Stephen Edelstein graduated from Clark University in 2011 with an M.A. in American History. He was the Editor in Chief of Clark's student newspaper, The Scarlet. Stephen enjoys all things historical, science-fictional, and transportation-related.
BMW M boss Frank van Meel says the future "doesn't look bright" for manual transmissions, owing to the increasing capabilities of automated gearboxes. Manuals still have a loyal following among car fans.
The Active Phone Cooler connects to a car's ventilation and air conditioning to reduce the chance of phones overheating when car interior temperatures rise. Chevy plans to offer it on certain 2016 models.
Apple Watch users can now control their Hyundais remotely. The Hyundai Blue Link smartwatch app unveiled earlier this year at CES is now available on the Apple device, with the same features as before.
Volkswagen recently completed a two-year test of renewable diesel fuels in production cars on real-world roads. Engineers say the fuels performed the same as crude-based diesel, but with lower emissions.