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When cars themselves are backseat drivers

Mar 18, 2013
Commentator Beth Teitell on the downsides of increasingly intelligent car technology.
Posted In: Auto, technology, driving, cars

Volkswagen keeps getting bugged out by U.S. market

Mar 14, 2013
The people’s carmaker has said it wants to be the biggest auto company in the world, but to do that, Volkswagen must first figure out the U.S. market.
Posted In: Auto, Volkswagen, car

U.S. carmakers could benefit from EU industry troubles

Mar 7, 2013
The Geneva Auto Show opens in Switzerland this week. It’s usually a glitzy affair, but while U.S. carmakers are on the rebound, gloom has descended on the European auto industry.
Posted In: Auto, France, Switzerland

Goodbye PT Cruiser: Will anyone miss it?

Mar 4, 2013
One of the weirdest cars of the 21st century might be the Chrysler PT Cruiser. While the novelty car lost its popularity with drivers a few years after its release, it became a staple in rental car fleets.
Posted In: Auto, car, rental car, Chrysler

GM's Internet cars: The end of FM radio?

Feb 26, 2013
General Motors and AT&T have announced that so-called 'LTE' wireless connections will come as an option in many Chevys, Buicks, Cadillacs, and GMC's next year.
Posted In: GM, Auto, lte, Internet

U.S. production falls, Chevy Silverado stalls

Feb 15, 2013
The Federal Reserve said this morning that production at U.S. factories declined last month after two months of gains. Industrial production fell by 0.4 percent.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Auto, chevrolet

Why the Tesla-New York Times dispute doesn't matter for electric cars

Feb 15, 2013
The battle between Elon Musk of Tesla and the New York Times in the wake of a bad review for a test drive of the company’s car continues. But what is the real takeaway from the flap?
Posted In: electric cars, tesla, New York Times, Auto

Putting a black box in every new car

Feb 11, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing black-box rules that would kick in in September 2014.
Posted In: Tech, Auto, car insurance

Detroit Auto Show: Big sales, new models

Jan 14, 2013
Facing ambitious new federal mileage standards, and higher gas prices, automakers are touting ‘fuel efficiency’ at the North American International Auto Show this week.
Posted In: Auto, fuel efficiency, hybrid cars

Self-driving cars debut at CES

Jan 9, 2013
Google has one, so does Toyota and Audi. Self-driving cars debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Posted In: Toyota, audi, driverless cars, Auto

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