Toyota has just ordered its U.S. dealers to put a hold on sales of some 2013 and 2014 vehicles due to fire risk. The reason, it seems, is that the fabric used for the seating burns at a faster rate than is allowed by safety regulations.
Much of Planet Earth is about to experience a major workforce shift. In the coming decades, entire categories of jobs will be eliminated thanks to automation. Coffee baristas, for example, are already being replaced by machines, and their close kin, waiters, aren't far behind.
Insurance companies are all about managing risk -- especially the risk to their bottom line. We understand why insurers charge higher premiums to smokers than non-smokers, or why they charge more to cover amusement parks than accounting firms: they know that the likelihood of issuing out a payout is much higher for the former.
2014 Mercedes-Benz V-ClassEnlarge Photo
Mercedes-Benz’s R-Class may not have been a success but the German automaker is giving the luxury MPV segment another go, unveiling today the all-new V-Class. The vehicle has not yet been confirmed for the U.S., but there are indications it may come eventually.
Today’s console and computer games often have as much plot and back story as a Hollywood action flick, and the various iterations of Electronic Arts’ Need For Speed series is no exception to this rule--so it shouldn’t have been much of a surprise that the popular video game series would eventually be turned into a movie.
Hennessey has completed development of a round of upgrades for the 2014 Chevrolet SS, with power outputs on offer ranging from 475 all the way up to 1,000 horsepower. Featured in the video above is Hennessey’s tuned SS with 600 horsepower, made possible via the Texan tuner’s HPE600 package.
Volvo Concept XC Coupe live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
When the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 large crossover utility vehicle goes on sale in the spring of 2015, it will be followed by a gasoline plug-in hybrid version. And, according to Volvo executives, the plug-in Volvo could come as little as four months after the launch of the regular version.
Remember the Lexus LF-NX, the jaw-dropping concept for a new compact crossover from Toyota's luxury brand? It's been making the rounds at auto shows since last fall, scaring small children in many cities.
California has something of a reputation for being an electric car haven. The state has always been concerned about pollution, offers healthy incentives for those wishing to purchase an electric vehicle, and if you're keen to charge using solar power, there's an abundance of sun to make the most of it.