Auto Review: 2016 Subaru Forester Has Power, Performance and Style
Jan17

Auto Review: 2016 Subaru Forester Has Power, Performance and Style

Gasoline and granola doesn’t sound like the breakfast of champions to me. But green-leaning, slightly square Subaru has long managed to whip it into a sweet mix with its gentle all-wheel-drive, fuel-sipping, earth-saving image. As you know, style-challenged Subaru puts practicality and function far above performance and pretty lines — and it works exceedingly well. For the last five years, the Japanese manufacturer has grown faster...

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Concord — New Hampshire driver’s licenses will continue to be acceptable identification for those boarding flights for at least five months, and if the Legislature changes state law, they will probably remain acceptable until each license expires. A recent New York Times article about the Department of Homeland Security growing impatient with states that haven’t gotten in line with the federal Real ID law, which sets certain standards...

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Auto Safety Tech at a Glance

Washington — With automakers offering an increasing array of safety technologies, it’s hard to stay up to speed with the systems. Some have been around a decade or more but have only become common in the past few years. Others are still available primarily in high-end vehicles. A quick description of some of them: ■ Backup cameras. After a driver shifts into reverse, the camera activates to display what’s behind. The display screen...

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Subaru Joins Assisted-Driving Wave
Oct25

Subaru Joins Assisted-Driving Wave

The idea is to prevent the unexpected from becoming the tragically final. That is the real story behind the outburst of acronyms characterizing the technology of the 2016 Subaru Forester 2XT Touring and hundreds of other new cars and trucks. After decades of pretending that safety does not matter, that more horsepower is always better, that the only real driving concern is finding an empty road on which to “take corners,” the...

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‘Spy Car’ is Watching You
Sep06

‘Spy Car’ is Watching You

Chicago — If, while driving, you were also chowing down food, yakking on your phone or getting distracted by Bella the Labrador retriever, would your insurance company know? A patent issued in August to Allstate mentions using sensors and cameras to record “potential sources of driver distraction within the vehicle (e.g. pets, phone usage, unsecured objects in vehicle).” It also mentions gathering information on the number and types...

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