Cars

App to Hail Taxis, Limos Launches in Las Vegas

By Michelle Rindels | Aug 16
Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities.

BMW M235i is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

M235i Revives Classic BMW Memories

By Ann M. Job | Aug 15
The 2014 BMW M235i is the best temptation yet for American car buyers to get back into sporty, two-door coupes. The agile, turbocharged, rear-wheel drive M235i is downright fun to drive and relatively affordable.

Pope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said.

Pope's Small Car Fascinates South Koreans

By YoukYung Lee | Aug 14
Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big-shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars.

Will Power, of Australia, goes through a corner ahead of James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, and Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia.

Some Tracks Change Rules After Ward's Death

By Luke Meredith | Aug 14
NASCAR could issue an edict as early as this weekend's race at Michigan International Speedway that makes it mandatory for drivers to stay in their cars until safety personnel arrive.

A Q&A on Changes Coming to FICO Credit Scores

By Marley Jay | Aug 14
There are changes coming to FICO, a broadly used credit score, that may mean higher credit scores for many consumers. Banks, credit card issuers, auto lenders and other businesses use those scores to decide whether to lend to consumers.

Legal Troubles Ahead for NASCAR Star Tony Stewart?

Aug 13
After striking and killing a fellow driver on the race track, does NASCAR star Tony Stewart face any legal liability? CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about the case.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Acting Administrator David J. Friedman, testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington.

US Agency Moves Slowly on Investigation Requests

By Tom Krisher | Aug 12
The Associated Press reviewed all 15 petitions filed by drivers with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since 2010 and found the agency missed the legal deadline to grant or deny the requests 12 times. One petition has yet to be resolved.

Tony Stewart

As Probe Begins, Stewart Steps Away From the Track

By John Wawrow and Dan Gelston | Aug 11
The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.

US Looking into Impala Air Bag Performance

By Tom Krisher | Aug 11
The U.S. government's highway safety agency is looking into air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars made by General Motors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is informally checking out the problem.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

Big 2015 Chevy Tahoe Remains a Rare Breed of SUV

By Ann M. Job | Aug 8
The big, 2015 Tahoe sport utility vehicle is thriving at Chevrolet, thanks to updated styling, a more powerful V-8, improved second-row legroom, more towing capacity and new features.