Dutch-based Studio Roosegaarde and infrastructure management group Heijmans have developed a new idea for a "Smart Highway" that will literally glow in the dark. In addition to its solar-energized illuminated line markings, it will incorporate temperature-sensitive weather indicators that become visible to warn of potential icy surface conditions.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Shopping for a new car doesn't have to be a stressful and frustrating experience. Here at AOL Autos, we're working hard to make car shopping as easy and affordable as possible. That's why we pour over data every week to find out which cars are the best value for you consumers.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
EPA rating puts vehicle ahead of key competitors
Ford is in the fast lane on the way to fuel efficiency.
The EPA rated the company's C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid at 100 miles per gallon equivalent Thursday, making it the most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid offered to Amercan consumers by the auto industry.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
You have seen or heard the ads. A woman is in an accident and OnStar knows because there airbags went off, and so the OnStar advisor asks the driver if she is okay while emergency medical teams are on the way.
OnStar, owned by General Motors, has in recent years just been available on GM cars. But in the last year, OnStar has been selling a new product--OnStar FMV, which allows a consumer to put OnStar into any car or truck, though it doesn't have all the services and gee-whiz features of OnStar in a GM vehicle.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Concerns about fuel prices may have tempered America's love affair with sport-utility vehicles, but it has by no means brought it to an end. Think of it as a refocusing, a renewal based on a reassessment of contemporary realities. As a consequence of these re-prioritized priorities, compact SUVs have become one of the hottest categories in a slowly reviving U.S. auto market.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
It may sound like a strange way to start a new car search, but with fewer and fewer bad cars being built, it wouldn't be an irresponsible first step. It takes additional research to ensure you end up in a car that meets your wants and needs, but starting with a short list of cars on sale could help ensure you don’t miss out on a great deal.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
As detailed in two previous posts—which can be found here and here—the road trip turned out to be a bit more challenging than I had imagined. From start to finish, I counted 22 mechanical failures that required immediate attention before the trip could continue.
Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120516/CARNEWS01/120519856
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Mother Road proves fraught with demons.
You'll remember from Part One of our saga that we left off with our Datsun being loaded onto a flatbed because of a fuel-system issue.
Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120502/carnews01/120509971#ixzz1wHcSsC4N
Friday, May 18, 2012
What was supposed to be a fun, cross-country road trip in a couple of well-sorted old cars has turned into a constant, LeMons-grade wrench fest.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The new Fusion's 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine can be fitted with stop/start technology. The cost? Just $295.
Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120402/CARNEWS/120409981#ixzz1r7cZs0T1
Friday, February 17, 2012
In the depths of the Great Recession that threatened their existence, automakers built better vehicles.
Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120215/CARNEWS/120219929#ixzz1meDBfko2