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2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is

Numerous 2010-12 BMW Models Recalled To Fix Loose Bolts

BMW has issued a wide-ranging recall for several 2010-2012 model-year vehicles equipped with its inline six-cylinder engines. The recall--which affects 156,137 vehicles across the U.S.--will fix bolts that hold variable-camshaft timing (branded VANOS by BMW) unit housings in place. In rare cases... read more

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Volvo car-to-car slippery road detection

Volvo's Car-To-Car Tech Pilot Begins In Scandinavia

It's a familiar sight in motor racing: The engine in a car ahead lets go in spectacular fashion, dropping a slick of oil for as long as it takes to get off the circuit. Cars... read more March 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche Fires: Every 2014 911 GT3 Engine Will Be Replaced

No carmaker is infallible, and Porsche has found that out the hard way with a series of fires in its 2014 911 GT3. Now, the German sports car manufacturer has announced how... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac XTS

2013-2014 Cadillac XTS Sedans Recalled Due To Potential Fire

Cadillac has issued a recall on certain versions of its XTS luxury sedan because of a problem that could lead to a fire. The recall affects both 2013 and 2014 model XTS... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
Volvo's driver-sensing technology

Volvo Gets Serious On Driver Sensing Tech

Volvo has always been known for its stance on car safety. Whether that's through headrests, airbags or seatbelts, or simply building cars tougher than the objects they're... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Porsche 911 GT3, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Porsche To Announce Remedy For 2014 911 GT3 Fires Soon

Porsche has confirmed that it knows the reason why at least two of its 2014 911 GT3 sports cars caught fire recently, and that a remedy will be announced once testing is... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
2012 Dodge Charger SXT

2011-2012 Dodge Charger Recalled Due To Overheating Lights

Dodge has issued a recall on its Charger muscle sedan because of an issue where heat from the headlights may cause the lights and other vital components to fail. The recall... read more March 14, 2014 by 


 
Unlike GPS and camera systems, magnets remain unaffected by weather and physical objects

Volvo Uses Magnets In The Road To Help Steer Autonomous Cars

Like many automakers, Volvo sees autonomous cars as the most significant means of minimizing road accidents as it would eliminate the number one cause of most crashes, human... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
Nissan smart rear view mirror.

Nissan Smart Rear-View Mirror Makes The Human Neck Obsolete

Technology is changing many aspects of driving, even small things that are easy to take for granted. Like turning your head while backing up. At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show... read more March 3, 2014 by 


 
Nokian Tyres' retractable-stud winter tire concept

Nokian Tyres Shows Winter Tire With Retractable Studs: Video

Modern technology can make some of James Bond's gadgets from just a decade ago look distinctly old-hat. But one Q-brand trick we've not seen yet is winter tires with... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
2013 Lexus RX 350

2012-2013 Lexus RX 350 Recalled For Brake Issue

Toyota has issued a recall on certain versions of the Lexus RX crossover due to an issue with the affected vehicles’ brakes. Also included in the latest recall are the... read more February 14, 2014 by 


 
IIHS crash test

See What Happens To Your Body During A Car Crash: Video

Whether on the race track or on the street, we've all seen it: minor crashes that caused a surprising amount of injury, and big, nasty crashes that let the driver walk... read more February 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Aston Martin Rapide S

Shoddy Chinese Parts Blamed For Widespread Aston Martin Recall

If you're spending big money on an Aston Martin, you'd like to know that everything on it works as it should. Particularly the gas pedal, connecting you to some of the most... read more February 6, 2014 by 


 
Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

DOT Wants Communicating Cars To Curtail Crashes

That autonomous cars will be available over the next few decades doesn't come as much of a surprise. They will, however, be largely optional for the time being--so you won't... read more February 4, 2014 by 


 
Subaru EyeSight safety system

2015 Subarus Get Updated EyeSight Safety System

Subaru has announced the debut of a new and improved version of its EyeSight vehicle safety system, which it is making available on its 2015 lineup. EyeSight is a... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi A8 L Security

Audi Rolls Out 2015 A8 L Security

Though it wasn’t on show with the rest of the updated 2015 A8 range at the Detroit Auto Show this week, Audi’s 2015 A8 L Security has also received a round of... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
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