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'No eligible claimant has rejected compensation' says GM attorney

'No eligible claimant has rejected compensation' says GM attorney

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, GMAccording to Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer and administrator contracted by General Motors to handle its ignition switch liability claims, the automaker's efforts to minimize the potential for lawsuits is working.Continue reading 'No eligible claim [more]
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Aussie police trying out wicked Volvo S60 Polestar patrol car

Aussie police trying out wicked Volvo S60 Polestar patrol car

Filed under: Government/Legal, Volvo, Australia, Sedan, Luxury, PerformanceAustralian police are testing out Volvo's hot S60 Polestar, owing to the sedan's subtle looks and smoking performance.Continue reading Aussie police trying out wicked Volvo S60 Polestar patrol carAussie police trying out wick [more]
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2.1 million vehicles recalled again over faulty airbags

2.1 million vehicles recalled again over faulty airbags

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Acura, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, GM, Honda, Jeep, Pontiac, Toyota, Safety, United StatesFiat Chrysler Automobiles, Honda and Toyota will recall 2.1 million vehicles built in the early 2000s for airbags that could deploy unexpectedly. These vehicles had previously [more]
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Noise rules for EVs to help blind pedestrians pushed back to 2018

Noise rules for EVs to help blind pedestrians pushed back to 2018

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Electric, HybridThe NHTSA delays the final ruling of the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, meaning it won't come into compliance until 2018. The move has upset the National Federation for the Blind, which has been lobbying for more than a decade for built-in au [more]
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NHTSA seeking Takata whistleblowers to blow open airbag investigation

NHTSA seeking Takata whistleblowers to blow open airbag investigation

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, SafetyNHTSA has put out a notice looking for potential whistleblowers at Takata, asking anyone with "knowledge of possible defects or any wrongdoing," to step forward.Continue reading NHTSA seeking Takata whistleblowers to blow open airbag investigationNHTSA s [more]
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GM won't extend deadline for ignition-switch claims despite pressure from US Senators

GM won't extend deadline for ignition-switch claims despite pressure from US Senators

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GMGM has thumbed its nose at a pair of US senators today, refusing a request to extend the filing deadline for ignition-switch compensation claims a second time.Continue reading GM won't extend deadline for ignition-switch claims despite pressure from US Senat [more]
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Will RFS play big role in 2016 presidential elections?

Will RFS play big role in 2016 presidential elections?

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Alternative Fuels, Ethanol, United StatesWith the 2016 US presidential election already getting rolling, the debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard could play role in farming-intense states. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a supporter of the mandate, thinks candi [more]
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Here's what it's like to drive the very first Ford Mustang cop car

Here's what it's like to drive the very first Ford Mustang cop car

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Read This, Ford, Autoblog Black, Coupe, Performance, Police/EmergencyCop cars are cool. Ford Mustang cop cars are even cooler. That's why Road and Track scribe Zach Bowman sought out the very first Mustang SSP for a must-read feature.Continue reading Here's what [more]
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Black cars banned in Turkmenistan?

Black cars banned in Turkmenistan?

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Weird Car NewsA report claims that customs officials in Turkmenistan have begun refusing to clear black cars for import to the country, and vehicle inspectors in the capital won't inspect black cars as an unofficial nod to president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's pr [more]
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Court vacates Spyker bankruptcy, plans for merger, Venator and electric cars

Court vacates Spyker bankruptcy, plans for merger, Venator and electric cars

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Green, Spyker, ElectricDutch courts have granted Spyker's petition and overturned a previous bankruptcy ruling, paving the way for the exotic automaker to get back in business - with plans to produce the B6 Venator, merge with an electric aircraft [more]
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New 'clean' diesels not associated with lung cancer risks

New 'clean' diesels not associated with lung cancer risks

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Emissions, Technology, DieselA newly released study finds that the emissions from post-2007, EPA-compliant diesel engines do not show risks of causing lung cancer in lab rats. The animals were exposed to the exhaust for 80 hours a week for up to 30 months. Previ [more]
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S. Korean taxi drivers band together against vomiting passengers

S. Korean taxi drivers band together against vomiting passengers

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Weird Car News, South KoreaTired of passengers vomiting in their taxis, cabbies in the South Korean capital of Seoul will begin issuing city-approved $138 fines to puking passengers.Continue reading S. Korean taxi drivers band together against vomiting passenge [more]
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How drones will help clear mega accidents much quicker

How drones will help clear mega accidents much quicker

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, TechnologyMichigan State Police are looking to employ a time-saving unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph accident scenes, allowing crashes to be cleared even faster.Continue reading How drones will help clear mega accidents much quickerHow drones will help cle [more]
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Were gun show attendees in the crosshairs of license-plate readers?

Were gun show attendees in the crosshairs of license-plate readers?

Filed under: Government/Legal, TechnologyDrug Enforcement Administration officials once considered using license-plate readers to conduct surveillance on gun show attendees, according to documents released Tuesday.Continue reading Were gun show attendees in the crosshairs of license-plate readers?We [more]
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Toyota promoting Mirai as if hydrogen tax credit never went away

Toyota promoting Mirai as if hydrogen tax credit never went away

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Toyota, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, United States, HydrogenThe $8,000 federal tax credit has expired and may not return, but Toyota is still advertising the 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as if it's available.Continue reading Toyota promoting Mirai as if hyd [more]
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Secret federal government program tracks millions of motorists

Secret federal government program tracks millions of motorists

Filed under: Government/Legal, TechnologyThe US government is tracking the whereabouts of millions of American motorists. Through the use of license-plate readers, federal authorities have collected and stored approximately 343 million records that detail the location of drivers around the country a [more]
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General Motors ignition switch death toll climbs to 50 [w/video]

General Motors ignition switch death toll climbs to 50 [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, GMAt least 50 people have been killed by defective General Motors ignition switches. Not all the claims have been fully reviewed, making it possible that the death toll could considerably rise.Continue reading General Motors ignition switch death toll climbs to 50 [w/v [more]
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NHTSA adding automatic braking to recommended safety tech list

NHTSA adding automatic braking to recommended safety tech list

Filed under: Government/Legal, Car Buying, Safety, United States, TechnologyThe US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are adding crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support to the list of recommended safety features under the New Car Assessment P [more]
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Recharge Wrap-up: Hyundai/Kia fined $755M for exaggerated MPG ratings; BMW dealers want more i8s

Recharge Wrap-up: Hyundai/Kia fined $755M for exaggerated MPG ratings; BMW dealers want more i8s

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, BMW, Hyundai, Kia, Citroen, Opel, Peugeot, Fuel EfficiencyHyundai and Kia pay out for overstated fuel economy. BMW i cars are in demand at dealerships. Opel plans electric version of Karl hatchback. PSA Peugeot Citroën not killing compressed air hybrid prog [more]
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California figures out how to charge for hydrogen by the kilogram

California figures out how to charge for hydrogen by the kilogram

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Alternative Fuels, Green Driving, Emerging Technologies, Technology, HydrogenAfter passing "a rigorous state performance evaluation," the hydrogen refueling station and research center at Cal State University Los Angeles has become the first station in Southern [more]
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