Automotive News

This section of Torque News provides the latest auto news and updates from the car manufacturers. Every day number of news stories and editorials are published here that give our readers an overview of what is happening in the automotive industry. Read this section daily to find out about new cars, vehicle reviews and car pictures. Torque News is an automotive news website by Hareyan Publishing, LLC, dedicated to covering the latest news, reviews and opinions about the car industry.

Apps now competing with plug-in devices to record driving data

Iconosys, a developer of safety, security, and privacy-oriented technologies for modern-age personal technology devices and platforms, officially released My Max Speed™ last month, an app where users log their rates of speed every 5 seconds as they travel. What we are witnessing is a new battle between physical, plug-in devices like Car Checkup and CarMed vs. smart phone apps that use your smart phone's GPS capability.

Chrysler 300 talked up by kingmaker NADAguides

The 2011 Chrysler 300 is NADAguides' Car of the Month for July. The online vehicle information company bestowed the coveted honor based on the 300's "sleek, new elegant design and overall appearance, combined with ample space, smooth driving performance, a plethora of intuitive technology features and an extensive list of safety features."

Winnebago celebrates sales successes, lures exec from Fleetwood

Winnebago Industries has appointed a sales executive it lured from a competitor and identified its top-selling dealers for 2011. In addition to acknowledging the most prolific sellers of Winnebago and Itasca motor homes, awards also have been given out to the best Canadian dealers, the No. 1 rental dealer and new dealer of the year for both brands.
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Tesla Roadster first EV at Goodwood Hill Climb

In an event for the history books, the Tesla Roadster will be the first all-electric production vehicle to ever participate in the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Hill Climb. The event is said to be the largest car culture festival in the world, celebrating historic and contemporary motorsports with a diverse, authentic array of conveyances along with a star-studded line-up of drivers.

Who pays most for Check Engine alert repairs?

When the Check Engine light comes on next to the gauges on your dashboard, it could mean your fuel cap is simply not on securely. Then again, it might be a harbinger of the need for a pricey new catalytic converter or some other expensive repair. CarMD reports motorists dealing with this indicator paid an average of $421.49 in Arizona last year – the highest in the nation. Arizona Drivers pay 18 percent more for repairs and 23 percent more for parts over the average paid in other parts of the country.

Husqvarna releases photos of the ugly-but-awesome 2012 Nuda 900R

A week ago, we brought you a spy video of Husqvarna testing their new prototype bike. Now they've released the studio photos to the public. My thoughts? Well, I'm truly delighted to see how ugly it is. For example, a Platypus is basically a beaver that lays eggs, has a duck bill, and is venomous. It's incredibly ugly, but you can't deny that the Platypus is awesome.

The 2012 BMW M5 covers Forza Motorsports 4 Collector’s Edition

After the 2012 BMW M5 was formally introduced in public at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, the folks at Microsoft introduced the new Forza Motorsports 4 Limited Collector’s Edition with the gorgeous new high performance BMW sedan serving as the cover model for the special edition of the next generation of the Forza series.

IIHS: majority of drivers favor red light cameras

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports two thirds of drivers in cities where red light cameras have been used for a significant length of time support their use. According to their findings, intersection cameras have reduced the number of fatal crashes caused by drivers running red lights by 24 percent in these cities. Opponents of red light cameras, while vocal and sometimes influential, are in the minority.

Tow trucks flaunt law when towing your vehicle

An article in the Houston Press today highlights a grey area of tow truck practice related to a black and white aspect of the law, a contravention enforcement likely overlooks as a form of professional courtesy. According to the Houstonian who brought this to the paper’s attention, Houston Police state flatly any forced entry into a vehicle is a criminal act and yet tow trucks there and chances are where you live too regularly break into cars to secure the front wheels for towing.

Go farther on the Fourth with “Green tires”

As everyone gets ready for their Fourth of July, everybody would like to get a little more out of their gas dollar despite the slight lull in gas prices. Though only a few will be replacing their tires over the next week, that decision does have an effect on the mileage you get. Everyone else can benefit from the following reminders on how to get the most out of your fuel dollar.

Should there be a Pothole Alert highway sign?

We’ve all been there – had hot coffee splashed all over us or had our bones jarred by an unexpected pothole. In some of our cities, the roadways are nearly half and half relatively smooth roadway as opposed to dips, bumps and potholes. Then the trucks repairing them are about as good for traffic flow as the eroded asphalt gaps are for the suspension of your car – and so it goes.