| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:42 AM
An incident late last month that seemed more like a sixth-grade schoolyard dustup than a disagreement among major automakers shed new light on the way pickup truck tow and payload ratings are determined.
According to Automotive News, it started...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:28 AM
This is the runners-up ball.
Each year, sales of trucks from General Motors, Ram and Toyota are left in the dust by Ford’s F-Series, often by a wide margin. In 2013, Ford’s pickups swallowed nearly 40% of the full-size truck market. It was...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:43 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - The U.S. auto industry will have to offer more discounts to maintain demand as prices for used cars decline.
With auto sales recovering from their recession-era slump, the industry's supply of used cars has started to rise again,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Hyundai will pay a $17-million federal fine for failing to promptly report a brake problem in Hyundai Genesis cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.
The action by the auto safety agency marks a step up in enforcement....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:24 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - For more than 25 years, the contest among Japanese car makers in North America has been a two-horse race, led by Toyota with Honda in second place and Nissan in the rear view mirror trailing far behind. Not anymore.
Nissan, thanks to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:33 PM
General Motors has issued recalls for another round of cars with problems related to faulty ignition switches.
The company said 202,115 of its Saturn VUEs from the years 2002 to 2004 may be fitted with keys that can come out when the car is still turned...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:53 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors said on Friday it is recalling 269,000 vehicles to fix a variety of defects.
The largest of the five recalls involves 202,115 Saturn Vue crossovers from model years 2002-2004 to replace faulty ignition cylinders. GM...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Max Schireson, CEO of software company MongoDB, is the latest high-powered executive to acknowledge the challenge of being both a parent and a company leader.
Schireson has gotten lots of attention for his refreshingly honest blog post titled "Why I...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Imagine being punched in the face by a 218-pound National Football League player. Then imagine him dragging your unconscious body out of an elevator and dropping your face against the marble floor, all captured by hotel security cameras. Then try to...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:44 PM
About one in five cars on American roadways connects to outside parties via cellular telephone networks, transmitting data on drivers' speeding and braking habits, their location, and their vehicle's health and performance. By 2025, AAA predicts, all...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:36 PM
HONG KONG - Chinese officials have blamed the chairman of a car parts factory in eastern China and local regulators for safety breaches that led to the most deadly industrial accident in a year, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.