Cars / Car Technology

  • Thieves are using laptop computers to steal cars

      

    Thieves are using laptop computers to hack into the electronic ignitions of late-model cars, and one recent incident was caught on camera. Read more: The #1 best way to prevent auto...

  • The Volkswagen settlement: What you need to know

      

    In one of the largest consumer settlements ever, Volkswagen has agreed to pay $14.7 billion because of the systemic cheating on emissions tests that was revealed last year. Read more: Kia is...

  • World's first self-driving car insurance policy becomes a reality

      

    Drivers everywhere were aghast last year when hackers managed to remotely take control of a Jeep on a highway and crash it into a ditch. Thankfully, no one was hurt because it was all part of a...

  • The 2016 Lexus GS200t F Sport review: Does the new smaller engine deliver?

      

    In the past couple of years, auto manufacturers have begun offering much smaller engines in many larger model cars in order to meet ever-tightening fuel economy standards. This has been the...

  • Want free OnStar service in your car?

      

    GM is offering its OnStar service to customers for free. Here’s what's included and how long this deal will last

  • This technology could prevent people from texting and driving

      

    Distracted driving has become a significant problem in the U.S., leading to an increase in auto accidents last year.  Traffic fatalities were up by 14% in the first six months of 2015,...

  • GM buys software company to speed autonomous car development

      

    DETROIT — With hopes of speeding development of self-driving cars, General Motors has acquired a small software company that's been testing vehicles on the streets of San...

  • The "Clark Smart" steps for buying a new car

      

    If you're in the market for a new car, here are my tips for making a smart purchase. Here's how to buy a new car First, go to your credit union, online bank or traditional bank...

  • How easy is it to hack the Nissan Leaf? Experts say easier than you'd think

      

    The Nissan Leaf may be the best selling electric car, but computer security experts say the car can easily be brought under the control of hackers.  Read more: Are you buying too much car...

  • The 30 best cars of 2016

      

    Every April, Consumer Reports makes a special effort during car buying season to give advice for new and used buyers in their annual auto issue. This year, a trio of Asian and European names...

  • Volkswagen admits they may have to buy back diesel cars

      

    Volkswagen has hinted in court that it may have to buy back hundreds of thousands of diesel cars that it can't fix to bring them into compliance with air quality rules following last...

  • New portable fold-up electric scooter

      

    After you commute via bus or train, do you still have a long way to walk from there? If so, you may want to check out this new portable scooter!

  • Keyless ignitions tied to deaths, injuries

      

    Constance Petot never thought twice about the push button starter on her car, until it almost killed her and her toddler last Valentine’s Day. “He just went completely limp in my...

  • Does your car have a spare tire?

      

    You’ll be surprised to learn how many cars don’t these days. Heed this advice and don’t get stranded on the road.

  • Ready for a new car? Here are 7 must-have car gadgets for 2016

      

      For many drivers, the upcoming year will include a car purchase. If you're among those drivers, you might want to know exactly what exciting new gadgets you should expect from...