Known as In Car Entertainment or Car Infotainment systems, the electronics in vehicles intended to provide information and entertainment are gaining in popularity. New numbers put out by market research company IHS iSuppli estimate that automotive infotainment will be a market worth more than $33 billion in 2012. Defining automotive infotainment Automotive infotainment systems are Read on! →


Honda has announced a recall for the Pilot crossover SUV and the MDX, Acura’s SUV based on the Pilot. An issue has been discovered in a valve in the fuel system, which can cause a fuel leak. The issue Honda is issuing a recall for 2012 model year Pilot crossover SUVs, according to AutoWeek, as Read on! →


Honda has announced a recall of the Odyssey minivan, comprising 46,000 units in the U.S., from the 2008 and 2009 model years. The issue is with the lift struts on models equipped with the power-assisted rear doors, which can fail and possibly cause injuries. Gas leak from pneumatic arms A recall has been announced by Read on! →


Financial Times reports that PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors are currently in “advanced talks” regarding a major alliance. According to reports, if the French and U.S. automakers are able to finalize an agreement, they will band together to produce both cars and automotive components in Europe. Peugeot would align with Opel/Vauxhall Should an agreement Read on! →


With but a single 2012 Oscar nomination for sound editing, the Ryan Gosling existential action film “Drive” has some film critics up in arms over the lack of attention. However, automotive buffs who have seen the film know that Gosling’s character Driver is driving no faceless post-muscle era car, but a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle. In Read on! →


Keeping a car in good running order can be a labor intensive and expensive task, but it’s usually cheaper than buying a new one. More people are electing to keep their cars for longer, as a recently released survey found length of vehicle ownership is increasing. Polk survey In the past, conventional wisdom was that Read on! →


In the past, biodiesel users were a small fringe group. Biodiesel, however, is now big business, with the challenges that many big businesses face. Tyson foods getting into biodiesel The U.S. meat market creates hundreds of millions of pounds per year of waste product. These products, however, are proving a very effective source of raw Read on! →


Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has an ax to grind regarding the way the Obama administration handled the automotive bailout, Automotive News reports. The former Pennsylvania senator told a Detroit, Mich., audience that he wouldn’t have floated taxpayer money to General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC because he believes “too big to fail” means Read on! →


Automotive News reports that Chrysler Group LLC has tired of waiting for the U.S. government to make a decision regarding the automaker’s candidacy for as much as $7 billion in green auto loans. The potential loans from the U.S. Department of Energy are intended to encourage automakers nationwide to adopt more environmentally friendly production methods Read on! →


Tesla Motors, the rock star of independent firms making electric vehicles, has its fingers in all sorts of pies at the moment. The company has pre-orders flooding in for its Model S and Model X cars and has just announced a joint project with Mercedes. Model X already getting pre-orders Tesla Motors recently unveiled its Read on! →