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How to Ensure Your Child’s Safety in a Vehicle, Even When You Aren’t Looking

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When you have a child, your priorities naturally realign. Safety is paramount when it comes to our kids, and nowhere is that more important than when traveling in a vehicle. Check out our tips for ensuring your child is safe on the road and around traffic, even when you aren’t looking.

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It is difficult to comprehend that car seats were not mandatory under the law in all 50 states until 1986. There continues to be an absence of coordinated regulations between states regarding vehicle safety requirements for motor vehicles, although nearly 250,000 traffic accidents involving children occur every year.

Every state, county, province, and country may have its own regulations, but it is now advised that children from birth to approximately 10 to 12 years of age use either top quality car seats or booster seats, with the upper age limit based more on height and weight

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The History of Kia’s Larger and Full-size Sedans (Part I)

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I got to thinking about one particular big old Kia from the late Nineties the other day, and upon searching it on The Internet, I realized the Korean manufacturer had a much longer history with large cars than I’d thought previously. Given most of them were (or are) off-limits to the North American market, it might be time for a history lesson. We begin today with Kia’s first large car. It’s one you’ve probably heard of, because it was a Peugeot.

Before we get all French, a quick rundown of Kia’s history is in order. Founded in June of 1944, Kyungsung Precision Industry started as a manufacturer of bicycle components and steel tubing. It remained in parts supplier mode through the Forties and didn’t produce anything with wheels until 1951. It was then that Kia put all the parts it manufactured together and created the first Korean-made bicycle, the

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2023 BMW 7-Series, Kia EV9, next-gen Jeep Trackhawk: The Week In Reverse

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The 2023 BMW 7-Series broke cover, we learned key details about the upcoming Kia EV9, and Jeep’s boss talked next-gen Trackhawk and performance Jeep Grand Cherokee with us. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.

The 2023 BMW 7-Series made its virtual debut with turbo-6, twin-turbo V-8, and all-electric powertrain options. The controversial exterior features BMW’s new split headlight design with a massive grille and slab sides. Inside, the flagship sedan has a wall of screens on the dashboard and an available 31-inch 8K touchscreen entertainment display for the rear-seat passengers. It will arrive later this year.

The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV was spotted undergoing testing in prototype form on the test track at GM’s proving grounds. Wearing what appeared to be production body panels, the body has curves and a blunt front end with a hint of Camaro design. We can’t make out the overall

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The Uprising of AIs and Self-Driving Cars

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Years ago, advances in luxury cars largely revolved around ever-greater speed and ease of control. Then came the rise of electric vehicles (EVs), marketed as the cleaner way to get around and appealing to environmentally conscious drivers. However, in a world of increasingly short attentions spans, it wasn’t long before consumers started looking for the next big thing in automotives. In the second decade of the 21st century, development of artificial intelligence (AI) saw great advances in many aspects such as computer vision, object recognition and game playing. These advances in AI technology led to what is probably the next thing to look out for in the automotive industry, autonomous or self-driving vehicles.

Before dive in, some clarifications are in order. While we say that self-driving cars are going to be the next big thing in the automotive industry, we aren’t discounting the

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