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Mr. Pruitt: The American Auto Industry Is Already Great, Please Don't Put It In Reverse

Margo T. Oge | Posted 02.07.2017 | Green
Margo T. Oge

Why would Pruitt re-open a legally binding decision that is, by almost any measurement, a successful win-win regulation for the environment, consumers and industry?

Remember That Fatal Tesla Crash? Politicians Might Be Partly To Blame.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

Just who is to blame for a highly publicized fatal car crash involving a self-driving Tesla Model S and a tractor-trailer in May 2016? The driver, cer...

I Remember Troy, MI 2007, Or #ThanksObama

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I will never forget going home for the holidays in 2007. My family lived in Troy, MI, a suburb north of Detroit. Middle to upper-middle class, once h...

America's Costly Addiction To Billion-Dollar Bailouts

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Bailouts, like the one recently considered by the Obama Administration, aren't the purview of one political party. Both parties do it freely and frequently, at federal and state levels. The US government is bailing out businesses all the time.

Should You Get Minimum Car Insurance?

Robert Harrow | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

Car insurance is a hefty expense, luckily, there's a lot of ways to save. One that jumps out to most people is to simply opt for the most minimum amou...

Summer is Over, but Auto Show Season is Heating Up - 4 Shows for your Fall Auto Fix

Leslie Pritchard | Posted 10.04.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Pritchard

For many auto enthusiasts, the end of summer means there are only a few weekends left until they have to garage their prized ride through the winter. ...

Why Peak Car Ownership in 2020 Isn't So Farfetched

Jeruld Weiland | Posted 09.26.2016 | Technology
Jeruld Weiland

By Jeruld Weiland and Jonathan Walker, Rocky Mountain Institute Last Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released fo...

Federal Regulation Saves Millions Of Lives

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Fifty years ago this month (on September 9, 1966), President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety laws that launched a great life-saving program for the American People.

Why Staying With Your Car Insurance Company May Be a Good Thing

Robert Harrow | Posted 08.31.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

Just because Company B is cheaper, does not mean Company B is better for you. Before you hit cancel, there are a few things you should consider before leaving your current car insurance company.

The Future Of Transportation -- Not Self-Driving, But Self-Flying

Payam Zamani | Posted 06.28.2016 | Technology
Payam Zamani

Imagine it: a multi-copter, passenger-carrying automatic drone equipped with a parachute could be the safest, most efficient way to travel. Yes, it sounds like science fiction -- but it's not.

Coming Out of the Closet Is Now a Marketing Strategy

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

If there was true acceptance of gay culture in America, then Infiniti would show a proud dad driving his son and his son's boyfriend to their prom in an Infiniti. Or a father gifting an Infiniti to his son and his husband on their wedding day.

Richard Boll: A Day Away

Anna Donnella | Posted 04.08.2016 | Arts
Anna Donnella

#Hibernot is a term Land Rover invented to take back winter and take on opportunity. It means not holding back and not waiting for tomorrow, but embra...

Predicting Tuesday's Primaries

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Calling Florida is pretty easy, on both sides of the aisle. Hillary Clinton will dominate, continuing her sweep of the South. The big news here, however, is going to be Donald Trump beating Marco Rubio in his home state.

It's Going To Be A While Before Uber Replaces Car Ownership

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business

DETROIT (Reuters) - The growing popularity of car- and ride-sharing services such as Uber, Lyftand Zipcar will not put a crimp in U.S. vehicle sales a...

When a Coin Drops in Asia, Jobs Disappear in Detroit

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The Economic Policy Institute found that currency manipulation is the most important cause of America's massive trade deficits with TPP countries. Trade deficits mean products are shipped to the United States rather than made in the United States. The math is simple.

Google's Driverless Car Division Goes On Hiring Spree

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.03.2016 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT(Reuters) - Google's self-driving car team is expanding and hiring more people with automotive industry expertise, underscoring t...

Tesla's Model 3 and Other Predictions for Tesla

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 03.03.2017 | Technology
Carey Beth Elder

Tesla has crowds stirring over its new Model 3 coming to stores March 31. The Model 3 will be the affordable electric car and industry experts already anticipate Black Friday like crowds and lines.

12 People Who Made a Difference (and You Can Too!)

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
Ralph Nader

A wave of pessimism leads capable people to underestimate the power of their voice and the strength of their ideals. The truth is this: It is the initiatives of deeply caring people that provide the firmament for our democracy.

A New Era in the Automotive Industry - Why GM + Lyft is Just the Beginning

Payam Zamani | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Payam Zamani

My advice to the automotive industry on an entirely new mobility mindset I call the "Big Shift"... Back in October, I made an apparently controversi...

Remember Republicans Ranting That Obama Would Ruin U.S. Auto Industry? Sales Now Highest Since 9/11

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

In reality, Rubio's the perfect Republican nominee, because, to paraphrase Mark Twain, the GOP never lets the truth stand in the way of a good story.

The End of an Era for American Carmakers -- A Silicon Valley Perspective

Payam Zamani | Posted 10.30.2016 | Business
Payam Zamani

I don't mean to single out Mr. Lutz -- he certainly isn't alone among the tech-bashers in the traditional, legacy car industry. Unfortunately that's how many executives, if not the majority, tend to react towards new technology.

How Google And Apple Will Change The Auto Industry

Quora | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business

The challenge that the old manufacturers are having is that they have to cannibalize the profits of their existing lines by making completely new vehicles from the ground up to compete. So they mostly won't.

'Green News Report' - October 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration shuts down Arctic oil drilling; Accountability may ...

Volkswagen's Lies Show Need for Real Emissions Tests

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for urgent reforms of car industry pollution laws.

Volkswagen Admits Its Cars Run on Soylent Green

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 10.08.2016 | Comedy
Rob Kirkpatrick

Some observers feel the Soylent Green admission should come as no surprise. "Auto makers have been skirting the regulations for years," says Klaus Brinkbäumer, editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel magazine. "Besides, Volkswagen literally means 'People's Car.' So..." he said with a shrug.