All posts on September, 2015


Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Are the Next Big Thing in Auto Safety

Ever wonder why even the latest and most sophisticated adaptive cruise-control system can’t adjust speed as smoothly or follow as closely as you can when you’re paying attention? One major reason is that adaptive cruise-control systems, as well as most other current electronic driver aids, can only see as far as the vehicles directly in […]

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Ford recalls 382k vehicles across six campaigns

Filed under: Recalls, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Crossover, Minivan/Van, Sedan, TruckFord is issuing six campaigns to bring in nearly 382,000 vehicles for repairs across North America. They include potential problems with the Windstar, F-150, Fusion, Taur…

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Jay Leno recaps Pebble Beach

Filed under: Videos, Bentley, Buick, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lincoln, McLaren, ClassicsFor an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage that’s nearly an hour long, Jay takes a tour of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. He interviews some top automotive designers in t…

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Ford Recalls 319,000 Cars, Mostly Windstar Minivans for Rusting Axles

Ford is recalling 319,302 cars in the U.S. for rusting axles, fuel leaks, transmission defects, and cruise-control problems, the automaker announced. Owners of 1998-2003 Windstar minivans already know their rear axles can rust and snap in half. Ford recalled more than half a million between 2010 and 2012 to install “reinforcement brackets,” some of which […]

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Honda Reveals Production-Ready FCV Fuel-Cell Vehicle

Presaged by two concept cars, the imaginatively named FCEV Concept and the FCV Concept, Honda’s new hydrogen-fuel-cell sedan has now been shown in production form, ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the Tokyo auto show. Still (tentatively) called the FCV, the hydrogen-powered Honda’s appearance hasn’t strayed far from the FCV Concept (below) that the company […]

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