2016 Nissan TITAN XD 4 x 4

- October 11, 2016 at 5:26 AM

Whenever I’d walk toward the Titan XD in a parking lot, the phrase from the 2010 Warner Brothers’ movie “Clash of the Titans” came to mind: “Release the Kraken!” To be sure, much of that came directly from the name of the half-ton pickup truck.

The Mild Hybrid Approach

- October 10, 2016 at 5:33 AM

It’s the case of on the one hand and on the other: OEMs want to achieve improved fuel efficiency yet they also want to keep costs down.

Crash Testing to the Max

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 07, 2016 at 5:12 AM

This, obviously, is not a car: Photo: Sandia National Laboratories But as the auto industry has to conduct physical testing of its products on a regular basis, it might be encouraging to those who conduct the tests that their colleagues in other fields do the same.

The Future of Buick

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 04, 2016 at 5:19 AM

If heritage means anything in this industry, then it is surprising that Buick doesn’t make more of its history because the story of the early years of the company is nothing short of astonishing.

Light Rider

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 30, 2016 at 5:36 AM

When you think of the forthcoming LA Auto Show and Los Angeles in general, you may think of (1) very expensive, very large vehicles being piloted by very egotistical stars and (2) very jammed freeways full of the aforementioned, as well as numerous other vehicles of a less ostentatious variety.

Mercedes Pairs Hydrogen with Plug-in

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 29, 2016 at 5:36 AM

While there is increasing attention—thanks, largely, to Tesla in general and the forthcoming introduction, by General Motors, of the Chevrolet Bolt EV—to electric vehicles powered by, well, electricity, there is another type of EV out there that may gain some ground: electric vehicles powered by hydrogen.

Cybersecurity on Wheels

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 28, 2016 at 5:49 AM

  According to IHS Automotive there are on the order of 112-million vehicles on the road today that are “connected,” that is, “have a connection through the internet, though telematics, an onboard modem or a paired device in the vehicle, such as a mobile phone or other device.” With that last bit about the mobile phone being paired with the car, it is surprising that the number of connected vehicles isn’t greater.

Flying Beetle

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 27, 2016 at 5:20 AM

When you think of the Volkswagen Beetle, chances are you remember the classic Doyle Dane Bernbach ads from the 1960s or the little flower vase on the instrument panel of the New Beetle.