Connecticut DMV accepting entries for 2017 teen safe driving video contest

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles has opened its annual teen safe driving video contests, inviting students in the state to create a short production to encourage safety on the road.

Acura MDX gets refresh for 2017

The third-generation Acura MDX received a complete redesign for the 2014 model year and now benefits from a major refresh for model year 2017.

Auto briefs: Fuel cell advances, kids in charge, Kirobo Mini

A series of hydrogen fuel cell developments, a dealership run by children, a cute and compact communication partner, and bicycle sales were among the items promoted by automakers recently.

Honda Ridgeline stands apart in the pickup segment

In Darwin's evolutionary tree, virtually all pickup trucks come from the same branch. Then there's the Honda Ridgeline, the duck-billed platypus of pickups.

AAA: Drivers often waste money on premium fuel

When filling up at a gas station, the premium grade isn't always better for your car. Recent research by AAA found that higher octane fuel doesn't carry any added benefits for standard vehicles, but that many drivers occasionally use this kind of...

Connecticut, Rhode Island travel falls in July

Though drivers on Connecticut and Rhode Island drivers no doubt cursed a traffic jam or two during the summer, the estimated traffic volume was lower than the previous year.

Auto briefs: Red Cross vehicles, BMW Films, flag towing

A donation of vehicles to the American Red Cross, the return of BMW Films, a world record flag towing, and a public service announcement challenge were among the items promoted by automakers recently.

Productivity unlikely to increase with autonomous vehicles, researchers say

A recent study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute suggests that the productivity benefit of autonomous vehicles will be minimal. The key obstacle would be unease with the new technology, with drivers indicating that they...

Mazda CX-3 carries stellar performance into new model year

Mazda CX-3 captivated onlookers with its show-car-like KODO—Soul of Motion design that stood out among its staid competitors when it hit the road last year. Seventy-three of the world's most esteemed auto media jurors from around the world...

Quiet ride, low price fortify Nissan Armada's offerings

The new Armada starts at $44,400, which is not only a far cry from the QX80's $63,250 base price but also very competitive with full-size SUV stalwarts like the Chevy Tahoe ($47,000) and Ford Expedition ($46,225).

Wealthier buyers favor practical vehicles over luxury models

You might expect that people with substantial annual incomes would be more likely to favor flashy sports cars and other luxury models. However, a recent analysis by the automotive site found that wealthy buyers actually prefer to buy...

Electronic stability control saved more than 4,100 lives between 2010 and 2014

The increasing prevalence of electronic stability control on vehicles in the United States resulted in more than 4,100 lives saved over a four-year period, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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