It’s not news that SUVs, pickups and other large vehicles cause more severe injuries than sedans when they hit pedestrians. Now a study finds that they’re also more likely to smash into pedestrians when turning. “It’s possible that the size, shape or location of the A-pillars that
Someday there will probably be cars that don’t need drivers. So why should they have to have steering wheels, driver’s seats and so forth? A new federal rules says they shouldn’t. The 155-page rule updates the current Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to accommodate vehicles that don’
Most consumers assume that electric cars are more reliable than their gas-powered ancestors. They have fewer moving parts, after all. Yes, but they also rely on complex and relatively new software, which a British study finds is often troublesome, with the Tesla S the most trouble-prone. The study was conducted
Auto insurance is based on risk, so you would think that since men have more accidents, they would pay higher rates. But in fact, a study by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) finds that women pay more, at least in Delaware, where the study was conducted. Similar studies elsewhere
Just about everyone with a phone is hounded constantly by people hawking “extended auto warranties” despite the efforts of the Federal Trade Commission and other federal, state and local regulators to put them out of business. In the latest such attempt, the FTC is charging that American Vehicle Protection Corp.
Visiting a car dealer is not exactly everyone’s idea of a good time. A recent poll found that only 13 percent of respondents thought car dealers treated consumers fairly. Online-only dealers like Carvana and Vroom have been taking this attitude to the bank, grabbing market share from established dealers
With gas prices at 40-year highs and popular consciousness of the perils of global warming climate change increasing, you may be thinking it’s time to look into buying an electric car…seriously. You wouldn’t be alone. Including hybrids, sales of electric cars made up 7.2% (accounting for