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Noah Joseph

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Noah Joseph came to automotive journalism after several years as a public affairs consultant. Multilingual, a multinational citizen and military reservist, he reports from the shores of the Mediterranean and from locations around the world. Noah has written for numerous print and online publications, but got his start right here back in 2006 and has always considered Autoblog his home.

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    Recalls: Acura recalling 43k MDX and RLX models over seatbelt issue
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    If you've ever lived in a wintery climate, you may have noticed something strange: no, not the perilously enticing sparkle of cold metal in the sunlight or the way your warm breath suddenly becomes visible in the frigid air, but the way your seatbelt seems increasingly reluctant to retract as the ...

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    Video: Porsche Macan fails moose test, Stuttgart responds
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    Different countries have different safety standards, but most of them revolve around a similar set of tests: front impact, side impact, offset impact, rollover... the usual. But Sweden has its own test. It's called the Moose Test (or the Elk Test), and it's unique to Scandinavia: a car has to be ...

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    Motorsports: FIA World Endurance Championship headed for Nürburgring
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    Endurance sports car racing always always centered around the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but that's not the only event on the calendar. For the past few years, the FIA and the ACO (the French racing body behind the race at Le Mans) have come together for the World Endurance Championship, the only ...

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    Official: Ford adds 850 jobs to build 2015 F-150
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    Pickup trucks tend not to advance at quite the same pace as the rest of the industry. That's what makes the new Ford F-150 so remarkable, jettisoning its old steel construction in favor of aluminum. It's a game changer that Ford is betting big on, and in anticipation of surging demand, the Blue ...

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    Teased: Audi hints at A9 flagship ahead of LA Auto Show
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    If you've been thinking that Audi is in need of a new design direction, you're not alone. Clean though its designs may be, they tend to be more evolutionary rather than revolutionary. But it seems Ingolstadt is on the verge of launching a new design language with a new A9 concept. The teaser ...

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    Report: GM ignition-switch recall death toll rises to 27
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    When General Motors began addressing the ignition switch debacle earlier this year, it estimated that 13 people had died due to its negligence in replacing the faulty component. That figure, however, has more than doubled by now. According to Bloomberg, Kenneth Feinberg – the attorney whom ...

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    Read This: Former Indy 500 Rookie of the Year turned drug trafficker getting early release from prison
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    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 in Virginia and raised in South ...

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    Motorsports: $80M Ferrari deal would make Vettel world's highest-paid sportsman
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    Formula One is in for a big shakeup next season, as the only two multiple World Champions on the grid are kicking off a game of musical chairs. Just who will end up where has yet to be figured out, but the overwhelmingly prevailing wisdom has Sebastian Vettel, who has already announced his ...

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    Report: Michael Schumacher's brain injury may be blamed on his GoPro
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    It seemed like a freak accident when Michael Schumacher suffered a traumatic head injury while skiing in France last winter. After all, while he may have embarked off the marked trails, he knew that ski hill well, and was wearing a helmet when he fell over and smacked his head on a rock. So why ...

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    Report: Why Lincoln says it's loving Ellen and Conan MKC ad spoofs [w/videos]
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    You would think that commercial being ridiculed across the Internet would be an advertising executive's worst nightmare, but that's not necessarily the case. At least not when it comes to Lincoln and its latest campaign to promote the new MKC. The campaign features Matthew McConaughey channeling ...

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    Auctions: First Ferrari 458 Speciale A sells for $900k in Beverly Hills
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    The prospect of buying a new Ferrari convertible is by no means an affordable one, but prices can vary greatly. The California T, for example, sells for under $200k. The 458 Spider fetches over $250k. The new F60 America is said to have sold out at around ten times that much. But what about the ...

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    Official: Ariel Atom gets even more insane with 3S model [w/video]
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    As far as performance machines go, they don't come much more focused than the Ariel Atom. And they keep getting more extreme in their performance capabilities, leading up to the latest version you see here. Called the Atom 3S, it's based on the latest third-generation track toy, but comes ...

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    Report: Mercedes to keep C63 AMG Coupe around through early 2015
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    Want to get your hands on an Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe? With the new C63 sedan already released, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the old model won't be around for much longer. But according to Car and Driver, the existing coupe will stick around for a little longer than we might have ...

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    Motorsports: Alonso won't drive under Mercedes power next season [w/poll]
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    One of the biggest question marks hovering above the Formula One grid is over the future of two-time world champion Fernando Alonso. Four-time champ Sebastian Vettel is widely believed to be taking his seat at Ferrari next year, but the question everyone's been asking is where Alonso will land. ...

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    Motorsports: 2015 Toyota Camry set to circle NASCAR track near you
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    Toyota recently introduced the all-new 2015 Camry for the street, so it follows that it should want to promote its new bread-and-butter sedan by putting it out on the racetrack as well. And that's just what it's done here with the release of the new Toyota Camry for the NASCAR Sprint Cup ...

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    Report: Maserati rapidly expanding dealer network
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    With the new Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans out on the market, and the new Levante crossover and Alfieri coupe on their way, Maserati is making serious headway towards revitalizing its lineup. Now all it needs in order to reach its ambitious sales targets is to expand the network of dealers where ...

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    Video: Greek ferry boat boarding is like a video game drawbridge challenge
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    Greece is a country made up of many islands, but only some of them are linked up by bridges. That leaves ferry boats as one of the primary modes of transportation between those islands, but the conditions on the Mediterranean, Ionian and Aegean seas aren't always hospitable. Just take it from ...

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    Official: Toyota casts off in Ponam-31 motor yacht [w/video] [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: A previous version of this post included an incorrectly converted price figure. The text below has been updated with the correct information. Some Japanese automakers focus purely on cars, while others dabble in all sorts of motorized transportation. Honda, for example, makes everything ...

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    Motorsports: Ken Block pulls out of Istanbul Rallycross over security concerns [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Autosport reports that Tanner Foust has also withdrawn from the World Rallycross Championship event in Turkey, citing personal reasons. It will ultimately be up to the FIA to decide whether the event should go on. Ken Block may be best-known for his Gymkhana video series, but over ...

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    Video: Audi to lap Hockenheim in driverless RS7
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    An automaker like Audi will always have a number of different research and development projects going at the same time, and some of them might take on very different approaches. At one end, you'll have its racing programs, and at what you'd assume would be the other, self-driving prototypes. But ...

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