Some doctors in the Los Angeles area are blaming last year’s “Carmageddon” scare for a rise in births nine months later. Carmageddon strikes Last year, from July 16-18, Los Angeles motorists were told to stay off of a ten-mile stretch of Interstate 405 to allow for construction work. I-405 is a major thoroughfare running from Read on! →


Mazda plans to unveil its new Takeri concept at the Tokyo Auto Show in late November. The car will feature a unique regenerative braking system that powers the car’s electrical functions and saves fuel. A hint of the new Mazda6 The Takeri concept is a mid-size four-door sedan that hints strongly at the next generation Read on! →


A woman in Utah, one Barbara Bagley, is suing herself in a wrongful death suit and the case has made a lot of headlines. While it seems the most ludicrous suit yet – and in the United States no less – the suit is much less frivolous than one might seem. Barbara Bagley wins appeal Read on! →


Many of us agonize over the gas mileage of our vehicles and what the greenest car purchase may be. The kind of repair shop we take our vehicles to, however, could have a huge environmental impact. Green repair Green auto repair shops can be difficult to find and even more difficult to define. Auto repair Read on! →


Pizza delivery drivers have a harder job than some might think. Aside from having to provide their own vehicle and not getting reimbursed much for gas or maintenance, there is also a moderate risk of pizza delivery robbery. Stun gun used in Florida pizza delivery robbery People who labor in “unskilled” trades are sort of Read on! →


Volvo, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based automaker owned by Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., is reeling from less-than-promising auto sales numbers in North America. Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby has sounded the partnership call. Before an audience at the Automotive News Europe World Congress in Mexico, Jacoby noted Volvo prefers to use a pre-existing North American Read on! →


There are many dangers one must confront while driving, not least of which are the other cars on the road. There are also large critters in some parts of the country, weather events and also collapsing road signs, which give way and land on unsuspecting driver’s cars. Texas claims tort immunity in case of collapsing Read on! →


Back in 2006 – before America’s economy took a nosedive and automakers begged at the government’s door – Ford considered its status among American automakers. The company pondered long and hard about how it got where it was and decided that going its own way was vital to its success when its brand needed help. Read on! →


A Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was lost in a Japanese tsunami last year and washed ashore in Canada will be exhibited in a U.S. motorcycle museum to honor all those who were killed or devastated by the disaster. At sea more than a year The 2004 FXSTB Softail Night Train bike, still in a Styrofoam-lined storage Read on! →


A new report from the Automobile Association of America found that 77 percent of all parents surveyed said they met or exceeded the recommendations regarding child car seats set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics one year ago. Guidelines revised in 2011 The report speaks well of the nation’s parents, who are taking child Read on! →