A Radical Design for A Simple Idea
Vehicles powered by compressed air, much as plug-in hybrids and hydrogen cars, seem to be perennially stuck in the concept car phase, with talk of commercial releases just around the corner. However, the promise of
The INRIX National Traffic Scorecard Special Report revealed this month that the Impact of the rising fuel costs over this past year has significantly changed both traffic and consumer driving habits in the US. With the gradual
After a major crash, a survivor writes in our post :"My tiny, gas-saving car saved my life""for everybody out there that’s using safety as an excuse to not go green, I must ask you to please take a look at that picture of my car and the wonder of how
Forget hydrogen. The most eco-friendly thing to happen to cars since the hybrid might just be an after-market device that attaches to your tail pipe and costs a mere $199.If you don't bike to work or at least drive a hybrid, chances
Well, it is probably a little bit of both to tell the truth. Gas has of course been taking a noticeable dip in cost at the pumps, coming down to around the low $3 a gallon range. The initial reason for the price decrease
There are two different viewpoints on the green front when it comes to new and old vehicles. Some people believe that newer vehicles are a waste of money, while others see them as more technologically advanced
We already know that noise pollution can drive people crazy and that combating the problem can lead to a better quality of life. But the real impact of noise pollution is greater than we might think: for instance, according to SFGate.com, not only is
The stock market has been taking quite a beating for the past few months. This very problem has then of course trickled down to the consumer, who in turn has closed shop for the winter so to speak as far as making any major purchases.
When the BMW Mini crossover concept was first unveiled, we thought holly Toledo, that is certainly not much of a mini vehicle anymore, measuring some 6 inches wider and taller than the standard 2007 Mini Cooper.
Using Technology to Alert Drivers to Animals on the Road
We recently covered the top five roadkill sites in America, as well as a dire IUCN report stating that "25% of all the world’s mammal species are at risk of extinction." What's the connection?
Keeping the Car Parked
A few months ago we reported that "US citizens drove 9.6 billion fewer miles in May 2008 than in May 2007, or 3.7% less." The trend seems to be holding as Reuters reported a 5% drop in June and a 3.6% year-over-year decline in
Making Small Cars SaferSmall(er) cars are back in vogue, even in the US, but one problem you face as you go smaller and smaller is safety. Below a certain size, you simply don't have much crumple zones anymore. You can partly make up for it with better
Most people are already well aware the Google unveiled the Android phone this week, and details are circulating through the internet. It's only a matter of time before Google launches an apps store for the Android — about a
Mike writes in his post Real-World Anecdote: How You Drive is Very Important for Fuel Economy about basic green driving skills: "These kinds of basic driving tips should be part of all drivers' education before getting a license. It won't stick with