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Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017

New Cars Increasingly Crammed With Distracting Technology

New Cars Increasingly Crammed With Distracting Technology

A new, real-world study using video cameras, global positioning systems, lane trackers and other tech gadgets confirmed that dialing or texting while driving raised the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially...

Monday, May 1, 2017

Choosing the Right Used Car for Your Teen

Choosing the Right Used Car for Your Teen

For many families with teenage drivers, a new car just isn't in the budget. According to an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety survey, 83 percent of parents who bought cars for their teen drivers said they...

Friday, Apr 21, 2017

Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Flying Car to Go on Sale

Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Flying Car to Go on Sale

It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017

Are You Ready to Share the Road With Self-driving Cars?

Are You Ready to Share the Road With Self-driving Cars?

Self driving cars may be the way of the future, and we know that first hand with a local company testing these vehicles right here in Boston, but that doesn’t mean drivers like the idea of sharing the road with...

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

Drivers See Higher Premiums After Not-at-Fault Crashes

Drivers See Higher Premiums After Not-at-Fault Crashes

Most drivers don't expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn't their fault. But a consumer group says it happens, and it's a problem. The Washington-based Consumer...

Monday, Jan 30, 2017

Toyota Loses 'World's Biggest Automaker' Title to VW

Toyota Loses 'World's Biggest Automaker' Title to VW

Toyota has relinquished the title of the world's biggest automaker, reporting Monday that it sold 10.175 million vehicles worldwide in 2016, fewer than Volkswagen's 10.31 million. General Motors reports...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

Chevy Bolt Gets Top Car Award at Major Auto Show

Chevy Bolt Gets Top Car Award at Major Auto Show

The Chevy Bolt has been named top car in North America, an important milestone for a car General Motors hopes will finally get Americans hooked on electric vehicles. The Honda Ridgeline grabbed the honor for top...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

Tesla Equipping Cars to Drive Completely on Their Own

Tesla Equipping Cars to Drive Completely on Their Own

Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on their own when regulations allow the technology to take over that...

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Boston, Other New England Towns Hold Gun Buy Back Program
Boston, Other New England Towns Hold Gun Buy Back Program

Unloaded guns can be dropped off at several locations in Boston Saturday as part of a regional gun buyback program.

East Boston House Fire Causes $100K Worth of Damage
East Boston House Fire Causes $100K Worth of Damage

The Boston fire department responded early Saturday morning to a house fire in East Boston.

Mix of Sun and Clouds, Brief Flurry Possible
Mix of Sun and Clouds, Brief Flurry Possible

It was a chilly yet sun-filled start to our Saturday morning after a snowy night in southeastern New England

Boston Public Schools to Reconsider Time Changes
Boston Public Schools to Reconsider Time Changes

Parents of Boston students gathered Wednesday to make their voices heard on changes to the school day.

For GOP, Tax Bill's Most Visible Win May Be Averting Failure
For GOP, Tax Bill's Most Visible Win May Be Averting Failure

Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill through Congress next...

New England Athletes Qualify for US Olympic Luge Team
New England Athletes Qualify for US Olympic Luge Team

The World Cup luge in Lake Placid, New York, determined who would race for the U.S. in the Olympics.