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Judge puts GM ignition lawsuits on hold

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Safety The bankruptcy judge deciding whether New GM is responsible for ignition switch cases from before 2009 is putting all of the suits on hold until the US Court of Appeals decides whether to uphold his ruling. Continue reading Judge puts GM ignition lawsuits on hold Judge puts GM ignition lawsuits [...]

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Obama administration wants lower ethanol levels

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Ethanol, United States A proposal from the Obama administration would lower the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard level to the amount actually used last year, and goes up from there. Continue reading Obama administration wants lower ethanol levels Obama administration wants lower ethanol levels originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 29 May [...]

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Car-hacking threats get Congressional scrutiny

Filed under: Government/Legal, Emerging Technologies Congress wants to know more about how federal regulators and major car manufacturers plan to protect drivers from automotive cyber attacks. Continue reading Car-hacking threats get Congressional scrutiny Car-hacking threats get Congressional scrutiny originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 29 May 2015 08:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use [...]

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Crushing 1984 Ford Ranger to make a point about clean cars

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Videos, Ford, Toyota, Car Buying, Green Culture, Electric, Hybrid In support of a program to help low-income buyers purchase zero-emissions vehicles, a California politician recently crushed an ’84 Ranger at a rally. Arnold Schwarzenegger also blew a car up in support of the initiative. Continue reading Crushing 1984 Ford Ranger to [...]

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French court rejects Uber’s challenge to legal restrictions

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Transportation Alternatives, Europe Uber suffers a setback in France’s Conseil Constitutionnel. Most ridehailing services have now been limited. Continue reading French court rejects Uber’s challenge to legal restrictions French court rejects Uber’s challenge to legal restrictions originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 24 May 2015 08:58:00 EST. Please see our terms [...]

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Weekly Recap: GM plans massive new paint shop at Chevy Corvette factory

Filed under: Government/Legal, Marketing/Advertising, Plants/Manufacturing, Chevrolet, GM, Mazda We recap the week’s event’s with a focus on the Chevy Corvette factory expansion. Plus, other news and notes from the industry. Continue reading Weekly Recap: GM plans massive new paint shop at Chevy Corvette factory Weekly Recap: GM plans massive new paint shop at Chevy Corvette [...]

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Department of Transportation extends GM supervision for another year

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Safety The US Department of Transportation has decided to extend its regulatory supervision over General Motors for an additional year. The government agency believes that the oversight is a proactive way to address possible safety defects. Continue reading Department of Transportation extends GM supervision for another year Department of Transportation extends [...]

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Motorcyclist fatalities drop for second straight year

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, United States, Motorcycle Fatalities among motorcyclists are projected to fall to 4,584 once all of the 2014 numbers are tallied, marking the second consecutive year deaths have decreased. Continue reading Motorcyclist fatalities drop for second straight year Motorcyclist fatalities drop for second straight year originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 [...]

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Takata changed airbag design in 2008

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety Three unnamed insiders have revealed that Takata changed its airbag inflator propellant in 2008 following a recall by Honda. The company’s internal testing of inflators from recalled models shows hundreds of ruptures, as well. Continue reading Takata changed airbag design in 2008 Takata changed airbag design in 2008 originally appeared on [...]

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OreGo, nation’s first pay-per-mile test, targets EVs, plug-in hybrids

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Green Culture, United States, Electric, Hybrid Oregon’s new OreGo is the first-in-the-nation program that will charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. Continue reading OreGo, nation’s first pay-per-mile test, targets EVs, plug-in hybrids OreGo, nation’s first pay-per-mile test, targets EVs, plug-in hybrids originally [...]

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General Motors says it owns your car’s software

Filed under: Aftermarket, Government/Legal Buy a General Motors vehicle lately? Check the fine print. The company says you may not own some parts of the vehicle that actually make it run. Continue reading General Motors says it owns your car’s software General Motors says it owns your car’s software originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, [...]

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Can cyber-security researchers continue studying cars? [UPDATE]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Auto Repair, Technology By allowing vehicle security researchers to hack cars and publish details of their exploits, federal officials said they feared they could encourage people with malicious intent to infiltrate vehicles. Continue reading Can cyber-security researchers continue studying cars? [UPDATE] Can cyber-security researchers continue studying cars? [UPDATE] originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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Man hits 153 mph on I-75 in Dodge Magnum

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Dodge, Driving, United States, Wagon The Michigan State Police recently caught a 21-year-old man in a 2005 Dodge Magnum doing 153 miles per hour on I-75 early in the morning. Continue reading Man hits 153 mph on I-75 in Dodge Magnum Man hits 153 mph on I-75 in Dodge Magnum originally [...]

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Takata airbag inflator recall expanded to estimated 33.8 million vehicles [UPDATE]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety Takata is launching a huge expansion of its inflator recall in the US to cover an estimated 33.8 million vehicles. Continue reading Takata airbag inflator recall expanded to estimated 33.8 million vehicles [UPDATE] Takata airbag inflator recall expanded to estimated 33.8 million vehicles [UPDATE] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, [...]

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Gearheads learn more about copyright dispute in hearings today

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ownership, Auto Repair, Maintenance, United States Car owners and independent mechanics will soon learn more on whether copyright laws could hinder their ability to repair and modify vehicles. Continue reading Gearheads learn more about copyright dispute in hearings today Gearheads learn more about copyright dispute in hearings today originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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