Driving Experience

12 steps to preparing for your holiday-season road trip

12 steps to preparing for your holiday-season road trip

Road trips are as much a part of holiday activities for millions of Americans as turkey and presents – and in some places, making snowmen and sledding. But preparing for a holiday-season road trip can make a big difference in…

Orange Ford Shelby Mustang

Halloween 2019: Orange cars hottest trend since habaneros

Orange is not the new black. At least when it comes to vehicle paint schemes. While both may seem appropriate for Halloween 2019, black is by far more popular, with about 22 percent of car shoppers choosing it, according to…

World Car of the Year Awards candidates revealed for 2020

World Car of the Year Awards candidates revealed for 2020

It’s a long road to the World Car of the Year Awards. About seven months from now the successor to this year’s winner, the Jaguar I-PACE, will be named at the New York International Auto Show in April 2020. But…

Woman using vehicle safety features

Automated vehicle safety features reduce crashes, study says

Americans may not be ready for self-driving cars, but some related technology already is proving its value. Automated vehicle safety features make a “statistically significant” difference in the number of crashes, according to a study by the University of Michigan…

Frustrated man annoyed with bad drivers

Annoyed with bad drivers, sure, but with your new vehicle?

It’s not unusual to be annoyed with bad drivers. But what about getting annoyed with your new vehicle’s most-advanced technology? That apparently is where we’re headed – or already are – because of alerts on some Advanced Driver Assistance Systems…

Man and boy traveling with a dog in car

Traveling with a dog in car can distract, stress out driver

Here’s a pet peeve … Traveling with a dog in the car can distract and stress out the driver. A new study reveals that allowing pets to roam unrestrained in a moving vehicle leads to “significantly more unsafe driving behaviors,…