Critic of electric vehicles say they are too expensive and lack sufficient driving range. But I wonder if those gripes would disappear if the E.V.’s on sale weren’t so — let’s not mince words — homely. Enter the handsome 2012 Ford Focus Electric, the first all-electric car from a Detroit automaker in the 21st century.
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has introduced an infotainment touch pad that can be molded onto the surface of a vehicle’s armrest, steering wheel or dashboard. The touch pad, similar to the finger pad on a laptop that controls the cursor, allows motorists to write numbers or letters with their fingers to issue instructions for the […]
Survey Question: Which of the following do you see as the biggest motivator in implementing new technologies for your fleet?
Engine idling has long been a target of state and local legislators trying to limit it, and the trend appears to be continuing: Oregon implemented an anti-idling law this year, and California’s Air Resources Board won a waiver in February from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, allowing CARB to impose its own truck-idling requirements. For […]
A new study highlights the strong association between the number and age of passengers in cars and the risk of a teenage driver dying in a crash. “The report reconfirms what we have known for a long time,” J. Peter Kissinger, president and chief executive of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, said in a […]