Marcus Amick

Marcus Amick

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.

Cadillac ELR

VIDEO: All-electric Cadillac ELR will ride on a lot of innovative suspension technology

If the Cadillac ELR lives up to all the hype around the technology that’s going into the car, the Tesla Model S might have a serious rival on its hand. Too early to call? Maybe, but if you consider the strides Cadillac has been making in recent years with vehicles like the award-winning ATS, then […]

TDI Clean Diesel Technology

78mpg! VW sets Guinness World Record for fuel economy with clean (non-hybrid) diesel technology

Volkswagen has set a new Guinness World Records for fuel economy with its Passat TDI Clean Diesel, providing a few tips in the process that other drivers might find useful in saving fuel.

Tesla Model S

Tesla scores big win in North Carolina in battle over car sales, business practices

Legislators in North Carolina have killed a measure that took direct aim at Tesla’s business model to sell cars, following test drives of the all-electric sedan by key N.C. political figures. But could the same strategy prove effective in Detroit.

Alicia-Boler Davis

GM’s in-car technology experience should get a major boost with exec’s new global role

The announcement that GM’s Alicia Boler-Davis’ role will be expanding to a global one signals a new level of commitment to quality for the carmaker. But it’s the possibilities of what it all means when it comes to the company’s infotainment systems that tech heads should find most exciting.

Pandora Radio

LISTEN UP: Do you know who’s controlling your car radio?

Despite earlier predictions that the traditional car radio would one day quickly become a thing of the past, Pandora is proving many people wrong and gaining a whole lot more fans in the process.

BMW Urban Mobility

BMW’s i-series mobility innovations, car sharing, ParkNow program earn carmaker top global recognition

BMW continues to build on its aggressive strategy to be a leader driving the future of urban mobility, most recently earning the Global Company of the Year Award from the worldwide research company, Frost & Sullivan.

Fiat 500e

Looking for Love? Fiat’s playing digital matchmaker…sort of

A new lifestyle website promoting the Fiat 500e was developed to lure potential consumers to the all-electric car. But you wonder - are their some other real connections beyond cars being made through the site?

Audi R18 e-tron quattro

Audi charges to Le Mans finish line, earning second consecutive victory with hybrid e-tron racecar

While overshadowed by the death of Aston Martin driver Allan Simonsen, Audi posted its second win in the 24 Hours of Lemans with the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro, which Audi officials say will benefit consumers in the future.

Tesla Model S Dealership

Bills aimed at making Tesla dealerships illegal in New York on hold; battle has likely just begun

Bills seeking to make Tesla’s consumer sales methods illegal have been set aside in the New York State Assembly. But the battle between New York State dealers and the electric car company aren’t likely to die soon.

High-Tech Car Thieves

VIDEO: Thieves use ‘mystery box’ to instantly unlock and rob high-tech cars

A recent report by CNN that shows criminals using a remote device to break into cars has both police and automakers stumped as concerns grow about the vulnerability of today’s high-tech car systems to would-be thieves.

Audi Connect with Google Street View

Audi honored with ‘Best Navigation’ award for Google Street View, but what’s next?

Audi has received the Best Navigation Solution or Product Award at the Annual Telematics Update Awards for its nav system that uses Google Street View. But with so much other technology on the horizon how long will it remain relevant?

BMW Car-to-X communication

Lifesaver? BMW helps drive new automated car-to-car and car-to-motorcycle safety alert project

After more than four years of research, a joint testing project involving BMW and several other automakers highlights the safety benefits of car-to-car communication. Now, it’s just a matter of which company will implement it first.

Patrick Dempsey Racing

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Dempsey returns to Le Mans driving a Porsche

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the second time behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, joining the most successful car manufacture in the history of the endurance race.

Toyota Auris Hybrid

#WeBuiltIt?: Toyota Twitter campaign could help drive a new wave of social media designed cars

Toyota will take to Twitter to help generate a buzz for the new Auris gasoline electric-hybrid vehicle. But could the carmaker also be establishing a framework for social media to play a major role in the design of future cars?

Viper SRT

You can ‘call it a comeback:’ SRT-backed Viper enters Le Mans for first time in 13 years

The Viper will return to 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend after nearly a 13 year hiatus as a factory-backed race car, which has already given the SRT Motorsports brand a major win in the world of racing.

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