The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed Wednesday that electronic stability control (ESC) systems should be mandated on all large commercial trucks, buses and motor coaches. Save 60 lives a year Already mandatory on passenger vehicles for 2012, the expanded mandate, according to the federal regulator, will eliminate more than half of the yearly Read on! →


A man, whose convertible Mercedes was impounded in New York following his arrest, alleges that an employee of the NYPD took his car on a more-than 30-mile joy ride. Police joy ride following arrest? Rashid Lewis, 25, was arrested in Manhattan at about 2:30 pm on August 3. Allegedly, he had  several fraudulent credit cards Read on! →


Most modern cars accelerate, brake and shift gears using pedals, and that has created some noted disadvantages that come naturally. Although installing a jet style throttle into your vehicle would be totally awesome, there hasn’t been a great deal of variation on the theme of separate accelerator and brake pedals. This can pose problems, as Read on! →


Two of China’s largest automakers have launched a recall in Australia that may set back plans to expand exports in the U.S. and European markets. The discovery of carcinogenic asbestos car parts in the engine prompted the recall. Asbestos car parts Down Under According to Dunne and Co., Great Wall Motor Co. and Chery Automobile Read on! →


The Texas Transportation Commission announced Thursday that the state will be upping its speed limit from 70 mph to 75 on more than 1,600 miles of nine interstate highways. Rural areas deemed safe Texas state transportation authorities agreed to faster speed limits on rural roads that are considered safe for the velocity. Before that, 75 Read on! →


Sagging automotive sales in the European market have led General Motors’ Opel unit and PSA Peugeot Citroën into an alliance, reports Automotive News. The automakers expect the partnership to save them $2 billion annually within five years, while increasing sales numbers. Officials representing General Motors told analysts Wednesday that the deal with Peugeot is expected Read on! →


The Lexus ES line of sedans is among the automaker’s top sellers, with its luxurious appointments and comfortable styling. However, the critical push has been modest. With the 2013 Lexus ES350 and ES300h hybrid – the latter being Lexus’ first gas/electric ES – the critics are taking notice. The 2013 Lexus ES350 and ES300h’s new Read on! →


Wards Auto reports that General Motors has some exciting changes in store for the 2013 Cadillac SRV midsize luxury crossover SUV, which will be available at Cadillac dealers this fall. The new take on the beloved SUV will make its way to the New York Auto Show this week, and the infotainment spectacular that is Read on! →


While some experts see a silver lining in increased fourth-quarter automotive sales, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler sees dark clouds. According to Reuters, Stadler predicts a tough year for the automotive industry in 2012. However, he does not believe that this is cause for pessimism. ‘An appetite for mobility’ Consumers in developing economies have displayed “an Read on! →