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Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:43:13 EDTThere is a shift under way in what Americans want from their vehicles, and few models illustrate that as clearly as the new Ford Escape.
Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:55:31 ESTAuto makers are accelerating a drive to link your next car's dashboard to all the music and data stored in the Internet cloud.
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:24:14 ESTThe Detroit auto show is one part trade fair and one part Barnum & Bailey Circus, and concept cars are the prancing ponies—or sometimes the pratfalling clowns.
Tue, 03 Nov 2009 23:09:29 ESTThanks to generous federal fuel credits, the next two to three years could see the arrival in force of a new generation of electrified vehicles. But some environmental groups say the rules are too generous.
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:08:21 EDTAfter 30 years behind the wheel, former suburbanite and Journal editor Joseph White tries on life in the city -- without his automobile.
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 14:57:52 EDTThe fatality rate on U.S. roads is at its lowest point since the government started keeping track. Why? Maybe it's the economy. Or maybe car makers—and drivers—are getting smarter.
Wed, 05 Aug 2009 12:36:34 EDTFord is repackaging the Taurus, considered so uninspired it was retired years ago, as a tech-laden sports sedan costing over $35,000.
Mon, 05 Jan 2009 23:16:08 ESTThe new Ford Fusion hybrid is the kind of car that politicians want Detroit to build. But consumers may not fully appreciate this car without a lot of effort.
Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:21:00 EDTJoseph White looks at what it would take to cut the U.S.'s consumption.
Fri, 12 Sep 2008 09:42:00 EDTThe slowdown in auto sales has begun to hit the luxury segment. In response, brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover Lexus and Infiniti are offering surprisingly generous financing deals, writes Joseph White.
Tue, 09 Sep 2008 16:03:00 EDTThe latest push by academics to lower the drinking age has met a fierce response from driving safety advocates. But beyond this current debate lies the continuing issue of getting young people to recognize the risks of driving, writes Joseph White.
Sun, 24 Aug 2008 19:42:00 EDTCar-sharing services are gaining traction as people re-evaluate their needs amid increasing gas prices and changes in the way people feel about vehicles. But there are hurdles in the way of a broader adoption, writes Joseph White.
Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:55:00 EDTFord Motor is launching the Flex, a vehicle that will provide a test of where the market for vehicles big enough to haul seven people is headed, now that big SUVs are falling out of favor.
Tue, 09 Sep 2008 15:33:00 EDTRobert C. Stempel greenlighted the EV1 electric car while at the helm of GM in the early '90s and has been involved with electric vehicles since then. He offers his insights on the current rush to build "electric drive" cars.
Tue, 15 Jul 2008 12:19:00 EDTConservation is not a word that has been used much so far amid the current energy price shock. But one senator has put forth the idea of lowering the speed limit to save gas, writes Joseph White.
Sun, 20 Jul 2008 13:34:00 EDTDetroit's auto makers are in deep trouble and any turnaround has to be led by well-designed cars that respond to what customers want. Joseph White offers his ideas on what GM, Ford and Chrysler should build.
Tue, 24 Jun 2008 14:49:00 EDTHigh gas prices have created a slow-building wave of Americans who are rediscovering mass transit. But the question is whether mass transit is ready to handle coming back into style, writes Joseph White.
Wed, 09 Jul 2008 09:16:00 EDTHybrids are a better deal now that gas prices are $4 a gallon. But plug-in hybrids are what will likely make the most sense financially and have a greater impact in reducing overall oil consumption, writes Joseph White.
Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:01:00 EDTAuto makers are slashing jobs, closing factories and revamping of their product strategies to cope with $4 a gallon gas. What's the worst thing that could happen now? Gas could get cheap again, says the man who runs America's biggest car retailer.
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:45:00 EDTMost people who buy a new car or truck don't think they are making a risky bet on the commodity futures market. But they are. Just ask someone who's trying to unload a large sport utility vehicle purchased in the last two or three years, writes Joseph White.
Tue, 20 May 2008 12:11:00 EDTSmall is beautiful in the U.S. automobile market as gasoline prices head to new records almost daily. Still, many American motorists have to feel small cars are safe, writes Joseph White.
Sun, 18 May 2008 15:54:00 EDTIf you've been griping that Uncle Sam seems to want everyone to drive around in a midsized sedan with a small four-cylinder engine, you can now assure your friends and relatives that you're not paranoid, writes Joseph White.
Sun, 18 May 2008 15:55:00 EDTWhile Detroit parties like its 1979 by building -- and trying to sell -- gas-guzzling SUVs, Honda's Fit already meets federal fuel-economy rules for 2015, writes Joseph White.
Fri, 02 May 2008 10:55:00 EDTBush's fuel economy plan lands at a turning point in America's relationship with cars. The problem is that mandating higher fuel economy hasn't stopped Americans from burning more petroleum on the highways.
Tue, 20 May 2008 12:11:00 EDTNew services gather traffic data, creating a 'Motorborg' that aims to serve up real-time information to drivers. But overtaxed urban highways mean that delays are here to stay, writes Joseph White.
Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:47:00 EDTNew data on insurance claims suggests higher powered vehicles lead to increased insurance claims. Is a war on horsepower next, asks Joseph White. Discuss
Mon, 30 Oct 2006 20:40:00 ESTAs Ford and other struggling U.S. auto makers work to expand in China in search of growth and profits, Chinese firms like Changfeng are gearing up to enter the American car market and prove themselves to the world.
Mon, 31 Jul 2006 12:27:00 EDTDetroit's Big Three are struggling to escape collapsing sales numbers for SUVs and pickups, but there could be a silver lining to this dreary picture: Auto makers have rediscovered innovative designs. Joe White considers a trio of Chrysler concepts that could find their way to showrooms.
Sun, 14 Nov 2004 22:20:27 ESTSatellite radio looks poised for liftoff, helped in no small part by the growing enthusiasm for it among car makers, which see the technology as a fresh way to stand out from the crowd.