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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

America's worst cities for traffic

Feb 8, 2013
Americans wasted a total of $121 billion dollars, or an average of $818 each, by sitting in traffic in 2011 according to a new report from the Transportation Institute at Texas A&M. Which cities have it worst?
Posted In: Traffic, cars, Transportation

Henry Ford: The Steve Jobs of his time

Jan 29, 2013
A new documentary looks at the life and work of Henry Ford, one of the greatest innovators in U.S. history.
Posted In: Ford, history, cars, pbs

Toyota's back on top

Jan 28, 2013
After a dramatic couple of years, Japanese car giant Toyota has beaten General Motors to become the world's biggest-selling car maker.
Posted In: bbc world service, Japan, cars, Toyota

What makes a city walkable?

Jan 3, 2013
According to urban planner Jeff Speck, designing cities for cars makes cities "crappy," but making a city walkable is no easy task.
Posted In: Portland, Traffic, cars, walking, city planning

General Motors plans to buy back government shares

Dec 19, 2012
General Motors has just announced it is going to buy back 200 million of its shares from the Treasury Department, which plans to sell the rest of its GM shares in the next year or so.
Posted In: General Motors, Auto, cars, U.S. Treasury

Car sales drive economy around the world

Dec 18, 2012
Car makers are headed for a record year for sales. Never mind a sluggish U.S. economy and a European recession.
Posted In: cars, Auto, General Motors

Rental cars scarce in NYC for Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2012
Hurricane Sandy damaged hundreds of thousands of cars, so it's been tough to find a rental in time for holiday travel.
Posted In: cars, rental car, Hurricane Sandy

Shorter yellow lights mean more red-light revenue

Nov 21, 2012
Some cities with red-light traffic cameras are accused of reducing times for yellow lights to boost revenue from tickets.
Posted In: cars, driving

The NTSB’s wish list for new tech in cars, and Spotify goes in-browser

Nov 16, 2012
The National Transportation Safety Board says all cars, not just fancy ones, should come equipped with technology that warns of accidents ahead.
Posted In: spotify, NTSB, cars, music streaming

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