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By Kristen Hall-Geisler Jan 17, 2018
There are a lot of vanilla vehicles being churned out these days. What's the deal?
By Kate Kershner Nov 10, 2017
As many as a third of new 2017 cars didn't come with spare tires. So what's the deal?
By Cherise Threewitt Nov 9, 2017
Will the programming of truly driverless cars prevent them from violating traffic laws? That might actually make traffic move faster.
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 31, 2017
Will the world's first commercially available gas compression-ignition engine finally be a success?
By Cherise Threewitt
2017 has been a crazy year for hurricanes, which means it could be a crazy year for flood-damaged cars hitting the market, too. How can you spot one?
By Kate Kershner Sep 26, 2017
Whether diesel- or gasoline-powered cars spit out more toxins depends on the pollutant measured, a new study says.
By Shelley Danzy Aug 1, 2017
Autonomous vehicles could prevent a lot of car accidents from occurring. And that's good news — except for one particular population relying on organ donations.
By Jonathan Strickland Mar 28, 2017
Thanks to some open source software on the internet, other people are trying it too.
By Alia Hoyt Mar 9, 2017
Putting 300,000 miles on a vehicle may seem like an impossible goal, but there are plenty of ways to extend a car's life span.
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 17, 2017
Racecar driver Sam Schmidt was paralyzed in a car crash in 2000. Nevada just issued him a first-of-its-kind license to take his special car on the road.
By Laurie L. Dove Oct 6, 2016
Graham is what you get when an artist, a trauma surgeon and a collision expert team up to imagine what humans would like if we evolved to fit cars.
By Ben Bowlin Jul 28, 2016
People fall asleep, have heart attacks or are otherwise incapacitated while driving all the time. How does that work in the world of semi-autonomous and autonomous cars?
By John Donovan Jul 13, 2016
On May 7, Joshua Brown died while driving his Tesla Model S with the Autopilot system engaged. What, if anything, does that mean for the future of driverless cars?
By Jonathan Strickland Jul 7, 2016
A proposed bill in New York would give police access to drivers’ phones after car accidents. Yes, texting while driving is a problem — but could this be the solution?
By Jonathan Strickland Apr 28, 2016
The Goodyear Eagle-360 concept tire, a spherical design, was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show — a tire for future autonomous vehicles.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Mar 18, 2016
Scientists propose extracting carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to make carbon nanotubes, and then using those to make batteries, also counteracting climate change.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 2, 2016
Looking for a smooth new ride? Ford's newest performance sedan, the 2017 Fusion V6 Sport, features pothole detection technology — allowing it to skip over potholes.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb 26, 2016
This might be the minivan that finally changes your mind about minivans. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid delivers 535 miles of range and up to 80 MPGe.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb 5, 2016
Looks like a sweet ride, doesn't it? Yep, these days, cars at CES rival any other crazy products on display at the massive event.
By Jonathan Strickland Jan 8, 2016
One of the coolest things it's working on? Driverless valet parking, or a system that can drop you off at the curb and then find its own parking space without you.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Jan 7, 2016
A driver recently tried to flee the scene of a hit-and-run, but her car turned her in.
By Jonathan Strickland Dec 10, 2015
Depending on how you spend your time in a driverless car, your likelihood of experiencing carsickness could drastically increase.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Oct 31, 2015
If you'd been involved in 14 fender-benders, you'd probably want to reconsider driving.
By Julia Layton Sep 15, 2015
Does it feel like your new car is already old by the time it rolls off the lot? If you feel this way, remember that it's probably by design. Learn the subtle and not-so-subtle tricks car makers use to make you yearn for a new vehicle.
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