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UberTaxi now operating in Seoul using licensed cab drivers

UberTaxi now operating in Seoul using licensed cab drivers

Filed under: Government/Legal In countries across the globe, ride-hiring app Uber has faced criticism from taxi drivers, who claim the service is unfair, citing the way its (unregistered) drivers can be hired, eliminating the need to stand on a corner hailing. In the South Korean capital of Seoul, [more]
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Berkeley findings says motorcycle lane-splitting safer than ever [w/video, poll]

Berkeley findings says motorcycle lane-splitting safer than ever [w/video, poll]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Motorcycle The latest study seems to indicate that riders are better off splitting lanes than ever before. In some parts of the US, the concept of a motorcycle buzzing between lanes of slower traffic is a foreign concept, but it's an accepted practice in o [more]
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Ex-PR chief Vines accuses Ford of bugging cars, phones

Ex-PR chief Vines accuses Ford of bugging cars, phones

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford Jason Vines, former head of communications at Ford among other automakers, is accusing the Blue Oval of bugging his company phone and his car during the Firestone tire recall for the Explorer in 2001. The allegations have come to light in Vines' upcoming book Wha [more]
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Motorists losing right to see automated license-plate reader data [w/videos]

Motorists losing right to see automated license-plate reader data [w/videos]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Police/Emergency Law enforcement agencies know a lot about the whereabouts and daily habits of millions of American motorists through the use of automated license-plate readers. Motorists, on the other hand, don't know much about the records police officers h [more]
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How China is at war with its pickup trucks

How China is at war with its pickup trucks

Filed under: Car Buying, Truck, China, Government/Legal Create a law, and people try to find some way to get around it. That's basically a fact of life whether you're in the US or the People's Republic of China. For example, recently in the PRC, a man attempted to convert his pickup into a sedan to [more]
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TX guardrail manufacturer found guilty of defrauding federal government

TX guardrail manufacturer found guilty of defrauding federal government

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety The ongoing safety fight over a specific type of guardrail end terminals (not necessarily pictured above) has reached its first of perhaps many verdicts. Trinity Industries, makers of the ET-Plus, has been found guilty of defrauding the federal government under [more]
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What you missed on 10.21.14

What you missed on 10.21.14

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Electric, Luxury 2015 Mercedes S550 Coupe Mercedes has a new flagship coupe coming to a dealership near you, and we just tool the keys to one such machine, a 2015 S550 Coupe Edition 1, to be exact, all over the great State of Rhode Isl [more]
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EPA to scrutinize auto fuel economy tests, issue revised guidelines

EPA to scrutinize auto fuel economy tests, issue revised guidelines

Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal Following the lowering of estimated fuel economy figures from companies like Ford, Hyundai, Kia and even a handful of Mercedes-Benz sedans in the recent past, the Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down by mandating new mileage testing procedures b [more]
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Are America's railroads snubbing car shipments?

Are America's railroads snubbing car shipments?

Filed under: Government/Legal, Plants/ManufacturingBuilding a car, delivering it to a dealer and then selling to a consumer represents an enormous and elaborate process that relies on the seamless and often invisible work of many parts. The use of railways represents a huge part of that process, but [more]
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Citizen pulls over unmarked WA police car, education ensues

Citizen pulls over unmarked WA police car, education ensues

Filed under: Sedan, Government/Legal, Videos, Dodge, Police/Emergency Dog bites man, that's not news. Man bites dog, now that's news. Or so goes the old newspaper adage, and we see it manifested all the time. Take this latest video clip for example. While it wouldn't usually be news to see a cop pu [more]
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Father does donuts with son in '68 Camaro, ends up in handcuffs

Father does donuts with son in '68 Camaro, ends up in handcuffs

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Safety, Videos, Chevrolet Think pulling a couple of donuts in an empty lot is harmless? That's what one Joe Graham of Ontario, New York, thought... right up until he was arrested. Graham was driving by a parking lot in the Wayne County t [more]
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Has Dodge stepped in it again with Scat Pack lawsuit?

Has Dodge stepped in it again with Scat Pack lawsuit?

Filed under: SEMA Show, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Government/Legal, Dodge Lawsuits are an unfortunate part of doing business in just about any industry, so the latest complaint filed by a California-based aftermarket firm against Chrysler would seem to be nothing more than business as usual. But t [more]
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GM's embattled top lawyer Millikin to retire

GM's embattled top lawyer Millikin to retire

Filed under: Government/Legal, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Safety, GM General Motors' top lawyer, Michael Millikin, will retire in early 2015, the Detroit automaker announced Friday. Calling the move a voluntary decision, Millikin, 66, will stay on until a replacement is found. Millikin, whose career [more]
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Honda accused of not reporting all airbag problems

Honda accused of not reporting all airbag problems

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Honda The Takata airbag recall that has afflicted a number of automakers may have just taken a very bad turn for Honda, which has already recalled over one million vehicles. Clarence Ditlow and the Center for Auto Safety have accused the Japanese manu [more]
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Virginia concerned over safety of its guardrails

Virginia concerned over safety of its guardrails

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology The highways in Virginia may look a lot different in in the coming weeks depending on the results of safety tests on guardrails there. The Commonwealth is demanding new crash evaluations on the end terminals of the ET-Plus guardrails (not necessaril [more]
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GM hit with $10B lawsuit for losses on 27M recalled cars

GM hit with $10B lawsuit for losses on 27M recalled cars

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM Attorneys are continuing to fight to prove that the recalls from General Motors this year allegedly affect vehicle resale values. A $10 billion lawsuit, which is hoping to obtain class-action status, could cover as many as 27 million vehicles and consolidates hundr [more]
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Allan Hill, last resident of Detroit's iconic Packard plant may get pushed out [w/video]

Allan Hill, last resident of Detroit's iconic Packard plant may get pushed out [w/video]

Filed under: Classics, Etc., Government/Legal, Videos The old Packard Plant in Detroit is one of the city's icons. All at once, it represents the vibrant history of the Motor City, its rocky past decades and the chance for something new to spring up. Despite the Packard buildings sitting empty for [more]
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Former Indy 500 Rookie of the Year turned drug trafficker getting early release from prison

Former Indy 500 Rookie of the Year turned drug trafficker getting early release from prison

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal Racing drivers live the fast life, but it's not all glory and fame. That's especially true of Randy Lanier - the former professional racing driver was sentenced in 1988 to life without parole on drug trafficking charges. But now he's being released. Born [more]
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What you missed on 10.13.14

What you missed on 10.13.14

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal, Crossover, BMW, Luxury First Drive: 2015 BMW X6 The sweptback roofline with an SUV footprint has befuddled some observers and bewitched some buyers, ever since BMW added its X6 Sports Activity Coupe to the lineup. For the 2015 model year, the X6 enters a [more]
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Lamborghini makes wise investment, sponsors Italian State Police Sports Association

Lamborghini makes wise investment, sponsors Italian State Police Sports Association

Filed under: Government/Legal, Lamborghini Boot-shaped shaped Italy has been molded as much by it's Hollywood-fueled history of organized crime, as it has by its footwear-aping borders. One of the more peaceful methods used by that famous mafia is, of course, bribery. While we doubt the Cosa Nostr [more]
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