On Tuesday this week, Ford rolled into New York's Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall to show off the 2016 Explorer, including the trim level that will be getting a lot of attention, the Explorer Platinum Series, a new high-end version of the popular three-row SUV. The event also put the spotlight on on the sound system that will be packed inside: Sony's Clear Phase and Live Acoustics audio platforms, which is being applied to the automotive greenhouse for the first time with Explorer.
Adding real-time, highly visual weather forecasts to an iPad that may already be in a pilot's flight bag is a savvy move. The post This iPad App Helps Pilots Spot Bad Weather in Real Time appeared first on WIRED.
The Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid had the widest gap, claiming to do 148mpg but managing just 67.3. It means owners pay A 459 a year more for fuel than expected. The diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee did 24.4mpg compared to the maker's 37.7mpg.
NBC Connecticut/WVIT has unveiled its new weather vehicle, First Alert 1. Equipped with mobile radar in a Jeep Wrangler 4x4, First Alert 1 was designed to allow meteorologists and reporters to drive into the storms and provide the most hyper local weather conditions to its viewers. This mobile weather station can measure wind speed, wind direction, barometric pressure, relative humidity, air temperature and wind chill.