Show in 2000, …

Review and Test Drive: The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG S Cabriolet is On Fire

by Jonathan Spira
Review and Test Drive:  The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG S Cabriolet is On Fire

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG S Cabriolet is a supercar for all seasons, one that can be driven top up or top down, regardless of the weather.  It brings this range of performance to the under $100,000 class with excellent comfort and head turning design.
Need one say more?
Indeed, let …