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Headlights on 2017 Pickup Trucks Aren’t Looking Too Bright, Literally…

Posted by Poquet Auto on Nov 8, 2016 9:23:36 AM

Even if your new 2017 pickup truck has the fancy, high-cost headlights, you may not be seeing as much as you should.

In a recent test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that almost every new, 2017 pickup truck features headlights that deliver poor light coverage. In fact, only two trims (which are different levels of a particular model) of the Honda Ridgeline (the RTL-E and Black Edition) received the top "Good" rating, while only three other trucks were rated better than "Poor." Those models were the:

  • Nissan Titan, which was rated "Marginal."
  • GMC Sierra, which was rated "Acceptable" and "Marginal" for some models.
  • Ram 1500, which was rated “Marginal” only for models with base halogen reflector headlights.

Even the best-selling vehicle in the United States, the Ford F-150, is rated as "Poor" for all trim levels!

So how do they measure headlight performance?

The IIHS looks both at how much light the high and low beam settings shine in corners and on straightaways. The agency also looks at how much glare the lights produce to ensure that they aren't blinding oncoming traffic.

All-in-all, here's how the 2017 models performed:

Fun Fact: The Company Leading the Driverless Car Revolution Isn’t a Car Brand

Posted by Poquet Auto on Oct 18, 2016 6:00:45 AM

NVIDIA (pronounced en-vid-eya) has been around for 23 years, but you probably haven’t heard of them before.

Why is that?

That's because it's a company working hard, behind the scenes on some really big projects. NVIDIA started out in the tech world was as a 3D, video game graphics company, probably never dreaming that they would one day enter into the auto market. However, a surprisingly natural partnership with automakers began to form as NVIDIA began setting up virtual wind tunnels and crash tests for them to help advance the design and engineering of their cars.

What is the Best Car Feature That Hasn’t Been Invented Yet? - Readers’ Choice

Posted by Poquet Auto on Oct 11, 2016 6:00:41 AM

As the market continues to evolve, car makers are always looking to have the newest car features. Today, we have infotainment systems like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as other revolutionary features like Ford’s hands-free liftgates and Park Assist. So, what’s next?

To find out what our fans would love to have, we asked them for the best car feature that hasn’t been invented yet, and there are some outstanding responses. See what they had to say!

Sony is Making Android Auto & Apple CarPlay More Affordable for Your Current Car

Posted by Poquet Auto on Sep 15, 2016 9:30:34 AM

Adding smartphone-based infotainment to your existing car isn’t very easy, especially if you’re looking for Android Auto. Many aftermarket head units only run Apple CarPlay (like Pioneer's AppRadio 4), while those who run Android can be super expensive (such as the $1,400 AVIC-8200NEX).

Well, Sony is looking to change that with the XAV-AX100, a more affordable receiver that offers both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for a reasonable $500, $100 less than the AppRadio 4.

No More Guessing, Select 2017 Audi’s will Count Down Traffic Lights for You

Posted by Poquet Auto on Aug 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM

In 2017, select Audi’s will be connecting with a different system, one that will count down traffic lights!

Audi, along with Traffic Technology Services, will be launching a system that will tell drivers when the traffic lights will change to green. This new system, called Traffic Light Information (TLI), will be featured in certain 2017 Q7, A4 and A4 Allroad models this fall.

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