J.D. Power Says Buyers Don't Give a Flying Crap About Gesture Controls

Safety is the name of the game for buyers of all shapes and sizes.

The most recent J.D. Power study to be released focuses on automotive technology, how we use it, and what about it we value. The 2015 U.S. Tech Choice Study polled 5,300 consumers who either purchased or leased a new car within the last five years. The poll looked at 59 advanced vehicle features across six different categories. After all the votes were compiled, a few important bits of data came to light, one of them being that we harbor absolutely no goodwill towards gesture controls.

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VW's In-Dash Screen Is Simple, But It Might Also be the Best One Out There

Sometimes, complication isn't the best answer.

Volkswagen makes some pretty simple cars. Case in point: our current tester, a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI S. In two-door form, this is the top-trim Golf. It's very plainly equipped, offering zero options with a few Millennial-friendly piece of standard equipment, like a touchscreen infotainment system, auto-up power windows, and seats that don't make you feel bad for being a little cheap. But what impresses your author most about this $20,000 car is the screen that rests between the gauges.

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Nissan Sends their 360-Degree Camera to Help Explore Deep Sea

Wicked Tech: Around View Monitor helps uncover the ocean's mysteries.

While 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered in water, humans have only explored less than five percent of the ocean, leaving it one of the last frontiers for mankind. More is known about the moon's surface than the ocean depths. Nissan is helping the Japanese government take marine exploration to the next level by incorporating their 360-degree view technology system, Around View Monitor (AVM), on ocean-exploring robots.

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The Chevrolet-FNR Concept Is Your Freaky-Deaky Ride of the Future

If only the Cruze were this interesting to look at.

These days, there aren't too many concepts that actually make it to the stage without being spoiled first. That makes a proper unveiling all the more special, when you can take in all the gasps and shouts at the same time as everyone else. Chevrolet pulled this off at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show when it unveiled the Chevrolet-FNR Concept, a super-sci-fi autonomous car for our driverless future.

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ChargePoint Is Working to Make It Easier to Own an Electric Vehicle While Renting an Apartment

If you're a landlord, it could make you a bit of profit, as well.

Electric-vehicle adoption is growing, but at the moment, they're really only ideal for homeowners. After all, most renters don't have landlords nice enough to install thousands of dollars worth of charging equipment, and using the wall-outlet trickle charger alone is not a proper workaround. Strong infrastructure at home can make up for a lack of it out in the real world, so in order to help EV adoption rates rise, there needs to be a solution. Thankfully, ChargePoint's got one.

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