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That's Not A Roomba

AP | Posted 10.20.2012 | Technology

TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor Co. finally has its first home product packed with its prized robotics technology — a sensor-equipped lawn mower. ...

China's Labor Unions - New Tendrils

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

In June 2010, a nonviolent eight-day strike of 1,700 workers at the Honda factory in Zhongshan attracted international attention. Within three weeks, it was the third Honda auto parts factory in Guangdong province to suffer a work stoppage, along with plants in Shenzhen and Foshan.

Bailed-Out Automaker CEO: We Can't 'Forget How Difficult It Was To Claw Our Way Back'

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

* Chrysler 2nd-quarter revenue rises 23 percent * Worldwide vehicle sales up 20 percent * Marchionne to employees: stay ...

Sharon Silke Carty

Are Automakers Misleading Us About Cars That Get 40 Mpg? | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

When Louis Bird was looking for a new car, he wanted to make sure he bought a vehicle with great fuel efficiency. So he opted for a Hyundai Elantra, w...

Sharon Carty

Most American Car Is A Toyota? | Sharon Carty | Posted 07.05.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama said Thursday he's asked the World Trade Organization to force the Chinese to stop imposing roughly $3 billion in tariffs on a...

Sharon Silke Carty

Chrysler Sees A Future Full Of Natural Gas | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 09.06.2013 | Business

While there's much hype in the auto industry about the future of electric and battery-powered cars, Chrysler is rolling out a heavy-duty pickup truck ...

Honda Announces Major Recall

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Money

June 13 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd said on Wednesday it will recall about 50,000 Civic small cars in the United States from the 2012 model year...

The Highest Fuel Efficiency Rating EVER

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The Honda Fit electric car has received the highest fuel efficiency rating ever from the Environmental Protection Agency, th...

New Conversion Kit Will Charge Your Car (And Wallet)

Posted 05.24.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: PITTSBURGH — That old Honda in your driveway — maybe it's in need of a valve job? Transform it with...

Sharon Silke Carty

Minivans Sales Are Up But Don't Call It A Comeback | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business

Kimberly Knox, a mom of three young kids in Indianapolis, wasn't ready to give up her crossover Toyota 4Runner two and a half years ago. But her mothe...

Honda Shows Off UNI-CUB Unicycle

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

Honda unveiled an updated version of a robotic unicycle which it said could revolutionize travel for people with disabilities. The UNI-CUB uses wh...

Honda Recalls Insane Number Of SUVs

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

March 30 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd is recalling about 554,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States to inspect for faulty wiring in headl...

Elise Foley

Alabama Immigration Law Fight Moves To South Korea | Elise Foley | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai, which has large plants in Alabama, hasn't responded publicly to the state's extreme immigration law -- yet. Civ...

Feel Cheated? You Can Win Against Big Companies By Doing This

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — If you feel cheated by a big company and complaining gets you nowhere, what can you do? A handful of recent cases suggest that consu...

It's A Gas! Free Gas Offered In Tough Times

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.24.2012 | Los Angeles

Cover your gas caps! That is, unless a person in blue approaches you with an offer to fill your gas tank -- for free! With gas prices in the Southl...

Auto Sales Recover Due to Superior Value

Grant Cardone | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Grant Cardone

Do increased sales volumes in 2011 mean that the US economy is recovering or is it indicative of the automobile's value proposition to the consumer?

States May Intervene In Honda Hybrid Settlement

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business

SAN DIEGO — A judge on Tuesday granted California and four other states more time to consider objecting to a class-action settlement between Hon...

The Greenest Car Of 2012 Is...

Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Networks' Melissa Hincha-Ownby: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has published its 14th annual Green...

Anna Staver

Opponents Of Alabama Immigration Law Seek Allies In Business Sector | Anna Staver | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Opponents of Alabama's contested immigration law are asking local manufacturers of Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai cars to help them pu...

Chrysler Reports First Yearly Profit In More Than A Decade

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

DETROIT — Higher sales of Jeeps and other new vehicles propelled Chrysler to its first annual net income since 1997, capping a pivotal turnaroun...

BMW Tops Mercedes As Most Popular Luxury Auto Brand

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

BMW grabbed the top spot in the U.S. luxury auto market in 2011, edging out Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz brand, as both German automakers took advan...

Small Claims Suit Could Cost Honda $2 Billion

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business

TORRANCE, Calif. — A Los Angeles woman who expected her hybrid Honda Civic to be a high-mileage machine wants the automaker to pay for not deliv...

Chrysler And China Drive Auto Market

Steve Parker | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

What were the biggest automotive stories of 2011? There were certainly plenty to choose from. But the top story of the year is the resurgence of Chrysler.

Honda Recalls 304,000 Vehicles For Air-Bag Problem

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business

TOKYO — Honda Motor Co. is recalling 304,000 vehicles globally for air-bags that may inflate with too much pressure in a crash, send metal and p...

Honda Under Water After Thai Floods

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Honda manager Hideto Maehara has swapped his car for a rubber boat to reach the company's auto plant north of the Thai capital. A month after...