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Best New Sports Cars (PHOTOS)

Departures Magazine | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Departures Magazine

When it comes to sports vehicles, the Porsche 911 has traditionally been king. But following close on its tails are nine newcomers ready to challenge its dominance on the road.

2030 May Be The Year They'll Take Your Driver's License Away

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

I was stuck in traffic yesterday, which I didn't really mind because I have a fun little yellow convertible, and I was thinking about Uber ($17 bi...

Toyota Recalls 2.27 Million Cars For Airbag Glitch

AP | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 650,000 vehicles in Japan and repeating a recall for problems with front passenger air bag infla...

Algérie: une folie nommée automobile

Yassin Temlali | Posted 07.27.2014 | Algeria
Yassin Temlali

Pour une population de près de 38 millions d'habitants, le parc automobile algérien comptait 4,8 millions de véhicules fin 2012, soit plus de 6% par rapport à 2011 et... plus de 29% par rapport à 2006. Le nombre de véhicules importés en 2012 a atteint 569.000, en progression de... 45% par rapport à 2011. L'effarante extension du parc automobile s'explique par l'amélioration des ressources financières de l'Algérie due à la hausse des cours de pétrole à partir du début des années 2000.

Ferraris as Far as the Eye Can See

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Style
Soren Petersen

Ferrari-red is a color like no other. The Italian racing color has a slight orange tint to it, which when applied to a car body, makes it radiate pa...

Hey, Auto Industry: Eyes Straight Ahead!

Jay Winsten | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Jay Winsten

When it comes to distracted driving, the auto industry has an inherent conflict of interest, and cannot be the final arbiter of guidelines to curb the problem.

The New York City Auto Show Has Come Out

Joshua Estrin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Joshua Estrin

Ladies and gentleman, start your engines.

Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and...

Chrysler Recalls 870,000 SUVs For Brake Defect

AP | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because corrosion may make the vehicles' brakes harder to use. Jeep Grand Ch...

Toyota Admits It Deliberately Misled The Public

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business

March 19 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will pay $1.2 billion to resolve a criminal probe into its handling of consumer complaints over safety issues, ...

REPORT: Toyota Set To Pay $1 Billion In U.S. Probe

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

The Justice Department is expected to announce a settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. as early as Wednesday that could cost the auto maker more than $1 ...

U.S. Transportation: Driving Down the Same Old (Bumpy) Road or Paving a New Way Forward?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Tens of thousands of bridges, roadways, and railways in the United States are in need of a fix. Where's the money?

Car Review: The 2014 Kia's Soul Has Got "Soul"

Rita Cook | Posted 04.25.2014 | Business
Rita Cook

A funky little car that Kia has presented in 2014 with an entirely new design. The 2014 Kia Soul, well, has soul. Great for getting around the city and practical with good gas mileage, and the hatchback means lots of space for extra friends and all the extra stuff you need to haul.

The Automatic Life: Billionaire Ernie Boch Jr.

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 02.14.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

What kind of people run billion-dollar enterprises? You are about to find out. Not only that, you are about to learn 4 lessons on entrepreneurs...

Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrids

AP | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall. Toyota Motor C...

Bob Dylan's Times, They Have a-Changed

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

That is what's so sad about the Dylan commercial. The man is pitching a product that is the antithesis of today's cool. In an age where high mpg's are the ultimate status symbol for cars for those who understand cool, Dylan's peddling a car for "the zoom and the roar and the thrust."

Americans, Cars, and George Will's Habit of Getting It Wrong

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Mr. Will might choose to keep his head buried in the sand, but it appears that a major transformation is occurring in Americans' automobile-buying habits. Not necessarily a shift to smaller cars, but, rather, with technological innovation, a shift to those that take us more miles on less fuel -- no matter what the fuel.

My New Car: None

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

I have recently had the pleasure of owning a number of automobiles I have always wanted. These have included the Jaguar XJ6, Subaru SVX, Volvo P1800ES...

Chrysler Files For IPO

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business

DETROIT, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC on Monday filed paperwork for an initial public offering, an action that could slow majority owner Fia...

Honda Recalls 400,000 Minivans, SUVs

AP | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

TOKYO -- Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it is recalling 318,000 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. and 63,400 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles in several nat...

What Henry Ford Can Teach Us About Nanotechnology

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2013 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

By miniaturizing matter, science fact will look like science fiction. Very soon we will create human tissue, make super-fast computers, and invent new cures building them atom-by-atom.

Great Design Made to Measure: What Drives Design at Ford?

Ken Carbone | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Ken Carbone

Buildings, clothing and products all trigger the public's awareness of design. But how about the automobiles we drive? Not being an expert on the topic, I asked a master automobile designer how he measures great design.

About That Time I Test Drove a Car Into Another Car

Alison Rosen | Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy
Alison Rosen

I gingerly got out of the car. I looked around for cameras, convinced I was about to be arrested. Then I thought about how frequently these cars are driven. "This must happen a lot, right?" I asked, hopefully.

Crash Test Proves Too Tough For Newest Small Cars

Reuters | Ben Klayman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business

DETROIT, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The auto industry continued its poor performance in an influential U.S. safety group's new crash test as half of the smal...

Sync or Swim: Pairing Bluetooth in Your Car

Gary M. Kaye | Posted 09.08.2013 | Technology
Gary M. Kaye

Given all the fuss about the new generation of connected cars, you'd be entitled to think that the process would be simpler. You'd be wrong