A Sneak Peek at 2015's Smartest Smart Cars

Here's the driver's dream: A vehicle that sends us where we want to go, plays the music we want to hear, and allows us to communicate (within reason) with the outside world, all with minimal distraction. It's the vision of the connected car, and it's a promise many automakers hope to deliver for 2015. » 11/25/14 12:24pm 11/25/14 12:24pm

Connected Car Safety Under Threat From Clueless Senators

Late last night, a bill was introduced to the Senate that would open up the wireless band reserved for vehicle-to-vehicle communications. This is an epically bad idea. By allowing other devices to play in those airwaves, one of the biggest safety innovations this side of autonomous cars is under threat. » 6/20/14 9:00pm 6/20/14 9:00pm

Volvo Just Declared War On Winter With Technology

Was today really the start of spring? Could the end of this brutal and obscene winter finally be upon us? I almost feel like it's too good to be true, and that's why I'm glad Volvo is working on something that could put bad weather in its place. » 3/20/14 10:00pm 3/20/14 10:00pm

Comcast Wants To Prevent Cars From Preventing Accidents, Jerks

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/19/14 9:30am 2/19/14 9:30am

The Feds Want To End Crashes By Making Cars Talk To Each Other

Imagine a world where everyone's cars are in constant communication with one another so they can act in an emergency to prevent a crash. That's what the federal government said they want today, with a "moonshot" goal of preventing up to 80 percent of crashes. » 2/03/14 4:00pm 2/03/14 4:00pm