Category: Auto News

Would You Ride In A Driverless Car?

In May 2014, Google shared news that they had been working on new software to enable their self-driving cars do a better job of city driving. The lead test driver for Google’s self-driving car, Brian Torcellini, says they’re all about safety. In an article published by USA Today, technology reporter Marco della Cava got the … Continued

Category: Auto News
Published: 05/19/14

Cheap Cars, Famous In India, Fail In Crash Test

Cheap does not always mean a better buy, especially when it’s an important investment such as a car. A British-based, non-profit firm recently conducted independent crash tests on some of India’s cars famous for being cheap. Many of the cars performed poorly. Related: Are These Auto Recalls Causing Consumers To No Longer Care? Are cheap … Continued

Category: Auto News
Published: 02/26/14

Are Self-Driving Cars Going to Take Over in 2035?

While they’re yet to be distributed by auto manufacturers, self-driving cars (SDCs) could be hitting the market in about 30 years. A study by IHS Automotive suggests they may be release to the public in 2035. Yes, it’s only a matter of time until we see these cars hit the roads. Car manufacturers have already … Continued

Category: Auto News
Published: 01/09/14

DUI No More Due To A Phone App

Have you ever got behind the wheel while drunk or after having a few shots and somehow got away with it? Well, that’s all about to change. All it takes is a smartphone for you to be reported to the authorities. Yes, this can happen with the app introduced by the Kentucky Office of Highway … Continued

Category: Auto News
Published: 12/19/13

Ten Out Of Eleven Dog Seat Belts Failed Safety Tests

On October 4, 2013, Yahoo! Auto posted that Pet Safety and Subaru partnered together to test 11 dog seat belts. How many do you think made the cut and passed? Surprisingly, only one out of the 11 passed the safety test that prevented dogs from flying through the vehicle during a crash. The dog seat … Continued

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Published: 10/07/13

Front Crash Results For Small Cars

Out of the 12 small cars tested for front crash safety by a U.S. safety group, only half managed to do well. Leading the evaluation results was the 2013 two- and four- door Civic, which both received “good.” General Motor Co’s Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic and Volkswagen AG’s Beetle earned marginal scores. Nissan Motor Co’s … Continued

Category: Auto News
Published: 09/06/13

Technology for Talking Cars is Being Urged

The National Transportation Safety Board proposed all U.S. cars, trucks and buses be installed with technology that would allow their vehicles to communicate with one another. Sounds pretty cool, right? It is going to be tough, though. First, vehicle component systems will have to be overhauled. To add to that, state and federal laws will … Continued

Category: Auto News
Published: 08/19/13

States Take The Wheel On Driverless Cars

Imagine riding a bus with ecstatic kids in tow, and a driver out of the picture. Better yet, picture a cruise trip without a captain. While it could be decades for these visions to materialize, we cannot set aside the possibility of them actually happening. With the number of creative and imaginative technology buffs fast-rising, … Continued

Category: Auto News
Published: 08/15/13