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Most Driver Monitoring Systems Are Worthless

A driver uses Ford’s BlueCruise.Photo: FordConsumer Reports is set to announce its Top Picks for automobiles next month, but the site just released a fascinating tidbit: It’s going to start awarding points for driver monitoring systems, and so far, only Ford’s BlueCruise and General Motors’ Super Cruise even earn those points. Yikes.If you’re not…
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What Automotive Fad Do You Wish Would Die?

Are self-driving cars a fad you wish would just die? Photo: Jeff Kowalsky / Contributor (Getty Images)The automotive world is a fickle space. One day you might be the biggest fish in the tank, and the next you’re being served up as someone’s dinner. It’s safe to say that trends come and go in the car world almost as quickly as fresh fish at a sushi…
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BMW’s Last V12s Are Going Out With A Bang

Photo: BMWYou can still buy a car with a BMW V12, even now, though that fact is easy to forget about, given that a V12's very existence is against the prevailing winds of our time. BMW’s V12s now, however, have an end date.BMW uses the V12 in its flagship 7 Series, the M model that goes by the alphanumeric M760i. It is a 6.6-liter turbo and makes…
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