Hybrid and other green technologies are becoming all the rage. Audi’s electric drive train technology, called e-Tron, is set to start appearing in showrooms and the company is starting to promote it heavily. Going green at Le Mans Audi’s electric version of the R8, dubbed the R8 e-Tron, has been confirmed for production and is Read on! →


U.S. safety regulators are conducting a preliminary probe into consumer complaints of side door fires in Toyota Camrys, Camry Solaras and RAV 4s. However, no recall has been issued at this time. Over 800,000 vehicles affected The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 830,000 2007 model year Toyota Camry sedans, Camry Solara coupes and Read on! →


A European field study has taken a look at the performance of crash avoidance systems, like crash detection and adaptive cruise control, finding they work. The study looked at several different types of the technology, finding collision risks were reduced 42 percent overall. Safety first Over the past decade, automakers have been including crash avoidance Read on! →


The U.S. Justice Department reported Wednesday that the Swedish auto parts maker Autoliv has agreed to plead guilty in an auto parts price fixing conspiracy. It is the sixth company caught so far in the investigation. A Japanese executive has also agreed to take a guilty stance. Fixing costs of safety gear The Stockholm-based Autoliv Read on! →


Sometimes, a vehicle featured in a major motion picture or iconic television series becomes almost as famous as the star of the film or TV series itself. Cars can hold value for decades if the vehicle becomes famous that way. Granted, sometimes it can be due to “product placement,” when a film company deliberately puts Read on! →


General Motors has delayed the delivery or sales of around 60,000 vehicles already on dealer’s lots due to a glitch in the OnStar crash notification system. The proactive move may have saved it a more expensive recall campaign, if left unattended until the future. OnStar glitch won’t report some crashes General Motors says that, unless Read on! →


An Acura ILX and Honda CR-V recall has been announced, as the rear doors on the cars could fly open. The issue is caused by a fault in the door latch for the front doors, posing a danger to driver and passengers. Honda CR-V recall only for current model year Honda, according to the Washington Read on! →


A sober icon of American history drives up to the auction block in January. A collector with the right bid will be able to drive home in the hearse that carried the body of John F. Kennedy to Love Field following his assassination in Dallas in 1963. A grim ride Bids will be taken on Read on! →


Suzuki Motors Corp. of Japan announced Monday that it will be recalling more than 100,000 of its Swift hatchbacks worldwide. The automaker’s plans to market the vehicle in the U.S. remain uncertain. Defective hose could leak fuel The Japanese automaker says it will call back 109,000 of the five-door vehicles because of a possibly defective Read on! →


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the 2013 Dodge Dart and three other models to its “Top Safety Pick” list. The current list now includes 131 vehicles. Coveted Top Safety Pick list The other models added to the list were the Lexus ES 350 midsize luxury sedan, the Hyundai crossover Santa Fe and Read on! →