Mazda to showcase i-ELOOP fuel-saving braking system
Eight vehicles earn top rating for collision warning
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala was the only non-luxury car to earn the highest safety rating in new tests of high-tech crash prevention systems.
US, university test cars that can communicate
In a few weeks, about 2,800 cars, trucks and buses will start talking to each other on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, in a giant experiment that government officials are hoping will lead to safer roads.
Security experts warn of risky attacks on tech-loaded cars
Some crash-avoidance systems may work better than others
Certain new crash-avoidance systems are effective in preventing car accidents, while others may do more harm than good, researchers say.
Porsche is developing a system for a self-driving car, no pedal pressing needed
Prius problems put spotlight on car electronics
(AP) -- Your most expensive piece of electronics probably is not your flat panel TV or your computer. More likely, it's your car, which can pack 50 microprocessors to control everything from the fuel mix ...
Mercedes to Produce a Fully Electric Gullwing
High performance ceramics for cars
An ambitious project is taking shape at Empa's Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics: ceramic brake disks for compact cars. Empa scientists have teamed up with partners from Italy, Spain and Liechtenstein ...
GM adds two recalls; 2014 total above 8.5 million
General Motors added two recalls Thursday to its growing list for the year, pushing the total number of vehicles called back for fixes in 2014 to more than 8.5 million in the U.S. alone.
US probes Camry hybrids for power brake problem (Update)
U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that power-assisted brakes can fail at times in Camry gas-electric hybrids.
7 cars get top rating in high-tech safety test
Seven midsize vehicles earned the top rating in a new insurance industry test of high-tech safety features designed to prevent front-end collisions.
Spurred by Japan, California mulls quake alert system
California has long been braced for the Big One, but now a proposed new early warning system seeks to give the US state's residents vital extra seconds before a major earthquake hits.
Hybrid delivery vans show nearly 20 percent higher fuel economy, study says
(Phys.org)—The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently completed a performance evaluation report that showed significant fuel economy benefits of hybrid electric delivery ...