In L.A. and Other Gridlocked Cities, Rush-Hour Traffic Never Reaches the Speed Limit

09.23.2016

With cheaper gas and an end to the recession, we're heading back out on the congested highways. On the worst roads, Americans are spending an extra 3.5 days in traffic every year.

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Performance Tune Your Car! But Kiss Its Resale Value Goodbye

09.19.2016

A lof of people want their cars to go faster, but it's often not worth the money--and stock is best when it's time to move on.

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Rocky Mountain High: Volvo's New Cross Country

09.16.2016

Volvo's new wagon slots in between the S90 sedan and the XC90 SUV. All are built on the same platform, and share four-cylinder engine tech.

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From the Cockpit, It's Ford's Self-Driving Car

09.13.2016

We're getting closer to taking the driver out of the equation. Ford is putting its autonomous vehicles into shuttle service on its Dearborn, Michigan, corporate campus by 2018. Meanwhile, journalists get to go along for test rides.

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Please, No: Failed Automotive Trends

09.09.2016

Automatic seatbelts and semi-automatic transmissions, plus the supposed demise of the convertible and the incredible disappearing CD player.

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Virtual Car Keys Are Coming...to Your Smartphone

09.06.2016

That key fob you've been jingling in your pocket since the dawn of time? Wave it goodbye. It's migrating to an app, and we're going to be emailing keys to friends. Should we be worried?

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Car Sales Are Down--And Here's Why

09.02.2016

It's simple: our old cars are lasting longer, there's less meaningful choice, and the prices are high.

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The End of the Private Car? It's Coming.

08.30.2016

The future is a shared, autonomous electric pod. Is that scary? Here are the benefits.

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Montauk by Seaplane: The Volvo S90 in the Hamptons

08.24.2016

The new flagship Volvo S90 bristles with technology, as does the Cadillac CT6. Both are taking on the German competition.

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Rev Matching the BMW: Where's the Off Switch?

08.23.2016

BMWs, Porsches, GM and Nissan cars offer "improved" manual transmissions that make heel and toeing a thing of the past.

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Texting While Driving Kills, and Virtual Reality look Is the Convincer

08.18.2016

AT&T is taking its driving simulator on the road--to schools, medical centers and businesses--to prove that It Can Wait. Turn that cellphone off.

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Five Steps to Being a Safer Driver

08.15.2016

None of this advice is new, but it's all common sense--and we commonly ignore it. These things really can save your life.

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Electric Cars and Green Power: A Clean Energy Loop

08.12.2016

Yes, electric cars like the Chevy Volt I'm driving aren't really "zero emission" if they're charging from fossil fuel plants. But that's why we need to build more solar, wind and hydro generation.

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Elvis' BMW: Lost and Now Spectacularly Found Again

08.08.2016

While he was famously in the Army, stationed in Germany, Elvis commuted to work in a BMW 507 roadster--a car that was lost for decades. Now it's back on the road, and headed for Pebble Beach.

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Why Do Gas Prices Vary So Much, State by State (And Even One Block to Another)?

08.04.2016

It's not a big oil company conspiracy, because gas stations are often locally owned. Blame refinery costs, rent, and what the market will bear.

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