Chad Yost

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Ford Launches Improved 'Sync 3' Platform, Junks MyFord Touch

Ford hopes that for future car buyers, “Sync 3″ will have a ring similar to how “iPhone 6″ hits the ears of smartphone buyers. The car maker is dropping the name “MyFord Touch” in a sweeping overhaul of the troublesome touch-screen infotainment system that has wrecked its “quality” ratings for the …

U.S. Auto Sales Driving Past 17 Million In 2015, Says AutoNation CEO

U.S. auto sales are a cinch to top 16 million this year, and on track to top 17 million next year, said Mike Jackson, chairman and CEO of AutoNation Inc., the nation’s largest auto retailer.<p>Those big, round numbers – especially 17 million-plus in 2015 – would really put the Great Recession in the …

This is a Flying Car that Could Save Lives

The flying-car-as-commuter-appliance has so far been a bill of goods sold to us by futurists. But ITEC is changing the paradigm and offering up a humanitarian-oriented machine that works.<p>ITEC is on to something that may make humanitarian missions easier in remote or hostile territory: a flying car. …

World's First 'Solar Battery' Captures and Stores Sun's Energy

Researchers have created a "solar battery" by combining the energy-harvesting panel with the energy-storing medium at a microscopic level. The device could change the way solar power is used, though it still has much to prove. Ohio State's Yiying Wu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, led the …

Clean Energy

In a Shot at Ford, Chevy Praises Steel—And Gets It Wrong

Ford's dramatic switch to an aluminum pickup body for the 2015 F-150 has dramatically outshone the new-for-2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, and the Ford isn't even on sale yet. Well, hold your horses, Ford fans, because Chevy's going to tell you why steel is still king.<p>What you're looking …

Red Bull Global Rallycross a showcase for compact cars

If anything is going to capture the fleeting attention of millennials, it might look like the spectacle at the Port of Los Angeles this weekend: 600-horsepower hatchbacks racing on a half-paved, half-dirt track, flying over a 70-foot jump, and knocking one another sideways with bumper-car …

The Ford Fiesta 1.0 is so good I bought one (sort of)

Say hello to Ford's one-liter hero.<p>I blitz the onramp, strafe the long line of traffic stacking up in the inside lane, and go for fourth. The meaty little 1.0-liter triple in the nose of the 2014 Ford Fiesta SFE quits its barking just long enough for the wastegate to announce a shift, the laser …