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! →


Getting around a big town like San Francisco can be an expensive or otherwise inconvenience proposition when you don’t have a car. For those who do have a car and want to rent themselves out as an affordable taxi-competing ride for hire service, there’s the iPhone app SideCar. Drivers and passengers in need of assistance Read on! →


Sixteen cities in nine countries are making a concerted effort to put six million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. A new report called the EV City Casebook is tracking those efforts and offers tips to other cities to reach those goals. The EV City Casebook The new report, published by the International Energy Read on! →


Irving Gordon, a retired school teacher in New York state, has become famous for an automotive feat rivaled by few. Gordon almost has a 3 million mile car, a Volvo P1800 coupe, which he has fastidiously maintained since buying the car in 1966. The 3 million mile car has only 34,000 miles left Irving Gordon Read on! →


Volvo Cars North America, an automaker that prides itself on its safety record, has agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to federal safety regulators for not conducting seven separate recalls in a timely manner. Volvo fined for procrastination The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the penalty assessment on its website Tuesday. Since that Read on! →