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All-wheel drive is hyped to be the safest economic drivetrain. For the last several years car manufacturers are including some form of traction control in their vehicles, but do they simulate AWD well enough? CNET puts the question to the test.

Nissan announces glow-in-the-dark paint

Nissan, which is experimenting with self-cleaning car paint just announced that it has developed a glow-in-the-dark car paint.

Japan has more electric vehicle charging points than gas stations

Japan now has more electric vehicle charging points than gas stations, an encouraging milestone in a nation that has long been a leader in the transition to post-fossil fuel-powered transportation.

SUV falls 60 feet from bridge; lands upright with passengers safe

An SUV fell over 60 feet from the Hackensack River bridge after avoiding another vehicle and hitting a snowdrift. Two occupants have survived with only minor injuries as the car landed upright below the bridge.

Bluechem brings oil system cleaner to Canada Special

Canadian automotive service professionals don’t regularly clean the inside workings of car engines like European mechanics do, and the result is that our car engines run dirtier, lose performance, and don’t last as long as European auto engines.

Man caught driving using laptop, phone and earphones

In one of the most outrageous driving offences reported for a while, a man has been filmed driving while using his laptop and phone while listening to music through earphones in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Barn find of classic cars hidden under magazines sells for £20m

A collection of classic cars found buried beneath piles of magazines and junk in a barn in France has sold at auction for over £20 million. The star of the show, an ultra-rare Ferrari 250 GT, sold for £11.8 million on its own.

How IT is influencing the auto industry

The average American spends 38 hours a year stuck in traffic. That’s a whole lot of wasted time, but what if time spent in our cars wasn’t so miserable? Or what if that number could drastically drop for 2015?

BMW patches flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock cars

German car manufacturer BMW has patched a flaw in software used across its product family of cars that would have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of other peoples' cars. Over 2.2 million cars have been affected.

U.S. recalls two million cars again over airbag defect

U.S. transport authorities have recalled more than two million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles for a second time over faulty airbags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.

Kelly Blue Book announces Best Resale Value Awards for Cars

Every year, Kelly Blue Book creates a top 10 list of vehicles with the best resale value to help consumers choose a vehicle that won’t depreciate too quickly and will still retain a decent value when it comes time to sell it or trade it in for a new car

Government secretly spying on millions of American drivers

The United States government is tracking the movement of millions of American drivers as part of a secret intelligence program that scans and stores hundreds of millions of motorist records.

BMW 1-series gets a facelift for 2015

BMW has updated the design, engineering and even price of the 1-series hatchback to improve market appeal. The revamped three-door and five-door models were introduced at the 2015 North American Auto Show in Detroit.

San Francisco to offer free transit to seniors, disabled

Free transit passes will be offered to senior and disabled San Francisco residents starting in March, city officials decided Tuesday.

European car sales rise in 2014, ending six-year slump

According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) car sales in the European Union rose in 2014. Sales have been up for the first time in six years.

Uber driver gets caught with weed after crashing into cop car

Late last week, an Uber driver crashed into a police car, and then the driver got caught with weed in the glove compartment.

North American Truck of the Year is aluminum 2015 Ford F-150

The 2015 North American Truck of the Year was named at the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. The Ford F-150 was the winner and the Volkswagen Golf won the honors for Car of the Year.

Golden Gate Bridge closing to install permanent lane divider

San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge shuts down this weekend to install a movable barrier designed to keep northbound and southbound traffic apart while allowing lanes to be shifted twice a day for rush-hour.

California driver's licenses made available to illegal immigrants

Today marks the first day California can issue driver’s licenses to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants living in the largest U.S. state.