Newer Sprawling Cities Mean More Driving, Poor Health for Residents - June 16, 2010 07:05 AM
Cities in the United States that are unfriendly toward pedestrians may also contribute to rising obesity rates, as driving takes the place of walking for work commutes and errands.
Everything You Know About Traffic May Be Wrong - January 09, 2010 09:00 AM
Could rude drivers, roads without signs, and closed roadways improve traffic flow and driving safety? Studies show that these seemingly counter-intuitive measures may be the answer to our traffic problems.
What's Killing the Stick Shift? - April 28, 2009 10:30 AM
Twenty years ago, half of male car buyers wanted a stick shift; these days, manual transmission cars make up only about 7 percent of new car sales, but why?
Oregon Invites Bids for a Network of Electric Car Charging Stations - April 03, 2009 11:30 AM
Oregon hopes that more charging stations will inspire an increase in electric vehicle use in the state.
Chin Up in the Downswing: Pre-Owned Home and Jewelry Sales Up, Some Stocks Hang Tough - March 23, 2009 05:15 PM
Sales of previously owned homes were up last month. Other rebounders include fourth-quarter profits at luxe jewelry brand Tiffany and stocks at e-commerce sites, cell phone companies and coffeehouses.
Chin Up in the Downswing: Luxury Retailers Keep at It in Manhattan; H&M Expected to Post Positive Q1 Numbers; GM Moves Toward Efficiency - March 20, 2009 05:15 PM
Fashion retail, both high-end and budget-conscious, has shown positive developments in terms of expansion and first-quarter profit expectations. GM also said that current economic conditions have forced the company to up its efficiency.
As States Consider Mileage Tax, Obama Administration Split - February 22, 2009 10:27 AM
Though several states are considering replacing their gasoline tax with a mileage tax, the Obama administration has been quick to reject it.
Mileage Tax Proposal Causes Concern Over Privacy - February 19, 2009 08:59 AM
Several states are considering replacing their gasoline tax with a mileage tax calculated by GPS systems installed in residents’ cars.
Britain’s Highways Go Dark to Save Electricity - January 27, 2009 08:58 AM
Britain is turning off the lights on some highways to save money and reduce energy use while contributing to a darker night sky.
Chrysler-Fiat Deal Latest Twist in Auto Bailout Story - January 21, 2009 11:31 AM
Chrysler, the third-largest U.S. car manufacturer, is exchanging a 35 percent stake in its company to Italian automaker Fiat for international sales channels and technology.
Bush Gives Automakers New Hope With Bailout Package - December 19, 2008 10:25 AM
A week after the Senate shot down the plan to bail out the auto industry, President Bush has announced that the government will provide the companies with funding.
Will the Big Three Automakers Survive? - November 11, 2008 09:02 AM
Some politicians and economists want to let GM, Ford and Chrysler sink, while others propose offering a chunk of the bank bailout to the ailing U.S. automakers.
Porsche Purchase of Volkswagen Stake Causes Short Squeeze—the First of Many? - October 29, 2008 06:12 PM
Porsche’s announcement that it bought a larger stake in VW prompted unusual market activity in Germany. Is this a precursor of a Wall Street trend?
GM Hopes Chevy Volt Will Provide Needed Surge - September 18, 2008 05:58 AM
General Motors promises to debut their electric car, the long-awaited Chevy Volt, in 2010.
Honda to Show New Hybrid at Auto Show - September 08, 2008 10:47 AM
The automaker Honda has decided to revive an old name for a new hybrid car it plans to debut in October.
Modern Car Design - September 04, 2008 12:30 AM
Modern car design—whether it’s defying, ignoring or working in concert with the latest technology and environmental concerns—is evolving in a variety of futuristic, practical and elegant ways, offering a variety of cool looks in addition to keeping gas prices low.
Keep Your Ears on the Road, Say Researchers - July 28, 2008 09:42 AM
Cell-phone bans have drivers buying hands-free headsets so they can keep on talking in their cars, but hands-free phone conversations might not be any safer.
Keep Your Ears on the Road, Says Researchers - July 02, 2008 03:48 PM
Cell phone bans have drivers buying headsets so they can keep on talking in their cars, but hands-free devices might not be any safer.