Less than 2% of new GM ignition switches will be ready next week

General Motors Co. has targeted April 7 as the date dealers should expect to begin receiving replacement ignition switches for the 2.59 million recalled small cars. » 4/04/14 11:20am 4/04/14 11:20am

Can this $50 device save 10,000 lives a year?

Drunk driving kills more than 10,000 Americans annually, or one person every 53 minutes. » 9/25/13 2:00pm 9/25/13 2:00pm

Ford Sync and MyFord Touch: You complain, but you still buy

Ford Motor Co.'s Sync voice-activation system, and MyFord Touch, the automaker's infotainment system, has been ripped to shreds by a number of third-party reviewers and panned by many consumers. » 6/17/13 1:00am 6/17/13 1:00am

NTSB initiative targets less than 6% of drunk driving fatalities

The National Transportation Safety Board revealed a new initiative Tuesday to curb the number of drunk driving fatalities. » 5/14/13 3:15pm 5/14/13 3:15pm

Someone is fudging texting and driving death estimates

A few weeks back I wrote a blog post comparing two data points from two federal agencies: The number of deaths resulting from text messaging while driving and the number of deaths resulting from syphilis. » 5/13/13 8:00am 5/13/13 8:00am

philaDLJ, might want to read the story before bashing the premise. These experts aren't attacking autonomous cars; they are simply pointing out that our country's legislative and legal systems are so ass-backward that they are likely to slow down the implementation of self-driving cars. » 5/10/13 10:59am 5/10/13 10:59am

Average U.S. vehicle on its way to becoming a teenager

The average age of U.S. vehicles on the road is now 11.2 years, according to R.L. Polk & Co., up from 10.8 years in 2011 and more than two years older than the average age of a vehicle 10 years ago. » 5/01/13 12:45pm 5/01/13 12:45pm

Young people don't like cars: The story behind a manufactured crisis

One of the most overblown auto industry narratives is that young people — those in Generation Y, also known as Millennials — have little urge to buy vehicles. » 4/29/13 9:15am 4/29/13 9:15am

Boston Marathon bombers stole an SUV that gets 18 MPG

The Boston Marathon bombers last week stole a Mercedes-Benz ML350 that gets less than 20 city miles per gallon, Boston.com reported Thursday night. » 4/26/13 8:00am 4/26/13 8:00am

More die from syphilis than from texting and driving

The number of fatal instances of syphilis outpaced the number of fatal auto accidents caused by text messaging while driving, according to 2011 data from the Centers for Disease Control and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. » 4/24/13 12:00pm 4/24/13 12:00pm