Welcome back to this selected glance at important women in automotive history. Let’s continue our look at female innovators, inventors and activists. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Florence Lawrence: Silent film star, auto innovator Silent film actress Florence Lawrence came up with the idea for two of the most indispensable Read on! →


America’s love of the automobile has been equal opportunity for both sexes since the dawn of the industry. This was in spite of sexist Victorian ideas that prevailed in the U.S. during the early 20th century, when the automobile got its start. Here are some highlights of women in U.S. automotive history (with a few Read on! →


Tesla Motors appears to have saved its bacon, as it recently started delivering the Model S, the company’s electric full-size sedan. Though the Model X SUV is next on the agenda, it’s been announced that a Tesla compact sedan is in the works, as Tesla wants to take on the 3 series. Tesla electric sedan Read on! →


In a recent ambitious press release, the Sweden-based automaker Volvo announced its goal of  no deaths or serious injuries in its new vehicles after 2020. Further, it anticipates a time when no Volvos are involved in any crashes, period. To that aim, Volvo is working on three new high-tech safety solutions. Volvo take on distracted Read on! →


Common sense dictates that the rules of the road apply equally to all drivers. Special accommodations for such common elements of city driving like parallel parking simply are not made. Unless you’re in the German Black Forest town of Triberg, that is. Sources report that tricky parking spaces in town are labeled with an icon Read on! →


In a scene resembling a stunt from a James Bond movie, a man was ejected, seemingly unharmed, through his sunroof during a car crash in Dudley, Central England. Man ejected through sunroof A surveillance camera caught the whole thing on video. It shows the Peugeot 406 tumbling through a fence and into the back yard Read on! →


Automatic transmissions are subject of a bit of arms race of late, specifically concerning the number of transmission gears, as more gears tends to produce greater efficiency. However, Julio Caspari, head of ZF in North America, thinks the maximum number of gears will be reached soon. Transmission gears have come far in recent years Ever Read on! →


Conventional driver’s training classes do a poor job of preparing people how to drive. Too many drivers don’t know how to take on many real-world roadway scenarios. If you’re truly interested in learning how to drive, you need the full story. Here are a few driving tips that can contribute mightily toward anyone’s auto safety. Read on! →


Few mechanical problems are closer to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater like unintended acceleration. A petition is being lodged with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that complaints of Ford Escape unintended acceleration should be dealt with by ordering a recall. Petition lodged to address Ford Escape unintended acceleration by recall A number of Read on! →