My Family Car News

NHTSA to Mandate Back-Up Cameras

Though it has been a long time coming, and won't actually take effect for another 4 years, we are pleased to hear that rear-view cameras will be required on all passenger vehicles from May 2018 forward. As is typically the case with these types of rulings, expect to see them on numerous cars in the years prior to the ruling taking effect. To which we say "Bravo!" The official press release is included below for your perusal.

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Chrysler Celebrates 30 Years of the Minivan!

Chrysler recently announced that it's Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan will feature special 30th Anniversary Editions for the 2014 model year. With more than 13 million Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans sold since 1983, Chrysler Group tops the segment, selling twice as many minivans as any other manufacturer over the past 30 years. The (self-dubbed) creator of the minivan segment, Chrysler Group has innovated 78 minivan firsts since 1983, including class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating and segment leading Blu-Ray rear-seat entertainment system. Chrysler is celebrating this milestone with new 30th Anniversary Editions that will feature unique content, such as commemorative badging, special paint and black interior trim. You can see them in the galleries below, as well as a gallery looking back over the last 30 years. We have also posted the rest of the press release at the bottom.

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Nickelodeon and Toyota Create SpongeBob SquarePants-Inspired 2014 Toyota Highlander

Nickelodeon and Toyota are making this the best summer ever for SpongeBob fans with the creation of the first SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired vehicle. The SpongeBob 2014 Toyota Highlander will feature a custom SpongeBob-themed exterior and an interior design that captures all of the beloved character’s high-octane energy.

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