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Study: To Cut Teen Car Crashes, Start School Later In The Day

Study: To Cut Teen Car Crashes, Start School Later In The Day

It's no secret that teenagers are more prone to auto accidents than older drivers. That's largely why teen motorists are so expensive to insure. We usually attribute younger drivers' high collision rates to their lack of experience, or perhaps their text-friendly lifestyles. But the New York Times... read more

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Advocacy Group Says That Fuel Economy Is America's #1 Criteria When Shopping For A New Car

When you're looking for a new car, there are lots of factors to consider: how the car looks, how comfortable the ride is, its high-tech amenities, the number of cup-holders... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
The Jetsons Car

Transportation 2030: Study Envisions Autonomous Car Hell, Autonomous Bus Heaven, No Flying Cars

Look out the window. Are the roads in your city/town/hamlet clogged with traffic? Have they been that way for the past several decades? Do you wonder if things ever get... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
Seattle Center as night falls (photo by Jeffery Hayes)

Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C. Ranked Safest Cities For Pedestrians

As anyone who's watched The Walking Dead can tell you, it's hard out there for a walker. There's construction to avoid, broken sidewalks to navigate, and the biggest obstacle... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
AAA Foundation study infographic: 'Measuring Cognitive Distraction in the Vehicle'

Toyota, Hyundai Ace AAA's Distracted Driving Study; Mercedes, Ford, Apple Fare Poorly

The National Transportation Safety Board may have been right all along, and former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood may have to eat a little crow. That's because the... read more October 7, 2014 by 


 
Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT

Men Drive For Enjoyment, Women Drive To Relax, And Other Useless Generalizations

Need to spark a conversation with a co-worker or neighbor? Want to start an argument with your boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, or FWB? A new study from Enterprise... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
Older driver

Lincoln, Buick, Bugatti, Cadillac Attract The Oldest Buyers

Since the Great Recession, America's auto market has changed -- not just in terms of the cars we drive and the high-tech features they offer, but also in terms of who's... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Idaho Home To America's Rudest Drivers, But Where Do The Nice Ones Live?

We've all encountered rude drivers. Some have behaved aggressively, cutting us off and flipping the bird as they zoomed ahead. Others have been more passive, like the kind of... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
HAL 9000 from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey

J.D. Power Offers More Proof That Voice-Recognition Systems Are The Worst Things In Our Cars

Earlier this month, J.D. Power's Kristin Kolodge told a group of conference-goers that voice-recognition software is the most troublesome technology found on cars today. Of... read more August 28, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, shot by Dan Wang

Study: Chevrolet Corvette Meets Owner Expectations More Than Any Other Car

About six months into a relationship is when it happens: you settle into a routine with your significant other and finally begin to notice the way she/he chews cereal or... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang Convertible

Study: People Who Own Convertibles Are More Educated & More Affluent Than Most Of Us

As with many professions, writing about cars has busy seasons and slow ones. Fall, winter, and spring are fast and furious, with countless auto shows demanding coverage and... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index

Mercedes, Infiniti, Lexus Dealerships Are Tops In Satisfaction, Tesla Ranks Last (But That's Okay)

UPDATED: See below Early July means different things to different people. For you, it probably means a bit of vacation, maybe some fireworks. For us, it means the release of... read more July 7, 2014 by 


 
Couple arguing

July 4 Reminder: Road Trip Meltdowns Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

If you're one of nearly 35 million Americans hitting the road this weekend, remember to plan ahead. Keeping all of your passengers entertained is the surest way to maintain... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

GMC, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz Ace Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Each year, marketing firms conduct countless studies to help guide car-buyers' decisions. They study vehicle reliability, the quality of the dealership experience, even how... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Clunkers

U.S. Has More Vehicles In Operation Than Ever Before, Scrappage Rates Plummet

Have you ever wondered how many vehicles roam the highways and byways of America? Research firm IHS Automotive has the answer, and it's the highest in recorded history. ALSO... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
ALG's Brand Perception of Quality rankings, June 2014

Honda, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus Are Consumers' Choice For Quality

Consumer perception is a very important thing -- subjective, yes, but it can be the deciding factor in the battle between brands and technologies. In the 1980s, for example... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
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