industry

Government Wants to Accelerate Car-to-Car Communication


What if your car knew that an oncoming driver engrossed in his smartphone would blow the stop sign ahead? You'd avoid a serious accident by waiting for him to fly by, thanks to his car sending electronic signals to yours.

Government Wants to Accelerate Car-to-Car Communication

By Kelsey Mays  on May 14, 2015

What if your car knew that an oncoming driver engrossed in his smartphone would blow the stop sign ahead? You'd avoid a serious accident by waiting for him to fly by, thanks to his car sending electronic signals to yours.

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: April 2015

By Kelsey Mays  on May 1, 2015

Parity was the theme for car sales in April. The Detroit Three, Nissan, Toyota and Hyundai-Kia all posted single-digit sales gains over a decent April 2014. Honda was the only loser among the Big Seven this month, falling 1.8 percent

New Report Shows Unreported Safety Incidents in Older Cars

By Kelsey Mays  on April 30, 2015

A new report from Bloomberg News finds automakers aren't required to disclose any questionable accidents to the federal government for cars that are more than 10 years old. Given the average age of cars on U.S. roads is more than

What's Next for Scion?

By Kelsey Mays  on April 27, 2015

Toyota's youth-oriented Scion division introduced two new models — the 2016 iA sedan and iM hatchback — at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, injecting a lot of life into a brand that's been fighting flagging sales; where does

Self-Driving Cars, Luxury Trends on Tap at J.D. Power/NADA Conference

By Kelsey Mays  on April 3, 2015

Within three years, Adam Jonas, managing director at Morgan Stanley, expects a city like San Francisco to authorize self-driving pods to shuttle its citizens around. At some point soon, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen says Tesla-style over-the-air updates will become

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: March 2015

By David Thomas  on April 1, 2015

March wasn't overly generous to many automakers as sales were mostly flat overall versus last year. Low gas prices might have influenced buyers to opt for crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks, but even that conventional wisdom didn't play out across

Jaguar, Buick Top J.D. Power Customer Service Study

By Kelsey Mays  on March 19, 2015

Service and repair trips are an annoying reality for any vehicle owner, but Jaguar and Buick customers say their dealers dull the pain best. The brands topped all luxury and non-luxury brands, respectively, in J.D. Power and Associates' latest service

Airbag Vs. iPad: Handheld Electronics Are Projectiles, Too

By Kelsey Mays  on March 18, 2015

Responsible drivers tell their passengers to buckle up, but should you also suggest they put their laptops and smartphones away? In a collision, unsecured personal electronics become projectiles — and airbags could send them right back at you. Related: IIHS:

Low Gas Prices Send Prices for Used Plug-in Car Tumbling

By Kelsey Mays  on February 27, 2015

Despite its recent rise, a gallon of regular gas is still $1.06 cheaper today than it was a year ago, according to AAA. That's led prices for used electric vehicles to plunge, The Wall Street Journal reports. Related: How Would

Real Consumers to Test Self-Driving Volvo Fleet by 2017

By Kelsey Mays  on February 24, 2015

Self-driving cars appear to be one step closer to the average Joe. Volvo aims to put consumers — not engineers or professional drivers — behind the wheel of a test fleet of self-driving XC90 SUVs in Sweden by 2017. Part of