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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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Mercedes-Benz Recalls 495,000 Cars for Accidental Airbag Deployment Mercedes-Benz Recalls 495,000 Cars for Accidental Airbag Deployment
- Mercedes-Benz is recalling 495,290 cars in the U.S. for airbags that may inadvertently deploy, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. - The problem, which is unrelated to the Takata airbag-inflator recalls, involves inadvertent deployment of ungrounded driver’s-side...
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“A Tesla Crash, but Not Just a Tesla Crash”: NTSB Issues Final Report and Comments on Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash “A Tesla Crash, but Not Just a Tesla Crash”: NTSB Issues Final Report and Comments on Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash
-According to a key member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), automakers may want to slow the rollout of automated features until they have a better understanding of how these new technologies are interacted with by human drivers, who still carry responsibility for monitoring the...
“A Tesla Crash, but Not Just a Tesla Crash”: NTSB Issues Final Report and Comments on Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash »
FCA Recalls 443,000 Ram Heavy-Duty Pickups for Fire Risk FCA Recalls 443,000 Ram Heavy-Duty Pickups for Fire Risk
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 443,712 Ram pickup trucks in the United States for faulty water pumps that can potentially catch fire, the company said Tuesday. - The 2013–2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups as well as the chassis-cab 3500, 4500, and 5500 models have water-pump bearings that...
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General Motors Enters Final Phase of Technical Center Expansion General Motors Enters Final Phase of Technical Center Expansion
The final phase of a 360,000-square-foot expansion of the GM Design studios is underway at GM’s Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Groundbreaking is set for mid-2018 on the new facility which will surround the Design Dome Auditorium, viewing patio, and connect to the existing Design...
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How Long Should a New Set of Tires Last? How Long Should a New Set of Tires Last?
- It may be tentative, but tires do have an expiration date. There is a general consensus that most tires should be inspected, if not replaced, at about six years and should be absolutely be swapped out after 10 years, regardless of how much tread they have left. How do you know how old your tires...
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Driving into Darkness: The Great American Eclipse Meets the Great American Sports Car Driving into Darkness: The Great American Eclipse Meets the Great American Sports Car
- Trace the fat stripe of the Great American Eclipse of 2017 and you’ll see that Bowling Green, Kentucky, sat neatly on the edge of totality. Bowling Green is home to the Chevrolet Corvette assembly line, as well as the National Corvette Museum and the NCM Motorsports Park. The eclipse set off one...
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Driving into Darkness: The Great American Eclipse Meets the Great American Sports Car Driving into Darkness: The Great American Eclipse Meets the Great American Sports Car
- Trace the fat stripe of the Great American Eclipse of 2017 and you’ll see that Bowling Green, Kentucky, sat neatly on the edge of totality. Bowling Green is home to the Chevrolet Corvette assembly line, as well as the National Corvette Museum and the NCM Motorsports Park. The eclipse set off one...
Driving into Darkness: The Great American Eclipse Meets the Great American Sports Car »
Corn Nuts: Bill to Squeeze More Ethanol into Gas Tanks Is Stalled—For Now Corn Nuts: Bill to Squeeze More Ethanol into Gas Tanks Is Stalled—For Now
- What have numerous environmental groups, automakers, automobile clubs, labor unions, and oil refiners allied to oppose? A formidable foe: the highly subsidized business of producing corn ethanol. - A staggering number of industries and interests think that expanding the sale of E15—pump gasoline...
Corn Nuts: Bill to Squeeze More Ethanol into Gas Tanks Is Stalled—For Now »
Michelin and FIA Get All 50 States on Board with Tire Safety in Driver’s Ed Michelin and FIA Get All 50 States on Board with Tire Safety in Driver’s Ed
- More than two years ahead of their target date, Michelin and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) have secured commitments from all 50 U.S. states to include consistent tire-maintenance and safety information in their driver education programs. Michelin North America chairman and...
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