Monday, July 21, 2014

CAR HACKING, LIGHT FUSION and VW SUV

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

VW is ready to launch a fleet of new SUV's and one of them is going to be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Talking Tech: Ford Goes lightweight with its Fusion Concept Car but did its New Mustang gain a few Lb's


Cars are all becoming more connected with 4G access and plenty of APPs but are they ripe for hacking? Our guest says yes and has a solution for the problem.Scott Morrison, SVP and Distinguished Engineer
for CA Technologies joins us.

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And two historic automotive developments  celebrate anniversaries,

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All that and whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

ALFA GOALS, G WAGEN REVISED and IMPALA DUEL FUEL

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

How realistic are FCA's plans for Alfa Romeo sales in the US? When will new models be hitting showrooms and what about the dealer network?

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Dual Fueled: Chevy gives details and puts a price on its CNG and Gas powered Impala.

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No Retirement: Mercedes updates an old war horse to offer luxury appeal.

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Maybe you thought it would never happen but Rolls Royce says yes to an SUV.
All that and whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Friday, June 27, 2014

GM PICKUP REDO, RETURN OF THE HONDA S2000? and GPS WITHOUT SATELLITES

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

GM goes on the offensive and announces changes to its pickup trucks, that so far have had a less than exciting response in the truck market.

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Texting and driving can get you jail time in one European country . Is Honda bringing back the S2000 as an NSX light?

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Talking Tech: GPS with out satellites? How about a Quantum Compass? And the electric edition of the Kia Soul is getting ready for its biggest market, the US. We take a look at the range and the technology for this all electric vehicle.
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All that and whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

HELLCAT CHALLENGER, TALKING INNOVATIONS and IMPALA STARTS and STOPS

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

Sergio Marchionne wants you to buy a new Hellcat Challenger Hot Rod but there's one model he wished you wouldn't purchase cause he loses almost 15,000 dollars on each one.

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Talking Tech: Plenty of innovation at Japan's SAE conference we have some top picks. How soon will we see some of these innovations in showrooms?
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Plus Impala stops and starts SAAB production is suspended and which is the most dangerous city for pedestrians?

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All that and whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

ENDLESS RECALLS, JAGS RESTO PROJECT and BMW'S ELECTRIC CRUSH

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
2014 is the Summer of Recalls, with more vehicles from GM , RAM , TOYOTA even Suzuki getting called back to dealers is this the new normal for the auto industry? And who will pay the price? One auto engineer thinks he know who.

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BMW puts the crush on some electric cars but most people are not to upset about it. Talking Tech: GM will require you to buckle up before you can put it in gear?

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Its pretty common, an auto restoration project that sits around half finished..
Well  Jaguar is motivated to finish a project they started in 1963!  Plus the Lincoln Navigator and the Mustang get priced and Mazda sells out.

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All that and whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

200 SALES SUCCESS, NISMO 370Z and FORD'S FUSION ENERGI

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Chrysler has a huge sales launch for its 200 sedan and there are plenty of hybrids in store for the Chrysler line up.. Hopefully they will be more successful then their first hybrid models. Do remember them?

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Nissan suprises its Z fans with the Nismo 370Z and its got an automatic!




Cadillac prices the ATS coupe and offers a deal to its dealers on the ELR

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Porsche gets a law suit and tells its dealers to stay away from Tigers

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All that an "At the Wheel" review of the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi plug in hybrid and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SUMMER OF RECALLS, VW HITS A PERFECT 10, BUICK PLAYS IT SAFE

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
The Summer of recalls continues at GM with more than 20 millions cars involved worldwide. GM
gets a big fine and a lot of ongoing government supervision..

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Talking Tech: VW hits the number 10 when it comes to transmission speeds. Is this the end of the automatic gears wars or will we see even more speeds?

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Buick gets ahead of the pack when it comes to safety.

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Is one company ready to take on the EPA when it comes to MPG testing? And an "At the wheel" review of the Kia luxury sedan the K900

All that and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Friday, June 13, 2014

FCA FIVE YEAR PLANS, HIGH HORSEPOWER CAYMAN and BMW DELIVERS THE I3

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Its called FCA or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. we take a look at this manufacturers five year plan with brand consolidations, plug in Mini vans and new models from Alfa Romeo. Are the sales estimates obtainable or impossible?

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Ford is building a one of a kind 50th anniversary edition Mustang convertible.. And they have a great reason.. Plus was all the those warnings about the Raptor's demise just a wee bit premature?

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Porsche has some high horsepower plans for the Cayman.. But will it overshadow the 911 big dog?

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BMW delivers on the I3, Audi's new diesel, And what will Putin be driving to all his official events?
All that and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

NO MORE KEYS?, SMART TIRES and WHAT MAKES INSURANCE GO SKY HIGH?

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Could GM's ignition switch woes lead to the key going the way of the engine crank?
Subaru is set to rework its boxer engine for more power and better MPG

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Chrysler announces its using a new Michael Jackson song to pitch summer Jeep sales.

Talking Tech: Tires are getting smarter they know when they need to be replaced and when they are overloaded.We have the tech on this story.

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Plus what causes you to pay more or less for your car insurance? InsuranceQuotes.com just released a
study on that topic and Laura Adams will join us with the results.
 
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All that and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

NISSAN MURANO, HONDA ROBOT TECH and X6 COMPEITION

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Next at the top: Fords CEO transition plan  is underway could this be the smoothest gear change in the history of the automotive industry?

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Talking Tech: Honda using Robot technology for future cars. Is ASIMO its human like robot in the drivers seat?
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The BMWX6 is a cross between a performance sedan and a high riding SUV.. hard to believe but another manfacturer is going to offer some competition. But it won't come from Mclaren they say no to SUV's.

Helio finds out the bad side of Twitter..

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And we will take a deep dive into the brand new 2015 third generation Nissan Murano with our guest Scott Pak. This highly styled cross over will be built in the USA.

All that and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

GM RE-ENGINEERED, MUSTANG LINE LOCKED and SELF WASHING CARS

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

GM reworks its engineering department after its ignition switch recall, what does this mean for the industry and how will engineering issues get to top management?

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Is it order time for you? Ford's 2015 Mustang order guide is out and there are several interestion
options including one that will put smoke in your eyes. Ford locks up burnout fans with this new feature.

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Talking Tech: No work at the Car Wash! Picture a world where your car washes itself.. Nissan says it could happen.



When Fisker comes back it might not be called Fisker. Plus when will Garlits try again bid for an electrifiying 200 MPH run?

All that and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

NEW YORK AUTO SHOW RECAP PART TWO

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

We recap the New York Auto show with over 40 vehicle reveals. It's the last show on the circuit and it did not disappoint!

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Dodge brings back scat packs and functional shaker scoops with the 2015 Dodge Challenger


plenty new on both the inside and outside. And the Charger gets more chiseled.

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The Focus gets revamped with a Ford family face and interior redesign. Plus the show's hot trend, subcompact crossovers from Honda,Chevy and Jeep...

Nissan takes the wraps off its Murano and once again it pushes the style limit. And Mustang Celebrates from the top of the Empire State to the former worlds fair grounds to a limited edition 50th anniversary model.

All that and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this encore edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

NEW YORK AUTO SHOW RECAP PART ONE

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

We recap the New York Auto show with over 40 vehicle reveals. We start with Volkswagen's plans for the US market which now don't include a hot rod diesel but there is the Golf Sportswagen which has a diesel by the way.

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Chevy shows the incredible Z06 convertible that even some journalists thought was an all out race car. Kia says don't call it a MiniVan!! : Kia rolls out the Sedona MPV which is designed to be SUV like.

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Aston looks for an exception and Alfa is finally back and revealed for in the US after a long absence.

And what will America's special forces be riding in the near future?
All that and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this encore edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

TOPLESS Z06, SEDONA MPV and TOYOTA GOES TINY

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

The Z06 Corvette goes topless and its a no compromise convertible with all the power and handling of its sister coupe.

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Kia revealed the
Sedona MPV or as we would call it a minivan in a unique way last month, adding another player in this segment.

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Toyota shows off its new petite engine lineup with new fuel saving technology and Subaru tests and rates dog safety  car gear.

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All about Mustangs where is the first one, how one dealership became huge thanks to the pony car. And could a less expensive volt be in the works?

All that and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

RETURN OF THE POWER WAGON, DO YOU OWN YOUR BLACK BOX DATA and LEXUS NX

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

Lexus gets into the compact SUV business with its NX. Twin turbo's and a hybrid and high end interiors make this one standout small CUV.

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At VW its a mix of good and bad... First a great new model and then a recall. RAM shows the next generation of Power Wagon with in your face graphics and plenty of off road grunt.

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Who owns the data in your cars black box? And  is it anything recorded can and will be used against you in a court of law?

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And now that  the Final Sink hole Corvette is recovered will it remain on display at the Corvette Museum?

All that and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

NEW FROM SUBARU, CHEVY and HONDA, CHEAP CARBON FIBER and SILVERADO INCENTIVES

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

New stuff revealed including the Subaru Outback , The Chevy Cruze and the brand new Corvette Z06 convertible.

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Honda gets a Fit based compact crossover ready for that segment thats heating up. GM ups its incentive game on the Silverado, is it time to deal?

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Talking Tech : Carbon fiber dropping in price by as much as 70 percent! Will it one day be a common as steel? Kia sees white space and jumps back into the mini van or as they say MPV market with the completely new Sedona.

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Plus what is Mumbai doing about its huge noise pollution problem caused by horn blowing motorists?
And an "At the Wheel review of the BMW X5 AWD 35i

All that and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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