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Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

Filed under: Government/Legal, Auto Repair Automakers are supporting provisions in copyright law that could prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying their own vehicles. Continue reading Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:31:00 EST. Please see our [...]

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Oklahoma ridesharing bill would allow Lyft, gay rider discrimination

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Transportation Alternatives, United States Oklahoma’s HB 1614 would allow ridesharing companies to operate in the state, but a new amendment would also allow discrimination of gay customers. Continue reading Oklahoma ridesharing bill would allow Lyft, gay rider discrimination Oklahoma ridesharing bill would allow Lyft, gay rider discrimination originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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Virginia poised to limit license-plate reader records

Filed under: Government/Legal Virginia could soon set the strictest limits in the nation on how long law-enforcement agencies can retain automated license-plate reader records. Continue reading Virginia poised to limit license-plate reader records Virginia poised to limit license-plate reader records originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms [...]

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Michigan automotive repair shop owner says he will refuse ‘openly gay’ customers

Filed under: Government/Legal Brian Klawiter, the owner of an automotive repair shop called Dieseltec in Grandville, MI, says he will “not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons.” Oh yeah, he’s a winner. Continue reading Michigan automotive repair shop owner says he will refuse ‘openly gay’ customers Michigan automotive repair shop [...]

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Hong Kong’s subway system makes $2B in annual profit [w/video]

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Transportation Alternatives, China The Hong Kong subway system makes $2 billion in annual profit thanks in large part to the fact that it controls the land that its stations are situated on. Fares still support the system’s operating costs. Continue reading Hong Kong’s subway system makes $2B in annual profit [w/video] [...]

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Hillary Clinton takes to campaign trail in a van called Scooby

Filed under: Celebrities, Government/Legal, Chevrolet, United States, Minivan/Van Hillary Clinton is officially a presidential hopeful for 2016. She has already started campaigning around Iowa in a Chevy Express conversion van with the nickname Scooby. Continue reading Hillary Clinton takes to campaign trail in a van called Scooby Hillary Clinton takes to campaign trail in a [...]

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GM finds steering flaw, decides it doesn’t warrant a recall

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Buick, Chevrolet, GM, Sedan Cars from General Motors are having steering issues, but neither the company nor governmental safety regulators, see a point in issuing a recall. Continue reading GM finds steering flaw, decides it doesn’t warrant a recall GM finds steering flaw, decides it doesn’t warrant a recall originally appeared [...]

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Nuclear deal could make Iran next big car market

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Kia, Peugeot, Renault, Middle East Western automakers continue to anticipate a nuclear deal between Iran and the West that will lift economic sanctions and allow the companies to access what is said to be the world’s ripest emerging market. Continue reading Nuclear deal could make Iran next big car market Nuclear [...]

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NHTSA investigating 33k Subaru Imprezas for airbag sensor flaw

Filed under: Government/Legal, Subaru, Safety, United States NHTSA is opening an investigation into the 2012 Subaru Impreza that could affect an estimated 33,500 cars. In the vehicles, the Occupant Detection System might not correctly identify the passenger and not deploy the airbags in a collision. Continue reading NHTSA investigating 33k Subaru Imprezas for airbag sensor [...]

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GM ignition switch death count rises to 84

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Safety, United States The GM Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility continues its weekly release of deaths and injuries caused by the automaker’s bad ignition switch. In the latest tally, it records 84 deaths and a total of 157 people harmed. Continue reading GM ignition switch death count rises to 84 GM [...]

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Concerns surface over Homeland Security’s license-plate reader proposal [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal A Homeland Security plan to use a national database of license-plate reader data for investigative purposes is drawing criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union, which says the proposal doesn’t do enough to protect the privacy of law-abiding Americans. Continue reading Concerns surface over Homeland Security’s license-plate reader proposal [w/video] Concerns surface [...]

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Malia Obama taught to drive by Secret Service

Filed under: Celebrities, Etc., Government/Legal, Weird Car News, Driving, United States The Secret Service taught Malia Obama how to drive, and the agency wouldn’t even let Michelle Obama in the car with her. Continue reading Malia Obama taught to drive by Secret Service Malia Obama taught to drive by Secret Service originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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NHTSA closes 4-year GM investigation, issues common sense advisory [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Safety, United States, SUV, Truck NHTSA is closing a four-year investigation into possible brake line corrosion in GM trucks in snowy states with a common-sense safety advisory to all drivers. If you live in an area that uses salt on the roads, keep your vehicle’s undercarriage clean. Continue [...]

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Massachussetts ready to invest $2 million more in MOR-EV program

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, United States, Electric Massachusetts adds $2 million to its green-vehicle rebate program that was launched last year. Continue reading Massachussetts ready to invest $2 million more in MOR-EV program Massachussetts ready to invest $2 million more in MOR-EV program originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:27:00 EST. Please [...]

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Volkswagen plans expansion, tech center in Chattanooga

Filed under: Government/Legal, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/Manufacturing, Volkswagen, United States, Crossover Volkswagen has approval to expand its growing Chattanooga, TN, factory by even more than the initial plan. The automaker is adding an additional 130,153 square feet to the current 538,000 square feet of construction. Continue reading Volkswagen plans expansion, tech center in Chattanooga Volkswagen plans expansion, [...]

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NHTSA probes Nissan Versa for potential pedal problem

Filed under: Government/Legal, Nissan, Safety, United States, Hatchback, Sedan NHTSA is performing an engineering analysis on the 2013-2015 Versa and Versa Note because portions of the footwell might trap the driver’s foot. This can cause unintended acceleration and delayed braking. Continue reading NHTSA probes Nissan Versa for potential pedal problem NHTSA probes Nissan Versa for [...]

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Canadian government sells final $2.7B GM shares

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, GM, Canada The government bailout of General Motors is over. The Canadian finance minister has announced plans to sell the country’s final 73.4 million shares of GM to Goldman Sachs. Continue reading Canadian government sells final $2.7B GM shares Canadian government sells final $2.7B GM shares originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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NHTSA investigating 500k Ford and Mercury cars for lighting failures

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford, Mercury, Safety, United States, Sedan A consumer advocacy group in North Carolina wants NHTSA to re-open its investigation into front lighting failures on the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis. The agency alleges that the problem is still occurring, and Ford dealers are not keeping the parts in stock. Continue [...]

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