The U.S. auto industry is in for a real shot in the arm by 2015, reports the Center for Automotive Research. According to recent research, the Detroit Big Three are poised to hire as many as 30,000 additional workers over the next four years. Rebounding car and truck sales and new labor contracts made this Read on! →


In 2003 and 2005, Honda recalled more than 1.4 million vehicles over a problem with the shift interlock system. Today, a new Honda recall was announced for the same problem. This Honda recall covers 2003 Accords, 2003 Civics and some 2003 and 2004 Elements. The Honda recall shift interlock problem The impetus for the new Read on! →


There are only so many ways to get out of a traffic ticket, but a physics professor at the University of California San Diego used science. Dmitri Krioukov published a four-page paper demonstrating his innocence with physics. Fighting The Man with science According to the Daily Mail, a San Diego physics professor recently used his Read on! →


Despite most flying cars being the realm of science fiction, there have been occasional attempts at making what are termed “roadable aircraft.” A modern example, the Terrafugia Transition, is heading to the New York Auto Show. A plane car Man has dreamed of a car that doubles as a plane for a long time. The Read on! →


A predatory lending practice in the mortgage industry outlawed by the financial reform bill escaped regulation in the auto lending industry. “Dealer reserve” is a legal practice similar to yield spread premiums; the practice of steering borrowers toward more expensive loans in exchange for a kickback. Although yield spread premiums are now illegal, dealer reserve Read on! →


Common tools used by automakers to boost sales of vehicles that aren’t selling well are cash rebates and related vehicle incentives. Rebate amounts are generally small, no more than a few thousand dollars for even the most expensive vehicles. Sometimes, however, an automaker like Maybach goes for broke. The ultra-luxury automaker is offering a massive Read on! →


Usually, when a mistake happens at an automaker’s factory, it means that a person’s car is liable to explode into flames. However, sometimes it’s to the customer’s benefit, as GMC and Chevy trucks are going to be offered at steep discounts as General Motors has made too many of them. Chevy trucks fall prey to Read on! →


When people buy electric cars, they get federal tax credits. There are also a growing number of third-party companies that convert regular cars to electric vehicles, and those cars are eligible for the EV tax credit too. Limited selection A selling point for electric vehicles, besides never paying for gas again, is that the federal Read on! →


When other automakers zig, Ferrari zags. Most believe that carbon fiber is the best material for making car components lighter, but the Italian supercar maker is standing behind its use of aluminum. Ferrari insists aluminum is superior for most cars, a stance that goes against the grain in the automotive industry. Enzo preferred aluminum Dating Read on! →