Certain things such as oil and water, Klingons and Tribbles, Michael Bay and movies, and so on, are never supposed to mix. Another is General Motors and Ford, but the two companies have paired up to joint-develop nine- and 10-speed transmissions. Huge rivals teaming up for nine and 10-speed transmissions Some things aren’t meant to Read on! →


The Progressive Automotive X Prize has long been considered the “holy grail” of vehicle efficiency. This $5 million prize is for creating a vehicle that gets 100 miles per gallon. Trials in Michigan are underway, and it appears that two cars have a very good chance of winning the prize. The details of the Automotive Read on! →


We continue our survey of wacko travel destinations with a look at the giant fiberglass men that dot the nation. They are all derived from a Paul Bunyan mold and have been adapted to attract attention to a variety of venues. Multiple Bunyans You’ve seen them holding golf clubs, tires and mufflers. A giant, looming Read on! →


There aren’t many stations where a hydrogen-powered car can fill up the tank outside of California. However, a new hydrogen-generating plant in Orange County has an idea that could make hydrogen more readily available: using waste to produce hydrogen fuel. Plant makes fuel from what people flush In the film “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,” Mel Read on! →


According to a press release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Thursday, luxury Italian automaker Maserati is recalling nearly 1,800 2008-2010 Granturismo models. The recall affects both the coupe and convertible versions of the car, and comes in response to a possible defect in the tail and brake lights. Defect could cauce lights to Read on! →


Subaru has announced two recalls because of manufacturing defects that pose significant risks. Windshield wipers on Outback and Legacy models from 2010 and 2011 have a defect and control arms on certain older Impreza, Forester and Saab cars can rust and break. Windshield wiper motor defect in Subaru Outback and Legacy Subaru, according to USA Read on! →


Automotive News reports that Chrysler Group will be reopening some doors in the Motor City. The automaker’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, Mich., will start production again in order to accommodate the next-generation SRT Viper supercar. Conner plant will provide nearly 150 jobs Nearly 150 hourly and salaried jobs will be created in Detroit Read on! →


A venture involving the Spanish government, some small Spanish firms and engineers from MIT may soon come to fruition. The project has yielded an interesting city car, the Hiriko, which will start production by the end of the year. Basque to the future According to the New York Times, the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Read on! →


The world’s largest market for automobiles It comes as no great surprise that China is now the world’s largest market for automobiles, and presumably, automobile financing. After all, with more than 1.3 billion people, its population is now more than four times that of the United States. What’s startling, however, is the rate at which Read on! →


Chrysler announced last week that it would be recalling approximately 340 2012 Fiat 500s and Dodge Journeys. The reason cited for the recall is that they were rolled out to the showrooms with contaminated brake fluid. The fluid, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said, could lead to a loss of braking functions. ‘A loss Read on! →