Stories tagged: cars
Tue., June 19, 2018
Two Inland Northwest vintage car enthusiasts will be competing in the The Great Race, a trek from Buffalo, New York to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018
A Spokane family has passed their love of vintage car culture from father to sons.
Thu., May 31, 2018
General Motors said Thursday it will bring self-driving technology in the form of ride sharing to consumers by next year. It said the vehicles would be introduced in the United …
UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018
It might not be the most accurate reflection of diversity trends in Spokane. But the food smells that permeate people’s cars in Spokane have changed over the years.
Thu., May 10, 2018
For Spokane resident Grant Ogren, his 1937 Dodge is more than a car – it’s a member of the family.
Thu., May 3, 2018
Seattle has struggled to get thousands of people living in their vehicles into housing. How have programs in San Diego and Santa Barbara managed to be more successful, and cost …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
The Trump administration is said to be reviewing the safety advantages of heavier cars – a point of controversy among researchers – as it considers lowering future automotive fuel economy …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018
In a surprising study, scientists say everyday chemicals now rival cars as a source of air pollution
In a major study released Thursday, a team of government and university scientists say that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner – leaving personal-care …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018
Lexus is the most dependable vehicle brand for the seventh consecutive year in J.D. Power’s annual survey.
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
With lucrative sport utility vehicle and truck sales on the ascent, Detroit automakers are racing to ditch slow-selling cars in favor of the big rigs that mint money.
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Idaho law states domestic animal owners in open range are not responsible for keeping the animals off highways and are not liable for damage to vehicles or for injuries to …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
The number of vehicles with specks of radioactive material has increased to 19 as checks continue at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant continue.
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Col. W.R. Abercrombie, a retired U.S. Army officer, delivered his firm (and no doubt welcome) opinion about the state of the war to the Spokane Chamber of Commerce luncheon. “The …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
Ford Motor Co. is promising to roll out more than 50 new vehicles in China over the next eight years including 15 powered by electricity as it restructures its business …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017
U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
If you want a gasoline engine that is greener than a fully electric vehicle, you’ll have to buy a car that’s a lot more fuel efficient than the one you’re …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
A group of major automakers plans to open hundreds of fast-charging stations for electric cars in Europe in coming years and use a common plug technology in what they hope …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
In its latest initiative to reduce air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
American drivers are demanding increasingly complex infotainment systems when they shop for new cars. But a new AAA study says they’re putting themselves at risk if they use the systems …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017
Ford is working to integrate its autonomous cars with Lyft’s ride-hailing software so someday Ford can carry Lyft passengers.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
U.S. sales at General Motors and Ford each fell about 5 percent last month, but the three largest Japanese automakers reported sales increases.