New car prices are down from last year. That coupled with the dropping price of gasoline could make this summer a little rosier for recession-weary motorists. Fuller inventories Many auto dealer are offering discounts that were not seen last year because of the shortage of vehicles from Asian automakers. The output from those automakers suffered Read on! →

Automotive News reports that the 2013 Honda Accord, which is slated to go on sale in the U.S. this fall, will be a shorter affair than in years past. Experts believe that a new engine model family and continuously variable transmission will help make the new Accord sedan and coupe models more than a match Read on! →

The American Civil Liberties Union, among others, has noticed that some police officers are not happy about being filmed by citizens. To help some citizens with “watching the watchers,” there are two ACLU police recording apps that make it easier. ACLU police recording apps help custodiet the custodes Roman satirist Juvenal once wrote “quis custodiet Read on! →

Automotive News reports that a senior manager with Lamborghini’s parent company, Audi, has confirmed that the Italian supercar-maker will soon reveal a Lamborghini SUV crossover. Following in the footsteps of the LM002 line, the new Lamborghini will reportedly offer dramatic new styling, yet the same luxurious equipment for which the automaker is known. Lamborghini SUV Read on! →

Unless you’re the type of person who obsessively cleans the steering wheel, gear shift, door handles and other surfaces inside your vehicle with antibacterial wipes, eating in a car can place your health at risk. London’s Daily Mail reports that numerous germs associated with food poisoning, skin infection and even vomiting were found in a Read on! →

A new report from the Automobile Association of America found that 77 percent of all parents surveyed said they met or exceeded the recommendations regarding child car seats set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics one year ago. Guidelines revised in 2011 The report speaks well of the nation’s parents, who are taking child Read on! →

Mazda is the latest of the major car companies to jump on the electric vehicle bandwagon, by creating the Mazda2 EV, an electric version of the subcompact hatchback. The car, also called the Demio EV, will be available for lease in October, though only in Japan. Japan gets first crack at Mazda2 EV In January Read on! →

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu was recently honored as a “Top Safety Pick” for crash test performance by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, Chevrolet is recalling the Malibu for a faulty airbag that can deploy randomly. Irony is thick Recently, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, according to the Washington Post, was named a “Top Read on! →

According to Los Angeles Times reports, General Motors is looking to get back into the auto finance game, with a little help from AmeriCredit Corp. The beleaguered automaker plans to purchase AmeriCredit for $3.5 billion in cash. That’s $24.50 per share. AmeriCredit will fill the void left by GMAC –which spun out of control during Read on! →

In an age where automotive safety devices are as sophisticated as they’ve ever been, some distressing things have happened on U.S. highways in 2012. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic deaths in the first quarter of 2012 jumped a whopping 13.5 percent, to the highest fatality rate since 2008. Sources indicate this Read on! →