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Dec 30th 2013

Autoblog 360 App Launches Test-Drive Feature

We're excited to announce that the at-home test-drive feature for Autoblog 360 is available for iOS and Android users! The new, free tablet app that allows users to virtually shop for any car from the comfort of their home or office, will now also deliver vehicles to your doorstep.

The dealership can be an intimidating experience for many car shoppers. Now, the Autoblog 360 tablet app complements the dealership experience, manning car buyers with the information and vehicle experience they need before they are ready to purchase. Through a simple click, consumers in Dallas and Miami can order any Cadillac car to test drive (the make/model of their choice) that will be delivered to their front door – for free.

Using the new feature is easy: once a test drive order is placed, the user can schedule a date and time they'd like to have the vehicle delivered. When the car arrives, they can take a drive down their neighborhood streets and see how the car looks in their driveway or fits in their garage. Although the test drive feature is only available now in Dallas and Miami, the 360-degree views and Autoblog 360 app experience are available to all Android and iOS users. Autoblog hopes to expand the test drive feature to additional US markets and car brands in the future.

The app also offers a user-controlled 360-view of cars both inside from the driver's seat inside, as well as outside. Users can click on a hotspot or watch a video to learn more about the cars that interest them.

Other features include:

- 360-degree interior and exterior views, now featuring an extended experience with app sponsor Cadillac

- Vehicle stats, best deals and pricing

- Interactive experience in which maneuvers of the tablet screen mimic the driver's eyes inside the vehicle - including the ability to virtually "open" the glove compartment and investigate the storage of the center console

- Desktop version of the app

To download Autoblog 360, visit your iOS or Android app store.

Jul 19th 2012

AOL Autos Teams Up with CarWoo!

In the market for a new car? We've got great news for you! We're excited to announce a new partnership with CarWoo! today that will enhance the car buying experience for our consumers. The partnership provides "Best Offer" deals from 10,000+ U.S. dealers arming buyers with the information needed to quickly and easily negotiate great market prices on the car of their dreams while retaining their privacy.

Today's announcement follows the recent launch of "ChooseControl," the online search tool that helps consumers find the perfect car for their lifestyle. ChooseControl allows a potential car buyer to search for automobiles based on the largest range of social demographics currently available.

Before you enter the showroom, get educated by visiting AOL Autos for original and unique content from industry experts, simple and effective shopping tools for new and used vehicles and expert advice for vehicle ownership and repairs.

Learn more about this partnership by reading the full press release here.

Jul 16th 2012

Drivers go from Cruise Control to 'ChooseControl'



As the automotive industry continues to post its highest sales since 2005, AOL Autos and Toyota today announced the launch of a next-generation online search tool that helps consumers find the perfect car for their lifestyle. Whether someone has young children, wants to go green, participate in outdoor sports or has an icy commute in colder months, "ChooseControl" allows a potential car buyer to search for automobiles based on the largest range of social demographics currently available. The tool also incorporates dynamic and customized video into the experience to help the car buyer visualize how the vehicle matches their unique lifestyle.

Read more about this launch by clicking here.

Jun 13th 2012

Drive Away in a MINI Cooper


AOL Autos
is partnering with MINI for their cross-country rally, MINI Takes the States, taking place July 4th – 14th. Joining MINI in celebration of their 10th anniversary in the U.S., members from the AOL Autos team will be participating in the rally and sharing footage from the open road with AOL Autos' readers.

Leading up to the rally, AOL Autos is holding a sweepstakes on Facebook to launch the AOL Autos Giveaway program. The first giveaway will award a brand new 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman to one lucky winner. "Like" AOL Autos on Facebook and fill out a brief entry form here to enter! Entries close on June 30th. Good Luck!

May 10th 2012

Chevy Partners with AOL UK for First Online-Only Campaign

In an exclusive partnership with AOL UK, Chevrolet will kick off its first online-only campaign today across The Huffington Post UK and across goviral's network of premium publishers in the UK.

The campaign, for Chevrolet's extended-range vehicle the 2012 Volt, launches with three short films featuring TV and radio personality Jo Whiley interviewing designers Wayne Hemmingway, Ada Zanditon and design duo Jailmake. The films, commissioned by AOL, will be hosted on a just-launched dedicated brand channel called Innovation that's part of HuffPost Tech.

Display ads for the green car, which gives drivers the option to use electric power for short-distance driving or gas for longer distances, will be featured across AOL properties and take advantage of the Project Devil format as well as a series of homepage takeovers. In addition to the videos, content has been created including articles, blogs and infographics about innovation and greener technologies and sustainability.

Learn more about the campaign by visiting HuffPost Innovation.

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