Tesla Motors Co. has been teasing car aficionados for months with tantalizing hints about its new all-electric crossover SUV, the 2014 Tesla Model X. But the one leak that seems to be getting the most buzz is its revolutionary “falcon doors,” which may just do gull wing doors one better. Opening the door The first Read on! →


The White House wants to impose stiffer penalties for automakers who delay reporting defects to avoid costly recalls. Republicans and automakers say the increased fines are excessive. Current fines ‘a pittance’ The administrator of the National Traffic safety Administration, David Strickland, said Thursday that the current maximum fine levied against automakers — $17 million — Read on! →


Some banks give away free calendars, toasters and pens to new depositors. In an unprecedented move, a Florida bank is offering a free Mercedes-Benz to its customers who deposit $1 million or more. Meanwhile, Mercedes celebrates its best April sales ever. Open a CD, drive a Mercedes The C1 Bank of Florida — formerly known Read on! →


A recent media statement issued by Nissan Vice President Andy Palmer has exposed a cyber crime ring that could have led to the theft of customer and employee data. Technicians have determined that no sensitive data was accessed, but Nissan’s system security was compromised. Malware was discovered April 13 on Nissan’s master network. Hacking employees’ Read on! →


Among the many other entrants at the New York Auto Show, BMW is bringing some new stuff. One of the cars the Bayernische Motor Werken is showing off is the X1 crossover, which is going to be released in the U.S. US finally getting BMW X1 In 2009, according to Inside Line, BMW unveiled the Read on! →


Federal law currently prevents car dealers from selling vehicles that have been recalled by their manufacturers. Current federal law does not require that rented vehicles under recall are repaired before being rented out, but that is set to change. The recall rental problem The problem with rental car recalls is that legally, rental car companies Read on! →


Ford Motor Company announced several boardroom changes Thursday, following Wednesday’s board meeting. One of the newly appointed board members is a former Republican presidential candidate. Board changes and additions Ford’s President and CEO Alan Mulally announced in a teleconference Thursday the April 1 retirement of both CFO Lewis Booth and Derrick Kuzak, the automaker’s Group Read on! →


Black ice may not be called black because it’s some kind of dark ghost that haunts your winter driving. However, if such nomenclature were based on that, there would be no solid ground upon which to object. Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Driving on ice – The black Read on! →


The debate continues over whether cities should install cameras to catch people running red lights. The cameras are often installed at intersections, and proponents insist they save lives and money. However, the evidence is not conclusive. Study claims cameras make motorists safer Red light cameras may not save as many lives as claimed, according to Read on! →