We are coming to the end of Robotics Week. That’s right, a week dedicated to all things robot. To celebrate, Ford has dug up some old pictures and press releases about an old friend. Freddie Ford was a talking promotional robot used at events in the late 1960s. Made almost entirely out of auto parts Read on! →


In the late 1970s, General Motors started putting microprocessor-based controls in its vehicles. Since then, electronic control units have become the biggest source of innovation and cost in vehicles. With the use of electronic control units expected to do nothing but grow, it is important to understand what exactly they do and how secure they Read on! →


Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles seem the perfect evolution beyond electric cars and gas-powered cars because they don’t require charging or filling up at fuel stations. The technology is prohibitively expensive but is slowly and surely making strides. Go electric without the plug There are two methods of powering an electric car, though the bits like Read on! →


Driver’s education classes had long been the standard for teens learning to drive, along with parental instruction. However, these classes have all but disappeared from schools and there is some debate over the effectiveness of a laissez-faire approach to driver’s education. NHTSA among drivers education skeptics It used to be, according to USA Today, that Read on! →


Although motorcycle riding is exciting to a lot of men, they probably wouldn’t want to take it as far as one California man did. Henry Wolf claimed in court last week that a four-hour ride on a BMW motorcycle caused him to have an erection for the last 20 months. He is suing BMW of Read on! →


Bloomberg reports that new car loans are becoming easier for consumers to obtain. Auto industry experts view this as an indicator that new car sales may continue to grow, something the United States hasn’t seen since “Cash for Clunkers.” New car loans making gradual return Ford Motor Company chief economist Ellen Hughes-Cromwick told Bloomberg that Read on! →


American motorists have been slow to embrace electric vehicles for many reasons. The cost and the lack or range and infrastructure are chief among them. Still others may be deciding to wait a bit until all the bugs have been worked out. Indeed, recalls and accusations of battery fires have plagued more than one major Read on! →


Tuesday Fisker unveiled its new Surf hybrid wagon, the latest addition to the Karma line, at the Frankfurt auto show. The car appeals to environmentally conscious drivers with families. It offers a stylish yet family-friendly design. The company’s new flying brake The Surf is the new “flying brake” incarnation of Fisker’s 2010 range-extended electric vehicle, Read on! →


Looking to fill your winter with the excitement of a ski trip? If you’re like most people, you’re going to need good wheels to get you to the hill. That’s why it’s important to know the best car for a ski trip. Here are some ideas to bring you and big powder together. MPG, ABS Read on! →