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Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Are the Next Big Thing in Auto Safety Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Are the Next Big Thing in Auto Safety
- Ever wonder why even the latest and most sophisticated adaptive cruise-control system can’t adjust speed as smoothly or follow as closely as you can when you’re paying attention? One major reason is that adaptive cruise-control systems, as well as most other current electronic driver aids, can...
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Shame and Degradation in Wolfsburg: The Fallout from the VW Diesel Scandal Shame and Degradation in Wolfsburg: The Fallout from the VW Diesel Scandal
- Has an automaker ever been knocked off its axis quite so dramatically as has happened with Volkswagen in the wake of it being caught cheating on diesel-engine emissions? The company has had its head lopped off in a single strike. And by that, we don’t just mean Martin Winterkorn, who stepped down...
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Subaru Forester 2.0XT – Instrumented Test Subaru Forester 2.0XT – Instrumented Test
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Ford Recalls 319,000 Cars, Mostly Windstar Minivans for Rusting Axles Ford Recalls 319,000 Cars, Mostly Windstar Minivans for Rusting Axles
- Ford is recalling 319,302 cars in the U.S. for rusting axles, fuel leaks, transmission defects, and cruise-control problems, the automaker announced. - - Owners of 1998-2003 Windstar minivans already know their rear axles can rust and snap in half. Ford recalled more than half a million between...
Ford Recalls 319,000 Cars, Mostly Windstar Minivans for Rusting Axles »
2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Tested: One Fancy Forester 2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Tested: One Fancy Forester
-No one mistakes Subaru for a peddler of luxury goods. Its customers are practical, down-to-earth folks more likely to shop from the REI and Duluth Trading catalogs than to wear high couture, and we’ve taken a few mild pokes at granola and sensible shoes in our reviews of Subarus over the years. READ...
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Selfish Whims: We Go For a Ride in Google’s Self-Driving Car Selfish Whims: We Go For a Ride in Google’s Self-Driving Car
- The self-driving car is a proposition too enticing for society at large to ignore. Lotus 7 enthusiast and new CEO of Google’s self-driving-car project John Krafcik sees it as the way forward, citing the need to sell on safety. But Krafcik didn’t say much else at the presentation following our...
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Honda Reveals Production-Ready FCV Fuel-Cell Vehicle Honda Reveals Production-Ready FCV Fuel-Cell Vehicle
- Presaged by two concept cars, the imaginatively named FCEV Concept and the FCV Concept, Honda’s new hydrogen-fuel-cell sedan has now been shown in production form, ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the Tokyo auto show. - Still (tentatively) called the FCV, the hydrogen-powered Honda’s appearance...
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Audi & Skoda Used “Cheat Sheet” Software Audi & Skoda Used “Cheat Sheet” Software
2016 Audi TT Quattro Volkswagen Group continues its rapid descend this week and this is just the beginning. Last week, it was revealed by the Environmental Protection Agency that Volkswagen Group was deliberately violating the Clean Air Act on their TDI diesel models. The company admitted that...
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The Biggest Factor in Automotive Safety The Biggest Factor in Automotive Safety
Can you remember a time when there has been more bad press for car companies? The unintended acceleration debacles with Audi in 1986 and Toyota in 2009 were precursors to the multitude of problems that have reared their ugly heads this year. The General Motors ignition switch recall, Chrysler’s defiance...
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Here it is Folks – the Tesla Model X! Here it is Folks – the Tesla Model X!
We’ve known quite a lot about the upcoming electric luxury SUV, the Tesla Model X, for some time now. Well, mostly the fact that it was on its way and had Falcon-style doors. But last night, just outside of Tesla HQ in Fremont, California, Tesla big boss Elon Musk unveiled the Model X Steve Jobs-style...
Here it is Folks – the Tesla Model X! »

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