In a move to improve the safety of its vehicles, Ford engineers and scientists from China’s Tianjin University of Science and Technology are developing digital crash test dummies for simulated tests as part of a one-year agreement. The computerized human models are intended to increase automotive designers’ knowledge of how human anatomy responds to the Read on! →

Believe it or not, with so many alternatives to those idiotic radio stations available these days, most people still prefer the radio. Despite satellite radio and streaming radio becoming ever more popular, that old AM/FM habit is apparently a hard one to lose. Invisible airwaves still crackle with life as radio soldiers on You would Read on! →

The U.S. Department of Energy today disputed a new report by the oil industry’s Coordinating Research Council, which concludes that E15 fuel — a gasoline, ethanol mix — can damage some engines. Contains 15 percent ethanol E15 contains 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. It is the highest ratio of ethanol to gas recommended Read on! →

When General Motors first introduced the Chevrolet Volt, it was estimated the vehicle got 230 miles per gallon. The government formula that was used to calculate this number, though, was never officially approved. This means that the estimation of miles per gallon for most hybrids will have to be recalculated — not just the Chevy Read on! →

General Motors, along with most other companies, does engage in a bit of charity work and recently was found to be doing quite the novel thing with leftover car parts. Leftover car insulation from older cars was put to use as a liner material for coats that are being distributed to the homeless. Good use Read on! →

The new season of “The Walking Dead” began this week and Halloween is right around the corner. That makes it a great time to revisit Robert Kirkman’s Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine. Never mind that it was unveiled over the summer. Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine unveiled A Hyundai Elantra may not seem at Read on! →

You know it’s important to change your engine oil at regular intervals. In general, the older the vehicle, the more often the motor oil should be changed. However, what do the numbers and letters listed on that container of engine oil actually mean? With assistance from The Engine Oil Bible, Car Deal Expert helps you Read on! →

Hanging items from the rear-view mirror is, for many, an act of personal expression, like getting a tattoo or dressing in a certain style. But strictly speaking, is it legal to do so? The law is fuzzy, and changes from area to area. But you can get pulled over for it on rare occasions. Self-expression Read on! →

BMW has announced a recall for late models of its diesel-powered vehicles due to an issue with  exhaust emissions system components. The recall affects 2009 to 2011 model year X5, X6 and 3 series vehicles with diesel engines. Luxury diesels fraught with issues BMW, according to AutoGuide, is recalling late model X5 and X6 crossovers Read on! →

In Europe, legislation to improve the safety of pedestrians has been gaining strength over the years. Many vehicle manufacturers are starting to respond with safety features designed specifically for pedestrians. The pedestrian statistics Approximately 11 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States are pedestrians, and about 400 children per year are killed in Read on! →