Flatulence adds to bus, train germs

It's not just people you'll find aboard trains.

What bacterial passenger did you pick up when you grabbed the handrail this morning?

Free fuel takeaway video

Dr Matt Jenks says he's concerned about climate change and wants to do his bit for the environment.

Powered by a Japanese restaurant's vegetable oil, this Toyota costs nearly nothing to run - and the fumes smell great.

Mitsubishi teases new SUV

Mitsubishi Ground Tourer Concept is due to be unveiled at the 2016 Paris motor show.

Japanese brand to debut new coupe-styled SUV concept at the 2016 Paris motor show.

New crash test may be tough to pass

The structure of the 2015 Toyota RAV4 held up well in the driver-side small overlap test (left). In contrast, intrusion ...

A closely watched auto safety rating could soon get even tougher.

Selfies rekindle love affair with cars

Michael and Szetlana Grills take a selfie in front of their '67 Pontiac classic car during an event in Chicago.

Selling, or buying, a car is such a life event that many now post online, be it a glamour shot of the car or a selfie.

Jay Leno rolls in 2500hp stunt car video

Jay Leno survived this rollover accident at a speedway in California.

A car crazy Jay Leno has walked away from a spectacularly scary crash in a 2500 horsepower Barracuda race car.

Serious crashes prompt road probe

Safety and crash prevention on State Highway 6 and other national thoroughfares will be the focus of NZTA as part of a ...

Road between Nelson and Blenheim could be upgraded as part of a $600 million safety investment.

Toyota NZ turns to used electrics

The plug-in Prius, which is beginning to be imported as a used car by Toyota New Zealand.

New electric vehicles are too expensive for NZ market so Toyota has begun importing used ones from Japan.

Nissan builds drone to race GT-R video

A Nissan GT-R racing a specially-built drone at the Silverstone circuit in the UK.

Special race tuned drone can reach 100kmh from a standstill in a blistering 1.3 seconds.

Car sharing on NZ's horizon

Toyota NZ managing director Alistair Davis speaking at the media conference.

The head of New Zealand's biggest car company says the future will see a time where nobody will own a motor vehicle - just share them.

The future of car advertising video

The Mill Blackbird can simulate almost any car with the help of visual effects.

The Mill Blackbird can simulate almost any car with the help of visual effects.

Panicked parking prang ruins Porsche video

If it won't fit, force it, seems to be the motto of the teen trying to get this expensive Porsche into a garage in Canada.

A panicked teen without a driver's licence is in a whole lot of trouble after borrowing his mum's expensive SUV.

Jeep rollaway defect legal action

A Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Legal action filed against maker of Jeep Grand Cherokee claiming defect causes rollaway accidents, including death of Star Trek actor.

Corolla hybrid comes with warning

The new Toyota Corolla hybrid, joining New Zealand most popular passenger car selection in July.

Toyota launches hybrid Corolla in NZ with some scary warning shots over the future of our environment.

VW 'to pay over $13b'

In April, Volkswagen said it would set aside €16.2 billion (NZ$25.44b) and slash its dividend to cover the costs from ...

Volkswagen payout partly to settle claims by nearly 500,000 owners stemming from its US diesel emissions scandal.

Who dies in driverless car crashes?

Among issues to be worked through before driverless cars appear on our roads: Who does the vehicle try to protect in a ...

Who dies when a crash is inevitable and the car is making all the decisions?

Secret Kia crash test, results at odds

Ancap has crash tested the Kia Picanto in Sydney.

Is a life worth less here than in Europe? That's what testers are getting to the bottom of.

Vanquish Zagato becomes reality video

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato.

Customer demand forces Aston Martin into a limited production run of its concept Vanquish Zagato Coupe.

Viper being killed off again

Dodge is celebrating the 25th anniversary and final year of Viper production with five exclusive limited-edition models, ...

The Dodge Viper supercar is set to die again in 2017. But it's going out in style.

LAPD gets electric car fleet

Los Angeles Police Department's newly unveiled transportation fleet of 100 fully-electric BMW i3 vehicles.

The LA Police Department is going electric, with 100 BMW i3 vehicles just purchased for use in the department's transportation fleet.

'Disgusted' at cellphone use

Delays are tempting drivers to reach for their cellphones.

Drivers texting on their cellphones while passing through road works has construction workers on edge.

Electric supercar to tackle Pikes Peak

The Honda/Acura EV NSX-inspired concept ready for Pikes Peak.

Honda's American arm lines up for iconic annual hill climb event with an electric supercar.

New supercar to hit 402kmh? video

Mazzanti's new Millecavalli Italian supercar.

There are some bold performance claims surrounding a new Italian supercar.

Flying cars' time might have come

The Terrafugia Transition Flying Car.

Flying car or driving plane? Its makers want to pass it off as both and transform travel.

Go-kart's safety tech better than most cars

The Actev Motors "Arrow Smart-Kart.

Some of the safety capabilities on this little go-kart are the same ones that big automakers are adding to their vehicles as value add-ons.

MX-5 airbag concern

Mazda's MX-5 has earned a five-star safety score.

Crash tests expose design flaw in popular roadster

Shallow water a danger to cars video

UNSW researcher Grantley Smith moves a four-wheel drive with his fingertip after it begins to float in a floodwater ...

Researchers stunned to discover just how little water it takes to make even a large vehicle unstable.

Drivers stung for fake WOFs

The counterfeit WOFs are authorised under the "Native Waka Motor Vehicle Act 2005". From a distance, they look pretty good.

Counterfeit WOFs and regos are being issued for "deathtrap" cars by Northland "mastermind".

Australian probe into new cars

Fiat Chrysler agreed to a consumer redress programme and to an internal review of its handling of complaints.

Consumer watchdog getting tough following probes of Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler.

Your next Christmas present

Powering (!) around the Le Mans track.

This is the Aston Martin you can probably afford.

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