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Detroit unsure over the future of green cars

Breitbart.com 01/13/2012
Detroit unsure over the future of green cars

The US auto industry remains unsold over the future of "green cars" such as electrics and hybrids, as carmakers struggle with the first steps in a market most agree shows promise over the long term.

Aston Martin Cygnet in Hong Kong

TheAutoChannel.com 12/16/2011
Aston Martin Cygnet in Hong Kong

A brief video feature from Aston Martin. TheAutoChannel.com has complete details on the Cygnet.

Distracted: Researchers have created a system which blocks a driver's phone

Researchers have discovered how to stop drivers using their phones when they are behind the wheel without affecting use for passengers.

2nd electric car battery fire involving Chevy Volt

JOAN LOWY Signonsandiego 11/26/2011
Chevrolet Volt Battery Issues Growing, Safety Findings May Have Been Suppressed

Following on from the announcement that GM is looking at redesigning the Chevrolet Volt’s lithium-ion battery system in the wake of several highly publicized fires resulting from test crashes, comes further news that both the automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration delayed disclosure of their original findings by months.

2nd electric car battery fire involving Chevy Volt

Federal officials say they are investigating the safety of lithium-ion battery in General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt after a second battery fire following crash-testing of the electric car.

Radioactive Used Cars Being Sold in Japan

Greg Wilson NBC Los Angeles 10/28/2011
Radioactive Used Cars Being Sold in Japan

Cars that were contaminated by radiation during the March nuclear meltdown in Japan are finding their way into the reeling nation's used car market.

Gov't cameras in your car? E-toll patent hints at Big Brotherish future

Imagine that you couldn't drive on major highways without agreeing to put a camera in your car -- one that could film either the occupants or the vehicle’s surroundings and transmit the images back to a central office for inspection.

Mind-reading car could drive you round the bend

Sam Jones The Guardian 09/29/2011
Texting while driving 'more dangerous than thought'

Texting or emailing while driving is more dangerous than previously thought, according to a new study of the behavior.

Mind-reading car could drive you round the bend

One of the world's largest motor manufacturers is working with scientists based in Switzerland to design a car that can read its driver's mind and predict his or her next move.


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