Practical Technology Podcast – Automotive Tech

CAFE standards – It’s more confusing than I was aware of when we recorded this podcast. Various makes/models of cars will have different CAFE standards. This article from Edmund’s is a good explanation as to the scheme, including a chart of vehicle types, representative models, and what that type will have to achieve by year.

Cylinder Deactivation – Variable Displacement Engines

Ford Ecoboost

General Motors Ecotec

Hybrid vehicles

Electric vehicles

Vehicle Safety Technology

Vehicle WiFi Hotspot – GM is rolling this out with their OnStar service, but do a Google search for Vehicle WiFi Hotspot and you’ll find ways to add it to your current vehicle if you are interested in doing this.

– Tony L.


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