2014 Subaru BRZ named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Keep this info in your back pocket in case you buy a Subaru BRZ and face scorn from your insurance agent: The 2014 Subaru BRZ was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

CE industry to report on safer driving tech at 2015 CES

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) plans to release a report on consumer electronics (CE) products and services that help make driving safer at 2015 International CES in January.

2015 Hyundai Sonata named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

We’ve been telling you a bit about the newly redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata lately. The latest news from Hyundai: The new Sonata has been designated a Top Safety Pick+ by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Self-parking just the beginning of ’15 Volvo XC90′s tech

The 2015 Volvo XC90 is practically all Volvo’s public relations people seem to want to talk about lately. With safety technology this cool, we can see why.

I want to be a holdout in the 2070 fully autonomous world

This infographic shows what several industry pundit-types think will be our autonomous vehicle future. I’ll be the one resisting the tide.


Hack a Tesla, win 10 grand! And we have a winner!

The problem with a “hack a Tesla, win 10 grand” prize is if you are lucky enough to own a Tesla, futzing with the control modules to hack them would probably not bode too well for the warranty claims. But, at a hacking conference called Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan) to be held in Beijing, China more »

My Saab gets an EBC brake setup

There is more to modifying than just the “go-fast parts.” Stopping fast is just as important, if not more than, going fast. For that, I chose EBC brakes.

Noteworthy: Nissan Around View Monitor definitely the bees knees

Taking my dad for a ride in the Nissan Versa Note, he said he wanted — no, NEEDED — Nissan Around View Monitor on his boat. It’s that good.


OEMs, suppliers work to stop hackers from taking over your car

A group gathered at Delphi Automotive headquarters in Troy, MI aim to stop would-be automotive hackers in their tracks.

Nissan CEO Ghosn sets autonomous vehicle tech timetable

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has set a formal timetable for adoption of technology that could make autonomous vehicles a real thing on the highways of the globe.

New TRW seat belt retractor lighter, smaller

It ain’t sexy, but safety rarely is: A new TRW seat belt retractor promises to be lighter and smaller than previous seat belt retractors.

Autonomous cars? Ha! Check out Mercedes’ autonomous semi.

Leave it to the brand you buy when you want to one-up your neighbors’ new Cadillac to itself one-up recent autonomous cars with an autonomous semi truck.