Texting While Driving Can Get You Seriously Hurt (In Mario Kart)

By now we should all be on board with the idea that texting while driving is a particularly dangerous and irresponsible thing. But how does it affect one's driving within Mario Kart? A physician and some elementary schoolers found it significantly increases the risk of driving backwards, among other hazards. » 2/03/14 11:09am 2/03/14 11:09am

How Hot Does It Get Inside a Parked Car? (Spoiler: SO FREAKING HOT)

It's summer. It's stinking hot. And for any silly person who leaves their pets (or any imbecile who leaves their kids) inside a parked car, watch this video where a doctor traps himself inside a parked car to see how how it gets. Even with all four windows cracked down a bit, the car temperature reaches 117 degrees in… » 7/03/13 8:29am 7/03/13 8:29am

Sorry to Disrupt: Valleywag Is Back

You’re doing it again. It’s only been a few years since we last met here, but you, Valley venture capitalist and Alley opportunist, are worse than ever. There will come a day when all the coddling and cheerleading you’ve become accustomed to curdles into rage and recrimination in the wake of another burst bubble, and… » 4/22/13 9:00am 4/22/13 9:00am

GM's Opel Claims They Don't Want Omelette Au Fromage

After on Monday, the French newspaper Le Monde reported that PSA (Peugeot-Citroën) is planning to buy the struggling Opel brand in order to get a chance against the Volkswagen Group, Opel released a statement claiming the French are talking bollocks. » 1/09/13 9:30am 1/09/13 9:30am

The French Are Losing Their Couilles (Balls)

This Wednesday, Citroën will end the production of its executive saloon, the weird and wonderful C6. The 250 people working on that line will be transferred to other tasks, but it will also result in the Mulhouse factory stopping completely for two days this month. In the long run, PSA is planning to fire 11,200 people … » 12/17/12 4:20pm 12/17/12 4:20pm

Is This GM's Secret Plan To Get Rid Of The Lackluster Opel Brand?

Opel has been the focus of a lot of squabbling inside GM as of late. The brand is underperforming and proving to be a pretty gigantic money pit. Analysts are telling GM to get rid of it as soon as humanly possible. » 10/12/12 12:20pm 10/12/12 12:20pm

GM Buys 7% Of Peugeot In Platform-Sharing Alliance

GM has officially teamed up with PSA Peugeot Citroën In order to stop losing all the money they're earning in the rest of the world in Europe on Opel/Vauxhall. Or, to put it other terms, they've dumped their weirdo Swedish girlfriend and picked up a tiny underfed French woman to help raise a better family. » 2/29/12 12:15pm 2/29/12 12:15pm

Non Francais! PSA and Renault Build Fewer Cars at Home

For the first time in the history of either company, both Peugeot and Renault have built more vehicles outside of France than in the glorious land of Bardot, Depardieu, Clouseau, Cousteau and Trust. The automakers reduced construction at home by fifteen percent, while foreign production has doubled in the past eight… » 2/20/07 4:00pm 2/20/07 4:00pm

Gallic Precision: BMW and Peugeot-Citroen Seek to Expand Engine…

Who'd have thought the masters of Teutonic tech at BMW could work so amiably with the populist slide-rule jockeys at Peugeot-Citro n? It must be their taste in cologne, because the two companies are planning to expand the partnership, which spawned 1.4- and 1.6-liter engines for the latest Mini Cooper, by studying a… » 12/18/06 10:37am 12/18/06 10:37am

Franco-Japanese Attack! PSA Reveals Mitsubishi Outlander-based…

Funny story. Turns out those leaked shots of Peugeot's 4007 SUV were the real thing, and we've awoken today to a couple of press releases introducing it and its Citroen C-Crosser sibling (pictured) to the European market. Like the 4007, the C-Crosser is the product of a joint venture with Mitsubishi to produce… » 10/26/06 8:00am 10/26/06 8:00am

Something French This Way Comes: Citroen Considers Canada Sales

Sacr bleu! Wards Auto World reports Citr en is considering a sortie into Canada, a move that would position its cars closer to the US border than at any time since grey-market importation ended in the 1990s. Such a plan would give PSA, now executing a worldwide expansion push, an operations base from which it could… » 10/06/06 6:45pm 10/06/06 6:45pm