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Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:45 pm
A Canadian law firm said it filed a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Wednesday seeking $4 billion in damages, in connection with the massive recall announced by the automaker earlier in July.
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:00 pm
After a follow-up test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Ford "shortchanges" some buyers of its redesigned 2015 F-150 pickups by equipping certain models with protective steel bars while leaving them off others.
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:00 pm
Volkswagen, catching up to its luxury siblings, will offer sensor-based safety features across nearly its entire U.S. lineup for model year 2016.
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:15 pm
The U.S. House Financial Services Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would significantly limit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's guidance over auto lending.
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:09 pm
Tesla, testing the power of viral marketing to sell its EVs, will offer a word-of-mouth discount on the Model S through the end of October, with both referrer and buyer receiving $1,000.
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:37 pm
CDK Global CEO Steve Anenen predicted that earnings at the dealership software giant would jump in its 2016 fiscal year.
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:00 pm
TrueCar and Sonic Automotive reached a settlement in TrueCar's lawsuit against the dealership group over trademark infringement.
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:45 am
Mini is recalling 30,456 Cooper and Cooper S cars in the U.S. to address poor side impact protection.
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:19 am
2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 (European spec)Both the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and Subaru WRX offer a surprising amount of practicality to go with their performance pedigrees. But how these two cars get there is very different. The two aren’t so much sport sedans as four-door performance cars. Rather than putting the emphasis on balance of function and form, they’re both a little...
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:34 am

The invisible car doesn't need windows: TechRepublic Podcast, episode 6On episode seven of The TechRepublic Podcast, we talk about how tech is enabling invisible cars and all kinds of other automotive innovations, and we delve into the call to ban offensive AI weapons.
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:30 am
2014 MINI CooperBMW has issued a recall for select MINI vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles were improperly constructed and provide less protection for occupants during collisions than is required by law. The flaw poses a hazard to rear-seat passengers. NHTSA...
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:01 am
2004 Buick RegalYou've heard people say that none of us are getting any younger? Well, it's true of our cars, too: according to IHS Automotive, the average age of U.S. vehicles has hit a record high of 11.5 years. In other words, the average passenger vehicle on the road today was built for the 2004 model year. ALSO SEE: Subaru WRX Vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG...
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:30 am
Ferrari 488 SpiderFrom The Car Connection: 2016 Hyundai Equus Review The Hyundai Equus gives the South Korean automaker a place at the executive-luxury table. While it can't compete with the best big four-door sedans from Germany, it's a pleasant, plush luxury car that should give pause to buyers who don't put as much weight on the badge as they do on striking...
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:59 am
General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in the next few years to turn operations in India into a new global export hub aimed at boosting sales in fast-growing emerging markets, top executives said today.
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:28 am
General Motors may face a renewed media campaign over what a key opponent called its 'false narrative' about recalls of cars with defective ignition switches.
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Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:29 am

A man walks past a screen displaying a logo of Volkswagen at an event in New DelhiBy Andreas Cremer and Minami Funakoshi MUNICH/TOKYO (Reuters) - Volkswagen overtook Toyota as the world's largest carmaker by sales in the first half year, achieving its long-held ambition three years ahead of target. "The hunt for scale only makes sense if it boosts synergies, something VW hasn't really been able to achieve," said Stefan Bratzel, head of the Center of Automotive Management think-tank. "Dependence on China is VW's weak spot and managing such a large group inevitably poses problems." VW has been pushing for greater scale under Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn's eight-year reign, propelled by adding brands and factories and roaring sales in China.
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:27 am
Vroom.comWe've all seen them. Many of us have considered buying from them: those shady-looking used car dealerships protected by chain-link fences that line downtown streets and shabby suburban avenues. "Sure, the prices seem good," we think to ourselves, "but can I really trust a guy who sells cars out of a Home Depot tool shed?" The thought of buying...
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:30 am
2016 Mazda MX-5 MiataFrom The Car Connection: Apple Is Getting Very Serious About The Whole Car Thing A couple of years ago, Apple announced its intention to dominate dashboards via the CarPlay infotainment system. To most observers, CarPlay seemed like an interesting move but not much of a stretch for Apple. 2016 Cadillac CTS Review As the largest sedan in the luxury...
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:50 am
Volkswagen Beetle Concepts  (R-Line)At first glance, it might seem that 2015 has been unkind to Volkswagen. U.S. sales of VW's mass-market brand have continued their long, long losing streak, down 2.6 percent for the year. (Though smaller-volume sales of Audi and Porsche are up.) In China, the situation is even grimmer: the company found itself in the red for the first time in a...
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Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:06 pm

The sign to a Chevrolet automobile dealership is seen down the street from General Motors World Headquarters on Jefferson Avenue in DetroitGeneral Motors Co said on Tuesday it will invest $5 billion over the next several years to develop with its Chinese partner a new family of Chevrolet vehicles aimed at fast-growing emerging markets, in the process offering investors a fresh rationale for rejecting a merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV . For the first time, GM will develop the foundation of a new, global family of vehicles in collaboration with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp, the state-owned Chinese automaker that is GM's primary partner in China, the world’s largest car market. GM and SAIC will engineer Chevrolet compact cars and sport utility vehicles that will go on sale starting in 2019 in growth markets outside the United States and Europe, including India, China, Brazil and Mexico.

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Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:24 pm

Special 10th anniversary editions of the Toyota Motor Corp. Scion vehicles are unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in New YorkThe youth-oriented Scion brand will double U.S. sales to above 100,000 by 2017 on the strength of three new offerings, two of which go on sale in September, the head of the 12-year-old Toyota Motor Corp brand said. In the first half of this year, Scion's U.S. sales were down 19 percent at nearly 25,000. Earlier this year, Automotive News reported that the third new model will be a compact utility vehicle or SUV-like hatchback to debut before 2017.
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:42 am
Apple CarPlay in 2016 Chevrolet CruzeA couple of years ago, Apple announced its intention to dominate dashboards via the CarPlay infotainment system. To most observers, CarPlay seemed like an interesting move but not much of a stretch for Apple. After all, plenty of drivers already used their iPhones for music and navigation, so why not bake those features directly into cars? Back in...
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:16 am
2016 Audi Q5The Lincoln MKC and Audi Q5 take to the middle ground in a segment now spanning a vast range of entries—including vehicles as diverse as the Lexus NX, Land Rover Discovery Sport, and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. It was the Audi Q5 that arguably forged that mainstream track, from the instant it arrived on these shores about five years ago; ever...
Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:30 am
2016 Lexus IS 200t F SportFrom The Car Connection: 2016 Acura RLX Review The Acura RLX is not the sort of car that screams for attention and recognition even though it's the automaker's flagship. It's not a car for extroverts, even though its performance is impressive and satisfying. Instead, the RLX is subtle luxury, with an understated design and an interior that's...
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Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:40 am

SUVs move through the assembly line at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Arlington, TexasDETROIT (Reuters) - Strong sales of small SUVs will help push U.S. July auto sales to a 3.2 percent gain as full-year sales are headed to 17.1 million vehicles, J.D. Power and LMC Automotive forecast on Friday.

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Wed Jul 29, 6561 2:37 pm
Dutch mapmaker TomTom has deepened its partnership in high-definition mapping with German auto supplier Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] to refine the technology crucial for autonomous driving. As Nokia auctions its mapping service Here, attracting interest from potential buyers including German carmakers, TomTom and Bosch said on Tuesday that they would add new layers of data to their maps. "By the end of 2015 we want to have new high-precision maps for automated driving for all freeways and freeway-like roads in Germany," said Jan Maarten de Vries, TomTom's vice-president of automotive operations.
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Sat Jul 29, 3572 2:37 pm

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes Video Shows Easter Egg Referencing Kojima Leaving KonamiHidden sub-mission found with references to bust-up.

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Sat Jul 29, 3522 2:37 pm

Brand new Street Fighter 5 character Necalli revealedNecalli and his crazy hair to debut in Street Fighter V.

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Thu Jul 29, 0855 2:37 pm

The sign of French maker of car interiors Faurecia is pictured on the company's showcase on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'AutomobileThe car parts maker is in talks with private-equity firms and automotive suppliers to measure interest, Bloomberg said. The company, majority owned by PSA Peugeot Citroen , has also hired Citigroup Inc to work on a potential dispute, Bloomberg reported on its website. Faurecia, which has been considering a sale for about quite some time, may work to find to a buyer ready to pay a sufficient price or may decide against a sale, Bloomberg said.

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Sun Jul 29, 3032 2:37 pm

'Battlebots' champion uses smartphones to help robots see the worldFor Road Trip 2015, we chat with Donald Hutson, one of the reigning robot warriors, about cheaper machines and how the ubiquity of mobile devices will help push robots into the mainstream.