Automobiles

A new Senate bill aims to give drivers more control over the growing trove of data being collected by sensors and computers embedded in our cars. Most drivers are unaware of how much personal information is being recorded.
Jan 14, 2014   The New York Times
"In the early days of his development, man realized that certain members of the animal kingdom could be made useful to him." So begins a rumination by architect Victor Gruen on the process of domestication and why we can't seem to domesticate the automobile. Exclusive
Mar 15, 2010  By Victor Gruen
The Infrastructurist examines a new infographic published by the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of their Global Status Report.
Mar 13, 2010   The Infrastructurist
Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster By Paul Ingrassia Random House, 306 pages, $32 Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and its Effect on Our Lives By Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez Palgrave, 272 pages, $34 Automobiles dominate our economies, our cities and our popular culture. As these new titles make abundantly apparent, they also tend to imbue their makers and owners with either delusions or arrogance that can lead to dangerously misguided decision-making, both behind the wheel and in corporate boardrooms. Opinion
Feb 8, 2010   By Michael Dudley
The question is whether the burrowing machines can outrace China’s growing love affair with the automobile.
Mar 27, 2009   The New York Times
On an unexpected joyride in a souped-up BMW, a group of environmentalists ponder the past and future of cars.
Oct 7, 2008   Culture11
Former Congressman Ernest Istook discusses why the automobile is the ultimate manifestation of freedom, mobility, and personal choice, and argues for a re-allocation of public spending away from mass transit and other alternatives.
Aug 11, 2008   WorldNetDaily
<p>Banker Dave Ridson wants to build a racetrack on a site preservationists say is an historic Civil War site. But where the battle actually fought is a matter of debate.</p>
Jun 11, 2008   The Houston Chronicle
Opinion
Jun 11, 2008   By Samuel Staley
<p>Gas prices have just surpassed the $4 mark, but the impact is far from uniform throughout the nation- poor, rural counties, particularly in the south and west, suffer disproportionately.</p>
Jun 11, 2008   The New York Times
<p>The cartoon strip 'This Modern World' looks at how gas prices have influenced motorists' selection of motor vehicles in the United States - from the 1970's to 'five minutes from now'.</p>
Jun 7, 2008   Salon.com