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Canada - U.S. car import conspiracy?

BMW and Mercedes are named in a lawsuit over preferential treatment of imports to Canada More »

A heads up on 2008 cars and driving

On New year's day, 2008, took a quick scan of the landscape ahead for drivers, driving and automobiles More »

Ford may let drivers download a better car!

Ford's SYNC system is at the cutting edge of what is becoming an increasingly important and competitive area for the automotive industry. SYNC is built on the Windows Embedded Automotive platform and is described as '... a factory-installed, fully integrated in-car communications and entertainment system that allows drivers to combine their digital lifestyles with their life on the road.' More »

Top Tips for Airport Parking and Car Hire Insurance

We've scoured the Internet and come up with some great tips for you to use the next time you are thinking about using airport car parking facilities or buying car hire insurance.

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Do booster seats save lives?

Ohio is the most recent US state to implement more stringent booster seat legislation for children aged between 4 and 8 years old. A booster seat is essentially a platform designed to raise a child up high enough so that an adult seat belt fits them appropriately and can therefore be effective in the event of a crash. More »

Top 10 tips for drivers buying a new car

Buying a new car is a major event and like all major events it requires planning. The price you pay for your car will depend to a great extent on how you approach this process, and in the current economic climate, the potential savings can be huge. We have put together a list of our top 10 tips to help you get the car you want at the price you want to pay. More »

Hondas and Porsche shine in car quality

New report from J.D. Power shows improved 2008 car quality More »

Things to consider when transporting your car

Whether you're relocating or buying a car from a distance on eBay or craigslist, transporting a vehicle can seem daunting. Most people are unfamiliar with the process so may not know where to turn for answers, how much it should cost, and what to look for in a transporter. Here are a few helpful tips you should consider the next time you need to ship a car. More »

Myths abound on correct tire inflation

Play it safe! This article discusses several myths, and proper ways to treat vehicle tires. More »

SUVs offer so many disadvantages

A former race champion and long time driver trainer, columnist Gary Magwood offers numerous reasons why not to buy an SUV. More »

Top 10 auto emblems - the story behind the badge

The emblem on a car is more than just a symbol and it is much more than just a piece of artwork adorning every vehicle on the road. An automobile badge can provide us with a glimpse into the history and origins of a car, and by giving you a brief insight into the top 10 auto emblems, we show you just how much information can be contained in this little piece of decorative metal. More »

What's in a name?

Ever since reading a sign in a hotel bar in Mexico which stated 'the Manager has personally passed all the water served here' I have had a fascination with linguistic faux pas and, as this article demonstrates, the automobile industry is one place where such gaffes abound. More »

Could Electric Cars lose momentum?

Electric Vehicles have been around for a number of years now, with varying levels of success, but there has yet to be a car that successfully appeals to the mass market. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV hopes to change all that. The iMiEV is a four-seater, bubble-shaped car which has become the first mass-market electric vehicle to go on sale in Japan. More »

Smartphones, bluetooth, wifi and the dash...

With research showing that distraction-related deaths accounted for 16% of all traffic fatalities in 2009, this issue is once again high on the agenda of the US Transportation Department. 'U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has declared war on driver distraction, with much of the focus on weaning Americans off texting and other cell-phone use while behind the wheel.' More »

Future of driving - heads up on headlights

Hard to follow the road while driving at night? Your future car will know what's ahead and adjust your headlights for you More »

1000 intelligent vehicles will roam Europe

In a massive show of cooperation between car makers, researcher, universities and other organizations, more than 1000 vehicles equipped with advanced intelligent driver assistance technologies will be tested throughout Europe over the next year More »

Plug in car

Green jobs, energy management, and the future of the automobile: someday, the plug-in car will be the largest appliance in the house, says Google energy and climate change initiatives director More »

GPS will warn drivers about curves

A new feature Nissan has tested is a GPS-based warning device that will alert drivers to excessive speeds going into curves More »

Onstar gets tougher on car thieves

OnStar announces Remote Ignition Block, a new device to stop thieves in their tracks More »

Microsoft in the drivers seat

Auto manufacturers' financial woes offer opportunities for Microsoft to play a bigger role in driver assistance technologies More »

Ford SYNCing with the future

Ford's 'Ecoboost' engine may be something of an oxymoron but they're moving ahead with their leading edge telematics and voice recognition user interface More »

Info super highway on the highway

Amid safety concerns, internet access is coming to cars. Cadillac's built in service in its CTS model is one way, using your iPhone is another More »

Sprint and Ford team up for productivity

A just-announced agreement between Sprint and Ford means that Ford's new 2009 F-Series and E-Series vehicles will be the ultimate in automotive workplace connectedness and productivity tools More »

Driving to Washington

Now all three CEOs of the big three U.S. automakers have decided to drive to Washington for their big salvation meeting. A cynical ploy or an act of contrition? More »

Luxury cars - the rich and the recession

Looks like the near rich are cutting back, but for the really rich it's a matter of image More »

Transformer cars for traffic congestion

This morning there's just you driving to work. In the evening there'll be friends or family. Suppose you could adapt your vehicle to suit either one? More »

Fuzzy logic on car tire danger

If the age of the tires on your car is so important you'd think this information would be easy to get, but you'd be wrong � maybe fatally so More »

The new automobile dream machine

You walk out of your house with your cell phone-like wonder-technology in your hand. Plug it into your car and all the connectedness of home is at your disposal More »

List of technologies in cars

Under development or already available More »

Motor World - a Middle East city about cars

Another spectacular development is on the boards in the Persian Gulf � a sort of Disney world of car dealerships and family entertainment More »

Never mind Rolex - get a fake Ferrari

Remember "psst .. wanna buy a Rolex cheap?" Now it's fake Ferraris More »

Bulletproof, bombproof BMW X5

Irish gang uses bulletproof, bombproof BMW X5 to taunt rivals More »

Horsepower Vs green in Detroit

With global warming, pollution and environmental dread all over the news it's interesting to see how it's all being reflected in what is, arguably, the world's premier auto show More »

World�s cheapest car arrives

Jan. '08 - It was promised, and now its here, the world's cheapest car and the chance of auto ownership for millions around the world More »

So you bought a lemon?

A 'lemon law' might be your only solution if your new car constantly needs repair More »

CES focus on hi-tech car

If you're interested in electronic wizardry in the automobile, the upcoming Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas is the place to be, and BMW have a treat for you More »

The web in your car

Cars are about mobility, and so is mobile internet access. When will the two come together? More »

Cheapest car in the world

At an anticipated US$2,500, India's Tata Motors plans to launch the "world's cheapest car" next year. Its closest competitor costs about $4,000 More »

Mazda's 4000 lost cars

Mazda says it will scrap all 4700 of the cars from the ship that foundered at sea this year. Even the undamaged ones will not be sold as used. More »

Power crazy, but street legal

In an incongruous world of soaring fuel costs and environmental concerns, the Saleen S7 super sportscar thumbs its nose at all muscle car competitors More »

Cars - a buyers market

In 2005, 65 million cars were manufactured but only 55 million were sold, according to a major consulting firm, so now dealers and automakers need to look to parts and service for profits More »

The auto boom in China

With over 1000 exhibitors, just about everybody showed at China's biggest auto show ever. More »

Do you know your car's true identity?

Identity theft has a new wrinkle. That car you are driving might not be what you think it is, and the difference could end up costing you thousands of dollars. The new scam is called "VIN cloning." More »

Buying a stolen vehicle

They're not criminals, but they wound up trying to hide a stolen vehicle from police More »

Defending your car--commonsense to hi-tech

Someone wants your new car (or maybe your old one) and they don't intend to pay for it. Car thieves are enterprising but there are many ways to fend them off, including some fancy new technology. More »

New book brings SUV controversy to the boil

SUVs have been the subject of hot debate for years, but a new book released this month threatens to bring things to a head. More »

Independent mechanics to get codes to diagnose your car

Up to now, the codes that allow mechanics to use computers to diagnose your car's mechanical status were restricted to dealerships. Soon they'll be on the Internet. More »

Almost edible! Toyota's ES Cube

It weighs just 1,600lbs (about 730 kg) and looks a little like a Honda Insight, But the ES Cube is very different, and it's real! More »

What's your honesty quotient?

A new study shows a high percentage would commit insurance fraud, likely raising the cost of car insurance. More »

Extended warranties ... and what they entail

Overview of the extended warranty concept, what to look for, and to watch out for. More »

Faulty tire saga picks up steam

U.S. legislators question delays in informing the public about suspected defects in millions of Firestone tires. More »

Firestone recall: certain tires may be dangerous

Heat may be the cause of some tire failures in the USA; here are the steps to take if you own these tires. More »

Auto theft: a global problem

Effective anti-theft designs and other measures against car theft are changing the way thieves operate. More »

Gizmos put squeeze on 12-volt system

The electrical system of today's cars can barely cope with the proliferation of gadgets and gizmos on board. More »

Cars the car thieves like

Is your car among the Top 10 favored by car thieves? More »

Auto show about vehicles or information technology?

At the 2000 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, visitors saw more information technology than ever before, including "the perfect in-car office, opera house, and stock exchange." More »

Ford Model T chosen as car of the century

An international jury has named Ford's Model T the "Car of the Century." More »

Car design: a trend to ugly?

Ugly, if you didn't already know it, is in. That's the word from the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show. More »

After 50 years, aluminum cars are back

The trend to "aluminum-intensive cars" is being pushed by a demand for fuel economy and environmental friendliness. More »

Where it all began: the spiritual center of Motown

An enthusiastic driver reflects on the technical innovations responsible for our industries and everyday lifestyles by taking a trip to the Henry Ford Museum. More »

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