As the Cost of Diesel Fuel Soars, The Cost of Goods and Services Will Follow

As the Cost of Diesel Fuel Soars, The Cost of Goods and Services Will Follow

by Kurt Stolz

While gas prices in the United States and abroad have been setting new records, it is the price of diesel fuel that is rippling through the global supply chain.
The average cost of a gallon of diesel fuel is currently $5.19 in the United States, up almost 45% from 33.61 in …

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What’s New in Apple CarPlay in iOS 16: Updates to Navigation, Easier Dictation, and New Driving Task Apps

by Jonathan Spira
What’s New in Apple CarPlay in iOS 16: Updates to Navigation, Easier Dictation, and New Driving Task Apps

Apple CarPlay has become the premier in-vehicle infotainment system, in many respects, since its launch at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014.  With each new version of its mobile operating system, Apple added features and functionality that enhanced the drivers’ and passengers’ experience as well as their safety.
The Cupertino-based company …

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With New iPhones, Apple Is Offering Services It Hopes You Never Need to Use

by Anna Breuer
With New iPhones, Apple Is Offering Services It Hopes You Never Need to Use

Apple is already known for what legitimately could be considered its life-saving smart watch that has located and helped lost hikers, passengers involved in a small plane crash, someone who fell into a frozen stream, and even somehow a person who somehow got trapped in a trash compactor.
Indeed, such emergency …

Gas Prices Continue to Fall at the Pump, Easing Labor Day Travel Plans

by Anna Breuer
Gas Prices Continue to Fall at the Pump, Easing Labor Day Travel Plans

The Labor Day weekend brings with it the unofficial end of the summer travel season and gasoline prices at the pump continued to fall as the holiday approached.
The summer driving season came to an end without protracted record high prices for petrol many experts had predicted.
Gas prices are expected to …

Buick to Offer Buyouts to Dealers Who Don’t Want to Sell Electric Vehicles

by Paul Riegler
Buick to Offer Buyouts to Dealers Who Don’t Want to Sell Electric Vehicles

General Motors announced plans on Friday to offer all of its Buick dealers buyouts as the storied division moves to make its vehicles all-electric by 2030 in the United States.
The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Buick was founded in 1899 by the automotive pioneer David Duncan Buick, …

Price of Gas Falls to Below $4 Per Gallon in Many Areas of U.S.

by Kurt Stolz
Price of Gas Falls to Below $4 Per Gallon in Many Areas of U.S.

The price drivers are paying at the pump for a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen below the $4 mark in many parts of the United States for the first time since March.
The average price per gallon in the United States for regular gasoline was $4.03, according to figures from …

Gas Prices Fall to Lowest Levels in 50 Days

by Kurt Stolz
Gas Prices Fall to Lowest Levels in 50 Days

The adage “What goes up must come down” is apparently applicable to fuel prices, which have declined significantly since hitting a record $5.01 per gallon in June.
The price drivers will pay at the pump for a gallon of gasoline will be lower than what they have paid in recent weeks …

BMW Heats Up Subscription Market by Charging for Heated Seats in Some Countries

by Jonathan Spira
BMW Heats Up Subscription Market by Charging for Heated Seats in Some Countries

Move Comes 6 Years After Failed Attempt for Apple CarPlay Subscription
On an episode of the mockumentary television comedy “Come Fly With Me” from 2010, Omar Baba, the CEO of FlyLo (a parody amalgamation of Flybe, Ryanair, and EasyJet), explains he’s “made it easier than ever for passengers to use the …

Gas Prices Retreat from Record Highs as Drivers Hit the Road for the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

by Paul Riegler
Gas Prices Retreat from Record Highs as Drivers Hit the Road for the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

The price drivers will pay at the pump for a gallon of gasoline will be lower than what they have paid in recent weeks but near record high prices continue.
The average price per gallon in the United States for regular gasoline was $4.87 according to figures from the U.S. Energy …

Review and Road Test: Google Maps Now Estimates Toll Costs for Your Road Trip – How Well Does it Work?

by Kurt Stolz
Review and Road Test: Google Maps Now Estimates Toll Costs for Your Road Trip – How Well Does it Work?

Especially in today’s climate with gas prices that are almost double that of one year ago, every penny counts and Google has made it easier to pick the least costly route to a destination in terms of tolls.
This is in addition to a long-standing feature that shows the most fuel-efficient …

Apple to Enhance CarPlay With Deep Integration Into Dashboard and Other Vehicle Displays

by Jonathan Spira
Apple to Enhance CarPlay With Deep Integration Into Dashboard and Other Vehicle Displays

Apple, which first introduced its now ubiquitous CarPlay infotainment system in 2014, announced a number of significant updates at its 2022 World Wide Developers Conference, currently underway in Cupertino, California.
The big news is what Apple termed its “next generation” CarPlay interface, for which the company offered a “sneak peek” in …

Staycations Are In (Again): Record High Fuel Prices Cause Travelers to Rethink Summer Plans

by Kurt Stolz
Staycations Are In (Again): Record High Fuel Prices Cause Travelers to Rethink Summer Plans

Travelers are rethinking their plans for the summer and, for a third year in a row, considering a staycation, albeit due to the high cost of fuel, not the pandemic.
While the pandemic is still a major issue in the United States, with significantly rising case figures and a sixth wave …

Rising Oil Prices Cause Surge at the Pump, Setting New Records

by Kurt Stolz
Rising Oil Prices Cause Surge at the Pump, Setting New Records

The price for a gallon (3.79 liters) of gasoline in the United State as of Tuesday is $4.37, up almost $0.15 over the past week, and has climbed 47% from a year ago.
Tuesday’s figure eclipses the all-time high set on March 11, when the cost per gallon was $4.33, according …

New York Auto Show Returns and Electric Vehicles Take the Spotlight

by Jonathan Spira
New York Auto Show Returns and Electric Vehicles Take the Spotlight

NEW YORK — The New York International Auto Show returned this week after a pandemic-induced three-year hiatus and electric vehicles are commanding the spotlight.
The show opened to the public on Friday following two press days and runs through April 24. The show dates back more than a century and was …