Study finds children cause road rage for parents

Kids in carseats

A study has found that a common cause of “road rage” among British drivers is their children. Squabbling children in the backseat, tailgating and bicyclists were the most cited causes of road rage in the study. Quest for fitness and kids ticking British drivers off In George Carlin’s 1988 stand-up comedy special “What am I […]

Even with limits, OnStar will still track and sell data


The General Motors service OnStar has been popular since it was introduced. A change to the privacy policy of OnStar prompted the FTC to begin investigating the service, which has led to a minor change. Change to OnStar Terms GM’s OnStar service embeds both a mobile phone system and GPS transmitter into enabled vehicles. The […]

Arachnid infestation prompts Mazda to recall 65,000 cars

A Mazda recall due to a bizarre spider infestation was announced by the automaker Friday. There have been several incidences in which the yellow sac spider, which is attracted to the smell of gasoline, has spun webs that obstruct a vent hose from the fuel tank. The Mazda spider recall affects more than 65,000 Mazda6 […]

2011 starting out strong for U.S. auto sales

Photo of a car.

U.S. auto sales in 2011 will be strong if January is any indication. Year-over-year sales were up for U.S. automakers in January, traditionally one of the worst months of the year for U.S. auto sales. The beginning of 2011 continues a trend established at the end of 2010 for U.S. auto sales, which are expected […]

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]


Honda expands its recall for faulty airbags

Honda Motor Co. is expanding an earlier recall of Civic, Accord and other models for possible defects in its airbags. About 304,000 vehicles are being recalled in this expansion. The defect could send potentially fatal plastic and metal shards flying when the airbag is deployed in an accident. The recall was announced by the Japanese […]


Honda expands its recall for faulty airbags
The 2001 Honda Civic is one of the vehicles affected in the recall. Image: miggell1/Flickr/CC BY