View from the Street: Do Salespeople Understand the Tech They Sell?

An article appeared recently in Automotive News that essentially asked if salespeople know the technology in the cars they are selling. As someone who was recently employed at an auto dealer, I can say that the short answer is all too often no. We’ll go with the long answer here. In the article, a vehicle …

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NHTSA Issues Distraction Guidelines: Industry Group Wets Itself

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued voluntary guidelines to device makers and app developers such as Apple, Google, etc., aimed at keeping drivers off their phones while actually driving. The Consumer Technology Association lost it, calling the guidelines “de-facto” regulations. Association CEO Gary Shapiro was quoted as saying, “NHTSA doesn’t have the …

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Ah, So Close: A Talking Car ‘Companion’

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At DashboardSymbols.com, we have consistently argued that the wholesale advancements taking place in the automotive world call for a complete overhaul of the way cars communicate with their drivers. Bells, whistles and flashing lights are dinosaurs due for the scrap heap. In particular, we’ve advocated for a natural language two way conversation between the driver …

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Precision All-Wheel Steer System Indicator

P-AWS Indicator

This is a Precision-All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) System Indicator symbol. The light, which depicts 4 wheels turned to one side, will appear for a few seconds when starting your vehicle. To the driver, it may look like random lines in a stick figure. Seeing this symbol at any other time indicates a problem with the P-AWS …

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Tesla Eliminates Vexing Heat Stroke Risk from its Cars

Innovation continues to at a breakneck pace in the automotive world, and nowhere is innovation more front and center than at Tesla. In case over the air updates weren’t innovative enough, the latest solves a problem that has stumped the best minds at every auto manufacturer: a car is shut down and left in the …

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