In the largest experiment of its kind ever, the U.S. government is backing a study on connected cars in Ann Arbor, Michigan. About 3,000 vehicles of all types will be equipped with technology to communicate with one another in the massive endeavor. Connected cars improve flow, reduce crashes Connected cars use wireless technology to communicate Read on! →


In January Car Deal Expert posted about BMW’s recall of exactly six 2012 X5 xDrive35i models over automatic transmissions issues. In discussing that recall, we examined some of the smallest auto recalls in history. That begged the question, what were the largest? Here, in descending order, are the top five. 5. February 1981, GM In Read on! →


Ford Motor Co. nearly collapsed when the bubble burst on the U.S. automotive industry, and the automaker carried the scar of a junk status credit rating to prove it. The Associated Press reports that Ford may have healed. Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford’s junk status Tuesday, replacing it with a designation of investment grade. Ford’s Read on! →


Here are even more famous people who lived in their cars. Tyler Perry is among them, which almost seems like prescient poetic justice, considering the vile, racist nature of his “entertainment.” I’m sure he’s a nice guy, otherwise. Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Famous people who lived in Read on! →


“A Different Kind of Car” Now Just a Dead GM Brand It appeared that General Motors was going to find a way to make a deal with Penske Automotive Group. It appeared that Saturn, which used to market itself as “a different kind of company” with more of a grassroots American appeal, was going to Read on! →


A so-insane-its-cool concept car from more than fifty years ago is returning home after surviving times of tumultuous unrest in the Middle East. The 1960 Plymouth XNR concept drives up to the auction block in August. Plymouth XNR concept The one-of-a-kind stylish roadster will be auctioned off on August 18 at the RN auction in Read on! →


Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne has announced that the automaker will pay bonuses to its hourly and salaried employees, reports the Detroit Free Press. Via a corporate e-mail sent Jan. 31, Marchionne praised Chrysler employees for contributing to the introduction of 16 new or revamped cars in 2010. Bonuses will be delivered on Feb. 11, Read on! →


In a move that many may see as a cynical distrust in the common sense of American motorists, Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. is recalling fewer than 1,000 of its 2012 Titan pickups. Because of a seating-capacity labeling error, the cab of the truck may become overloaded with six passengers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Read on! →