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US: study establishes the reasons behind driver road rage

US: study establishes the reasons behind driver road rage

Travel website Expedia.com has recently unveiled the findings of its second annual survey of bad driving behavior that showcases the shenanigans most likely to fuel into a road rage stance even the most relaxed motorists. For the year, the most unconscionable action was crowned “texting while driving” – the most […]

Study: falling commodity prices lift automaker revenues

Study: falling commodity prices lift automaker revenues

According to a recent research report by consulting firm AlixPartners shows raw material expenses per each North American-built vehicle have dropped around 24 percent from last year. That means each North American produced vehicle cost $476 less in terms of raw materials – plummeting from around $1,976 last August to […]

US: five-star ratings aside, bigger and pricier means safer

US: five-star ratings aside, bigger and pricier means safer

On numerous occasions conventional wisdom has worked from false assumptions, but at least in this occasion it’s not the case, as a new study coming from the University of Buffalo demonstrates. Popular belief has always attributed a higher safety to bigger vehicles – which is one traditional way of explaining […]

US: men like bright, bold colors; women opt for neutrals

US: men like bright, bold colors; women opt for neutrals

Just looking at fashionable trends and you’ll understand that indeed “men are from Mars and women from Venus” – and the saying is fully applicable when it comes to automotive tastes as well. Let’s take clothes as an example: men and women typically agree to disagree when it comes to […]

US: study finds Mercedes best at taking home the sale

US: study finds Mercedes best at taking home the sale

Fran O’Hagan, a California researcher that monitors dealer behavior to make up his annual Pied Piper Satisfaction Index says in recent years Mercedes dealerships have set the standard. Today, the auto market in the US, the second largest in the world, is posting stellar results every month and heading towards […]

US: millennials massively rooting for vehicle ownership

US: millennials massively rooting for vehicle ownership

Automakers, analysts and industry experts jointly brought in doomsday researches that showed millennials – shaping up as the largest fraction of US consumers – were uninterested in owning a personal car. Instead, while conventional wisdom has come to take for granted the millennials are more interested in smartphones than cars, […]

US: summer sees hike in driving time

US: summer sees hike in driving time

According to the latest survey taken by Harris Poll, 71 percent of American motorists will be hitting the road this summer for some trip fun, planning at least one long journey this season. Actually, on a more immediate basis, the upcoming Independence Day holiday will be spent on the road […]

Worldwide auto industry innovation last year slowed

Worldwide auto industry innovation last year slowed

Even as the hype surrounding connected car technologies and the approaching era of autonomous vehicles is reaching cosmic proportions, there’s a new study that shows the automotive industry’s pace of innovation actually declined last year. Thompson Reuters studied a dozen technology sectors across the automotive industry, with global levels of […]