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Even a light drizzle increases the risk of a fatal car crash

Magna Powertrain three-motor Model S setupIt doesn't take much rainfall to increase the risk of a deadly car crash. A study published in the April issue of the American Meteorological Society Bulletin revealed that rain, snow, and ice increase the risk of a deadly crash by 34 percent on average. It's the light rain that drivers should consider more often, though. Even when the rain is...

Toyota Yaris hatchback, Sienna minivan recalled over airbags that may not deploy

2017 Toyota YarisToyota will recall about 43,000 Yaris models to replace defective sensors that may prevent the cars' side-impact airbags from activating in a crash. The recall affects 2015 through 2017 Toyota Yaris hatchbacks. The Yaris iA sedan built by Mazda for Toyota is not affected. At fault is a wiring harness is the cars' doors that may degrade and fail to...

Mileage tax proposal, Hyundai design chief interviewed, Tesla Model Y production: What's New @ The Car Connection

Winter driving - stuck car - AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyMinnesota considers new tax based on mileage driven Minnesota will mull a different way to tax drivers in the state rather than a potential increase to the gas tax: a mileage tax. 2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade is a minivan in a tuxedo The 2020 Toyota Sienna SE Nightshade is all dressed up for a night out on the town...with the kids. Ford pumps...

Minnesota considers new tax based on mileage driven

Teen driver - busy street- AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyMinnesota will mull a different way to tax drivers in the state over a potential increase to the gas tax: a mileage tax. According to a report from Alpha News last week, Democratic Rep. Raymond Dehn has proposed a tax based on the miles an individual drives. His new piece of legislation would authorize a study that the Minnesota Department of...

2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade is a minivan in a tuxedo

2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade special editionThe 2020 Toyota Sienna SE Nightshade is all dressed up for a night out on the town... with the kids. The special-edition minivan will reportedly start production this month, according CarsDirect reported Tuesday, and it adds typical splashes of black as we've seen from other Toyota Nightshade editions. Toyota has previously offered 4Runner, Camry...