Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has an ax to grind regarding the way the Obama administration handled the automotive bailout, Automotive News reports. The former Pennsylvania senator told a Detroit, Mich., audience that he wouldn’t have floated taxpayer money to General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC because he believes “too big to fail” means Read on! →


Scientists at Edinburgh Napier University’s Biofuel Research Center in Edinburgh, Scotland, have successfully used Scotch whiskey by-products to produce butanol biofuel, reports Cnet.com. These by-products – waste grains from the distillery process – can provide 30 percent more energy than traditional biofuels like ethanol when formulated into butanol, writes MIT Technology Review. That means more Read on! →


Let’s continue our look at female innovators, inventors and activists. This concludes a three-part article on important women in automotive history. Here’s PART 1 and PART 2. Other random historical bits from women’s automotive history In 1910, 5 percent all licensed drivers in the U.S. were women In 1916, the Girl Scouts began to offer Read on! →


Diesel cars have not been as popular in the  U.S. as they are elsewhere. If the upcoming BMW diesel 5 series ever comes stateside, some people may reconsider. Two turbochargers not sufficient Naturally, two turbochargers is just not sufficient if three can be had. BMW has taken that idea to heart when designing an upcoming Read on! →


The next step for technology giant Apple is apparently into the transportation game as an Apple car is reportedly in the works. If it does come to pass, rest assured that you will hate the people who drive them. Apple car only a rumor for now Apple fans are thankfully getting less noisy these days Read on! →


The recession has forced many consumers to hold onto their cars for longer than they’d planned, which is both a blessing and a curse for dealer service departments, says Wards Auto. Car sales and warranty jobs are down (as well as the market for auto loans), which has prompted dealer service departments to intensify their Read on! →


Blind drivers have generally been left out of the equation when it comes to latest automotive innovations. The fact that the phrase “blind drivers” can be uttered at all in America might invoke a bad comedy act to some, but the truth is that technology is changing the playing field. The Detroit Bureau blog reports Read on! →


A new postal truck is being sought by the United States Postal Service. The previous model, the Grumman LLV, is well past it’s sell-by date and a new car is being looked into. Grumman LLV to be retired as standard postal truck The current postal truck, the Grumman LLV, is being eyed for delivery into Read on! →


One of the proving grounds for automotive technology is in racing and a number of alternative power train vehicles are headed to prestigious events this year. Electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles are competing in prestigious races like the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. From the Nurburgring to the Read on! →


Some have wondered why American cars are not offered with right-hand drive, or a steering wheel on the right, as it would be safer for getting out of the vehicle. There are some ways to get a right-hand drive car. The hidden hand Astute observers may have noted American cars have the steering wheel on Read on! →