Cars

Tips for Preventing Child Deaths in Hot Cars

Jul 11
More than three dozen children die of hyperthermia in cars annually in the United States, and since 1998 more than 500 children have died in hot cars. Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees.

GM to Recall 28,789 Saab Cars for Safety Defect

Jul 10
General Motors is recalling 28,789 Saab convertibles because the driver's seat belt retractor can break. The recall involves vehicles from the 2004-2011 model years.

NY Reaches Price Limit Deal with Car Service Uber

By Michael Virtanen | Jul 9
The car service Uber has agreed to limit prices during emergencies, natural disasters or other unusual market disruptions consistent with New York’s law against price gouging, the company and state attorney general said.

Bay Area Governments Make Big Electric-Vehicle Buy

Jul 8
A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.

2015 Audi A3

The Connected Car? Audi Has It in the 2015 A3

By Ann M. Job | Jul 4
After just a few months on the U.S. market, Audi’s new, entry luxury 2015 A3 sedan is on track to make the German brand fashionable with a new group of customers - young millenials.

Driver Uses Phone to Bust a Speeding Cop

Jul 4
An Illinois state trooper pulled over a semi for honking his horn, but the trucker recorded their conversation and now the cop is in hot water. Adriana Diaz reports.

Lamborghini: 50 Years of Exotic Supercars

Jul 3
After half a century in the luxury, supercar business, Lamborghini is still making the kind of cars that dreams are made of -- a precious handful a day. Scott Pelley reports.

Cadillac CTS vehicles being displayed outside the LaFountaine Cadillac in Highland Township, Mich.

New Recalls and Questions About Auto Parts Safety

By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 2
The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.

2014 Mazda CX-9

Mazda’s Biggest SUV, CX-9, is a Nimble Handler

By Ann M. Job | Jul 1
Mazda, the car company that gave the world the nimble, two-seat Miata roadster, makes a commendable seven-seat crossover sport utility vehicle, too. And like the Miata, the 2014 Mazda CX-9 is a nimble handler that drives as if it’s smaller than it is.

New Parking App Aims to Put a Price Tag on Parking Info

Jun 30
ParkModo, a new app designed to help people find open parking spaces, is causing controversy in San Francisco, where the product is being tested. The app encourages drivers to post a spots’ location, and how much money they want for their information.