The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed Thursday that brake override systems be made mandatory in all new vehicles. The proposal comes as a fallout to large-scale Toyota recalls in 2009 and 2010 for deadly, unintended accelerations. Override braking system required Under the NHTSA proposal, all cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. would Read on! →


Distracted driving is a multifaceted conundrum, in that there are myriad ways for a driver to dangerously shift attention away from surrounding road conditions. In light of the oncoming wave of in-car electronics related to driving infotainment, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a set of rules that drivers may eventually be required 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! →


Batman has become such an iconic character in our culture that he is constantly being reinvented for new generations. And, as we have seen, so is his car. Our look at the history of the Dark Knight’s ride continues. Schumacher’s Batmobile twins Director Joel Schumacher took over the series after Tim Burton, and with the Read on! →


Though not the main selling point of electric vehicles, their quiet operation has often been cited as a great side benefit. Legislation that would require electric vehicles to make noise, however, is in the works. The technology is available to make cars noisier, but the government is considering mandating it. The problem with silent vehicles Read on! →


California Governor Jerry Brown rode to Google headquarters in Mountain View Tuesday aboard a┬áPrius that was driving itself. He was there to sign a bill into law that establishes regulating standards for driverless cars. Driverless Cars Bill reads like science-fiction After his journey by magic Toyota, Governor Brown spoke at a signing ceremony for the Read on! →


The 2011 GTS champion of the Sports Car Club of America’s Pro Racing Pirelli World Challenge Series, Paul Brown, has died of skin cancer less than eight months after he was diagnosed with the disease. The popular race car driver was only 43 years old. The career of Paul Brown Brown was the son of Read on! →


Certain things such as oil and water, Klingons and Tribbles, Michael Bay and movies, and so on, are never supposed to mix. Another is General Motors and Ford, but the two companies have paired up to joint-develop nine- and 10-speed transmissions. Huge rivals teaming up for nine and 10-speed transmissions Some things aren’t meant to Read on! →


Another Toyota recall has been announced — or rather, three recalls at once. A recall by Toyota is starting to become a regular occurrence, and some are looking forward to when Toyota stops recalling cars. More than 1.5 million cars are affected. The first recall, of over 1.3 million vehicles concerns a possible defect in Read on! →