Robots That Protect Pedestrians

Robots That Protect Pedestrians

Jaguar Land Rover is up to some interesting innovation over in the UK. According to reports, they’ve been testing a robot that tracks your eyes as you cross the road. The self-driving pods, which have a virtual face of their own, are being piloted in the UK in an effort to increase humans’ trust in autonomous cars. After countless news articles and horror stories detailing accidents surrounding autonomous vehicles that don’t consider pedestrians, this development makes a lot of sense….

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The LEGO Bugatti

The LEGO Bugatti

I live pretty close to Legoland, which I’ve ventured to numerous times with my kids by now. It’s always amazing to see the many things that are being built out of Legos. I’ve seen dragons, boats, people, and scenes, but this latest piece of news just might be the most impressive build yet. What is it? It’s a drivable model of the Bugatti Chiron. Before you think I’m joking, or write this news off as a final product that’s probably…

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Monday Punday: Horsepower

Monday Punday: Horsepower

In case you don’t know, the term horsepower stems from the early days of car creation. The first motorized vehicles had no way of being compared to the horse and carriage mode of transportation that was so prevalent during those times. Therefore, to allow for apples to apples comparisons, the term “horsepower” was used. We’ve since adopted the term universally. The above picture is someone taking the terminology a bit too literally. If only a car’s strength worked like that….

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5 Customer Loyalty Tips for Auto Repair Shops

5 Customer Loyalty Tips for Auto Repair Shops

There are a lot of things to consider every time you bring a new customer into your shop. You didn’t just have to do great work to attract the customer, but now you have to understand them, and make sure you over-deliver on expectations. It’s hard enough already that you have to run your shop every day. For repair shops, amazing customer service is the foundation to a long-term relationship with customers. If there is no reason for your customer…

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Apple’s Latest Self-Driving Car Patent

Apple’s Latest Self-Driving Car Patent

We already heard the rumors. We already expected it to happen. After all, the juggernaut companies in technology seem to be getting their hands into everything technological advancement they could. But now we can rest assured that the hypotheses are coming true…. Apple is working on self-driving car projects. According to recent reports, Apple submitted for a patent that allows a car system to keep track, and forewarn, onlookers of a car’s next move. If you think about this in…

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Ford Recall Impacts 50,000 Hybrids

Ford Recall Impacts 50,000 Hybrids

This week, Ford issued a recall for the charging cords that connect to over 50,000 plug-in hybrid and electric cars. The recall impacts North American vehicles that were cited to have possibly caused fires in the electrical outlets. If that sounds scary, it’s because it is. Yikes! Ford has claimed that the 120-volt cords that come enclosed with certain 2012 through 2015 Focus Hybrids are the main source of the discovered danger. In addition, some 2013 through 2015 Fusion Energi…

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Monday Punday: Bends

Monday Punday: Bends

Here we go again pushing the envelope. It’s like the old adage suggests… That which bends will most likely break. In this case, though, the Benz needed to “brake.” Joking aside, we’re big fans of Mercedes Benz and carry many parts that span essentially all of the vehicles they’ve ever manufactured. So, once you’re done giggling, head on over to our site and browse for the Mercedes parts you might be looking for. Take $25 off your next order over…

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Is Lyft Going To Replace Car Dealership Shuttles?

Is Lyft Going To Replace Car Dealership Shuttles?

The most popular ridesharing platform that isn’t called Uber, Lyft, is still trying to embed their service into as many open opportunities as they can. Ever since Uber has been entrenched with their cultural scandal, Lyft seized the opportunity to turn up the momentum and overall aggressiveness. Has it worked? Will it continue to work? Please allow me to share my outlook before we proceed. I have recently conducted my own experiments hailing rides exclusively. Every time I had to…

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Welcoming Ray Camacho To Our Team!

Welcoming Ray Camacho To Our Team!

We are extremely pleased to announce that Ray Camacho has joined our team as our new Director of Operations. As you will see in his bio, he comes to PartsMarket with a plethora of industry experience. “We are confident that our customers will thoroughly enjoy working with Ray. He resolves problems quickly and efficiently, and constantly considers the customer’s outlook on certain situations.” – Logan Lenz; Director of Marketing You can learn more about Ray and his experience in the…

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NIO Files for IPO

NIO Files for IPO

While Tesla seems to be taking over the news recently, there is a competitive threat from China looming in the background. Nio, an electric vehicle company, just filed for a $1.8billion US IPO on the NYSE. For those unfamiliar, Nio started off as Nextcar. Founded by Bin Li, who has experience in the space through his auto platform Biauto, started the company in 2014 with some tall hopes and ambitions. The company has been private since 2014 – backed by…

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