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  • FBI Seizes Computers, Listening Devices From Ford Headquarters
    FBI Seizes Computers, Listening Devices From Ford Headquarters

    FBI agents searched Ford Motor Company's headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, this month as part of an investigation into possible corporate espionage. Eight devices, along with documents, computers and financial records, were among the item......

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  • Auto Industry Continues To Grapple With Challenges Of Cyber Threats
    Auto Industry Continues To Grapple With Challenges Of Cyber Threats

    A telephone is not a telephone. It's a computer that makes phone calls. A refrigerator is not a refrigerator. It's a computer that keeps food cold. And a car is no longer a car. It's a computer with wheels and an engine.Everyday items are n......

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  • Kids Group Wants White House To Address Hot-Car Deaths
    Kids Group Wants White House To Address Hot-Car Deaths

    Cars come equipped with alarms that remind motorists to buckle their seatbelts, chimes that indicate headlights are still on after the engine is turned off and buzzers that sound if keys are left in the ignition, says Janette Fennell. Forge......

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  • General Motors Recalling 8.4 Million More Vehicles
    General Motors Recalling 8.4 Million More Vehicles

    General Motors today announced a truly massive recall covering some 8.4 million vehicles in North America. Most significantly, 8.2 million examples of the affected vehicles are being called back due to "unintended ignition key rotation," th......

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  • The Long History Behind Monday's Massive Airbag Recalls
    The Long History Behind Monday's Massive Airbag Recalls

    The latest details of a troubling safety trend arrived Monday, when seven automakers issued eight recalls for cars that may contain airbags that could kill drivers instead of saving their lives.BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and ......

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  • Bipartisan Proposal To Increase US Gas Tax First Since 1993
    Bipartisan Proposal To Increase US Gas Tax First Since 1993

    One Democrat and one Republican senator are reaching across the aisle to try to solve an upcoming funding shortfall for US road improvements. Of course, it involves raising taxes, so this first step might also be the last in the journey. Ea......

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  • Massive Airbag Recall Affects Seven Automakers
    Massive Airbag Recall Affects Seven Automakers

    The recall of faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata has exploded Monday to include seven automakers. In most cases, only models in certain high-humidity regions were affected because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration f......

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  • Are Energy Drinks The Next To Be Banned From Motorsports Sponsorship?
    Are Energy Drinks The Next To Be Banned From Motorsports Sponsorship?

    Like it or not, when it comes to brass tacks, motorsports is a business. To keep racing, the teams need to make money, and, generally speaking, the winnings from a victory aren't going to cover the expenses. The reality is that teams need s......

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  • Tesla Open-Sources All Its Patents
    Tesla Open-Sources All Its Patents

    When Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that he's thinking about something, you definitely need to pay attention because it's likely something big. In an eloquently worded press release (a very rare thing indeed) Musk explains reason after reason why......

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  • 10 Most Congested Cities In America
    10 Most Congested Cities In America

    Even though we're driving less, congestion in major metropolitan areas is growing. According to this year's INRIX National Traffic Scorecard Annual Report, after seven years of stodgy recovery following the Great Recession, American roads are back on thei...

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  • GM Expected To Release Multiple Employees Over Ignition Switch Recall
    GM Expected To Release Multiple Employees Over Ignition Switch Recall

    General Motors is set to hold a major briefing on the results of its internal probe into the ignition switch debacle this morning, with early reports claiming that multiple employees could be terminated due to their role in the recall (or l......

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  • Auto Loan Defaults Higher During Recovery Than Recession
    Auto Loan Defaults Higher During Recovery Than Recession

    Could the next sub-prime crisis come from auto loans?More subprime borrowers defaulted on their car loans in the years following the Great Recession than during or before the crash. It seems automakers' financial arms and other lending inst......

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  • Recalls Don't Dent General Motors' Sales Figures
    Recalls Don't Dent General Motors' Sales Figures

    At least in theory, the past four months should have been trying ones for General Motors.The company admitted it knew key details about a deadly defect in its cars for more than a decade, and that flaw was responsible for killing at least 1......

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  • Is America's Car Culture Coming To An End?
    Is America's Car Culture Coming To An End?

    The '57 Chevy was still a year away when the launch of the interstate highway system kicked U.S. car culture into high gear. But six decades later, changing habits and attitudes suggest America's romance with the road may be fading.After ri......

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  • Google Building Self-Driving Cars With No Steering Wheel
    Google Building Self-Driving Cars With No Steering Wheel

    Google will build a car without a steering wheel.It doesn't need one because it drives itself.The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. Though not......

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  • GM Fined $35 Million By Feds In Safety Recall Case
    GM Fined $35 Million By Feds In Safety Recall Case

    The U.S. government is fining General Motors $35 million for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches.The government also said Friday that GM will report safety issues faster in the future.The fine is the maximum allowed......

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  • GM Profit Sinks; CEO Sees No Recall Hit To Sales
    GM Profit Sinks; CEO Sees No Recall Hit To Sales

    The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors' first-quarter profit, but the company's CEO said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales.GM on Thursday reported its worst financial results in more ......

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  • NHTSA Rules Back Up Cameras Mandatory In New Cars
    NHTSA Rules Back Up Cameras Mandatory In New Cars

    Cars being sold in the United States must come equipped with a backup camera by May 2018.Federal safety regulators finalized a rule requiring the installation of rear-view cameras Monday morning after years of delays. They believe the law w......

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  • U.S. and Toyota Reach Settlement Over Safety Problems Disclosure
    U.S. and Toyota Reach Settlement Over Safety Problems Disclosure

    The U.S. has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp., concluding a four-year criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of safety problems, according to a person close to the investigation.Attorney Gen......

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  • 303 Deaths Tied To Airbag Non-Deployment In 2 General Motors' Cars
    303 Deaths Tied To Airbag Non-Deployment In 2 General Motors' Cars

    At least 303 motorists died in car accidents after their airbags didn't deploy in now-recalled General Motors vehicles, according to a study released late last night.The Center for Auto Safety, a non-profit automotive watchdog, reviewed dat......

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