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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Hits the Big 4-0 in EPA Fuel-Economy Test 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Hits the Big 4-0 in EPA Fuel-Economy Test
- Volkswagen’s new 2019 Jetta boasts plenty of big changes, starting with its transition to the MQB platform that is shared with the Golf and myriad other Volkswagen Group products. The redesigned sedan gets a boost in its EPA fuel-economy ratings, with both the manual- and automatic-transmission...
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License-Plate Readers May Help Target Illegal Immigrants, Or You License-Plate Readers May Help Target Illegal Immigrants, Or You
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators have recently expanded their use of controversial databases containing billions of license-plate records, and privacy advocates fear the widespread use of these records will embolden the administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants....
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It’s Official: A Kia Sorento Diesel Is Happening in the U.S. It’s Official: A Kia Sorento Diesel Is Happening in the U.S.
- The void in the U.S. diesel passenger-car market left by Volkswagen’s abrupt exit is becoming less and less of an empty space as Chevrolet, Jaguar, and others attempt to gain a foothold in this niche. Kia will be the next entrant with a diesel-powered version of the Sorento crossover, which is...
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Feds Take Hands-Off Approach to Driverless Tech, Worrying Consumer Groups Feds Take Hands-Off Approach to Driverless Tech, Worrying Consumer Groups
- Most Americans aren’t ready to trust self-driving vehicles. If that’s going to change as automated travel nears, consumer advocates say that federal regulators responsible for protecting the motoring public must set and enforce rigorous safety standards for the fledgling technology. But there...
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Cat Back: Federal Investigation into Ford Explorer a Reminder of Progress with Carbon-Monoxide Reduction [UPDATE] Cat Back: Federal Investigation into Ford Explorer a Reminder of Progress with Carbon-Monoxide Reduction [UPDATE]
- UPDATE, 10/13/2017: Ford is offering to reprogram the air conditioner, replace the liftgate drain valves, and inspect some of the sealing in these 2011–2017 Ford Explorer models, over concerns about carbon monoxide (CO) levels in the cabin. Beginning later this month, Ford will mail out letters...
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GM Latest to Commit to an All-Electric Future GM Latest to Commit to an All-Electric Future
Automakers keep treading farther down the path of electric propulsion. In fact, General Motors may have just put the stake in the heart of fossil fuels by becoming the latest, and largest, automaker to announce an all-electric future. Have we reached the point of no turning back? When Volvo announced...
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In Frankfurt, Angela Merkel Lectures Automakers over Dirty-Diesel Fallout In Frankfurt, Angela Merkel Lectures Automakers over Dirty-Diesel Fallout
- Allegations of cheating on diesel emissions controls were only days old the last time the auto industry gathered for the Frankfurt auto show, and the ensuing headlines overshadowed whatever announcements carmakers had planned. So it was understandable that organizers were eager this year to move...
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Trump Administration‘s New Self-Driving-Car Guidance Is Deliberately Toothless Trump Administration‘s New Self-Driving-Car Guidance Is Deliberately Toothless
- They’re just guidelines and they’re toothless, but the contents of the Trump administration’s updated policy paper on autonomous vehicles are important for getting everyone on the same page so innovation can blossom. The rise of self-driving cars means more mobility options for those with disabilities,...
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Jeep: An American Classic Both Then And Now Jeep: An American Classic Both Then And Now
If you’ve spent any time on the roads lately, you may have noticed a lot of proud Jeep owners. While Jeeps have always been popular and trusted vehicles, they have become very trendy in recent years, especially with younger drivers. If you’re like me, you may be curious as to how this happened....
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Why a Bag of Groceries Can Turn Off the Passenger Airbag Why a Bag of Groceries Can Turn Off the Passenger Airbag
- If you’ve ever set a bag of groceries or something of a similar weight on your car’s front passenger seat and it caused an “airbag off” light to illuminate, it means your vehicle has determined that whatever is riding shotgun does not warrant a frontal airbag. More specifically, sensors in...
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