Author Archives: Joni Gray

About Joni Gray

Joni Gray is a freelance writer with extensive experience in the auto industry.

GM’s User-Friendly Technology Takes on Ford

GM’s User-Friendly Technology Takes on Ford

On the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show, GM announced three user-friendly infotainment products that may well give Ford a few headaches. Available soon on some of Chevrolet’s most affordable cars … [more]


Clear Direction on Driving in the Fog

Clear Direction on Driving in the Fog

Learning from the Thanksgiving Day pile-up in Texas It couldn’t have been a worse Thanksgiving morning for more than 100 drivers traveling through Beaumont, Texas, on Interstate 10. A fog rolled in … [more]



Is It Time to Recall Toyota?

Is It Time to Recall Toyota?

When you’re Toyota — a company that only two years ago survived a huge public relations debacle — another massive safety recall is not what you want. But headlines are screaming this week about … [more]


Safest Pickup Trucks for 2012 Announced

Safest Pickup Trucks for 2012 Announced

Pickup trucks have vied with sedans as the most popular style of vehicles for years. But if safety is what you want from a truck, J.D. Power and Associates has narrowed the list to two — the 2012 Ford … [more]


Top Car Maintenance Tips for Teens

Top Car Maintenance Tips for Teens

When teenagers (ages 16 - 20) have their own cars, the danger of them crashing it are 2 and 1/2 times more likely than the teens who used the “family car.” So those priviledged few teens who … [more]


Ford Fusion Wins Top Safety Pick in IIHS Crash Test

Ford Fusion Wins Top Safety Pick in IIHS Crash Test

A completely redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion has been picking up all sorts of kudos among the automotive press since it arrived on the scene in the last few months. New from the ground up, the Fusion is considered … [more]



Will 85 MPH in Texas Up the Speed Elsewhere?

Will 85 MPH in Texas Up the Speed Elsewhere?

By Joni Gray A 41-mile-long toll road in the Lone Star State called Highway 130 (SH130), connecting Austin and San Antonio, has set the bar as the highest posted speed limit in America at 85 miles per … [more]