A recall has been announced for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, the car developed jointly by Subaru and Toyota and sold under different brands. An error was detected in the owners’ manuals for the cars which must be fixed. Cheap and cheerful Part of how Japanese automakers became dominant forces in the U.S., apart Read on! →


Ride sharing, a recent phenomenon where people voluntarily offer people rides in their own cars for a fee, is a huge point of contention with traditional taxi services and metropolitan governments. The legality is somewhat in question, but what’s at stake is the revenues associated with taxi cabs. Ride sharing beefs entirely about the money Read on! →


Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean Chrysler Group needs to follow, said CEO Sergio Marchionne. Marchionne told the automotive press that he feels there is “no need” for Chrysler to follow in the footsteps of competitors General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. by offering its white-collar workers pension buyouts. Lowering outsized Read on! →


It may seem like an extraneous idea, but both Subaru and Ford are connecting their vehicles to the Internet. The 2011 Subaru Outback will have a built-in Wi-Fi option. Ford test-drove an “automatic tweeting” vehicle codenamed AJ. The guess of vehicle makers is that consumer’s connected lifestyle will extend to their driving habits. Subaru offers Read on! →


Although it was approved by the state in early 2009, the New Mexico Motor Vehicles Department has revoked Robert Anaya’s vanity plate, which reads “IB6UB9,” for being “obscene.” However, Anaya is fighting back in a court of law. Vanity plate ruled ‘obscene’ According to KOAT news in Albuquerque, Anaya received a letter from the New Read on! →


In Europe, legislation to improve the safety of pedestrians has been gaining strength over the years. Many vehicle manufacturers are starting to respond with safety features designed specifically for pedestrians. The pedestrian statistics Approximately 11 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States are pedestrians, and about 400 children per year are killed in Read on! →


Cadillac is currently at work designing the next generation of the CTS, the performance sedan behind the brand’s resurgence. However, Cadillac is rumored to be discontinuing the CTS Wagon and Coupe and creating new wagon and coupe models instead. Success of CTS The modern resurgence of Cadillac has been tied largely to Cadillac’s pursuit of Read on! →


Many drivers on the east coast are no doubt scratching their heads in disbelief as they witness the profoundly unlikely: they are being issued refunds on past speeding tickets because of improperly programmed speeding cameras. More than 7,000 tickets More than 7,000 speeding tickets, dating back as far as November, are being refunded to drivers Read on! →


Even though they insist that they have broken no laws, Toyota has agreed to pay the United States government a record $16.4 million fine, the largest possible fine that U.S. auto safety regulators can levy per the Detroit Free Press. While the automaker has been reported as having as much as $25 billion in cash Read on! →


David Strickland, the new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration head, has only been in office since January. With only three months under his belt as boss, though, David Strickland is speaking out about many vehicle safety issues. Recently, Strickland spoke out about the safety of hybrid vehicles, in-vehicle “infotainment” systems and the back-up visibility in Read on! →