Month: February 2016

Nissan recalling 870,000 cars in U.S., Canada for hood latch problem

Nissan Motor Co said Friday it will recall about 870,000 Nissan cars in the United States and Canada for potentially faulty hood latches, marking the third time since 2014 the auto maker has recalled vehicles to address the problem. The Japanese auto maker said it is recalling the 2013-2015 Nissan Altima, because its secondary hood Read More

Toyota recalls 320,000 trucks and SUVs for air bag problem

Toyota is recalling about 320,000 trucks and SUVs because the roof-mounted air bags can inflate without a crash. The recall covers the 2005 and 2006 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, the 2003 through 2006 Land Cruiser, and the 2004 through 2006 4-Runner. Also included are the 2003 through 2006 Lexus LX 470 and the 2004 through Read More

In a future where we don’t drive, we may print and eat food on the commute

Our Prototypes column introduces new vehicle concepts and presents visuals from designers who illustrate the ideas. Some of them will be extensions of existing concepts, others will be new, some will be production ready, and others really far-fetched. The concept The Snackr is a 3D food food-printing machine designed for autonomous cars and mass transit Read More

Autonomous shopping cart that doubles as a grocery store assistant

Our Prototypes column introduces new vehicle concepts and presents visuals from designers who illustrate the ideas. Some of them will be extensions of existing concepts, others will be new, some will be production ready, and others really far-fetched. The concept The Kartum is an electric autonomous shopping cart that doubles as a virtual grocery-shopping assistant Read More

MIT students win design competition for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

MIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk’ idea into a design for a to move pods of people at high speed. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was named the winner Saturday after a competition among more than 1,000 college students at Texas A&M University Read More

Ford recalls about 391,000 Ranger pickups due to air bag death

Ford is recalling about 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver’s air bag inflators can explode with too much force and cause injuries. The recall covers trucks from the 2004 through 2006 model years in the U.S. and Canada. It comes just days after the government announced that a South Carolina man was killed when an Read More

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