Eric Peters: Bad advice for your teenaged driver

Eric Peters: Bad advice for your teenaged driver

By Eric Peters More evidence that the American Automobile Association (AAA) ought to have its license revoked comes in the form of “summer safety tips” offered to teenaged drivers from AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety. Bet you can guess. Observe speed limits – This is a great way to be involved in an accident, since you’ll be causing a mobile […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Kia Cadenza new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Kia Cadenza new car review

By Eric Peters One of the most successful luxury cars ever is the Lexus ES. Along with another Lexus – the LS – it ate Mercedes’ and BMW’s lunch  . .  . and didn’t leave a tip. Lately, the Koreans – the Kia-Hyundai conglomerate – have been trying to do to the Japanese what they did to the […]

Eric Peters: Metastasis

Eric Peters: Metastasis

By Eric Peters Cancer is never cured – it merely goes into remission. You think it’s over and then . . . Just so, the apparently never-ending diesel emissions “scandal.” Mercedes-Benz, now. It has become the target of a criminal inquisition in Germany. Polizei in Stuttgart raided company offices there and seized materials which they plan to use as evidence that […]

Eric Peters: Two wheeled Red Barchettas

Eric Peters: Two wheeled Red Barchettas

By Eric Peters Motorcycles will probably prove to be the real-life Red Barchettas. You may remember the great Libertarian anthem by the classic rock band, Rush. It depicts a future world in which private cars are verboten since passage of the Motor Law. But an old heretic, a Giles Corey of tomorrow, has illegally kept a sports car – the […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Lincoln Continental new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Lincoln Continental new car review

By Eric Peters Comebacks are never easy – but they are doable. Ask Cadillac. Not so very long ago, GM’s luxury car division was on the mat, the count at seven or eight. Cadillac had lost its mojo, traded it for Metamucil. Its cars weren’t even gaudy anymore. Just old. Then an ether-fed cold start. Over […]

Eric Peters: Volvo commits seppuku

Eric Peters: Volvo commits seppuku

By Eric Peters With gas cheaper than it has been in at least 50 years – strongly suggestive that there is plenty of it available and will be for some time to come – Volvo has announced its decision to build nothing but expensive plug-in hybrid and full-on electric cars beginning after the 2019 model […]

Data driven: How your car will soon know all your habits

Data driven: How your car will soon know all your habits

From Technocracy News To a Technocrat, it’s not about transportation, its about data, and your car is just one giant sensor that can report on your every activity. A rolling smartphone? Furthermore, your car will routinely rat on you by transmitting your data wirelessly to mobile collection devices. ⁃ TN Editor Picture this: You’re checking your friends’ […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Subaru BRZ new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Subaru BRZ new car review

By Eric Peters What if Porsche sold minivans? Even if it was a really top-drawer minivan, it’d be a tough sell – because most Porsche buyers aren’t minivan buyers. Eskimos and ice. Subaru faces a similar challenge trying to find buyers for its rear-wheel-drive/two-door BRZ coupe. Subaru people like cars with more than two doors – and […]

Eric Peters: Demonizing the Demon (again)

Eric Peters: Demonizing the Demon (again)

By Eric Peters People who are jealous of their right to own firearms know how important it is to mercilessly stomp even the slightest suggestion that their right to own a gun be restricted in some manner, no matter how trivial it may seem. Because the principle at stake is critical. If it is acceptable to chip away […]

Eric Peters: Whatever happened to CNG-powered cars . . . ?

Eric Peters: Whatever happened to CNG-powered cars . . . ?

By Eric Peters It’s interesting to speculate about why solutions that would have actually worked – which did work –  seem to always just kind of .  . .   go away.  Not the fabled 100 MPG carburetor. That probably never existed. But how about cars powered by compressed natural gas (CNG)? They did exist. And – much more interesting […]