Marcus Amick

Marcus Amick

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Marcus Amick has been writing about the world of cars for more than ten years and has covered everything from new automobiles to celebrity wheels. The longtime Detroiter, who now splits his time between Los Angeles and the “Motor City,” has penned works for a number of national publications including Automotive News, Rides magazine and Automobile magazine. Amick also works as a freelance consultant providing insight on automotive and related lifestyle trends.
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Renault’s Twin’Z EV concept puts on a happy face, showcases tech-driven design features

Although Renault makes no mention of plans to actually produce the Twin’Z, the concept features a number of tech features that US buyers might find appealing.
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Could roads and streets help power future vehicles?

In addition to helping to generate electricity, scientists say the underground piping technology could also be used to prolong the lifespan of the asphalt.
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Video: Why are a growing number of people opting out of driving cars?

Will an eight-year trend that shows more people are deciding not to drive cars impact the way automakers approach the design of future vehicles?
Cars

Nissan targets young drivers, in-car connectivity fad with new ‘Friend-ME’ Concept

Nissan’s new Friend-ME concept to be unveiled at the Shanghai auto show is intended to provide a glimpse at the future of in-car connectivity. But is the technology too much
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Cadillac would be wise to keep CTS Coupe name intact as it revs up for new sedan

As the number one selling vehicle in its segment, the CTS Coupe has become a cornerstone of the Cadillac brand. But will the car continue to carry the CTS nameplate?
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Audi revs up $15/month in-car Wi-Fi data plan deal with T-Mobile – for $450 upfront

Audi is hoping to lure in more tech-driven buyers with a new in-car Wi-Fi data plan with T-Mobile that cuts the cost for using all those cool in-vehicle connectivity features in its tech suite. According to Audi, it's a feature many…
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Could new Garmin aircraft technology help pilot future Mercedes-Benz navigation systems?

The announcement that Garmin will provide the navigation systems for future Mercedes-Benz models becomes even more intriguing when considering some of satellite company's other new technology.
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Chevrolet: Volt owners are racking up millions of gas-free miles, saving tons of cash

With a total of 150 million MPGe gasoline-free driving miles tallied by Chevrolet Volt owners, the EV seems to be living up to a lot of the initial hype for the vehicle.
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New 650bhp Bentley Continental Supersports gives the luxury brand an additional punch

With the current Bentley Speed boasting a 0-60 time of 4.0 seconds, the Bentley Continental Supersports should be even more entertaining behind the wheel.
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Kia: Along with tech focus, German carmakers will be benchmarks in bid to build up brand equity

Kia’s aggressive move to build on its technology initiatives could play well for the carmaker. But will it be enough to compete against German rivals?
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KTM’s unusual E-Speed: could it drive more people to EV scoots?

With a growing interest in more efficient means for city commutes, the hot KTM E-Speed concept could have a lot more people other than hipsters opting for scooters.
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Will BMW dealer-installed M power kit for 3 Series sedans make its way to other models?

With a boost of 20 horsepower and a 32 lb-ft. of torque increase, the new dealer installed M performance power kit is liable to have a few more people stopping by a BMW dealership.