Convenience, Comfort for the Long-Haul
Mar20

Convenience, Comfort for the Long-Haul

It is the house as vehicle, or the vehicle as house. Put it this way: When you are going on a long, sometimes rough road trip in a fully equipped 2016 Toyota 4Runner Limited sport-utility vehicle, you aren’t leaving home without any of the things that make a home a home. Everything is there, or certainly there with the aid of easily portable electronic equipment. For 2016, that includes fully integrated cellphone navigation, which is...

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A Smarter, Sleeker Hybrid From Toyota
Feb14

A Smarter, Sleeker Hybrid From Toyota

Back in the dark days of automotive history, fuel was cheap and plentiful and Detroit dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Then the Prius came along, offering the first practical hybrid solution, and became the bestselling car in California. Almost a decade later, fuel is cheap and plentiful again, and a changed world awaits the latest iteration of the world’s most successful hybrid. Since the debut of the original, the road has become busy...

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Unsolved Mysteries, Airbag Edition
May10

Unsolved Mysteries, Airbag Edition

Detroit — After months of testing by air bag maker Takata and an independent panel of engineers, there’s still no clear answer why some air bags are blamed for killing drivers after being triggered and spraying metal shrapnel. “This may not be something as simple as just one root cause,” said former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator David Kelly, who has been hired by the industry to investigate the problem....

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