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Ford's stop-start: Simpler than GM system

Automotive News reports on Ford's new idle-stop system.

By June 6, 2011


Stop/start system on Buick's LaCrosse boosts mpg 25 percent

Automotive News reports on a start/stop system for the Buick LaCrosse.

By December 1, 2010


Battery-management chips enable stop-start

Automotive News reports on battery management chips that lets cars turn off the engine while stopped in traffic or at lights.

By December 17, 2008


Expect stop-start's big start to arrive in 2010

'Automotive News' reports on the adoption of idle-stop technology in cars around the world.

By November 5, 2008


Buick's future flagship has us hoping for a Riviera revival

The freshly unveiled concept is called the Avenir, and it previews the future of design and tech for the Buick brand.

By January 12, 2015


Mazda unveils the next MX-5's engine choices, little else

A possible reason for Mazda being so cagey about nailing down specs for the next MX-5 is the possibility that we'll see a decrease in stated power.

By October 2, 2014


Shooting 4K video with the Panasonic FZ1000

As 4K video is a key selling point on cameras from the 2014 crop, we take the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 for a spin to see how it performs.

By September 8, 2014


In the age of Prius and Tesla, can the Chevy Volt succeed? We ask GM.

After a little more than three years on the market, the plug-in hybrid Volt is approaching 60,000 units sold. Is that enough momentum to compete with the mind share of the Prius and Tesla? We ask General Motors.

By April 12, 2014


Our car - Leon to the Limit 2: Limit Harder

My distinct lack of sequel-naming talent aside, it seemed as though, against our will (untrue) the Leon and I would have to team up one last time (improbable) to once again take on the Everest that is the Car Limits driver training course. But this time, it was personal. And Wet.

By February 16, 2014


Porsche Cayman S: Don't order a Boxster just yet

I'll admit it, I was wrong about the Boxster. The Cayman is best car Porsche makes.

By December 6, 2013