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Ford Faces $4.2 Billion Lawsuit for Allegedly Dirty F-series Super Duty Diesel Ford Faces $4.2 Billion Lawsuit for Allegedly Dirty F-series Super Duty Diesel
- Hundreds of thousands of Ford Super Duty pickups pollute at up to 50 times higher than federal emissions standards, a new class-action lawsuit alleges. - Hagens Berman, the same Seattle law firm that filed claims against Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler for rigging diesel...
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Fog Lights: The Latest in Obsolete Car Tech Fog Lights: The Latest in Obsolete Car Tech
Fog is a known killer on highways around the world, but a popular accessory to battle the soupy stuff is starting to fade away from today’s vehicles. The New York Times says, Fog was a factor in nearly 20 percent of deadly multicar pileups involving 10 or more vehicles. Fog is especially prevalent...
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Hard NOx: General Motors Accused of Rigging Diesel-Pickup Emissions Hard NOx: General Motors Accused of Rigging Diesel-Pickup Emissions
- A class-action lawsuit accuses General Motors of rigging emission-control systems on 2011–2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickups with GM’s Duramax turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 engine. If the allegations are proved true, the environmental damage from these 705,000 trucks, which the...
Hard NOx: General Motors Accused of Rigging Diesel-Pickup Emissions »
Toyota Exceeds 10 Million Units In Global Hybrid Sales Toyota Exceeds 10 Million Units In Global Hybrid Sales
Toyota has sold more than 10 million hybrid vehicles globally as of January 31st 2017. The milestone includes both hybrids and plug-in hybrids and comes only nine months after total hybrid sales reached 9 million at the end of April 2016. At the center is the Prius, although it was once a blip...
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Another Emissions Scandal? EPA Says 2014–2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram Diesels Violate Clean Air Act Another Emissions Scandal? EPA Says 2014–2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram Diesels Violate Clean Air Act
- Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500s from the 2014 through 2016 model years with 3.0-liter diesel engines may have emission-control equipment that violates the Clean Air Act, the EPA alleged Thursday. The regulator would not go as far as to say Fiat Chrysler Automobiles used a “defeat device,”...
Another Emissions Scandal? EPA Says 2014–2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram Diesels Violate Clean Air Act »
Michigan motorcycle injury claims rise with helmet law repeal Michigan motorcycle injury claims rise with helmet law repeal
One year after relaxing its motorcycle helmet law, Michigan has seen a 22 percent rise in medical insurance claim costs associated with cycle crashes. The data is clear: When helmets are off, injuries and death increase. The average medical claim rose to $7,257 in the wake of the change, according...
Michigan motorcycle injury claims rise with helmet law repeal »
Curbing Catalytic Converter Theft Curbing Catalytic Converter Theft
A main defence against the release of environmentally harmful exhaust gases, catalytic converters design celebrates 40 years of reducing carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and oxide of nitrogen emissions from vehicles. Using special metals and materials to change hazardous exhausts into less serious emissions,...
Curbing Catalytic Converter Theft »
Consumer Reports finds small turbo engines don’t deliver on fuel economy claims Consumer Reports finds small turbo engines don’t deliver on fuel economy claims
Small turbocharged engines are marketed as delivering the power of a large engine, with the fuel economy of a smaller one. That’s a tempting proposition, but our testing shows these small-displacement turbos are not delivering on the promises. By now, we’ve tested many cars with these engines,...
Consumer Reports finds small turbo engines don’t deliver on fuel economy claims »
Vehicle technology can help save lives, if drivers know how to use it Vehicle technology can help save lives, if drivers know how to use it
In order to make driving safe for both the younger and older population, carmakers are looking to vehicle technologies to help reduce the high crash and death rates for these demographic groups. Technology has great potential to not only address the safety of these vulnerable groups, but all drivers...
Vehicle technology can help save lives, if drivers know how to use it »
Warning systems to detect children left in hot cars found unreliable, study finds Warning systems to detect children left in hot cars found unreliable, study finds
A preliminary assessment performed on technology devices aimed at helping to prevent a child from being unintentionally left in a hot car concluded that they are not reliable and limited in their effectiveness, according to a new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and...
Warning systems to detect children left in hot cars found unreliable, study finds »

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