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Tesla, The American Dream And The New American Reality

Jeff Wald | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Jeff Wald

Tesla is only freely allowed to sell cars directly to consumers in six states, four more allow it with restrictions. In many states your government outright bans you from directly buying the best and safest car ever made.

Volkswagen Cars Aren't The Only Ones Releasing More Pollutants Than They Should

The Guardian | Jenny Che | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. New diesel cars ...

The Volkswagen Cheating Scandal Reveals the True Nature of Capitalism

Cody Cain | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

This problem will not be fixed by slapping a big fine on Volkswagen. The problem is bigger than that. The problem lies with the system itself. We must decide whether our system should serve the interests of people, or profits. Right now, profits are winning.

The Fish Rots from the Head Down

Otto Scharmer | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Otto Scharmer

Much has been said about the moral dimension of the VW diesel deception. The company betrayed its customers, the public, and the planet by building "defeat devices" into 11 million of its cars (devices designed to switch off emission controls whenever the car is in normal use).

Tips for Winterizing Your Vehicle

Sam Dillinger | Posted 09.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Sam Dillinger

This is the time of year that the days begin to get shorter, the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red and orange, and the weather is going to start getting colder seemingly by the hour (sometimes by the minute, depending on your location).

Parts Detect Mobile App: The Premier Auto Parts Search Tool!

Tanya Tsikanovsky | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology
Tanya Tsikanovsky

If you've owned, leased or borrowed a car, chances are you've needed to go to a mechanic. Even for the simplest of fixes, for most of us with zero automotive knowledge, mechanics are the ones we turn to. It's because of them we are able to get back on the road and go about our day.

Lawmakers Hope To Woo Self-Driving Car Industry

The New York Times | Jenny Che | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business

Whether it is fuel savings, safer commutes or freed-up time behind the wheel, motorists have many reasons to embrace self-driving cars. But another gr...

Immediate Costs of Predatory Financial Practices Are Steep, But They Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Michael Calhoun | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Michael Calhoun

As the 2016 presidential campaign kicks off, the economy is growing and Americans are getting back to work. However, for far too many people plotting a course from the working class to the middle class requires navigating dangerous waters filled with financial icebergs.

Automobiles: The Great Equalizer

Brian Moody | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

There's an inherent beauty in the way an automobile works. It's like the ultimate exercise in teamwork. The rapid succession of small explosions taking place under the hood, combined with speed and the required safety equipment, shouldn't add up to a pleasant experience, but it does.

How Hackable Are Cars?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology

Like a lot of computer/software security discussions, there's "the realm of possibility" and then there's the real world.

12 Road Trip Games to Keep Everyone in the Car Entertained

Quora | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel

Let your imagination go wild. Try to pose dilemmas with equally good, or equally bad, alternatives, and make the other person's decision really difficult. They can be realistic or fantastic, sober or outlandish.

What Are the Biggest Myths About Car Dealerships and Salesmen?

Quora | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business

Having worked in dealerships for nearly a decade, I don't think auto dealers are half as bad as many consumers seem to think they are. Are dealerships perfect? Of course not. Are they paramount examples of ethical business practices? No. But are they any less ethical than most retail businesses?

Jonathan Cohn

Somebody Forgot To Tell Bush, Cruz And Rubio The GM Bailout Worked | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

If you want to understand the temperaments and governing philosophies of the Republican presidential candidates, pay close attention to the way they t...

How Much Do Car Salesmen Really Make?

Quora | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business

The short answer is that most car salespeople don't earn a whole hell of a lot of money. Dealership salespeople average about 10 car sales per month, and earn an average of about $40k per year. If you do the math, that's about $330 per car.

Detroit South: What the South Is (and Isn't) Doing for Auto Manufacturing

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Ronnie Musgrove

This fall, Volvo will bring its very first facility to North America. South Carolina has become a leader in the emerging auto manufacturing economy, and they're to be lauded for their success in attracting jobs to their state, including BMW and Boeing.

Mike Mihaylov: How to Drive Company's Sales Up by Delivering Peace of Mind

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.13.2015 | Small Business
Jonha Revesencio

Starting just as a small family owned auto transport broker in 2006, his company has grown into one of the largest vehicle shippers in the U.S.

13 Emotional Stages You Experience When Buying A Car

Posted 09.12.2015 | Money

We go through a full spectrum of emotions when making a big financial decision like buying a car. It’s an exhausting and financially draining roller...

Solving the Climate Crisis Will Strengthen Our Economy

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Today, following decades of environmental action, I'm proud to advocate for federal climate legislation and support President Obama's efforts to act on climate knowing that the evidence is in: Smart environmental standards boost innovation and strengthen our economy.

What Are the Democrats Doing?

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Democrats are on the side of the majority of Americans, but they need to vocalize their beliefs and goals. They need to tell America, we are listening to you. And we will fight for you. But you need to do something for us...You need to vote in 2016.

Truth IS Profitable!

Scott Painter | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Scott Painter

Automotive. Travel. Healthcare. Pharmaceutical. These are just some of the industrial engines being recalibrated for greater efficiency available by introducing transparency and big data. More are in the throes of disruption, or on the cusp of it.

Lexus RX300: A Classic Car

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
Elizabeth Sobieski

I test drove the RX300 and it was the quietest vehicle I had ever encountered. Its ride was so much smoother than the other luxury brands: the Mercedes, the Infiniti, and the larger Lexus SUV, the LX, all built on truck platforms.

How Does a Vehicle Get a Recall?

Sam Dillinger | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Sam Dillinger

Not every person or process is perfect, mistakes are bound to be made. A vehicle recall is the attempt on the part of a car manufacturer to right the mistake and keep you driving safely for years to come.

What Are Car Salesmen Really Doing When You're Left Waiting in a Dealership?

Quora | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business

Salespeople who are about to make a sale are often worried they're going to lose a sale, so their tendency is to say yes to whatever the customer asks. Obviously, that's not a profitable response, so a sales manager's job is to counsel the salesperson and keep them in the right frame of mind.

What Makes Luxury Cars So Expensive?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money

A lot of people believe that luxury cars cost more than regular cars because of their superior quality parts, their bigger and better options, because they're made from more expensive materials, etc. This is only partially correct.

Millennials Love Cars And Detroit Doesn't Know It

Jane Nakagawa | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Jane Nakagawa

It's been easy to buy into the myth that young people dislike cars because they're young and poor. But for the approximately 80 million millennials in the U.S., there's a long way to go before they give up car ownership in favor of ride sharing and bikes alone.