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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VIDEO: Volvo revs up to debut something on May 17, but what?

Starring a number of popular Swedish DJs, Volvo’s world premiere scheduled for tomorrow has sparked more than a few ideas of what the Swedish carmaker might have up its sleeve. But will it live up to hype?
Cars

Would Fiat’s move to the U.S. help or hurt future Chrysler vehicle design?

With news that Fiat is considering relocating its headquarters to the U.S. comes some questions of what if any impact the move will have on Chrysler cars in the future.
Cars

Fuel-Cell cars set to gain momentum in US, but will consumers want to pay for the vehicles?

Under a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, more carmakers are making a stronger commitment to make fuel cell vehicles more mainstream in the US. But will the cost of the vehicles be feasible enough to entice consumers?
Cars

Keys, please: U.S. considers lowering blood-alcohol level for drunk driving to .05 from .08

A hearing in Washington DC could lead to the blood alcohol content level being lowered to .05 in the US in an effort to reduce the number of alcohol related traffic accidents.
Cars

Infiniti to launch new hybrid halo vehicle based on Emerge-E and Essence concept, hope to lure in ‘little emperors’

Infiniti’s plan to develop a high-tech halo vehicle based on the Emerge-e and Essence concept cars could prove pivotal in positioning the luxury brand in the future.
Cars

Chrysler to recall 469,000 older model Jeeps for faulty software that could send cars rolling

Chrysler has issued a recall for Jeep Commanders and Grand Cherokee models spanning from 2005 to 2010 to fix an electrical issue that could lead to the SUVs inadvertently shifting.
Cars

VIDEO: MINI Cooper hits the water in Philly, then the magic happens

MINI Cooper’s weekend appearance at Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River festivities might not earn it a car of the year award. But it could wind up pulling down a boating title.
Cars

Sacrilege! Could Germany’s famous high-speed Autobahn roadways get a 75mph speed limit?

Although the Social Democratic Party has failed twice in attempt to have a speed limit imposed on Germany’s Autobahn, the fate of the group's latest attempt will ultimately be decided by voters.
Cars

A self-driving Tesla? Yup, we say it’s just a matter of time now

Although Tesla cofounder, Elon Musk, tried to downplay comments about the electric car company’s plans for self-driving cars, the company is definitely positioned to pursue the technology.
Cars

Will your 2014 car be upgradeable 10 years from now? Microsoft zeroes in on the future with ‘intelligent car’ tech

Microsoft looks to build on its vehicle software development technology with more innovative operating systems focused on expanding a driver’s overall connectivity experience.
Cars

VIDEOS: Carmakers crank up ad campaigns beyond simple commercials with branded digital content

With a growing number of consumers turning to mobile digital devices for entertainment, carmakers have started developing more branded content to reach potential car buyers. But does it work?
Cars

Flammable, metal-spewing airbag? BMW to recall 220,000 vehicles worldwide – including M3

BMW is the latest carmaker to fall victim to faulty side airbags produced by Japanese supplier Takata Corp. Collectively, 3.4 million vehicles have already been recalled because of the part.