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  • Congress Skewers NHTSA's Investigative Competence
    Congress Skewers NHTSA's Investigative Competence

    Five months after the top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration promised to reform the federal agency charged with keeping motorists safe, it remains mired in dysfunction and inaction. A report f......

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  • Audi Self-Driving Car Gets First Permit In California
    Audi Self-Driving Car Gets First Permit In California

    Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.That changed Tuesday, when ......

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  • Consumers Not Interested In Connected Car Technology
    Consumers Not Interested In Connected Car Technology

    Many consumers don't know about or trust car connectivity, according to a new study.The 2014 Harris AutoTECHCAST study found that automakers are missing the mark when it comes to in-car technology and connectivity. Resea......

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  • Automakers To Fight Distracted Driving With New Technology
    Automakers To Fight Distracted Driving With New Technology

    General Motors is taking the fight against distracted driving from billboards and public-service announcements into its cars, deploying new technology that keeps an eye on where the driver's are glancing.GM is partnering......

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  • The Most Disliked Car Brands
    The Most Disliked Car Brands

    According to a survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, buyers of both foreign and domestic cars aren't overly happy with their purchases....

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  • Does Dollar Rent A Car Routinely Swindle Customers Via Insurance Scam?
    Does Dollar Rent A Car Routinely Swindle Customers Via Insurance Scam?

    In retrospect, Eileen McMonigal believes she looked like the perfect target for a scam. She had recently fractured an ankle, so when her flight arrived in Tampa, Florida, she needed a wheelchair to get around the airport......

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  • NASCAR's Stewart Hits, Kills Driver On NY Track
    NASCAR's Stewart Hits, Kills Driver On NY Track

    NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.Ontario County Sheriff Phi......

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  • Senator Pushes For Up To Life Sentence For Auto Execs Found To Delay Recalls
    Senator Pushes For Up To Life Sentence For Auto Execs Found To Delay Recalls

    Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill has had it with automotive execs stalling when it comes to recalls. The Missiourian has proposed a new bill, the Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Enhancement Act, which aims to improve......

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  • Driving High Questioned On Busy Day In Congress
    Driving High Questioned On Busy Day In Congress

    Amid rancorous debate over other weighty issues Thursday on Capitol Hill, lawmakers wondered aloud whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous. Among the unanswered questions: Would drivers who are "high" t......

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  • Honda Asking Used-Car Buyers To Sign Liability Document
    Honda Asking Used-Car Buyers To Sign Liability Document

    When it comes to informing the car-buying public about potential safety hazards on used vehicles, there are two emerging schools of thought among used-car dealers.In one camp: those who disclose as little as possible. Us......

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  • Outstanding Auto Loans Total Higher Than Ever
    Outstanding Auto Loans Total Higher Than Ever

    It looks like Americans are feeling more confident about borrowing money again, at least when it comes to their cars. Credit reporting giant Equifax has released its latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, and the......

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  • GM Hit With New Lawsuit Over Ignition Switch Deaths
    GM Hit With New Lawsuit Over Ignition Switch Deaths

    A lawsuit filed in a New York court Tuesday seeks damages on behalf of more than 650 people allegedly injured or killed in General Motors' defective cars.The filing represents 658 people, including 29 who died, seeking d......

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  • General Motors Recall List
    General Motors Recall List

    It seems General Motors can't go more than a few weeks without issuing a major recall. Since the initial ignition lock recall on February 10, over 25 million vehicles have been recalled for defects.We used the National H......

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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,......

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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.......

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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 Ja......

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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 igniti......

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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......

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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 las......

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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 Saf......

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