Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

How does Chicago impact the automotive tech industry?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
A view of the Chicago river from above.

Car Tech Companies in Chicago

Chicago impacts the automotive industry in a variety of ways. One of these is through the proliferation of car-focused tech companies in the city. This goes way back to before tech was cool; in 1980, CCC Information Services was founded. Then, in the 1990s, along came NAVTEQ and Cars.com.

Recently, however, a waterfall of newfangled tech startups have gotten in on the party. Some standouts you may have heard of include DRIVIN, SpotHero and ParkWhiz. But there are many more automotive tech innovators in the Windy City. Read on below to learn more about some of the latest electronic wave-makers. 

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Which Honda models are the safest for driving in Chicago?

Sunday, March 8th, 2020
Blue 2020 Honda HR-V drives up a curvy highway.

Safest Honda Models and Features

Honda is renowned for the safety qualities inherent in all their rides. When driving in city traffic like that of Chicago, any safety assistance one can get is important. So which Honda models are rated as the safest?

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What does Chicago look like in a timelapse?

Monday, February 24th, 2020
A large clock looms over the Chicago skyline at twilight.

Chicago Timelapse Compilation

One unique gift brought about by modern video technology is the timelapse. This filming technique grants us the ability to see our world at an accelerated pace, noticing things in a way we would not otherwise.

The internet is stacked with intriguing timelapse videos of Chicago. We compiled a few of our favorites here. Check them out to watch the cycles of daily life and nature go by through our home city with renewed beauty.

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Are there self-driving cars in Chicago?

Friday, November 15th, 2019
Several self-driving cars drive down a sunny street. Their intelligence is represented by glowing blue circles surrounding them.

In recent years, you’ve likely been hearing more and more about a technology that once seemed to belong to the distant realm of science fiction fantasy: self-driving cars. Despite skepticism from control freaks, research and work on self-driving cars by all the major automakers continues to progress, bringing this once-utopian dream to more and more of a reality each day.

Self-driving cars are already beginning to appear out on the streets in select cities. What about Chicago? Are there currently any self-driving cars in operation throughout the Windy City? (more…)

What safety features are best to help drivers stay safe in Chicago?

Friday, September 27th, 2019
Interior of a Honda vehicle showing a simulation of airbags going off.

Honda Features that Help Keep Drivers Safe on Chicago Streets

Honda vehicles are loaded with safety. Whether you want Active Safety or Passive Safety, it’s safe to say that Honda has it. Let’s take a look at the high volume of Honda safety features that will increase your chances of staying secure on the streets of Chicago. (more…)

Can I add Honda Sensing® to my Honda in Chicago?

Saturday, September 7th, 2019
Honda Sensing Promo banner

Honda Sensing® is a highly acclaimed safety suite, and for good reason. This selection of cutting-edge features keeps driver and passenger alike safer than ever within the reassuring confines of their Honda vehicle. But what if you have a Honda without Honda Sensing®? Is it possible to get Honda Sensing® added to a Honda vehicle in the Chicago area? (more…)

Does the 2019 Honda Civic have a CD player?

Sunday, August 18th, 2019
Side view of a red 2019 Honda Civic as it cruises down a city street.

CD Player and Infotainment on the 2019 Honda Civic

The relentless wheel of time rolls ever onward, crushing all in its path. One of the aging relics most commonly crushed these days, for better or worse, is the automotive CD player. This once cutting-edge feature is being phased out of new models at a continually increasing rate.

The 2019 Honda Civic is an acclaimed compact car drawing in many consumers thanks to its satisfying performance, premium interior, spacious cargo area, and excellent fuel economy. Does the 2019 Honda Civic have a CD player? (more…)

What features are available with the Honda Sensing® Safety Suite?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Honda Sensing Promo banner

2019 Honda Sensing Safety Features

The Honda Sensing® Safety Suite is a collection of safety technologies designed to cut down on driver reaction times and assist in avoiding accidents. Learn more about the features and technologies available with it, and the models that are available with the safety suite. (more…)

How to Connect and Use Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in the 2019 Honda Civic

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
girl in honda vehicle using smartphone

Connecting your smartphone to the 2019 Honda Civic

For today’s drivers, staying connected behind the wheel is a big plus. That’s why many drivers are happy to see models like the 2019 Honda Civic come with compatibility with both Android and Apple® smartphones. In the videos below, you can learn more about how to connect your phone to the Honda Civic interface, whether you have an Android or Apple device. (more…)

2017 Honda Pilot is Getting Apple CarPlay!

Friday, November 11th, 2016
apple carplay honda pilot

The 2017 Pilot has a ton of great features to offer drivers, especially drivers in the Chicago area. With winter just around the corner, the Pilot’s available all-wheel-drive is ideal for taking on the snow. For those frigid months, the 2017 Pilot even offers heated seats and a heated steering wheel. But, the latest amenity added to Honda may be the best yet, the 2017 Pilot offers drivers the ability to utilize their smartphone applications through [1]Apple CarPlay or [2]Android Auto. (more…)