We’ve all been regaled with stories in the past few years about how close driverless cars are and that’s fine. However, there is another type of transportation that seems much more fertile ground, namely hover bikes, that might be much more attractive. The hover bike is straight out of Star Wars In “Return of the Read on! →


There is a modern obsession with horsepower, as more powerful cars are considered more desirable. It’s great to have a fun car to drive, but that doesn’t mean one should go broke getting one. Get pace at right price For drivers looking at upgrading to a premium performance model car, there are some that cost Read on! →


For right or wrong, recent lithium-ion battery fire stories in the news have caused some to question the safety of electric vehicles. Sometimes, the batteries hold up, and other times, they don’t. A horrific accident involving a Ferrari 599 GTO and an electric taxi May 26 in Singapore has gained international attention, but not because Read on! →


After a meeting with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, has  introduced legislation that would reduce federal funding for states that do not ban texting while driving. However, many families who have lost members because of distracted drivers say this is not enough. Drunken drivers face very stiff penalties, as they should. Read on! →


There are a number of automotive testing parameters the world over, but among the most curious is the moose test, employed by a number of countries with such critters. The ungainly ungulates may seem a joke subject, but believe it or not the test is incredibly valid. Moose test up there with crash test for Read on! →


Getting your oil changed, or changing your own oil, seems like a pretty basic process. Drain out the oil, replace the filter, put everything back together, and add new oil. In some mechanics’ garages and quick-lube shops, though, “suction” or “siphon” oil changing methods are gaining popularity. What are the basic differences between suction oil Read on! →


After 2011, no new Ford Rangers will be made in the U.S. The light pickup made by Ford has remained basically unchanged for years. There was a reason for that, as the Ranger was usually the best selling light pickup on the market. Ford has decided to let the Ranger go, and the truck will Read on! →


It has not been a great month for Honda, which has issued a third recall in the space of less two weeks. The latest, a Honda CR-V recall, is for the window switch in the 2002 to 2006 CR-V, which can be damaged by moisture and fail, along with posing a risk of fire due Read on! →


Tesla Motors, the rock star of independent firms making electric vehicles, has its fingers in all sorts of pies at the moment. The company has pre-orders flooding in for its Model S and Model X cars and has just announced a joint project with Mercedes. Model X already getting pre-orders Tesla Motors recently unveiled its Read on! →