America used to be the land of innovation, where progress was limited only by the imagination of engineers. Then corporate attorneys got involved, and most innovation was stamped out by the fear of product liability lawsuits. Technical challenges aside, there’s a reason we’re not all piloting flying cars from mainstream automakers. That spirit of invention is apparently alive and well in other parts of the world, where fears of multi-million-dollar litigation are non-existent. Take the latest innovation from China’s BYD, for example: at next week’s Beijing Auto Show...
Daimler Launching Denza Brand And New Electric Car In China
Daimler, together with one of its Chinese partners, BYD, has established the new vehicle brand Denza that will focus on eco-friendly vehicles including electric cars and plug-in hybrids. The Denza brand is a 50:50 joint venture between Daimler and BYD and is expected to unveil a concept of its...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
2010 Celebrity Car Predictions: Yep, We're Totally Psychic
Is it just us, or did 2009 completely suck? The economy tanked, automakers went bankrupt, celebrities died left and right (and not even the good ones). Ugh, midnight cannot come fast enough. Since early this morning, our crack team of auto journalists/clairvoyants has been drinking tea -- mostly...Richard Read