The Truth About Cars » Cell Phone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Cell Phone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: New Tricks for an Old Car Phone? (Part II) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/piston-slap-new-tricks-for-an-old-car-phone-part-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/piston-slap-new-tricks-for-an-old-car-phone-part-ii/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1069594 Tony writes: I have a 1992 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo with a built-in cell phone (analog) that doesn’t work. Could you help me convert it? That would be amazing. Sajeev answers: Well I can help, as I mentioned before, but making a car phone upgrade happen? Oh, it’s gonna be a huge pain requiring creativity, electronic knowledge and […]

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Tony writes: I have a 1992 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo with a built-in cell phone (analog) that doesn’t work. Could you help me convert it? That would be amazing. Sajeev answers: Well I can help, as I mentioned before, but making a car phone upgrade happen? Oh, it’s gonna be a huge pain requiring creativity, electronic knowledge and […]

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Super Piston Slap: New Tricks For an Old Car Phone? (Part II) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/super-piston-slap-new-tricks-for-an-old-car-phone-part-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/super-piston-slap-new-tricks-for-an-old-car-phone-part-ii/#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493150 Sajeev writes: I wasn’t expecting a “Part II” for this story: converting an analog phone to digital sounds comically nonsensical these days.  But did you know that people once spent big money, back in the day big dawg money, so a (car) phone they’ve trusted for years lived to see another day…in the digital age? […]

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Sajeev writes: I wasn’t expecting a “Part II” for this story: converting an analog phone to digital sounds comically nonsensical these days.  But did you know that people once spent big money, back in the day big dawg money, so a (car) phone they’ve trusted for years lived to see another day…in the digital age? […]

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Super Piston Slap: New Tricks For an Old Car Phone? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/super-piston-slap-new-tricks-for-an-old-car-phone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/super-piston-slap-new-tricks-for-an-old-car-phone/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492815 It started innocently enough: Derek Kreindler posted the above photo on Facebook for nothing more than a few social media lulz. Which triggered a memory on my end of Al Gore’s Internet: of a cellular phone residing in the console of my Lincoln Mark VIII. Even worse, it reminded me of the way-cool hack to […]

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It started innocently enough: Derek Kreindler posted the above photo on Facebook for nothing more than a few social media lulz. Which triggered a memory on my end of Al Gore’s Internet: of a cellular phone residing in the console of my Lincoln Mark VIII. Even worse, it reminded me of the way-cool hack to […]

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NHTSA Releases New Distracted Driving Guidelines As Data Presents A Very Different Picture http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/nhtsa-releases-new-distracted-driving-guidelines-as-data-presents-a-very-different-picture/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/nhtsa-releases-new-distracted-driving-guidelines-as-data-presents-a-very-different-picture/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:54:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486100 As part of their campaign against “distracted driving”, NHTSA has released new voluntary guidelines governing the use of in-car infotainment systems. Among the core of the recommendations, as reported by Automotive News The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration specifically recommended disabling several operations unless a vehicle is stopped and in park: • Manual text entry for […]

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As part of their campaign against “distracted driving”, NHTSA has released new voluntary guidelines governing the use of in-car infotainment systems. Among the core of the recommendations, as reported by Automotive News The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration specifically recommended disabling several operations unless a vehicle is stopped and in park: • Manual text entry for […]

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Feds Push NY Towards Full Ban On Electronic Devices In Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/feds-push-ny-towards-full-ban-on-electronic-devices-in-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/feds-push-ny-towards-full-ban-on-electronic-devices-in-cars/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:35:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=431003 Citing New York’s leadership in banning hand-held cell phone use in cars, NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hart urged the Empire State to become the first to ban all use of personal electronic devices while driving. Though careful to call it a state issue, Hart did hint that state compliance with forthcoming NTSB recommendations could be […]

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Citing New York’s leadership in banning hand-held cell phone use in cars, NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hart urged the Empire State to become the first to ban all use of personal electronic devices while driving. Though careful to call it a state issue, Hart did hint that state compliance with forthcoming NTSB recommendations could be […]

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California Court Criminalizes Using Cell Phone While Stopped http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/california-court-criminalizes-using-cell-phone-while-stopped/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/california-court-criminalizes-using-cell-phone-while-stopped/#comments Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:33:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=418903 In a decision with wide-ranging implications for people who might check their email on an iPhone while stopped at a traffic light, the California Court of Appeal ruled Monday that it was a crime to use a phone at any time behind the wheel of a stationary or moving vehicle. Three days after Christmas in […]

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In a decision with wide-ranging implications for people who might check their email on an iPhone while stopped at a traffic light, the California Court of Appeal ruled Monday that it was a crime to use a phone at any time behind the wheel of a stationary or moving vehicle. Three days after Christmas in […]

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Volt-Google Android Cooperation Presages Next-Gen Onstar System http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/volt-google-android-cooperation-presages-next-gen-onstar-system/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/volt-google-android-cooperation-presages-next-gen-onstar-system/#comments Tue, 18 May 2010 16:37:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356849 GM’s OnStar division is preparing for a big push into new info-tainment and connectivity services, and it’s launching the effort at Google’s I/O conference starting tomorrow. First up is a new Google-maps-based navigation feature for Android phones running the Chevy Volt mobile app, featured in the video above [presser here]. Though this new navigation system […]

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GM’s OnStar division is preparing for a big push into new info-tainment and connectivity services, and it’s launching the effort at Google’s I/O conference starting tomorrow. First up is a new Google-maps-based navigation feature for Android phones running the Chevy Volt mobile app, featured in the video above [presser here]. Though this new navigation system […]

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IIHS: Hand-Held Cell Phone Bans Don’t Work http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/iihs-hand-held-cell-phone-bans-dont-work/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/iihs-hand-held-cell-phone-bans-dont-work/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2010 17:56:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343684 The Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institutes For Highway Safety, reports that an audit of insurance claim filings shows no reduction in claim amounts in states with bans on cell phone use in cars. According to the report: HLDI researchers calculated monthly collision claims per 100 insured vehicle years (a vehicle […]

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The Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institutes For Highway Safety, reports that an audit of insurance claim filings shows no reduction in claim amounts in states with bans on cell phone use in cars. According to the report: HLDI researchers calculated monthly collision claims per 100 insured vehicle years (a vehicle […]

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