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After 12 Years, Federal Highway Administration To Phase Out

On: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 8:04PM | By: Carl Malek


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After a planning process that spanned at least a decade, as well as a small experimental phase. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has decided to reverse course on its plans to convert all of its freeway signs to all new "Clearview" font, and revert all signs to the traditional Highway Gothic typeface.


Uber Experiments With Using Bop It! Toys To Improve Driver Safety

On: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:16PM | By: Carl Malek


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If you're an Uber driver, chances are that picking up intoxicated passengers from bars and other establishments is not exactly your favorite assignment due to the dangers of being assaulted, as well as less than desirable behavior. However, Uber is aiming to make this particular task safer and easier with a new initiative that could improve driver safety.


Takata CEO Won't Resign Despite Expanding Scope Of Airbag Recall

On: Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 9:57AM | By: Carl Malek


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Amid pressure for his resignation due to the growing scope of the Takata airbag recall, Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada stated that he intends to keep a firm grip on the controls of the troubled auto accessory producer, despite previous insider reports that suggested Takada was exploring a possible resignation from the company. According to the folks at Reuters, anonymous sources within the company revealed that Takada would step down on January 29th and take full responsibility for the recall. Instead the company released a statement that indicated that this was not the case and that Takada has no plans to step down.


FCA Design Chief Ralph Gilles Sketches Pacifica Hellcat

On: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 3:05PM | By: Carl Malek


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FCA design chief Ralph Gilles has always been known for having a strong imagination as well as an intimate connection with what enthusiasts want in a performance vehicle. He demonstrated both of these traits by publishing a sketch on his official instagram account that previews what a Hellcat-powered Pacifica would look like, if it somehow made its way to production.


 

Aston Martin To Auction Off DB10 Bond Movie Car

On: Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 12:17PM | By: Carl Malek


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Collectors and James Bond fans will have a rare opportunity to relive their favorite spy fantasies if they can secure the highest bid for the Aston Martin DB10 when it crosses the auction block at Christie's in London, England, on February 18th.


General Motors Launches 'Maven' Car Sharing Brand, Has Uber In Its Sights

On: Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 5:38PM | By: Carl Malek


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The rise of Uber as the nation's most popular ride sharing service has not gone unnoticed by many in the automotive industry; some auto companies planning ride sharing services of their own to counter Uber's influence on the market. General Motors has unveiled its response, partnering with Uber's chief rival Lyft, in creating its all-new 'Maven' ride sharing service in its attempt to bring ride sharing to more customers. 


Jaguar Discusses XJ Replacement And Bargain Model Below XE

On: Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 2:52PM | By: Carl Malek


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Jaguar has released new information regarding its long-term plans and goals revealing preliminary details regarding a replacement for the current generation XJ flagship, as well as discussing the possibility of a model that would slot below the XE.


GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Models Begin Rollout Onto Dealer Lots

On: Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 4:32PM | By: Carl Malek


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Following complications that arose from a "final validation" problem, General Motors revealed that it has begun shipments of the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado diesel variants to dealers, which should help enhance the duo's already impressive sales momentum.


Volkswagen Axes Phaeton; Promises Successor For 2019

On: Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 11:02AM | By: Carl Malek


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In a move that many in the industry saw coming following the announced closure of the Phaeton's state-of-the-art plant in Dresden, Germany, Volkswagen insiders have revealed that the Phaeton itself has been axed. It's a move that will not only save Volkswagen money, it will also leave room for an all-new successor that would make its appearance in 2019.


The Car Sighting Sickness

On: Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 11:21AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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If you're anything like me, when you're out and about doing just about anything in life, your eyes are always open and scanning the roads and parking lots for that one rare automobile. It never has to be anything particular, just something a little more rare and unique than your average Honda Civic. Some cars garner more of a reaction than others:  Corvettes are nice, Porsche Turbos get a glance and a nod, a Nissan GT-R will probably get a peek in the window (no touching the windows, and not long enough to be confused with a potential carjacker, of course). A Viper will usually elicit a "Whoa!" from passers-by, and a Lotus Elise will have most novices wondering, "Is that a dune buggy?"


Volkswagen Group Top Engineer Hackenburg Resigns Amid Dieselgate Fallout

On: Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 3:00PM | By: Carl Malek


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Volkswagen's investigation into dieselgate has kicked into high gear and the effort has claimed its first high ranking casualty with the resignation of Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. Hackenberg was a member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG with responsibility for Audi's Technical Development; he was also responsible for technical development of all of the Volkswagen Group's brands.