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Illinois bill would make ‘rolling coal’ illegal

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Emissions, Diesel An Illinois state representative proposes a $5,000 fine for any drivers who tamper with the EPA-mandated emissions equipment on their diesel-engined vehicles so they can do what’s called “Rolling Coal.” Continue reading Illinois bill would make ‘rolling coal’ illegal Illinois bill would make ‘rolling coal’ illegal originally appeared on [...]

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Aston Martin sues Henrik Fisker over Thunderbolt design

Filed under: Design/Style, Government/Legal, Aston Martin, United States, Coupe, Luxury, Performance Aston Martin is suing Henrik Fisker in US District Court for allegedly violating its intellectual property. The automaker claims that the design of the Thunderbolt uses too many of the company’s own design cues. Continue reading Aston Martin sues Henrik Fisker over Thunderbolt design [...]

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Top Gear producer breaks silence, won’t file charges against Clarkson

Filed under: Celebrities, Government/Legal, TV/Movies Jeremy Clarkson will not face charges for assaulting producer Oisin Tymon, after he decided not to file charges with North Yorkshire police. Continue reading Top Gear producer breaks silence, won’t file charges against Clarkson Top Gear producer breaks silence, won’t file charges against Clarkson originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, [...]

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Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices

Filed under: Government/Legal, Car Buying, Car Dealers, United States The Federal Trade Commission is wrapping up its so-called Operation Ruse Control, which went after car dealers for deceptive advertising and other types of fraud. It resulted in 252 enforcement actions and six cases for the FTC. Continue reading Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices [...]

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WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything?

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Kia, Asia, China For reasons we can’t begin to comprehend, a Chinese automaker has decided to copy the lowly Kia Picanto. Continue reading WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything? WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything? originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:20:00 [...]

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Oakland Police Department releases license-plate reader records

Filed under: Government/Legal, Police/Emergency In response to a public-records request, the Oakland Police Department released 4.6 million records from its license-plate readers. Here’s what they show. Continue reading Oakland Police Department releases license-plate reader records Oakland Police Department releases license-plate reader records originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:00 EST. Please see [...]

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US drivers cover 3 trillion miles in 2014, almost half of drivers are 50+ years old

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Driving The US government says drivers traveled 3.02 trillion miles last year, the second-highest tally since it started keeping track in 1939, behind only 2007. Drivers’ ages are also setting records, with 44.1 percent of US drivers over the age of 50. Continue reading US drivers cover 3 trillion miles in [...]

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Critics: Uber, Lyft not paying sales tax in Rhode Island

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Transportation Alternatives In Rhode Island, critics of the ridesharing services Uber and Lyft say the companies are not paying state sales tax like they’re supposed to. Continue reading Critics: Uber, Lyft not paying sales tax in Rhode Island Critics: Uber, Lyft not paying sales tax in Rhode Island originally appeared on [...]

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Oklahoma rejects pro-LGBT vanity license plate

Filed under: Government/Legal, Weird Car News, Driving A man in Oklahoma wanted to show his support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community with a vanity license plate, but the state deem the plate offensive and rejected it. Continue reading Oklahoma rejects pro-LGBT vanity license plate Oklahoma rejects pro-LGBT vanity license plate originally appeared [...]

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GM ignition switch death toll continues to rise

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Safety, United States In the latest tally released by the General Motors Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, the number of cases offered compensation for fatalities has risen to 74 people. There have also been 126 injuries linked to the automaker’s faulty part. Continue reading GM ignition switch death toll continues to [...]

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DOT announces $10M fine for Graco car seat recall

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Safety, United States The Department of Transportation is fining Graco $10 million for delaying its recall of 6.1 million car seats last year. The safety campaign began because latches on some of the company’s products could be very difficult to unfasten, which could put children in danger. Continue reading DOT announces [...]

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Weekly Recap: GM scales back as Russian auto market teeters

Filed under: Government/Legal, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/Manufacturing, 2015 New York Auto Show, Cadillac, GM, Jeep, Scion, Luxury, Off-Road We curate the week’s events with a focus on General Motors’ dramatic scale back in Russia. Plus, other news and notes from around the car world. Continue reading Weekly Recap: GM scales back as Russian auto market teeters Weekly [...]

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Car enthusiasts face diminished influence in self-driving future

Filed under: Government/Legal, Emerging Technologies, Technology In many circles, the prospect of autonomous and self-driving cars taking over American roads is greeted with enthusiasm. Among car enthusiasts, however, the idea of removing the driver from the driving often sounds like a soulless and grim transportation future. Continue reading Car enthusiasts face diminished influence in self-driving [...]

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NHTSA Administrator Rosekind vows to combat drowsy driving

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety Drowsy driving may finally be getting the attention it deserves, as NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind plans on cracking down on the dangerous behavior. Continue reading NHTSA Administrator Rosekind vows to combat drowsy driving NHTSA Administrator Rosekind vows to combat drowsy driving originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:31:00 [...]

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Livestream: Ricardo Innovation & Sustainability Symposium 2015

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Videos, Emerging Technologies How easy is it to plan for the future when you’ve got billions of dollars at stake and no crystal ball? A group of automotive industry leaders get together to talk it out. Continue reading Livestream: Ricardo Innovation & Sustainability Symposium 2015 Livestream: Ricardo Innovation & Sustainability Symposium [...]

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Van der Garde settles with Sauber for $16 million

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Motorsports Former test driver Giedo van der Garde and Sauber have settled their legal battle out of court, bringing an end to the drawn-out affair… and more than likely his entire F1 career. Continue reading Van der Garde settles with Sauber for $16 million Van der Garde settles with Sauber for [...]

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Supposed former ZIL limo of Gorbachev and Yeltsin on sale for $1.6M

Filed under: Celebrities, Government/Legal, Marketing/Advertising, Used Car Buying, Russia, Sedan, Classics, Luxury A 1989 ZIL-41052 armored limo from Russia that claims previous passengers including former leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin is currently for sale online for $1.6 million. Continue reading Supposed former ZIL limo of Gorbachev and Yeltsin on sale for $1.6M Supposed former [...]

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