The Detroit Auto Show 2011 is here, and Ford pickups are making major industry noise. That’s been a trend so far in the first quarter of 2011, reports Reuters. A top Ford executive told the news service that the rise is predicted to continue, and Ford’s success should also be a strong indicator for the Read on! →


Nissan is working to make its eco-friendly Leaf car into an alternate power source for homes in times of emergency. The Japanese car maker is developing the technology as it simultaneously attempts to gear back up to full production after the country was devastated by severe natural disasters in March. A pure electric car The Read on! →


The recent volcanic activity of Eyjafjalajökull has filled the skies around Iceland and Europe with a tremendous ash cloud that could halt production of BMW automobiles at the company’s U.S. factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, reports AutoNews.com. If trans-Atlantic flights continue to be delayed for two additional days, says BMW spokesman Mathias Schmidt, the German Read on! →


After a meeting with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, has  introduced legislation that would reduce federal funding for states that do not ban texting while driving. However, many families who have lost members because of distracted drivers say this is not enough. Drunken drivers face very stiff penalties, as they should. Read on! →


A Florida judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Constitution protects motorists flashing their headlights to warn approaching vehicles of a speed trap as free speech. Unsolicited early warning When Ryan Kintner, 25, from Lake Mary, Fla., saw a sheriff’s deputy parked with radar gun in hand last August, he did what any member of the Read on! →


Reports of fires breaking out in later model Jeep Wrangler SUVs have prompted Chrysler to recall a large number of Wranglers to correct the issue. The issue is with a skid plate under the transmission, which can trap flammable debris that can be ignited by the catalytic converter. Autos only Chrysler, according to AutoGuide, has Read on! →


A veritable onslaught of diesel cars is primed to arrive in the U.S., where gasoline is king. Among other oil burners slated to hit dealerships in the near future is the BMW 320d, a slightly economical entry from the 3 series range in Europe. Old diesel out, BMW 320d is in Not long ago, according Read on! →


A new report has just been released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report details the most-stolen new cars in the U.S., based on 2009 data. According to the report, the Camry and the Audi S8 topped the list. The least stolen car was the discontinued Mercury Mariner. Camry wins by sheer Read on! →


Hybrid and other green technologies are becoming all the rage. Audi’s electric drive train technology, called e-Tron, is set to start appearing in showrooms and the company is starting to promote it heavily. Going green at Le Mans Audi’s electric version of the R8, dubbed the R8 e-Tron, has been confirmed for production and is Read on! →


A company called the Rhinotire might make flat tires go the way of the dodo with it’s product, cleverly called Rhinotires. The tire uses an inserted layer of polymer to create a seal which fixes flats and provides other benefits like longer tread life and better fuel economy. To end flats forever like Rhinotires want Read on! →