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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 ma...

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 ...

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 08.11.2015 | 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...