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Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood worsens musculoskeletal pain outcomes after trauma

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Individuals living in disadvantaged neighborhoods have worse musculoskeletal pain outcomes over time after stressful events such as motor vehicle collision than individuals from higher socioeconomic status neighborhoods, even after accounting for individual characteristics such as age, sex, income, education, and employment status. read more

Living in a Disadvantaged Neighborhood Worsens Musculoskeletal Pain Outcomes After Trauma Exposure

People living in lower-income neighborhoods have worse musculoskeletal pain outcomes over time after stressful events such as motor vehicle collisions than people from higher-income neighborhoods, a new study finds.

Tesla Says New Jersey Regulators Can't Stop Direct Sales

3 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

In April the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission revoked Tesla's dealership licence in the state. Currently there are two pieces of legislation due for a vote in the fall that could allow Tesla to operate. But the automaker claims that the state regulators didn't have the authority to shut down direct sales. Read more...

Lamborghini Teases New Supercar for Paris

18 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

As if the 2014 Paris Motor Show wasn’t interesting enough with the planned debuts of the Mercedes-AMG GT, the Jaguar XE and the Infiniti QX70S Design, the folks over at Lamborghini have announced plans to introduce a new vehicle of their own at the French event. Show More Summary

For Audi, Re-Engineering Cities is a Matter of Survival

The California Department of Motor Vehicles recently issued Audi the first permit to begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads. But it's just a piece of Audi's mission to begin re-engineering cities around the globe, with cars as just a part of the transportation equation. "The car and the city need to enter into a new relationship. Show More Summary

Report Finds NHTSA Failed To Detect GM Ignition Switch Issue For Seven Years Despite Ample Information

By definition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with preventing crashes and achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. Yet, according to a new House committee report, the agency failed for years to identify a safety issue in General Motors vehicles that eventually lead to 19 deaths, if not more. A House … [More]

California Permits for Self-Driving Cars Are Now Valid

On Tuesday, permits for self-driving cars issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) took effect for the first time. Applications for the permits began in May 2014. Only the Volkswagen Group (which includes Volkswagen and Audi cars among others), Mercedes Benz, and Google have been issued permits for their 29 total vehicles. Overall,... Read More

Mitsubishi Motors To Invest $600 Million In Indonesian Car Factory

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Corp will invest $600 million to set up its first multi-purpose vehicle factory in Indonesia, aiming to capitalise on strong demand for the segment in the country as well as to export to other markets in Asia. Show More Summary

GM Cars Cause At Least 19 Deaths, Possibly Many More

General Motors will be paying compensation to the families of 19 victims of a faulty ignition switch in GM cars. So far, 19 deaths have been confirmed as a result of the GM vehicles, but 125 death claims have been filed in total, meaning the actual number could be much larger. Show More Summary

General Motors Company (GM) Compensation to Award Far More Death Claims than Admitted

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is going through the laborious process of analyzing the hundreds of claims for compensation resulting from defective ignition switches that were installed in 2.6 million of their vehicles. Yet according to Kenneth Feinberg, GM’s Compensation Fund Administrator, on CNBC today, some of the claims being sent in are “woefully inadequate”, and […]

GM Faulty Ignition Switch Death Toll Now Stands at 19

General Motors Co. is now linking 19 deaths to faulty ignition switches in its vehicles.


Nineteen deaths have been linked to a flaw in ignition switches in General Motors vehicles, according to the attorney overseeing a compensation fund for victims. “Already there are more deaths than GM said from Day One,” attorney Ken Feinberg told CNNMoney. “Of course there will be additional eligible deaths; how many is pure speculation, but […]

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)’s Outlook Clouded by Uncertain EV Market, High Price Points: Morningstar

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has a very long and uncertain road ahead of it, one fraught with the potholes of an uncertain electric vehicle market, and the scattered glass of price points that may be too high for it to achieve the future sales growth envisioned of it by itself and admiring analysts. That according […]

Industrial Production Slips on Reduced Vehicle Output

Matt Rourke/APA worker assembles construction supplies at Northeast Building Products in Philadelphia. By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. manufacturing output fell for the first time in seven months in August as motor vehicle production...Show More Summary

The Incentive/Behavior Nexus

Steve Kerr uses a General Motors cautionary tale to show us that it isn’t enough to have incentives that appear to reward desired behavior. In this HBR blog post, he notes that: Although managers’ bonuses are based partly on vehicle-quality improvements, and safety is supposed to be paramount, cost is “everything” at GM, and the […]

1 Reason Ford Motor Company's Surge in China Will Continue

Ford Motor Company's performance in China has been impressive in 2014. That seems likely to continue because of Ford's experience in one fast-growing vehicle segment there.

Corvette Sales Screech To A Halt Due To Serious Issues

New Corvette models have a pair of problems which need to be addressed as soon as possible, and General Motors dealers have been told to stop the sales of the vehicles until the situation is under control. According to Newsmax, General...Show More Summary

General Motors recalls nearly 3,000 corvettes over defects in 2015 model

Faulty air bags and parking brake cables halt sales General Motors has been forced to recall nearly 3,000 Chevrolet Corvettes, after the giant US car manufacturer said that the vehicles may have air bag defects or brake faults.…

Ford Recalls Older Model Escape And Mercury Mariner Hybrids

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co is recalling about 74,000 older model Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner crossover vehicles because the electronic hybrid system may overheat, according to a filing with U.S. regulators on Friday. Escapes from model years 2005 to 2008 and Mariners from 2006 to 2008 are affected by the recall. Show More Summary

Infiniti darkens down QX70S Design for Paris debut

Dig the Infiniti QX70 but wish it were just a touch more low-key? Infiniti will have the answer at the fast-approaching Paris Motor Show, where it will launch the QX70S Design. Based on the vehicle erstwhile known as the FX, the QX70S...Show More Summary

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