Cars

After 19 Years, Alfa Romeo is Back in US

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Dec 19
After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 4C two seater.

Senate Approves New Auto Safety Chief

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Dec 18
The Senate confirmed a new administrator to lead the government's auto safety agency, which faces complaints that regulators bungled two high-profile recalls involving faulty ignition switches and exploding air bags.

France to Ban Uber's Low-Cost Service in 2015

AUTO NEWS | Dec 16
Uber's low-cost ride ride-hailing service will be banned in France from the start of next year, the government said Monday as hundreds of taxi drivers blocked roads around Paris to protest what they claim are its unfair business practices.

Uber Backtracks on Price Hikes During Sydney Drama

AUTO NEWS | Dec 15
The cab-hailing company Uber was promising free rides and refunds Monday for people fleeing central Sydney after coming under criticism for hiking prices during a hostage crisis that was unfolding there.

Traffic App Enrages Neighborhood Residents

AUTO NEWS | By John Rogers | Dec 15
When word spread that the explosively popular new smartphone app Waze was sending more cars through their neighborhood in a quest to shave five minutes off a daily rush-hour commute, residents were angry and ready to fight back.