If you are waiting for the advent of the self-driving car...you missed it. It arrived in 1478, made by an Italian. You may have heard of him-- Leonardo da Vinci? Granted, though it was high tech for its time, it was rather primitive compared to ...
November 24, 2012Anthony Luna
We wanted to take a break today to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. We hope you have plenty to eat, plenty to share, and plenty to be thankful for. We're thankful for all you share with us as we get to work with you, and for the ...
November 22, 2012Anthony Luna
Yesterday, we talked about some of the established car companies developing new electric cars. The electric auto business is new, and there's room for the small players to make the big time. Several newer companies are trying out their stuff on the playing field of the ...
November 20, 2012Anthony Luna
Imagine a world where only about 15% of the cars ran on gasoline. Half ran on an alternative fuel source instead, and almost 35% were electric. It sounds like a very green future, doesn't it? Would it surprise you, then, to learn that this was the case in the past? ...
November 19, 2012Anthony Luna
There has been ongoing progress in the automotive industry with regards to safety. Some of the new technologies are rather impressive, too. Pedestrians Did you know that there are more than 4,000 fatalities in the United States annually caused by vehicle accidents with pedestrians? Car safety technicians ...
November 15, 2012Anthony Luna
“Where we're going, we don't need roads.” Actually, roads don't seem to be disappearing anywhere in the near future, and we remain rather dependent on them. But what we put on those roads is constantly changing. As people have a constant need to travel, automotive industries and innovators alike have been ...
November 13, 2012Anthony Luna
New steering technology by Nissan is taking the idea of power steering to the next level. Their latest innovation, drive-by-wire steering, is intended to make cars safer and could be in their Infinitis next year. Drive-By-Wire Essentially, Nissan has ...
November 8, 2012Anthony Luna
Honda has created a Civic to race in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, and has given the car a powerful heart. It's called the HR412E, and is a completely customized small but strong engine. The HR412E is a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder direct injection turbocharged petrol engine and runs highly efficiently. ...
November 6, 2012Anthony Luna
While a Jeep Patriot may stop unexpectedly, the NHTSA has been receiving reports that old Ford Taurus and Mercury Sables have been experiencing the opposite problem—they can't stop when you want them to. According to 50 complaints sent to the NHTSA, some ...
November 1, 2012Anthony Luna
Some Jeep Patriots appear to be experiencing minor technical difficulties. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received a dozen reports of the Patriots stalling without warning. Their Office of Defects Investigation says that 10 of the 12 incidents occurred when the ...
October 27, 2012Anthony Luna