| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Pilots have been “flying by wire” for some time. That means the direct connection between the controls in the cockpit and the rudder, elevators, ailerons and flaps that control the path of the aircraft has been eliminated. In place of this...
| Aug 11, 2014
From squeezing between a Dumpster and a wall to holding your breath as a bus hard aports past your bumper, cities can be an automotive minefield. And cars are often the casualties. Need proof? Look no further than auto insurance......
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Here’s what you need to know from Elon Musk’s call with Wall Street analysts who follow his Tesla Motors electric car company.
1: Tesla is selling a lot of cars for a lot of money.
Musk told investors Tesla would sell about 35,000 cars this...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:12 AM
A plan for Fisker Automotive Inc. is solidifying that would put the company's gas-electric hybrid Karma luxury automobile back on the road in mid-2015, according to its newly appointed interim president.
The hope is that the newly launched car, backed...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Subaru is unveiling a refreshed version of its popular Outback -- the most fuel efficient and roomiest version in the model's 20-year history.
The 2015 is the fifth-generation Outback, an all-wheel-drive series that has helped the Japanese company...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:52 AM
With the update to the 2015 Dodge Charger, Chrysler now offers two distinct flavors of big, performance-oriented rear-drive cars for enthusiasts. The Charger's gone modern, with swoopy new styling that apes the Dart and Durango in the brand's lineup,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Attention single guys: do not buy that mail truck.
Aside from wonky steering wheel placement and the mistrust of dogs everywhere, no vehicle on the road today is less likely to be driven by an attractive man than a mail truck, according to a recent...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Tesla Motors Inc. wants to raise almost $2 billion to help fund a giant battery factory in the Southwestern U.S. to supply its electric vehicles.
The Palo Alto automaker said Wednesday that it plans to build a "gigafactory" that would slash the cost...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:29 AM
If you're shopping for a fuel-efficient space-saving car, make sure to fit the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit onto your list. Even the outgoing car deserved that distinction; it thumped six newer competitors in a seven-car subcompact comparison back in 2012...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Diesel-powered cars save on fuel, but many of them won't save you any money.
That's because they cost thousands more to buy in the first place, compared with similar gas-powered models. And many automakers usually offer diesel engines only in...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The formula for success at an auto show is the same as at the new-car dealership: Pack a room with a variety of new products loaded with creature comforts, plus the latest and greatest electronic gadgets that operate at the touch of a button or the...