Volkswagen announced today that it’s diesel-powered Passat set a new record to fuel economy driving through every state except Alaska and Hawaii. Continue Reading...
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It’s no secret that Mercedes-Benz makes performance vehicles; some being serious performance vehicles. With many ‘Benzes eclipsing the 500 hp mark, Mercedes wants to ensure its customers can handle these monsters and keep them shiny side up. To achieve this, it offers a smorgasbord of driving courses, and, good news for those like me who… Continue Reading...
Is using at a smartphone map application as distracting as text, talk, and email? It depends. Continue Reading...
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about seven out of 10 Americans drive while talking on their mobile phones. Continue Reading...
The average motorist doesn’t give them a second thought, but tires are mission-critical components. They’re as important to cars and trucks as spacesuits are to astronauts. Without them you literally couldn’t drive anywhere. Continue Reading...
This just in — driving in L.A. is a nightmare, but at least the Angelenos can rest knowing its just as bad in Vancouver. Continue Reading...
According to a recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 24 adults in America admit to recently falling asleep while driving a vehicle. Continue Reading...
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), New Year’s Day is the year’s deadliest day for alcohol-related fatalities. Continue Reading...
With the holiday season kicking off, hitting the road and taking long trips could leave you stranded. AAA estimates that 1.2 million motorists will get stranded between December 19 through January 2, so it’s released a check list to help make sure you’re not one of those 1.2 million. Continue Reading...
Porsche is celebrating the 40th birthday of its RennSport (RS) line by launching three new driving courses at its Experience Centre located at Silverstone Circuit in the U.K. Continue Reading...
We probably all think that the city we live in is the worst city in the world for driving, but you may be surprised to hear that there’s no city in the United States on CNNGo‘s top 10 list of worst cities for driving. The data was gathered through surveying IBM’s 2011 Commuter Pain survey,… Continue Reading...
Gas prices are always a hot issue in the summer but with more fuel efficient cars available than ever before consumers are turning keen attention to what they pay at the pump — even though gas is cheaper than it was a year ago. Continue Reading...
Ferrari‘s been making a big push to promote the winter driveability of their cars, even going as far as to set up a winter driving school in Colorado featuring their new, AWD Ferrari FF. Now Ferrari has released a video of their rear-drive California tearing up the slopes in St. Moritz, Switzlerland. It’s actually a… Continue Reading...
Following the lead of Atlanta and Washington D.C., New York City is due to get around 300 parking meters that will allow drivers to pay for parking via their smart phones. Drivers will have to register for the service initially, but will be able to input the parking meter’s ID number via a text message… Continue Reading...
Ron Dennis, chairman of McLaren, was given a 6-month license suspension after running a red light near his home in Surrey, England. Having already racked up 9 demerit points on his license through previous speeding fines, Dennis was hit with another 3 for his exploits, resulting in an automatic ban. Dennis claimed that he failed… Continue Reading...
The U.S. Depart of Transportation (DOT) is looking towards new technologies that can prevent drivers from using their cell phones while driving. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Breakfast Show and said, “There’s a lot of technology out there now that can disable phones and we’re looking at that. That’s one way…. Continue Reading...
A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia saw his Ferrari get auctioned off by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, after they seized the vehicle for excessive speed in September. The Ferrari was racing a BMW M6 in the north end of Vancouver, and was clocked traveling 124 mph in a zone designated for speeds of around… Continue Reading...
Police in Australia are investigating a burnout performed by a hearse during a funeral service for a youth who died in a motorcycle accident. Police say that the hearse was spotted smoking its tires along with 12 other vehicles immediately after the funeral Aaron Bryce, a 19 year old killed in a motorcycle crash. “The… Continue Reading...
We all love those impromptu drives on backroads where you can exceed the post limits just a little, without the action getting too dangerous. Once in a while, you’ll be following someone with a nice car that can actually drive well and set a good pace. The driver of a Mazdaspeed 3 thought it was… Continue Reading...
A stunt driving demo went all wrong for Audi, as professional drivers ended up rolling one of their new A1 subcompact hatches during a demonstration in Brussels. Drivers piloted the A1 up and down a specially-constructed half pipe in the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels, as a means of promoting the new model. Rather than wowing… Continue Reading...
We tend to think of America, Germany, Italy or Japan as the pre-eminent nations where the automobile is the national obsession. But a new study in Canada shows that Canadians would rather give up junk food, cigarettes or sex than give up driving. In a study conducted by the World Wildlife Foundation, 36 percent said… Continue Reading...