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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Could driving an Audi become less stressful than driving other cars?

A new research initiative with Audi and MIT not only seeks to address some of the stress associated with driving, but it could also held drive some of the future design elements of Audi vehicles.
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Is a lack of infrastructure causing Hyundai to rethink its commitment to fuel cell vehicles in the US?

Hyundai continues to maintain that it is committed to fuel cell vehicles in Korea. But it appears that the automaker might be coming to grips with a different reality in the U.S. due to the limited infrastructure.
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Audi’s 2014 Q line-up shows some teeth with announcement of first-ever “S” model version

Audi has announced that pricing for its new high-performance SQ5 will start at $51,900, more than $8,000 over the standard 3.0-liter V6. But will the additional 82 horses be worth the extra cash?
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Bots behind the wheel: Ford turns to high-tech robots for track testing duties

Ford's use of high-tech robots for extreme road testing could prove to give the carmaker even more clout when it comes to "Built Ford Tough." But plans for the future use of the technology might surprise you even more.
Cars

New helmet featuring augmented-reality technology will help bikers better navigate the road

A new motorcycle helmet developed by a start-up company in Moscow could completely change the experience for bikers on the road. However, it might be the company's use of augmented reality technology that's most intriguing.
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Toyota tops list again as number one green brand with Ford and Honda rounding off the top three

Toyota topped the Global Green Brands list for the third year in a row led by the popularity of the Pruis. But Nissan was the top riser on the list shooting up 16 places to number 7.
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License, registration and cell phone, please: New NJ bill targets talkers and texters

Legislation being considered in New Jersey that would allow police officers to check a driver’s cell phone at the scene of an accident is coming under fire from the ACLU. But will it prompt other states to seek similar measures for…
Cars

Ford’s MyKey technology is an onboard babysitter for teens driving solo

Ford now offers its MyKey technology as standard equipment in 6 million vehicles - which is likely more welcomed news for parents than teen drivers.
Cars

Cash incentive wars for EVs now could pay off big time for shoppers down the road

Hoping to make the Volt more enticing, Chevrolet has decided to boost cash incentives on the electric-hybrid to compete with deals being offered on the Nissan Leaf. But could it all help to drive the price point of future EV sales?
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VIDEO: One-of-a-kind 900 horsepower Ford Mustang to be featured in ‘Need for Speed’ movie

Ford is showcasing a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang at the Electronic Arts Expo to be featured in the 2014 “Need for Speed” film. Still, whether the new high-stakes film can live up to the thrill of past movies featuring the Mustang remains…
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GM and BMW joint ‘DC fast charge’ testing could draw more people to electric vehicles

GM and BMW’s joint testing for DC “Combo” Fast Charge technology could prove as beneficial to the overall electric vehicle market as it will for the two automakers.
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State measures aimed at charging hybrid and EV owners fees for road repairs gain momentum

Debate over whether electric vehicle and hybrid owners should be charged an annual fee for road repair is growing with Arizona, Indiana and New Jersey now considering similar legislation.