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Chart Of The Day: Is There Room In The Middle For GM’s Crossovers? Ford Says Yes

As General Motors prepares to carve out space in between their best-selling utility vehicle, the Equinox, and their large three-row crossover, the Traverse, Ford reports significant improvement with the launch of their second-generation tweener crossover. Show More Summary

Mitsubishi to end US vehicle production

Facing sluggish US car sales, Japanese automaker Mitsubishi said Friday it would stop making vehicles in the United States and is looking to sell its Illinois plant. "Following a review of Mitsubishi Motor Corporation's global supply...Show More Summary

"Drone teen" arrested after scuffle with cops

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Austin Haughwout allegedly hit and kicked Connecticut officers trying to arrest him on a separate motor vehicle charge

Honda's first vehicle with CarPlay will be the 2016 Honda Accord

At an event in Silicon Valley today, Honda revealed that the 2016 Honda Accord will be the first of its models to sport CarPlay, bringing the connected platform to both sedan and coupe models of the car. From Bloomberg: Honda Motor Co. Show More Summary

Faraday's Electric Vehicle Future: A Factory And Tesla Talent

Faraday Future EV rendering. Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future is seeking a factory site as it leans on former Tesla Motors manufacturing personnel. Gardena, Calif.-based Faraday -- or FF, Inc. as the company is referred to on LinkedIn -- is hoping that recent media coverage will raise its profile as the startup seeks to [...]

Why Cops Know More About You Than Paramedics

Imagine you were involved in a motor vehicle accident and an ambulance needed to come to the scene. Imagine further you are unconscious. The paramedics know absolutely nothing about you, and likely cannot get any information. Some information...Show More Summary

NYPD prohibits cops from using Smart Cars in police pursuits

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The NYPD is quite happy with their small fleet of Smart Cars — but you’re not going to see the mini motorized vehicles in any “Italian Job” style police chases in the city anytime soon.

Robot Control Ties RC Receiver to Motor Controller

[Andrey Nechypurenko] has posted the second part of his robotics ground vehicle design guide. In his first post [Andrey] detailed the mechanical design decisions he faced. [Andrey] now begins covering the electrical components, starting with manual control using a standard radio control system. Show More Summary

Anthony Hervey, Black Confederate Flag Supporter, Dies In Crash

Anthony Hervey, an African American who was a vocal supporter of the Confederate flag, died Sunday in a motor vehicle crash. The Associated Press reports that Hervey was driving a Ford Explorer Sunday when it ran off a Mississippi highway and overturned. Show More Summary

Washington Passes Open Container Law for Marijuana

In Washington state, where recreational marijuana use is legal, drivers will soon be required to remove roaches from their motor coaches. A new state law, House Bill 1276, will update the state's open container laws for vehicles to include marijuana. Show More Summary

Fredettes Finish The Great Race, SRT Holds Intrasquad Games

Six Days legend Jeff Fredette enjoys vintage vehicles and, of course, races them. He continued his family tradition of participating in the Hemmings Motor News Great Race in his 1933 Ford truck with son Eric in charge of navigating,Show More Summary

Work begins on Chicago's first 'shared street'

Construction is beginning on Chicago's first "shared street" project that will transform a three-block stretch of Argyle Street in Uptown into a European-style plaza boulevard where pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles must learn to co-exist in one wide, curb-less lane, city officials said...

Senate Committee Votes Down Several Auto Safety Reforms

Since automakers began recalling vehicles in force last year – punctuated by the millions of models covered by General Motors’ massive ignition switch defect and Takata’s explosive airbags – lawmakers have been trying to push through reforms that would make it more difficult to keep potentially deadly automobiles on the roadways. Show More Summary

More than half of new driver's licenses go to immigrants in U.S. illegally

More than half the new driver's licenses issued in California during the first six months of the year have gone to immigrants in the country illegally, the state Department of Motor Vehicles reported Friday.

Tesla announces an upgraded 19-hour, $3K Model S battery pack

Electric car company Tesla Motors today announced a new upgraded battery pack for the Model S vehicle. Customers will be able to buy a 90-kilowatt-hour 19-hour battery pack for $3,000, Tesla Motors cofounder, chief executive, and product architect (and PayPal cofounder) Elon Musk said during a company conference call today. Developing…. More information: Powered by […]

Court Shuts Down Government's Attempt To Claim An In-Car GPS System Is A 'Container'

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Almost everyone gets from Point A to Point B in a vehicle. This works out well for police officers looking to perform Fourth Amendment-skirting searches. The "motor vehicle exception" allows law enforcement to search the interior of vehicles without a warrant as long as probable cause exists that contraband or evidence may be hidden inside it. Show More Summary

GM’s Colorado, Canyon Trucks Reportedly At Risk For Same Fire Issues As Recalled Hummers

Following reports yesterday that General Motors knew that hundreds of thousands of Hummer vehicles were prone to fires because of potential electrical shorts before recalling the vehicles under the threat of an investigation by regulators,...Show More Summary

Fuel economy requirements and household driving

A primary policy tool for reducing pollution from motor vehicles in the US is to directly regulate fuel efficiency. This column investigates whether drivers respond to increased fuel efficiency standards by driving more. The evidence...Show More Summary

Car sales increase in June

Sales of new motor vehicles in Australia rise 3.8% in June, according to ABS data.

Report: GM Threatened With Regulatory Investigation Before Issuing Recall For Fire-Prone Hummers

Last week, General Motors announced that it would recall nearly 196,000 Hummer vehicles because simply turning on the heading or cooling system could set the car ablaze. While we reported that federal regulators had received nearly two dozen consumer complaints about the issue over the past seven years, a new report finds that the real number of reported incidents is … [More]

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