Stories tagged: cars
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
Editorial: Walking to school is a smart choice
Health experts recommend children get at least an hour of physical activity per day. Walking to and from school provides a nice aerobic workout.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Driverless cars of the future confront regulations written for drivers
When the U.S. government finally got around to regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seatbelts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel autonomous car partnership
The companies say the system will be used by automakers worldwide to run self-driving vehicles. It will be flexible so automakers can keep their unique brand identities.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Car sales seen lower in July; U.S. automakers post sharp drops
U.S. sales of new cars and trucks were expected to show a decline in July as consumers pulled back on purchases and waited for Labor Day deals.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Front Porch: Technology might drive me crazy, or to the beach
I’m just about on board with getting a smart phone and have been researching what to buy … And then came the car.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
Do you hate crumbling roads? Would you pay more to fix them?
Congress hasn’t raised the federal gas tax since 1993 when Bill Clinton was president, but a narrow majority of Americans would support an increase to help fix crumbling roads and …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Takata adds new type of inflator to huge air bag recall
Takata Corp. will recall an additional 2.7 million airbag inflators in the U.S. after it concluded it could explode in a crash despite using a chemical additive to ensure their …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Volvo is first major carmaker to forgo traditional engines
Volvo will begin producing electric motors on all its cars from 2019, becoming the first major automaker to forgo traditional engines that rely exclusively on internal combustion.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
GM, Ford U.S. sales down, but Japanese automakers report gains
U.S. sales at General Motors and Ford each fell about 5 percent last month, but the three largest Japanese automakers reported sales increases.
Sat., June 24, 2017
Powell: Motorcyclists, ride like you’re driving a car
I’ve found when I’m operating my motorcycle in roughly the same manner as I drive my car, I’ve had very few problems.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 6:22 p.m.
Larry the Cable Guy takes pride in being part of ‘Cars’ franchise
Larry the Cable Guy (whose real name is Daniel Whitney) feels blessed to have been cast to provide the voice for the lovable pickup truck, Mater, in the “Cars” movies. …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Rampage spurs calls to ban cars from NY’s Times Square
The vehicle rampage that killed a teenage tourist in New York’s Times Square this month has prompted conversations whether the city should still be allowing cars, cabs and trucks to …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
Off-lease used cars are flooding market, pushing prices down
In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters of …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
U.S. reviews Ford recall of cars prone to overheating, fires
The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is reviewing a Ford Motor Co. recall of thousands of cars, SUVs and vans that can run low on coolant and potentially overheat and …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
Mercedes recalls 354,000 vehicles; starter part can overheat
Mercedes is recalling about 354,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because a starter part can overheat and cause a fire.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade
A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade, erasing improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, …
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Senators try to speed up deployment of self-driving cars
In the first major congressional attempt to address the advent of self-driving cars, two key senators said Monday they’re launching a bipartisan effort to help to speed up the deployment …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Made in Mexico, popular on U.S. highways
Some of America’s most popular cars and trucks are made in Mexico – for now. Many Americans have benefited from Mexico’s emergence as a production hub. Low-cost production helps keep …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
U.S. auto sales hit a record in 2016, led by SUVs
U.S. consumers bought a record number of new cars and trucks in 2016. A repeat performance in 2017 could be a tall order.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 2 p.m.
Driverless cars finally steer near showrooms
Car electronics supplier Delphi Automotive went coast-to-coast in 2015 in a self-driving Audi Q5 sport-utility vehicle to prove the autonomous automobile had arrived. Now, Delphi is shifting from stunts to …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Auto industry could break sales records yet again. But analysts see decline coming.
Automakers are on the cusp of a second record-breaking year for sales as dealers made an end-of-year push to empty their lots over the weekend. But even as the industry …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Cars Americans loved or hated in 2016
This year, as in every other year in the past several decades, Americans will buy more Ford pickup trucks than any other vehicle. The final tally for 2016 will come …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Government to require cars be able to talk to each other
All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transportation Department proposed …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:19 p.m.
VW judge reports progress to get more diesel cheats off road
Volkswagen has made substantial progress toward reaching a settlement for the remaining 80,000 diesel-cheating cars polluting U.S. roads, a federal judge said.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Ford’s U.S. sales fell 12 percent in October
Ford Motor Co. says its U.S. sales fell 12 percent in October, hampered by a slowing market and a safety recall.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
US average fuel economy at record high of 24.8 mpg
DETROIT – Fuel economy is at a record high as new technology helps vehicles lose weight and drive more efficiently. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the fuel economy of …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
AutoNation targets used-car market with new no-haggle prices
Used-car buyers want no-haggle prices and a brand they can trust, AutoNation’s research shows. So the country’s largest auto retailer on Friday rolled out a “one price” strategy and a …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Buick becomes first U.S. brand to crack Consumer Reports Top 3
Buick, the 117-year-old General Motors brand seeking to shake its geriatric image, became the first from the U.S. to crack the top three in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings, trailing only …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
As demand for cars falters, auto prices are poised to fall
While the U.S. inched its way out of the Great Recession, consumers went car shopping in droves. As sales rebounded, the price of cars and trucks rose to record highs.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
The 5 best times to buy a new car
That chill in the air signals not only the onset of autumn but also cooling auto sales. For bargain hunters, this could be a great time to get a good …