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2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

New BMW Assistance Tech Showcased At 2014 CES

BMW is using the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to showcase its latest wave of driver assistance technologies, coming to a BMW near you soon. The new technology ranges from systems to simply make your life a little easier, to ones that could help prevent an accident--hopefully enhancing... read more

January 7, 2014 by 
 
Speeding (Image: IABoomerFlickr on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license)

A Fifth Of Drivers Speed...And Half Of You Hate It

If you're reading this, you probably like cars. Chances are, you like fast cars, and you almost certainly like driving quickly. That probably puts some of you among the one... read more December 30, 2013 by 


 
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Recalled Due To Faulty Gearbox

Lincoln has issued a recall on certain versions of its MKZ Hybrid due to a fault with the cars’ transmissions. The recall affects MKZ Hybrids from the 2013 and 2014... read more December 30, 2013 by 


 
2014 Maserati Quattroporte

2014 Maserati Quattroporte GTS Recalled Due To Faulty Wiring

Maserati has issued a recall on certain versions of its latest Quattroporte sedan due to faulty wiring that could cause the cars to stall or even catch on fire. The recall... read more December 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

2014 Tesla Model S A Five-Star-Safe Car, Says NHTSA

Earlier this year Tesla was granted a full five stars in the NHTSA's round of vehicle crash testing for its Model S electric car. While the way Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]... read more December 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Sport

2014 Infiniti Q50 Already Recalled For First Steer-By-Wire Issue

The steering system in Infiniti's 2014 Q50 is incredibly clever, but apparently not immune to issues--and the NHTSA has launched its first recall for vehicles fitted with the... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
BMW laser headlights

BMW Outlines The Benefits Of Its Laser Headlights: Video

BMWs already have a distinctive look in your rear-view mirror with their angel-eye daytime running lights, and that view is about to look even more distinctive thanks to the... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Recalled For Faulty Seat Belt Anchor

Mercedes-Benz’s all-new 2014 S-Class has only just gone on sale but already it is experiencing its first recall. The German automaker has issued a recall on certain... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
2014 Acura MDX  -  First Drive, May 2013

2014 Acura MDX Recalled Due To Possible Detachment Of Drive Shaft

Acura has issued the second recall for its 2014 MDX in the SUV’s short life. The first was due to a defective trailer-hitch accessory kit but the latest is for a much... read more December 16, 2013 by 


 
BMW 130i crash at Circuit Park Zandvoort

Racer Crashes Hard While Giving Family Member A Ride-Along: Video

Racing drivers take their lives into their hands when they strap into their cars, but they usually don't have passengers to share the risk with them. Rob ten Herkel was... read more December 13, 2013 by 


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Recalled Due To Faulty Airbag Sensor

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall on certain versions of its SL-Class because of a faulty sensor that determines whether the passenger side airbag deploys. The recall affects... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
Safety features for Volvo's modular SPA platform

Volvo Outlines Safety Aspects Of Modular SPA Platform

Volvo is about to introduce a new modular platform called the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that will underpin all of its models sized from about the S60 up. The first... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
Michael Schumacher tests new assistance systems on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Michael Schumacher Tests 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Video

Earlier in the year, it was revealed that Michael Schumacher, a seven-time Formula One world champion and former driver for the Mercedes AMG F1 team, would be helping to... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider

McLaren 12C Models Recalled Due To Defective Wiper Design

McLaren has issued a recall on certain versions of its 12C supercar. The issue is due to a defect in the wiper’s design, which may cause it to stop working in areas of... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
Audi crash tests

Safety Is Nothing New For Audi, Company Has Crash-Tested Cars For 75 Years

Volvo has a reputation as the most safety-obsessed automaker, but Audi is making its own claim to that title. The company says it's been crash-testing cars for 75 years. It... read more December 4, 2013 by 


 
Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

Tesla Battery Fires: NHTSA Seeking Detailed Info, Germany Finds No Defect

While some see a recent string of three battery fires involving Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S electric sedan as nothing more than unfortunate happenstance, the National... read more December 3, 2013 by 


 
 

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