Consumer advocacy groups have been spearheading negotiations to impose regulations on the nation’s auto rental companies, preventing them from renting or selling recalled cars that have not been repaired. Those negotiations have broken down. Some firms renting recalled cars The group Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) and its subsequent internet campaign were organized Read on! →


In a scene resembling a stunt from a James Bond movie, a man was ejected, seemingly unharmed, through his sunroof during a car crash in Dudley, Central England. Man ejected through sunroof A surveillance camera caught the whole thing on video. It shows the Peugeot 406 tumbling through a fence and into the back yard Read on! →


“The Green Hornet” hits theaters Jan. 14, and classic car lovers are drooling in anticipation of seeing the tricked-out 1965 Chrysler Imperial Crown that hits the bad guys hard. It’s “Black Beauty,” and Popular Mechanics recently spoke with “Green Hornet” automotive coordinator Dennis McCarthy about the process of bringing Black Beauty to the screen. Black Read on! →


Every driver has multiple blind spots; it’s impossible to see everything on the roadway at once. Since 2008, blind-spot radar that can help drivers avoid accidents has been introduced in consumer vehicles to help deal with this safety issue. As Steve Rode, president of Swedish blind-spot radar manufacturer Autoliv Electronics, notes business is booming. Sales Read on! →


The maker of the BMW X1 is giving motorist who love the outdoors a chance to assist in protecting and preserving some great outdoor areas that need a helping hand. And it s not asking them to give a cent. BMW X1 Restore the Outdoors BMW of North America, the domestic arm of the Bavarian Read on! →


If you’re a forward-thinking person with a creative knack for developing plans to improve our overall quality of life, Audi invites you to put your ideas to the test in the Tony Stark Innovation Challenge. The most tech-savvy individual who isn’t afraid to use social media to promote the greatness of their concept (and who Read on! →


There are few things in life more frustrating than getting behind a driver who thinks being cautious means going 10 miles under the posted limit. It is especially frustrating in heavy traffic, when you are running late for work and traveling in the so-called “passing lane” on the left. I mean, can’t Mr. Cautious just Read on! →


Once upon a time, teenagers pined for the day they’d receive their drivers’ licenses; it was a right of passage. Today, a study by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor finds that teen drivers would rather navigate the information superhighway than the interstate highway system. Simply put, U.S. teens of driving age prefer having Read on! →


An investigation by Edmunds has revealed that a large number of cars that are recalled by manufacturers don’t get fixed. A good number of similar inquiries have found similar results of many owners not getting repairs done that could save their lives. Stand by your van Earlier this week, Ford announced a recall of Windstar Read on! →


Every Japanese sports car from decades past has its share of fanboys, among them the Toyota Supra, the muscle-bound coupe that was fast, handled well and was also highly receptive to tuning into the stratosphere. Toyota and BMW are currently working on a joint sports car project, which is said to be resurrecting the Supra. Read on! →