Drew Winter is Editor-in-Chief of WardsAuto World magazine and a Senior Editor at WardsAuto.com. He was won numerous awards for his work in both print and digital media and has been covering the auto industry since 1978.
DETROIT – I’ve been a juror for the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards for close to two decades. I’m still not great at predicting the winners, but it’s pretty easy this year to understand why the Honda Accord, Lincoln Navigator and Volvo XC60 were named Car-, Truck- and Utility-of-the-Year even though I disagree with two of the three choices on the nine finalists. All three of the sedan finalists are excellent vehicles with great engines.
Imagine a zero-emissions vehicle that has a range of 366 miles (589 km) and can be totally refueled in as little time as a conventional car. That’s the powerful value proposition behind the new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell powered by hydrogen gas. It’s true the U.S. hydrogen refueling infrastructure is in its infancy, but the breathtaking progress automakers are making in the development of fuel-cell propulsion systems must be recognized.
LAS VEGAS – In the auto industry, Bosch is known as a major Tier-1 supplier of automotive parts, from complex fuel-injection systems to windshield wiper blades. But like most major auto suppliers, the German parts producer now is leveraging its expertise in such things as sensor technology and software to expand its horizons far beyond the automotive realm.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".