U.S. headlights short on safety, AAA says

If you live where streetlights don’t, you already know what AAA says its studies reveal: Headlights in the U.S. are woefully inadequate.

Oops: Never assume a Volvo has pedestrian detection

A video surfaced this weekend showing a Volvo XC60 striking onlookers who thought the car had pedestrian detection and auto-braking. Uh, oops?

These radar detector apps should help during your summer travels

If you’re traveling this Memorial Day weekend, you may want to look into radar detector or GPS smartphone apps. Considering all the warm-weather construction and the abundance of law enforcement officers who will be giving out tickets, this info could prove quite useful.


Why you should never assume a dashcam proves your innocence

The truck driver in this video seems to think his innocence is assured by the dashcam video he captured. We say, “Not so fast.”

Blast out of the ice with Hydroblast heated washer fluid

Heated washer fluid systems are not new, but they remain automotive esoterica. Hydroblast, however, has an aftermarket mod that should cost about $200.

When you gotta replace your bulbs, go to Hella

There are few aftermarket products that we can give a ringing endorsement for. I like the quality behind Hella lighting — especially the new HD 2.0 lights.


No rules, just right: Driving the 2015 Subaru Outback Limited

When you first jump into the all new 2015 Subaru Outback limited, you wonder why Americans have typically shunned tall wagons with AWD for SUVs.


Infiniti Q50 isn’t “that car,” except when it is

“If you’re looking for a car that drives you and takes the wheel right from your very hands, this isn’t that car,” says an Infiniti Q50 spot. Except, it is.


Ghosn pens “The truth about Autonomous Drive cars”

Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn wrote an editorial about the future of autonomous drive cars, which of course interests us.

Aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew crashes well

The much-ballyhooed aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 apparently does well in crash tests — at least in SuperCrew guise.

Think parallel parking tech is new? Check out this Cadillac.

We’re getting used to cars that make parallel parking drastically easier or even do it for us. But 60 years ago, a Cadillac was breaking that ground.

NHTSA grants five-star rating to Kia Sedona

In stark contrast to the minivans that had crash test troubles lately, The returning Kia Sedona got a five-star NHTSA crash safety rating.