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Families Of Victims Want GM Prosecuted For Car Defects

AP | By TOM KRISHER and PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 06.06.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders re...

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 ...

Carvana's Bold Plan to Change How We Buy Cars

Phil Simon | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

Most people of a certain age know what it's like to buy or lease an automobile, a process that really hasn't changed too much in decades. Sure, the In...

'Hot' and 'Cool' Reasons to Go to Oxnard and Laguna

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Generally speaking, I am rather indifferent to cars. And I couldn't care less about people who judge you by the car you drive. So, why was I droolin...

Your Car Is Trying To Tell You Something...

Posted 11.14.2013 | Latino Voices

It's happened to every driver, either early or embarrassingly late in life: You're driving down the road, something lights up on your dashboard ... an...

SpaceX and Its 'X' Factor

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Ayodele Faiyetole

Just as we set out of the Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center 583C Building on July 27 on our way to Los Angeles for a tour visit of SpaceX, thr...

A Fire Sale at Tesla

Mary Buffett | Posted 12.15.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

Last week, I received an email from Tesla Motors that talked about an unfortunate event with one of its electric vehicles. As I read through it, it called to mind how Warren Buffett handled himself during "The Great American Express Salad Oil Scandal." While this story is almost 50 years old, it bears repeating.

How to Keep Your Car's Doors Closed...to Hackers

Robert Siciliano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

When you buy a car, the last thing you expect is for its on-board computer system to be hacked before you've even had a chance to break in your custom...

Louisiana's Waste-Tire Program Cleans Up Its Act

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Sept. 23, 2013 edition.) Louisiana's waste tire program, costing over $11 million a year...

A Spectacular Avalanche of Distraction

Alexander Wooley | Posted 11.17.2013 | Comedy
Alexander Wooley

I was watching the CBS Sports Spectacular when a network newsbreak came on telling of three snowboarders killed by an avalanche.

Someone Broke Into My Car and I Feel Violated

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Crime
Kayley Kravitz

I had always feared for my poor car's safety when I parked it in the city's sketchier neighborhoods. I knew the likelihood of something happening to my car was high but I naively thought it would be safe in the garage in my "nice" neighborhood.

Top 10 Crossover Vehicles

GAYOT.com | Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology
GAYOT.com

The combination of high fuel prices, not wanting a mommy-mobile and maybe just a bit of common sense has swayed buyers into shopping for crossovers.

Another Holiday Looms -- With Its Perilous Pitfalls

Saul Segan | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
Saul Segan

I wrote about DUI Checkpoints as Memorial Day Weekend approached and cautioned my readers about the additional presence of checkpoints

An Auto Accessory for Happier Motoring

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Shaffer

Here's my suggestion for one small thing that would make daily life better: Every car in America should be equipped with a second horn.

Cars Can Help Drive the Plots of Novels

Dave Astor | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books
Dave Astor

Whether or not book-based cars are weighted with symbolism, most of us certainly relate to driving. So I'd like to steer you to some novels in which cars are important "characters."

Automakers Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over Airbag Issue

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

* Recall affects vehicles in N. America, Japan, Europe * Supplier learned of issue in October 2011 * Biggest-ever recall...

Dispatch From CES: The Car is the New Media Room:

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS - The auto is emerging a a new sort of media environment, where driving under 30 miles per hour, a prototype Audi allows drivers to travel...

WATCH: Should Guns Be Regulated Like Cars?

Posted 12.15.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

On Thursday, HuffPost Live host Mike Sacks discussed gun control restrictions with legal expert Elie Mystal, editor of Above The Law. Mystal compa...

Tesla's Business Is Booming

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.05.2012 | Small Business

DETROIT -- Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. rose more than 3 percent Monday as the electric vehicle maker said it was now making enough cars to generate po...

PHOTOS: The Two Sides Of Miami

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

It's a win-win situation: World-renown Miami Beach, a flip flop-wearing tourist's haven, and Downtown Miami, a vibrant new hot spot for upscale locals. Vacationing in these districts gives visitors the best of both worlds: Big beach fun and deluxe city life.

New Mini Car To Be The Cheapest Vehicle In America

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

After a few years of admiration and curiosity from afar, it appears the U.S. will welcome another miniature car into the mix. Indian automaker Tata...

Toyota Recalls 7.4 Million Vehicles

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 12.09.2012 | Money

DETROIT (AP) — The largest recall in Toyota's 75-year history could undermine the Japanese automaker's comeback from natural disasters and embarrass...

Has the Electric Car Finally Arrived? Ask EV Pioneer Phil Dayson

David Dodge | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green
David Dodge

He got involved with an electric vehicle company that went belly up and he drove a Selectria, a rebuilt electric version of a Geo Metro for eight years.

The Top Cars of 2013

Vanity Fair | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology
Vanity Fair

To celebrate the official start of the 2013 car-shopping season and the release of the 2013 models, we posed, to a baker's dozen of top car writers, the question of what new car they would purchase for under $100,000.

Why Are Cars Not Spherical?

Quora | Posted 11.13.2012 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Joshua Engel, polymath Because gravity points down. Spheres are optimal ways of dealing with things...