VIDEO: The Moment a Guy in China Survives Getting Hit by Three Cars

We’re pretty poor drivers in America, but the Russian dash cam and the Chinese traffic camera have convinced me we’re a whole lot better than some other places around the world. This poor dude gets tagged three times just trying to get home, and manages to survive.

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REVIEW: 2015 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

This week we’re driving the 2015 Toyota Yaris hatchback, a low priced sub-compact that comes in either L, LE or SE dress. Be it a two-door or four-door, the most noticeable change for ’15 is an all-new front treatment featuring a large “twin-grille” up front coupled with an enhanced tail design with re-shaped taillights and bumper. The end result is an aesthetically appealing little hatchback that fits in wherever one

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You Can Order a Tesla Model X, But You Won’t See It Until 2016

The Tesla Model X was big news from the moment it was announced with buyers quickly lining up to hand over their hard-earned money and secure their place in line to own one. The car was originally supposed to be available way back in 2013, but that soon moved to 2014, and then recently all the way out to the third quarter of 2015. If you were one of the

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Your Minivan May Not Be as Safe as You Think

If you’re driving a minivan, then the chances are good that you’ve got at least a couple of kids in back and are hoping that your vehicle will keep everyone safe during a crash. The most recent testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) might just have you rethinking you choice with minivans performing terribly in the small overlap crash test.

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Forget the Batmobile, Check Out Wolverine’s Kia Sorento

The vehicle that comes to mind when you think of superheroes is likely the iconic Batmobile with it’s long list of gadgets used to defeat the bad guys, but the Caped Crusader isn’t the only one with a slick set of wheels these days. Wolverine’s now got his own custom Kia Sorento and the thing even has claws.

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VIDEO: Seven Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Planes, Trains and Automobiles

We’ve loved the John Hughes movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles since the first minute we saw it back in 1987. Now that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, we thought we’d give you a few things you might not have know about that movie.

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VIDEO: Are You Ready to Ride a Human Waste-Powered Bus?

The BioBus made by GENeco of Bristol is powered by the gas generated by human waste and food scraps that it stories in special tanks on its roof.  The company says a year’s human and food waste from one rider can fuel the bus for a one-way airport trip.  The company calls its bus “The UK’s first ever bus powered on food waste and human poo.”

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Police in Texas Locking Cars, Leaving Break-In Notes for Holiday Shoppers

During the holiday shopping season, a surprising number of drivers leave valuables in plain sight inside their vehicles with the doors unlocked.  Even with locked doors, items left on the front seat or visible anyplace in the car, presents thieves with an easy opportunity to smash and grab.  In Texas, one police department is taking a proactive approach to helping people keep their valuables.

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Autonomous Technology: The Evidence Suggests You’re Going to Get It Whether You Like It or Not

I spent the first day of the Los Angeles Auto Show at the Connected Car Expo last week, a day-long series of panel discussions and roundtables on how the electronics industry is changing and influencing the automotive industry. Over the span of eight hours, several things became abundantly clear: People don’t really care about it, we don’t like what we already have, and dealers are having trouble selling it. If the

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SAFETY RECALL UPDATE – November 23, 2014

Only a small number of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalls were released this week (for a welcome change!); leaving this technician to believe that great things have been accomplished this year in the realm of  automobile safety. A couple of German imports comprise the field of today’s safety recall update and neither manage the minimum 100,000-units required, however when two is all that you have – run with

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VIDEO: Fisker/Galpin 2015 Ford Mustang Rocket Debut – LA Auto Show

Initial reports have it that these two California based hot-rodders, Henrik Fisker and Beau Boeckmann, have jumped on a 2015 Ford Mustang like a tick on a June-bug. Fisker, known for his creative genius, worked on such remarkable automobiles as the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, and the Fisker Karma but could he improve on the Mustang’s factory design? On the other hand, could he hold his own against a

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REVIEW: 2015 Honda CR-V Gets Updated Styling Inside and Out

The 2015 Honda CR-V gets a mid-cycle refresh this year with a slate of changes designed to help it keep up with the growing number of competitors in the CUV market. There are plenty of good improvements that will keep it from being left behind, but won’t quite make it a standout from the other guys.

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