According to a blog post and an infographic, the growing epidemic of obese motorists in America may be cutting into the efforts of automakers to reduce the weight of passenger vehicles, and therefore to increase the miles per gallon of fuel. Obese motorists lower fuel efficiency To meet future emissions standards set by the federal Read on! →

Recent U.S. studies indicate automakers will need to pay more attention to designing automotive safety devices to accommodate obese drivers, reports Wards Auto. In the event of a crash, the growing number of obese and aging drivers find themselves in a situation where weight and/or age pose greater risk to internal organs and bones as Read on! →