Tesla’s Model 3 loses coveted Consumer Reports recommendation

Enlarge / Tesla’s new Model 3 car on display is seen on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Tesla store in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images) Last year, Tesla won a Consumer Reports recommendation for the Model 3 thanks to a last-minute upgrade to its braking software. But on Thursday, the magazine rescinded its endorsement […]

This startup plans to take on CreditKarma by offering cash rewards for making smarter money decisions — here’s what it says about the future of consumer finance

Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock A fintech startup is giving cash rewards for consumers who sign up for its account and then take active steps to improve their financial health.  Status Money is pioneering a novel approach to personal financial management, effectively sharing some of the referral money with customers that it collects from suggesting credit cards or […]

Why Mazda did so well and Volvo so poorly in Consumer Reports survey

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Buick,Mazda,Volvo,Car Buying,Infotainment Buick saw the biggest drop of 29 brands. Continue reading Why Mazda did so well and Volvo so poorly in Consumer Reports survey Why Mazda did so well and Volvo so poorly in Consumer Reports survey originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:15:00 […]

11 best-selling acne products that actually work, according to thousands of consumer reviews

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Skin care, and treating acne in particular, is an ongoing process that takes time, consistency, and plenty of experimentation. Though everyone’s skin is different, sometimes what works for […]

Cadillac outranks Tesla in Consumer Reports semi-autonomous tests

It’s tempting to assume that Tesla’s Autopilot represents the gold standard for semi-autonomous driving features, but Consumer Reports would beg to differ. The publication has released the results of its first rankings for automated driving systems, and Cadillac’s Super Cruise edged out Autopilot to receive the top rating. Both rivals fared well in terms of […]

Opening Pandora’s Box: GM Tracking Consumer Listening Behavior in Cars

General Motors has begun surveying how its drivers experience in-car multimedia, specifically the radio, as part of its new strategy to track customer habits and maximize the profitability of information. With 4G LTE WiFi connectivity now featured inside millions of GM vehicles, the automaker believes technology can be used to fine tune its future marketing […]

Safety Advocates Getting Testy Over Automotive Apps, Consumer Data

Automakers began hunting for new revenue streams about two milliseconds after realizing they could put the internet into vehicles. While the earliest endeavors involved ride-sharing applications and new infotainment features, companies are now beginning to see new opportunities via automotive e-commerce, data acquisition, and in-car marketing. However, the delivery system used for these new sources […]