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Truth IS Profitable!

Scott Painter | Posted 04.14.2015 | 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 04.10.2015 | 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.

The Best City Programs Promoting Electric Cars

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

State programs are important, but what can cities and towns do to accelerate a consumer switch to EVs?

How Does a Vehicle Get a Recall?

Sam Dillinger | Posted 04.07.2015 | 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 Makes Luxury Cars So Expensive?

Quora | Posted 03.23.2015 | Money
Quora

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 03.02.2015 | 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.

When's The Best Time To Buy A Car? Right Now, Survey Shows

TODAY.com | Herb Weisbaum | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business

It’s a good time to be in the market for a new car – especially if you plan to finance the purchase, as nine out of 10 Americans do. Buyers with g...

Marketing to Women... Who Buy Tires

Jenny Darroch | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

As an expert on marketing to women, I find myself having a lot of conversations in my head to evaluate my own shopping experiences. A recent tire buyi...

CEO Mark Fields Drives Ford into the 'Mobility' Business (Post + Podcast)

Larry Magid | Posted 03.24.2015 | Technology
Larry Magid

"We're thinking of ourselves not only as just an auto company," he said in an interview, "but we're also thinking ourselves as a mobility company."

5 DIY Home Auto Repairs

Sam Dillinger | Posted 03.24.2015 | Money
Sam Dillinger

There aren't enough sources, whether it's via the Internet or in person, that encourage people to attempt to make some of their own auto repairs.

The 5 Most Common Tools You'll Need for Home Auto Repair

Sam Dillinger | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Sam Dillinger

When you add it all up, it's becomes quite daunting, for non-professional mechanics, to maintain and repair a vehicle. None of that means that you can't, or more importantly that you shouldn't, do some of the minor repairs at home.

Detroit's Vintage Auto Show

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 03.14.2015 | Detroit
Kristin Meekhof

Long before Instagram, digital photography and Photoshop, Bill Rauhauser, 96 was capturing the images here at these auto shows and on the streets of Detroit.

Powering Cars With Sunshine

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Solar is a completely renewable and wildly abundant resource that slashes a household's carbon emissions. And it's something we can feel good about. Ever heard of a catastrophic solar spill? An asthma attack because of a solar panel? A military operation defending our access to the sun? Nope.

Some Utilities Are Making it Cheaper to Drive Electric Cars

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Some utility companies are starting to encourage consumers to make the switch to plug-in electric vehicles (EVs).

Quiz: Is an Electric Car Right for You?

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

A poll last year found that nearly half of American households could purchase an EV for their next car; it would be a great fit for their driving needs, and they would have a place to charge it with electricity. We're talking about many millions of people. Are you one of them?

Vehicle Innovations Serving Growing Global Markets

Daniel Burrus | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

In the most crowded cities of the world from China to India, many people rely on small motorcycles or mopeds for their primary transportation. With ov...

How to Keep Your Car from Becoming a High-Tech Death Trap

Jeff Fox | Posted 10.10.2014 | Technology
Jeff Fox

What if driving your car exposed you to the tender mercies of online criminals the same way that using a credit card at Target last fall did?

BMW's Trudy Hardy Takes the #AOLBUILD Stage

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Trudy Hardy, a 19-year veteran in the auto industry, joined AOL's BUILD series to share her experiences in marketing, product planning and strategy for such brands as Jaguar, Mini and in her current role as Vice President of Marketing North America for BMW.

Patrick Dempsey Showcases World's Greatest Sports Coupes at Exhibit in Los Angeles

JustLuxe | Posted 06.25.2014 | Los Angeles
JustLuxe

By Mila Pantovich The Petersen Automotive Museum invited 12 of your favorite celebrities, from rock legends and revered filmmakers to famous actors...

At Tennessee Volkswagen Plant, National Opposition to UAW Signals a New Normal

David Uberti | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
David Uberti

From billboards linking the UAW and Detroit to a state senator's warnings that unionization could threaten the plant's tax incentives, the battle lines between pro- and anti-union forces extended far past the Chattanooga factory floor where about 1,500 workers toil each day.

Parallel Parking Level: Expert

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

Oh, dashboard cams. Where would we be without you? This "accidental" parking job caught on camera in Russia is one of the most flawless recoveries ...

Car Executive Dead In Possible Suicide

Reuters | Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Aradhana Aravindan | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business

BANGKOK/MUMBAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Karl Slym, managing director of India's Tata Motors Ltd, died after falling from a hotel room in Bangkok in what ...

House Acts To Cut Red Tape On Car, Truck Sales

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives has taken a step toward enabling automobile dealer...

The Safest Cars You Can Buy

Posted 12.20.2013 | Technology

After rigorous testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its list of 2014 model year vehicles that earned its Top Safety Pick a...

WATCH: This Actual Lego Car Runs On -- Wait For It -- AIR

Posted 12.24.2013 | Technology

Take more than a half-million Lego bricks, a young Romanian, an entrepreneurial Australian and an air-powered Lego engine, and you’ve got the making...