Google thinks that driverless cars will be a reality in three to five years. But software bigs and bureaucratic hurdles ensure that it will take much longer than that for driverless cars to hit the marketplace.
Electric or hybrid cars' low-speed silence, for some owners, is one of its greatest virtues, Ingram writes. But the Department of Transportation is proposing a minimum sound standard for hybrid and electric cars to help pedestrians detect approaching vehicles.
Subaru recall involves nearly 634,000 late-model Legacys, Outbacks, Tribecas, and Foresters. Vehicles with faulty exterior lights on doors – 'puddle lights' – could be affected by the Subaru recall.
The New Year’s holiday contributes more alcohol-related traffic fatalities than any other day of the year. We challenge states to join our New Year’s resolution and require ignition interlocks for all those convicted of drunk driving. These devices work.
GM pickup recall involves more than 145,000 Chevy Colorados and GMC Canyons from 2010 through 2012. Some of the GM pickups don't have secondary latches, which prompted the recall.
Coda Automotive, an electric vehicle company, confirmed Tuesday that it had laid off about 50 people, or 15 percent of its 330-person staff, Voelcker writes.
In 2011 the number of fatalities per vehicle miles traveled was the lowest ever, the Department of Transportation said. Technology and education are credited with the improved US road safety.
All new vehicles have event data recorders, or 'black boxes', per a new mandate from the White House. The rule is raising questions over who owns the data, but black boxes in cars are really nothing new.