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Toyota has begun researching heart-monitoring cars to prevent crashes. Heart attacks and medical emergencies while driving can be devastating and fatal, so Toyota is looking toward incorporating new technology to predict such events and bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

Digital Trends says, “Of course, with self-driving cars expected one day to rule the road, there would be no need for such technology. But with the widespread use of autonomous vehicles still a ways off, Toyota’s plans could prove an effective interim safety measure to prevent injuries (and potentially worse).”

Toyota’s team has been working with Kayvan Najarian, director of data science at the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care, to develop this system. The system is thought to be algorithm-powered and able to monitor and predict cardiac events.

There are many challenges that the system developers still face; however, the work on this system is a step in a positive direction to help prevent injuries and fatalities from medical emergencies while driving. Learn more about it here.

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Maintaining your vehicle year-round is vital for prolonging the life of your car, truck or SUV as well as saving you money. Regular car maintenance can not only extend the life of your vehicle, but it can also lead to better gas mileage.

This summer, don’t forget to get your oil and oil filter changed. Different weather conditions can cause different demands on your engine oil and oil filter, so it’s always important to regularly check them. Another good thing to do this summer is to check your fluid levels. It’s important to consistently monitor your coolant, transmission fluid, and even your windshield fluid.

While tire pressure tends to drop during cooler weather, you should still monitor your tire pressure even during the summer. If you’re preparing for a summer road trip, the last thing you’d want is a flat tire!

Finally, get your brakes inspected and evaluate your alignment. If you notice your brakes making noises or needing extra pressure, it may be a sign that they need replaced. Alignment can be thrown off by general wear and tear, so stop in for a checkup! Proper alignment can improve your ride, save gas, and extend the life of your tires.

Taking care of you car is easier than ever at Clint Bowyer Autoplex. Our service department has expertly trained and qualified technicians to handle all of your vehicle’s maintenance and repair needs. Go here for more information.

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Toyota recently revealed that the 2018 Toyota Camry will be the company’s first model to use a new generation infotainment system featuring the Automative Grade Linux (AGL) operating system to operate its in-car apps.

According to Forbes, “AGL is an open source project that is changing the way carmakers build software. Open source, simply put, is computer software with its source code made available to anyone to change or distribute for any purpose.” Open source platforms are currently used in mobile phones for faster development and application times.

The 2018 Toyota Camry is just the beginning, and there are plans for more Toyotas to include this operating system. The AGL system will upgrade infotainment systems and allow more technological developments to take place.

Stay tuned for the 2018 Toyota Camry and browse our current Toyota inventory here.

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ake your next summer adventure in the 2017 Jeep Renegade! The new Jeep Renegade is perfect for driving around the Emporia, Kansas area and taking summer road trips. It’s built for all terrains, has amazing features, and has an EPA-estimated 22 city and 30 highway mpg.

The 2017 Jeep Renegade has a Trail Rated® badge, meaning it’s built to perform in off-road conditions. It features 4×4 capabilities with the Selec-Terrain® Traction Control System. This allows drivers to adjust to Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud settings depending on the road conditions. The 2017 Jeep Renegade also offers Hill Descent Control for Trailhawk® models. According to Jeep, this “monitors throttle, speed and braking when gravity’s pull wants to take over.” No matter where your next trip takes you, the 2017 Jeep Renegade can handle it!

The 2017 Jeep Renegade is also built for any condition. Its exterior is bold and rugged, and it features available fog lamps, deep-tinted windows, and a wraparound black roof. It also features the available My Sky® sunroof, giving you the option of open-air driving. Finally, it includes a windshield wiper de-icer, heated mirrors, raised ride height, available tow hooks, and much more.

Inside, the 2017 Jeep Renegade is comfortable and customizable. You can choose from leather-trimmed seats or standard cloth seats, with multiple fabric color options. The Jeep Renegade also features plenty of cargo options, a Uconnect® entertainment system, and a 7-inch full-color Driver Information Digital Cluster Display.

See the 2017 Jeep Renegade in person and take a test drive at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas today! View our current inventory here.

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If you are searching for a vehicle with smart technology, bold features, and impeccable efficiency, look no further than the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid. This Camry uses Hybrid Synergy Drive® to combine the output of both the gas and electric motors. You’ll be impressed with its 200 hp, advanced design, and refined aerodynamics.

The 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid goes above and beyond with an EPA-estimated 42 mpg city. The Camry Hybrid’s advanced technology makes your drive as efficient and fun as possible. Also with the Camry Hybrid’s energy monitor, drivers can easily see their gas engine, electric motor generator, and hybrid battery. According to Toyota, “As conditions change, it provides real-time information showing how power is being routed to the drive wheels, or how the battery is being charged.”

In addition, the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid includes plenty of cargo space, low rolling-resistance tires, and plenty of safety features. Take a test drive today at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas! You can also view our current inventory here.

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Take your next adventure through Emporia, Kansas in a 2017 Jeep Wrangler! The new Jeep Wrangler is ideal for off-roading and was named “4×4 of the Decade” by Four Wheeler magazine.

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler has a rugged design with hardtop and soft top options. It includes the iconic seven-slot grille, available LED headlights, and fog lamps. In addition, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler includes available all-terrain tires, so you’ll be prepared for anything mother nature deals us.

Inside, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is refined with premium seating, available heated front seats, and steering wheel mounted controls. Also according to Jeep, “Every Wrangler comes standard with a durable and washable interior with drain plugs.”

Every 2017 Jeep Wrangler has earned a Trail Rated® badge, meaning it includes “legendary traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording abilities” according to Jeep. The 2017 Wrangler is also powerful with a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with an EPA-estimated 17 city and 21 highway mpg.

You’ll fall in love with driving the 2017 Jeep Wrangler with its incredible traction, 4×4 systems, and control! Visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas and take a test drive today! You can also view our current inventory here.

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Toyota recently revealed a new concept vehicle, the FT-4X crossover, in New York City. The new concept is geared toward millennials, and Forbes says that it “has the connectivity of an iPhone, the functionality of a large Leatherman multi-tool kit and the handling of a mini Land Cruiser.”

The FT-4X concept has an orange and white exterior with an upright windshield, flared front fenders, and resembles the Land Cruiser. Inside, the FT-4X includes many removable features, including water bottles as door handles, a flashlight mounted in the ceiling, a boombox in the lower dashboard, and a North Face sleeping bag as an armrest. It also includes a refrigerator and warmer in the back of the vehicle.

Finally, the FT-4X would feature all-wheel-drive, so it would be a crossover built for adventures. Read more about it here.

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The 2017 Dodge Durango is the perfect family car for driving around the Emporia, Kansas area. It’s spacious and built for any adventure you seek. With its incredible technology and performance, you won’t find a better SUV.

The 2017 Dodge Durango includes a rugged, yet luxurious, interior. It fits up to seven people and includes up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space, comfortable plush seats, and a second-row center console for passengers.

The luxury doesn’t stop there. The exterior includes signature LED lights. Dodge describes them saying, “Inspired by Dodge muscle, the signature LED racetrack taillamp consists of 192 individual LEDs blended to form one seamless ribbon of glowing red light.” The 2017 Dodge Durango also includes a crosshair grille, an available Stow N Place® Roof Rack System, and available heated power exterior mirrors.

The 2017 Dodge Durango also includes smart technology, which makes long road trips and family trips more entertaining. It includes an available Uconnect® 8.4 NAV with GPS Navigation, which has 3D graphics and detailed views of landmarks and terrains. The Durango also features an available 9-inch dual-screen Blu-ray Entertainment System, so your passengers can enjoy the ride more.

Not only does the 2017 Dodge Durango look great and have great features, but it also performs well. It can tow up to 7,400 pounds with sway control and 50/50 weight distribution. The 2017 Dodge Durango uses a standard 3.6L Pentastar® engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission and gets up to an EPA-estimated 26 highway mpg.

Don’t hesitate to visit Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas and test drive the 2017 Dodge Durango! You can also see our current inventory here.

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Make a statement in the 2017 Chrysler 300. With its lavish, bold design and outstanding features, you’ll love driving the Chrysler 300 around the Emporia, Kansas area. The 2017 Chrysler 300 comes in four models — Limited, 300S, 300C, and 300C Platinum — and includes top-notch design, performance, safety and technology features.

The 2017 Chrysler 300 can be customized to fit the driver, with nine different wheel options as well as an available Sport Appearance Package. Inside, the Chrysler 300 has 12 different interior options with everything from a retro style to modern, sleek designs. The 2017 Chrysler 300 is built with quality products, keeping performance in mind.

The 2017 Chrysler 300 has best-in-class performance with its available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with 363 horsepower. Its standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission is award-winning and gives drivers an EPA-estimated 30 highway mpg.

You’ll also have peace of mind when you drive the 2017 Chrysler 300. It includes a number of standard and available safety and security features such as ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and much more.

Finally, the 2017 Chrysler 300 is complete with incredible technology features. It includes Uconnect® 8.4 with an 8.4-inch full-color touchscreen as well as an available BeatsAudio™ Premium Sound System. Additionally, the Chrysler 300’s Media Hub includes two USB ports, an audio jack, and a wireless charging pad.

See the 2017 Chrysler 300 for yourself and take a test drive at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas! Check out our current inventory here.

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The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is durable and built for tougher roads. With its impeccable off-roading, performance and towing capabilities, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is ready for anything. It also features a stylish design as well as great technology and safety elements.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma includes a tough, but refined interior with comfortable seats, a quiet cabin and available moonroof. It also includes a multi-information display for the driver. The exterior is bold and powerful with an aggressive grille, available LED headlights and an embossed tailgate.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma makes off-roading safe with multi-terrain select. According to Toyota, multi-terrain select “helps improve traction dramatically.” In addition, the Tacoma features Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), which helps drivers climb hills with ease.

If you enjoy adventure, you’ll love the 2017 Toyota Tacoma. It includes a 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine and towing capabilities of up to 6,800 pounds. It also has an integrated GoPro® mount on the windshield, Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging and a standard backup camera.

Finally, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma provides you peace of mind with great safety features. It includes a tire pressure monitor system, the Toyota Start Safety System™ and ToyotaCare.

Learn more about the 2017 Toyota Tacoma by visiting Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas. You can browse our inventory and schedule a test drive today!