Amazon Alexa app gets new Auto Mode for extra safety while driving

Amazon has updated the Alexa mobile app with an important new feature that should help those who are dedicated to the platform. Simply called Auto Mode, this new feature enables users to turn on a simplified interface while they’re driving, stripping the Alexa mobile experience down to the basic features users may need to access while driving. The feature may be useful for those who drive cars lacking a smart system like Android Auto.

Though infotainment systems have become increasingly common in vehicles, many people still use their phone with a clip or magnetic latch. There are some advantages to using your phone — it is probably more responsive and faster than the built-in system in your car, for example, assuming you have an inexpensive vehicle, and it may have a larger display. Assuming that’s the case (and that you use Amazon products), the new Alexa Auto Mode is here

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Tesla offers extra Supercharging miles to help deliver cars in end-of-the-quarter push

Tesla is offering extra free Supercharging miles to help deliver cars as part of its end-of-the-quarter push.

As we reported earlier this week, Elon Musk told employees that a record quarter for deliveries is achievable if they push hard during the last week.

The CEO said that Tesla employees should consider “vehicle deliveries to be the absolute top priority” until the end of the quarter.

Occasionally, Tesla has put in place incentives at the end of the quarter in order to incentivize people to take delivery faster.

Now Electrek has learned from sources familiar with the matter that Tesla has authorized sales staff to give an extra 1,000 free Supercharging miles, on top of the free Supercharging miles from the referral program if they used a referral code, for people taking delivery by September 27th.

Interestingly, Tesla doesn’t seem to have a problem with orders and instead, it’s more about

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How to Avoid Extra Cost At the End of Your Lease

There are many extra expenses that comes in leasing a vehicle. Even after the end of the lease, there are still extra costs for you to shoulder. An example would be $250 to dispose of your vehicle, $1000 for extra miles you put on the clock and $200 to replace the light bulb and the worn tires-lease agents constantly nickel-and-dime consumers when their lease runs out.

Here’s a rundown of what can trigger those fees, and some steps to take in self-defense.

Disposition fee: leasing companies charge you if you choose not to buy the vehicle at the end of your lease. This fee is set as compensation for the expenses of selling, or otherwise disposing of the vehicle. It typically includes administrative charges; the dealer’s cost to prepare the car for resale and any other penalties. Make sure this fee is stated clearly in the contract and is agreeable … Read More

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Discount Auto Insurance With Extra PIP?

What is additional PIP coverage? When searching for discount auto insurance do you need it? First you need to understand what you PIP coverage is, PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection. It’s the coverage in your auto insurance policy that pays your medical bills if you are injured and were found at fault in an accident.

OK that was simple enough to understand. Medical coverage is provided under my auto insurance if I am hurt in an auto accident.

So, what is Extra PIP (Personal Injury Protection)? It may be confusing because it doesn’t actually pay any medical bills at all. It gives you coverage under your auto insurance for costs you have that are from you being injured in an auto accident.

Four coverage’s make up your Extra PIP; Income Continuation, Essential Services, Death Benefit and Funeral Expenses. Let look closer so when you decide to get free auto … Read More

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