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Mental Floss shares the meaning behind car names

Why did Toyoda name his company "Toyota?" What does "Audi" mean? What the heck is a Camaro? You might know the answers to some of these questions, and you might not. But even if you do, you'll want to take a look at this video from <i>Mental Floss</i>.<p>Over the course of seven minutes (it's an 8:16 video, …

Washington opens door to charging interstate tolls

Using America's interstate system could get more expensive in some places in the near future. Provisions in the White House-endorsed, $302 billion transportation bill would allow states to get permission from the federal government to impose tolls on them to raise money for infrastructure upkeep. …

Honda recalling 25k Odyssey minivans over side curtain airbags

Honda's refreshed 2014 Odyssey (now with 100-percent more vacuum power!) launched last year, but is now being called back for issues related to the side curtain airbags. According to Honda, 24,889 Odyssey minivans are affected by an issue that may cause the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) …

Drive Notes: 2014 Audi S6

<i>The R&T staff drives and performance tests hundreds of new cars every year. Because we don't have time to give each one the full review treatment, we share select logbook notes here, in a quick, easily-digested format. Unless noted otherwise, each test car is in the office for two weeks and is</i> …

Callaway debuts its new C7 Stingray at National Corvette Museum

Callaway showed off its first tuned version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray at the National Corvette Museum last week, giving the rampant enthusiasts of America's sports car a look at the roughly 620-horsepower, supercharged rocket.<p>Unlike the Corvette SC610 we showed you back in January, this …

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson Accused of Racism, Issues Video Response

The Mirror, a British tabloid, posted an unused clip from Season 19, Episode 6 of Top Gear, in which Jeremy Clarkson mutters something that the newspaper interprets to be the N-word. The incident occurs as the outspoken 54-year-old host recites a familiar nursery rhyme in order to choose between …

Aston Martin's Future, Ford's New CEO, 2016 Fiat 500X: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Aston Martin may have a fresh product lineup, but all of its current models are underpinned by the same chassis--one that dates back to the Ford …

Mazda Working on Global Car to Slot Between Mazda2 and Mazda3

Hazumi Concept May Hint at Upcoming Premium Model, not Mazda2<p>At last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai revealed the company’s plan to release five new models by March 2016. We know about four of those models which include the next-generation Mazda2 due later this year, the MX-5 …

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A Simple Innovation On The 2015 GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado Could Save A Child's Life

General Motors is making it safer for children to ride in the rear seat of its midsize pickup trucks with a simple but effective feature that debuts on the 2015 GMC Canyon and 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, set to go on sale this fall.<p>Typically, midsize pickups with an extended cab have a pair of …

Mercedes Offers Airport Helicopter Transfers For Time-Poor Customers

Mercedes-Benz has launched a new service for its well-heeled customers that may just change what’s considered luxury in the world of autos. …

The newest Mad Max game trailer looks horribly perfect

Horribad or horrigood?<p><i>Mad Max</i>is set to drop this year, placing gamers behind the wheel of the last of the V8s. For fans of the franchise, the Australian post-apocalyptic genre, andblown Falcons, it's the scratch to a persistent itch.<p><b>RELATED: The cars and combat of the new Mad Max video game</b><p>Except, …

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How the UAW could still organize VW's Chattanooga plant

The battle for the unionization of Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory is far from over. So say a number of labor experts who spoke to <i>Reuters</i> about the UAW and its failed bid to organize the factory's workers. This report comes barely a week after the union surprisingly dropped its appeal of the …

Rewarding Dealers Who Sell Electric Cars: Connecticut Takes The Lead

Incentives for buyers are a great way to boost electric-car sales, but what about incentives for the dealers that actually sell them the cars?<p>In …

Here's Joe Biden in a 2014 Corvette Stingray

The real Veep and HBO's Veep team up in America's Sports Car.<p>The annual Capitol Hill prom night, better known as the White House Correspondents' Dinner, went down last night. As part of the entertainment for the 2600 media, celebs, and K Street power players in attendance, Vice President Joe Biden …

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Lincoln bets on MKZ to revive brand

Call Nurse Jackie and tell her to float over pronto with her magic stash of powders and pills.<p>Get a crash cart down here, too, and a couple of extra-large IV bags.<p>Maybe we should even summon one of those head-slapping, leg-shaking, devil-be-gone millionaire televangelists.<p>Lincoln is on the floor, …

Renaultsport teases Nürburgring-bound Mégane

The current king of the hot hatches, as crowned by the Nürburgring, is the Seat Leon Cupra. And Renault is none too happy about that. It did, after all, hold the Nordschleife lap record for front-drive cars for several years, first with the Mégane II-based R26.R and then with the third-gen Mégane …

2015 Hyundai Genesis demonstrates safety with high-stakes blind tests

For better or worse, technology like adaptive cruise control, backup cameras, lane keeping assist and other safety features have revolutionized the way cars drive. Hyundai is proving just how advanced its assists are in a trio of new videos starring veteran stunt and race driver Rhys Millen.<p>Each …

Porsche Planning Cayenne-Based X6 Rival?

Porsche may be set to cash in on growing demand for crossovers with coupe-like styling, a segment initiated by the BMW X6, by launching its own …

Triumph Scrambler by British Customs

Desert sleds still have a place in modern motorcycling iconography. Originally an American phenomenon, today it’s the Triumph Scrambler from across the ditch that embodies the spirit most closely. And it doesn’t take much to give a modern Scrambler a touch of the desert sled vibe, as this 2012 …