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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 03.14.2016 | 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 03.07.2016 | 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 03.02.2016 | 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 01.08.2016 | 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 01.07.2016 | 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 11.10.2015 | 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 10.30.2015 | 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 10.27.2015 | 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 10.15.2015 | 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 10.08.2015 | 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.

Class Action Lawyers Gear Up for VW Fraud Case

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Spencer Aronfeld

Lawyers who specialize in consumer class actions are gearing up for what promises to be one of their biggest paydays in years as Volkswagen digs itself deeper into the fraud scandal rocking the automotive industry.

That Used Car You're Eyeing May Already Be Recalled

MoneyTips | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business

Most people are vigilant about having their cars fixed by dealers when recalls are issued. New cars affected by recalls are fixed by the dealerships that display them on their lots. Did you ever wonder how used-car dealers repair cars under recall? The surprising answer: they don't.

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 from Renault, Ni...

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 10.05.2015 | 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 08.09.2016 | 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...