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US: which are the most coveted technology features in autos?

US: which are the most coveted technology features in autos?

According to the findings of the J.D. Power’s 2015 Tech Choice Study, the five most desirable technologies for automobiles are blind-spot detection, night vision, enhanced collision mitigation, rearview cameras and self-healing paint. The findings of the study could go against popular opinion that smartphone connections and infotainment systems with touchscreens […]

US: autonomous cars could have surprising ill effect

US: autonomous cars could have surprising ill effect

Believe it or not, but according to a recent study the world’s upcoming autonomous vehicles might come with a surprising issue – they could have roller-coaster effect for some passengers. The latest automotive research report issued by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute expects that between 6 and 12 […]

Tesla’s upgrade mulling increased profit

Tesla’s upgrade mulling increased profit

The California-based electric luxury automaker recently announced its Model S premium sedan would receive a battery upgrade, with the announcement also prompting the company to raise its base price. After the announcement, Tesla said all Model S sedans would have the battery capacity increased by 17 percent, while the price […]

US: average fuel economy of March auto sales on the rise

US: average fuel economy of March auto sales on the rise

According to the latest report coming from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, the average fuel economy figure for new cars and light trucks delivered last month in the US soared by 0.2 mpg. The study follows the average window-sticker value of new cars, SUVs, vans and pickups sold […]

Study finds the wackiest driving distractions in the US

Study finds the wackiest driving distractions in the US

Research and numerous documentations have shown that in America, a little more than 50 percent of all traffic crashes have distracted driving at least as a contributing factor. The usual suspects are talking and texting on a mobile phone, while such mundane tasks as changing radio stations, discussing with the […]

US: study shows auto dealerships need improvements

US: study shows auto dealerships need improvements

The latest research conducted in the US shows that both women and the upcoming power generation – the Millennials – are still reacting positive to the traditional dealership experience when shopping for a car, save for the usual ton of paperwork. While many feared so, with the advent of the […]