Avoiding a Louisiana U Boat

Avoiding a Louisiana U Boat

Something you don’t want may be floating your way soon. Well, it probably won’t actually float there. More likely, a truck will carry it there. To a used car lot near you — and far from the scuba diving lesson it got in Louisiana during the recent (and still ongoing) historic flooding down there. Dry […]

Car of the Future

Car of the Future

Here is a roundup from the past two weeks of all the news about connected & driverless cars, the future of car ownership, ridesharing, carsharing, electric cars, hybrid cars, and even flying cars.  If you read any great articles on the Car of the Future, please send them to me at nma@motorists.org and perhaps I […]

Particulate Filters for Everyone!

Particulate Filters for Everyone!

VW — desperate to appear chastened over its “cheating” sins — announced in early July, it will fit particulate filters to its 2017 model year cars in anticipation of the next round of Uncle’s emissions fatwas. No surprise, right? Diesel-powered cars have had particulate filters for years. They’re used to catch particulates, which are small […]

2016 Ford Focus Review

2016 Ford Focus Review

I have a three cylinder motorcycle. A “triple.” For a 400 pound bike, it’s plenty. But how about a 2,900 pound car? A 3,000 pound-plus car, once you add you. Well, me. But the Ford Focus manages — probably because its “triple” makes 123 hp — which is a lot of power for a 1 […]

Driving News Roundup: August 25, 2016

Driving News Roundup: August 25, 2016

This is a regular feature on the NMA Blog, where we highlight some of the most interesting driving news stories of the week. Tennessee: Attorney General Reverses Course On Red-Light Cameras In a blockbuster ruling last month, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III held that private companies could not review red-light camera images under […]