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The U.S. Secretary of Transportation wants to incentivize whistleblowers who give tips leading to actions against auto industry safety violations, and the government is contemplating a potentially handsome split of proceeds if it comes to that. After a year of record recalls that included a documented death toll from hushed-up risks, the U.S. Senate has […]

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Throughout 2014, the website CarMD kept track of over 90,000 car repairs within the U.S., concluding that for the fourth straight year hybrid car repair costs were lower than the last. CarMD states that the reasoning behind this is largely due in part to the increase of supply of hybrid car parts, which is on account […]

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A lucky soul will get to drive a Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid over 622 miles to celebrate the company’s Facebook page reaching 10 million likes. Porsche chose to hold this special drive through England and the lucky driver will be Ingo Georges Vandenberghe from Austria. Ingo won the chance to be at the wheel […]

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The state of California has introduced legislation that would allow certain vehicle owners to pay a $200 smog abatement fee in lieu of passing the smog test. Currently, the smog check program in California requires inspection of motor vehicles upon initial registration, biennially upon renewal of registration, upon transfer of ownership and in certain other […]

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Like a vaccine, Self-driving cars might be able to cure traffic jams in major cities where they are most common. The research was led by Luis Martinez of the International Transport Forum with scientists from Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development carrying out the study. Although it mainly dealt with small and middle-sized European […]

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Apple is looking to bring a human touch to its navigation system. The tech giant has applied to trademark “Humanized Navigation Instructions for Mapping Applications.” Apple says that the system will be “focused on comprehension rather than precision,” along with making the entire navigation experience less stressful for the user. For example, rather than saying […]

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This past Saturday, Tesla Motors was struck by hackers throughout a multitude of different platforms including its Twitter presence, website, and media relations accounts. The hacker or hackers were able to post messages from Tesla’s Twitter account to its over 564,000 followers, and the attackers responded to an email to Tesla’s press contact revealing that […]

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Toyota advertises it’s paving the way for “the next 100 years” of a “hydrogen society,” but to initially do so it plans to subsidize the effort with sale of $4.2 billion in stock. The world’s largest automaker is floating research and development beyond its Mirai FCV which has begun slow sales in Japan and is […]

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The Mitsubishi Evo will live on, but not in a way that high-performance automotive enthusiasts might have imagined. In an interview with Autocar, the Japanese automaker’s head, Tetsuro Aikawa, said that the company plans to launch a vehicle with “Evo characteristics,” but it will be in the form of electrification. According to Aikawa, “In Japanese, […]

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There are more Americans driving their cars this year thanks to lower gas prices. According to a report from the U.S. Transportation Department, driving is up 3.9 percent in the first two months of 2015, with February marking 12-months of increased growth in a row. Americans drove 6.1-billion miles more in February year-over-year, up to […]

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