We are coming to the end of Robotics Week. That’s right, a week dedicated to all things robot. To celebrate, Ford has dug up some old pictures and press releases about an old friend. Freddie Ford was a talking promotional robot used at events in the late 1960s. Made almost entirely out of auto parts Read on! →


One of the more exciting reveals at the recent Paris Auto Show was a concept hybrid car by Jaguar. The C-X75 has everyone in the industry excited over its electric hybrid system, which will include four independent in-wheel, 195-hp motors. There will also be a gas turbine-powered engine as a 180-hp backup when the batteries Read on! →


The more automotive technology advances, the more it remains the same. For many pieces of new car technology that come down the pipe, we find that what is being touted as “new” is in fact not new at all, but a marketing ploy. Here are five examples of new car tech that are so old, Read on! →


Jaguar announced its new XKR-S convertible just a week before unleashing it at the current Los Angeles Auto Show. The new drop-top version of the automaker’s fastest and most powerful model is bound to become the envy of collectors. Its steep price tag puts it out of league for most of us, and only 25 Read on! →


Red light cameras have been suspended in 21 out of 25 municipalities in Jew Jersey, following issues with their calibration. But don’t get cocky, Jersey drivers. Big Brother is still watching and taking names on the red light camera ban. Two-thirds of cameras affected The New Jersey Transportation Department reported that it will be suspending Read on! →


The National Motorists Association is a leading critic of red light cameras, saying the cameras are exorbitant and unnecessary. The group has issued a red light camera challenge, betting any city $10,000 it can accomplish all the goals of the cameras without needing them. National Motorists Association places a bet One of the leading voices Read on! →


Ford recently announced some details concerning the Focus Electric, the all-electric version of the popular compact car. The Focus Electric will list for $40,000 and will be initially offered for sale in three states by the end of the year. Three states to get electric Focus by Christmas Ford Motor Company announced some time ago Read on! →


Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been criticized by both parties for his infamous comments that the U.S. should “let Detroit go bankrupt.” Yet that did not stop him Monday from trying to “take a lot of credit” for the U.S. auto industry’s turnaround. A Cleveland campaign stop Mr. Romney made his comments in Read on! →


The West Coast Electric Highway initiative is a plan to set up charging stations for plug-in vehicles along the West Coast, from San Diego, Calif., to Vancouver, British Columbia. The hope is to encourage the sales of EVs by relieving driver’s “range anxiety.” Tuesday, the first AeroVironment EV charging stations opened along I-5 in Southern Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened investigations into reports of Chevrolet Cruze sedans and Jeep Wrangler SUVs catching fire. There is no common cause; the vehicles are made by different manufacturers but the NHTSA is looking into the matter. Spontaneous combustion The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened two probes into reports Read on! →