The first IndyCar race ever to be held in China was cancelled on June 13 in deference to a local beer festival. Apparently, drinking and driving really don’t go together, even for spectators, and beer trumps motor sports. At least in China. Coincides with International Beer Festival The race, which was previously announced in November, Read on! →


Financial Times reports that PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors are currently in “advanced talks” regarding a major alliance. According to reports, if the French and U.S. automakers are able to finalize an agreement, they will band together to produce both cars and automotive components in Europe. Peugeot would align with Opel/Vauxhall Should an agreement Read on! →


Only a handful of alternatives to the internal combustion engine have been created since the dawn of the automobile, among them a small number of turbine cars. They might become more common, as they are well-suited to supplementing hybrid systems. Turbine cars powered by simpler machines Turbines are simpler machines, in principle, than internal combustion Read on! →


In the early 1960s, Ferrari ruled the roost. Ferrari’s cars were as desirable as they were successful at racing. The company and its founder, Enzo Ferrari, also had a habit of rubbing people the wrong way. In the year 1962, several different parties set out with the single purpose of giving Enzo and the Prancing Read on! →


The tiwi sounds like practically the perfect solution for teen drivers. The little on-board computer monitors predefined “dangerous” behaviors and notifies both the driver and the parents of this activity. Originally developed for fleet drivers, the tiwi is now being marketed to parents of teen drivers. Is this little computer worth the cost and effort? Read on! →


A tragic fire that killed two children in Austin, Texas is being blamed on a recalled part in a Ford F150 pickup. There may be over a million more affected vehicles on the road. Two boys killed Two boys, ages seven and five, were sleeping in a garage, converted into their bedroom, when the fire Read on! →


Several years ago, a company called Gibbs Technologies made news with the Aquada, an amphibious car. The Aquada was intended for production but has stalled, so the company has unleashed the Gibbs Phibian, an aquatic vehicle geared for police and military use. No Richard Branson this time Gibbs Technologies became famous some years ago for Read on! →


In America, parking tickets are too insignificant for out budget-strapped police departments to devote much effort to enforcing. For many drivers, they have become little more than an annoyance, entitling them to park in any manner they please just to save walking a few steps. But apparently that is not the case the world over, Read on! →


Most modern cars accelerate, brake and shift gears using pedals, and that has created some noted disadvantages that come naturally. Although installing a jet style throttle into your vehicle would be totally awesome, there hasn’t been a great deal of variation on the theme of separate accelerator and brake pedals. This can pose problems, as Read on! →


You know that your car’s engine has an air filter that keeps dust and grime from impeding the combustion process, thus hampering optimal engine function and reducing fuel efficiency. Fewer people are aware that there’s a cabin air filter in most newer vehicles that must be changed on a periodic basis. Unless you like dust, Read on! →