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iOS 7 is Apple's opportunity to incorporate better distracted driving systems into the phone.
Sports car purchasers accept less economy for better performance. Tesla promises with its Performance Plus package to improve economy and performance.
Very Light Car, a range-extended electric vehicle from Edison2, will feature 350 mpg-e and a projected cost of $20,000.
The Otter App locks the user's phone while driving and automatically replies to text messages.
The Fiat 500e has been priced at $32,500, or $199/month with $999 down. Will this pricing structure draw people away from the Nissan Leaf and into the 500e?
A court in California recent ruled that using a cell phone mapping function while driving was illegal if the phone was in the driver's hands.
Intersted in connecting your iPhone to your Ford SYNC-equipped vehicle to use Spotify with AppLink? Here is a how-to on doing exactly that!
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced at the SAE World Congress that they will lose $10,000 for every Fiat 500e sold and worries about the future of EVs.
We review Ford's 2013 F-150 SVT Raptor on a road trip across Texas. We answer how the vehicle drives on and off road, and if it's worth the purchase price.
State Farm has launched a beta test of RightLane. RightLane is an Android app designed to track driving behavior and potentially impact insurance rates.
Tesla, as predicted, announced that it was profitable for Q1 2013 by selling 4,900 Model S all-electric sedans. This exceeded their estimate of 4,500 units.
Intel and Carnegie Mellon University have teamed up to develop headlights that make rain drops disappear from a driver's view at night.
General Motors and Ford are partnering to design the next generation of 9-speed and 10-speed automatic transmissions for future vehicles.
Self-driving vehicles are developing rapidly, but face a litany of issues before becoming mainstream. One of those key factors will be the legal issues.
Verizon Wireless launches Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi. It allows a driver to remote-start the car, keep track of maintenance and more, from your phone.
Tesla has delivered more Model S vehicles this year than Chevrolet Volts or Nissan Leafs, making them the EV sales leader in North America.
A recent study from the Texas Transportation Institute shows that using voice commands for texting while driving is just as dangerous as physically texting.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued voluntary guidelines to manufacturers for reducing distracted driving in vehicles.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted to Twitter that his company has been denied a dealership license in the state of Virginia, despite Hearing Officer approval.
Volkswagen announced the iBeetle at the Shanghai Motor Show. This is VW's attempt at building an iCar, with built-in iPhone integration and app controls.
Nissan pulled the wraps of the Friend-ME concept featuring the 'Oracle Stone' in Shanghai. Everyone in the vehicle will be connected and share in many ways.
Distracted driving dangers have become more real with the release of a cell phone image of a person's last text message before he was killed in an accident.
A recent survey by Auto Trader shows that people would rather save money on an outdated model year vehicle than spend more on a new one.
Tesla will be providing 80 loaner vehicles for people who have their vehicles in for service. They will also be offering personalized pick-up as well.
Ford, along with allies in Congress, is pushing for a free trade deal with the European Union that would harmonize regulation between the two markets.
Mustang celebrated its 1 millionth vehicle from the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan on the 49th anniversary of the launch of the vehicle.
Tesla wins an important legal battle in New York over the right to sell vehicles without being an independent franchise and selling direct to customers.
Speaking to media in Texas, Elon Musk of Tesla hinted at building an EV truck at a new plant built in Texas should they win their legal battles there.
Audi offers in-vehicle wireless Internet access for $15/month, offering a cheap and unlimited way to get online. Unless you factor in the cost of the Audi!
The Lincoln MKZ may be relaunched by the Lincoln Motor Company now the hiccups from the first MKZ launch are fixed.
The 2014 Honda Odyssey debuted at the NYIAS with a feature called HondaVAC. It is the first ever vehicle with an integrated vacuum cleaner. [Video]
Project 100, a transportation sharing service in Las Vegas, recently announced the purchase of 100 Tesla Model S vehicles.
A recent survey from AT&T shows that adults are guilty of texting while driving more than teenagers, and they also know that texting while driving is bad.
Nissan will be launching the Friend-Me concept at Auto Shanghai 2013, the first vehicle to emphasize connectivity with all the vehicle passengers.
Tesla announced a "revolutionary" new leas program designed to make the Tesla Model S more affordable than ever, and launches a calculator to show it off.