The U.S. Justice Department reported Wednesday that the Swedish auto parts maker Autoliv has agreed to plead guilty in an auto parts price fixing conspiracy. It is the sixth company caught so far in the investigation. A Japanese executive has also agreed to take a guilty stance. Fixing costs of safety gear The Stockholm-based Autoliv Read on! →


A rat rod is one of the easiest ways for DIY gear heads to create a car that will turn heads, violate ear drums and flirt with breaking the traffic laws. They are one of the oldest American automotive traditions and they aren’t even that expensive, depending on the economy of scale. Rat rod among Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its traffic fatality report for 2010. Among other findings, overall traffic fatalities have fallen to the lowest levels since 1949. Alcohol still a killer There are few things more dangerous than a person behind the wheel who is under the influence of alcohol. Going by data contained Read on! →


As you’ve noticed, each of the top video game cars of all time have a series of desirable elements. Speed, handling and style are just a few of these. Fragging one’s enemies is also nice. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Top video game cars No. 6 – Convertible Taxi from Read on! →


The continued rise in the value of the yen makes profiting from international business increasingly difficult for many Japanese companies. Nissan Motor Co. is one of these, and as Automotive News reports, the unprofitable currency exchange rate has prompted the automaker to pull production of Infiniti vehicles out of Japan completely. Moving Infiniti production elsewhere Read on! →


Once-faltering Ford Motors picked itself up by its bootstraps and reinvented itself in 2006. The center of that push seems to be in developing and implemented new technologies to lower fuel consumption. Wednesday, the nation’s second largest automaker said it will now be devoting one of its largest laboratories to the effort. Ford rallies to Read on! →


It’s that time – Christmas time is here. There are ways to make the automotive enthusiast on your Christmas list happy, short of buying her a car. Here are some stocking stuffers that the car lover on your list will surely love. Branded merchandise, fit to please Countless consumer products have been released that bear Read on! →


San Francisco transportation officials are proposing drivers pay a mileage tax as a way to fund road construction and surface repair projects. The commission says it’s going to be a hard sell, but if implemented, it could leave taxpayers steaming. Proposed mileage tax The proposal would require drivers in the Bay Area to install GPS-like Read on! →


Lamborghini has been working on an SUV for some time, scheduled to debut at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. The name Lamborghini is giving the crossover is “Urus,” a primitive European cow. Running with the bulls Sometimes millionaires need to make a school run and a 500 horsepower-plus two-seater simply will not do. In that Read on! →


A recent report from Reuters says that General Motors is losing as much as $49,000 on every Chevrolet Volt that it makes. The automaker, however, is disputing those claims. Charged up over Chevrolet Volt GM sold 2,831 Volts in August. That is more than in any other month of its two-year history. However, according to Read on! →