2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Preview

As we reported earlier in a first look at all-new photos, the all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class looks poised to get a somewhat glossier, more finished appearance inside and out, along with better on-road performance. While we haven't yet driven the new M-CLass, we've now seen it in person and note... read more

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Ford's robotic laser inspection system. Image: Ford Motor Company

Laser-Wielding Robots Build Better Fords

Laser-beam-emitting-robots were once the stuff of 1950s science-fiction nightmares, but today they’re on our side and helping Ford Motor Company to build a better... read more June 2, 2011 by 

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Mitsubishi's i-MiEV: A Battery Backup For Your House?

If you own a computer, chances are good that you’ve got it tied into a battery backup just in case the power goes down while you’re hard at work, ignoring the... read more June 1, 2011 by 

2011 Jaguar XJ

BMW 5-Series, 7-Series Could Get LCD Gauges

LCD instrument panels are nothing new. The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid used a partial LCD display, as does the current Ford Explorer. Jaguar’s latest XJ has replaced the... read more May 27, 2011 by 

UPS' latest prototype. Image: UPS

New UPS Trucks Are Lighter, Cheaper, Greener (No, Really)

A body made of lightweight composite panels, LED lighting, a high-efficiency four-cylinder diesel engine and easily-repaired molded fenders may sound like the ideal basis for... read more May 27, 2011 by 

TRW's roof-mounted airbag. Image: TRW

The Latest Airbag Innovation? Roof-Mounted Airbags

Airbags were once the scourge of the automotive industry; manufacturers claimed their expense would torpedo new car sales and decimate the automotive industry, while... read more May 23, 2011 by 

RoadAhead screen grab

Road Ahead App May Be The Road Tripper's Best Friend

If you’re like us, you have a passion for road trips and a serious preference for certain brands of food, gasoline and coffee. If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch... read more May 17, 2011 by 

40-car Garage For Sale-House Included

Got A Spare $4 Million? Buy A 40-Car Garage (Plus House) In Temecula, California

It has to be California, right? The car-crazy Golden State has some peculiarities, alright, but if you’re a car fancier with a ton of disposable cash (or can get your... read more May 9, 2011 by 

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Toyota's "Ideas For Good" Finalists Announced

Much of the technology used in modern automobiles, or in the development of modern automobiles, can be repurposed for the betterment of society. That was the concept behind... read more April 20, 2011 by 

2011 Nissan LEAF iPhone App

Driver Hits Tree While Reporting Erratic Driver

A 46-year-old New Jersey woman was injured last Saturday when she drove her car into a tree--while dialing 911 to report an erratic driver. The accident occurred in Toms... read more April 18, 2011 by 

Car repair

Chrysler Wants Your Service Business

Do you drive a Honda, a Ford or a Volkswagen? How about a Chevy or a Lexus? By the end of the year, your local Chrysler Group dealer (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat) will... read more April 14, 2011 by 

Car thief breaking into car. Image courtesy of Rocky Mountain Tracking.

Lojack Lists The Ten Most Stolen Cars Of 2010

If you’ve ever had a car broken into or stolen, you know the sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. Maybe you even blame yourself for parking in a remote corner of... read more April 14, 2011 by 

2012 Cadillac SRX

2012 Cadillac SRX Gets Needed Infusion Of Horsepower

When Cadillac redesigned the SRX crossover for the 2010 model year, they created a good blend of comfort, style and handling that's resonated with luxury shoppers. By the end... read more April 12, 2011 by 

2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan

Infiniti Roadside Assistance? There's An App For That

If you have engine problems, get a flat tire or run out of gas, a new iPhone app from Infiniti can help you with that, as long as you own a new or certified pre-owned... read more April 11, 2011 by 

Tesla versus Top Gear

Tesla vs. TopGear: Only Half Of The Story

Electric car maker Tesla is suing U.K. hit TV show TopGear for libel and malicious falsehood, seeking to right the record about its Roadster electric sports car, which the... read more March 31, 2011 by 

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata

EVO's Chris Harris Lambastes The Mazda MX-5, Makes A Few Fair Points

Calling the Mazda Miata MX-5 "a machine which drives with all the precision of a boneless limb" is a harsh, and, among owners, enthusiasts, and the automotive press... read more February 7, 2011 by 


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