A venture involving the Spanish government, some small Spanish firms and engineers from MIT may soon come to fruition. The project has yielded an interesting city car, the Hiriko, which will start production by the end of the year. Basque to the future According to the New York Times, the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Read on! →


Vehicles are designed for to get you from Point A to Point B and protect you in case something goes wrong. Some vehicles lock you in when your speed goes over a set point, which begs the question: is it safer to lock yourself into a moving vehicle? Basics of vehicle structure A vehicle is Read on! →


It’s not the smallest recall in recent memory, but it’s close. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that BMW will be recalling exactly six 2012 X5 xDrive35i models to replace the automatic transmissions. The cars may roll away if the parking brake is not set, the NHTSA said. Manufacturing error The NHTSA reported Read on! →


For many people, the best thing about the Super Bowl is watching the commercials. Every year, car makers have great Super Bowl commercials, and several car makers are teasing their Super Bowl spots ahead of the game. Volkswagen sticks to ‘Star Wars’ theme One of the most popular car commercials shown during Super Bowl 45, Read on! →


In the United States, California often ends up setting de-facto emissions standards. This means new standards being debated by California, if passed, could have an effect on nationwide fuel efficiency standards. The Advanced Clean Car program California’s new Advanced Clean Car Program would set  regulations for ramping up clean emission standards. The new standards would Read on! →


There is a modern obsession with horsepower, as more powerful cars are considered more desirable. It’s great to have a fun car to drive, but that doesn’t mean one should go broke getting one. Get pace at right price For drivers looking at upgrading to a premium performance model car, there are some that cost Read on! →


A spare tire is one of those things we often do not think about until we need it. In an effort to improve fuel economy, many car makers are choosing to forgo the spare tire in favor of lighter-weight solutions. Cutting out the weight The heavier something is, the more energy it takes to move Read on! →


A set of congressional hearings about the Chevrolet Volt battery fire has turned into bedlam. The CEO of General Motors was grilled over the issue, and the incident has been turned into a partisan dustup. Isolated incident Last year, a Chevrolet Volt used in crash-testing caught fire in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration garage. Read on! →