Members of the United Auto Workers union picketed 75 Hyundai dealerships around the U.S. today, Nov. 30. While the union has announced it will soon try to organize the workers at a foreign automaker’s U.S. factory, representatives say this is not part of that push. The action comes in support of a worker who was Read on! →


The Guardian reports that Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn nearly doubled his pay last year, to $23.1 million in salary, bonuses and profit incentives. Experts within the automotive industry use many arguments to justify CEO salary levels in excess of $10 million. In the case of Winterkorn, these same experts point to the fact that Read on! →


Natural gas, or rather compressed natural gas or CNG, has great potential as fuel for vehicles, though there is little in the way of refueling infrastructure. However, two forthcoming home refueling stations from General Electric and Eaton might make it easier to have CNG cars. Few fueling stations for the few CNG cars on the Read on! →


The latest Saab bankruptcy filing makes the demise of the company all but certain. The company will not honor any warranties, but General Motors has agreed to honor Saab warranties in the U.S. Yet another Saab bankruptcy Every few years, Swedish auto firm Saab looks to be down for the count, but the latest bankruptcy Read on! →


Auto sales in the U.S. rose by 14 percent in November. The was the largest increase since April. Chrysler Group, Hyundai-Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen led the pack with the highest gains. Honda was the only automaker to see a decline. Highest since ‘cash for clunkers’ The November figures show the third straight month that the Read on! →


The next frontier in “smart” or “intelligent” or automatically adapting car technology is the most low-tech item on a car today: the tires. Intelligent tires are edging closer to being ready for sale every year. Where the rubber out-thinks the road Many components on cars have been improved over time with sensor technology and automation, Read on! →


The biggest obstacle to Saab being rescued in the past few years has been its former owner, General Motors. As a result, Saab’s current parent company, Spyker, has slapped GM with a $3 billion lawsuit for allegedly sabotaging a deal which would have saved the company. Spyker files suit over continuing drama Despite being in Read on! →


Nissan’s electric Leaf was not available in all 50 states until recently. However, U.S. dealers manged to move 9,700 units in 2011. The 2013 U.S. model begins production at the Smyrna, Tenn., facility possibly as early as December. The coming model will feature a whole slew of new upgrades to tempt the buyer. Responsive to Read on! →


Munich, Germany-based automaker Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is recalling 235,000 of its Mini Cooper cars worldwide over a possible fire risk associated with a water pump in the cooling system. About 89,000 of the cars affected in the recall are located in the U.S. Water pump could overheat, leading to fire The recall will Read on! →


Debate over the effectiveness and the constitutionality of red light cameras has been heated over the past year. Traditionally mounted at intersections, the traffic watchdog cameras may be finding yet another place to monitor impatient motorists. Many communities are now debating the possibility of putting the cameras onto school buses. Mounted on folding stop sign Read on! →