cars

Volkswagen responds poorly to ‘dieselgate’ fiasco

Volkswagen responds poorly to ‘dieselgate’ fiasco

By: Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor  For a company that launched an ad campaign last week all about “keeping your promises,” Volkswagen is doing an impressively bad job at deserving any trust itself. It’s been almost five months since the first allegations of emissions cheating were brought against German automaker Volkswagen. Five months for the […]

Hands-free technology isn’t safer choice

Hands-free technology isn’t safer choice

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor What seems more dangerous: tapping out a friend’s number on a physical phone while driving or asking your car’s voice-activated system to do it for you? According to a study released earlier this month by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, it’s not the obvious answer. Companies are producing […]

Public safety equipped with new car

By Adam Kelly | The Duquesne Duke The Duquesne public safety department has added a new police car to its fleet. A 2014 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor is replacing one of the Ford Crown Victorias and will be primarily used as a patrol car, as well as a transport for health services to UPMC Mercy, […]