Car IQ Accelerates Connected Automotive Future

Five years ago, connected cars were still very much a theoretical expansion of connected tech.

As Car IQ Founder and CEO Sterling Pratz told PYMNTS, it wasn’t really an idea ready for development because the underlying infrastructure hadn’t been built yet. Connected cars, he said, are only as useful as what they connect to.

“Fast forward to today, and gas pumps are connected, tolling stations are connected, parking lots are connected, McDonald’s is connected, Starbucks is connected,” Pratz said. “These things suddenly become a reality of today.”

The connected car future, he said, is here. As of today, Car IQ is connecting cars directly to merchants to pay for services. They are buying fuel on demand, paying for services at centers like tire changes, brake jobs, tune ups, oil changes and general incidentals around the car. They’re moving into things like tolling and

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8 Coolest ‘Cudas On Motorious

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The ‘Cuda is the epitome of the American muscle car, and these are the pick of the litter!

It would be a challenge to think up a car that better represents the gold era of the muscle car better than the Plymouth ‘Cuda! Over the years, it has earned legend states, and risen to the top of the muscle car wars, and for good reason. This performance variant Plymouth is full of punchy styling and lot of power. Here are some of our favorite Cudas in the Motorious inventory right now.  

1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda

Pairing an original Super Commando 440 with correct 6-bbl induction and a correct A833 4-speed, this Plymouth is prime Mopar muscle! And if you’re looking for some choice metal that’ll stop the show and tear up the road, it’s a fine candidate for your next classic. Methodically restored,

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2021 TOYOTA YARIS NAMED CAR OF THE YEAR AT GENEVA AUTO SHOW +VIDEO


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Toyota Yaris, Car of the Year 2021, A deserving winner

“The Car of the Year” trophy, which has been awarded since 1964, is the most prestigious and coveted award in the automotive world. A 59-member jury, made up of automotive journalists from 22 countries, selects the winner from seven models that have made it to the round of finalists in the first round of voting.

The finalists for “The Car of the Year 2021” are:

•    Citroën C4
•    Cupra Formentor
•    Fiat 500
•    Land Rover Defender
•    Škoda Octavia
•    Toyota Yaris
•    Volkswagen ID.3

One of these cars will be the successor of last year’s winner, the Peugeot 208.

Now it is a neatly different story. Yaris keeps on being more compact than other B-segment models, but has matured and refined in every aspect: looks, perceived quality, safety and comfort equipment, performance and handling too. The main

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