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VP Ken Washington discusses Ford Smart Mobility, autonomous cars, and more.

For so-called "traditional" automakers, Detroit's Big Three have spent considerable resources over the past few months upending their conventional business models.

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Autonomous minivan development will take place in Detroit suburbs.

Google is establishing a self-driving technology development center in Novi, Michigan.

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Ford Mustang comes close, but one muscle car permitted 'high likelihood' of injury.

Car enthusiasts don't buy sports cars to stay in the slow lane. But given that the allure of higher speeds and bolder performance might lead to faster and more aggressive driving, they might think manufacturers have outfitted these cars with stringent safety protections.

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International Vehicle Importers lost more than two dozen vehicles and two pets in fire.

A few days ago, we brought you news on marijuana's danger to drivers. Today, we bring you news on marijuana's danger to cars.

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New AAA study heightens concern over stoned motorists.

Marijuana impairment is difficult to measure, making lawmaking tricky.

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85,000 vehicles with 3.0-liter engines could get new software and catalytic converters.

Volkswagen may soon propose a fix for vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter engines. It's about time.

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Former NHTSA administrator says self-driving cars need their own set of laws.

Autonomous minivans are coming. Preparing them for use on public roads will be as much a legal hurdle as a technical one.

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Findings come amid a historic expansion of recall and two more related deaths.

After spending years searching for the cause of deadly Takata airbag defects, federal officials said Wednesday they've finally found answers.

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The airbag safety crisis that has engulfed the auto industry – the one behind more than two dozens recalls from 11 different manufacturers affecting roughly 25 million vehicles over the past eight years – just got worse.

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Chrysler and tech giant will collaborate on 100 Pacifica hybrid minivans.

Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed a partnership Tuesday in which the two companies will collaborate on creating autonomous minivans.

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Sales get a boost in April after languishing in March.

Sluggish car sales in March appear to be a one-month anomaly. In April, automakers returned to the record-setting sales pace they've enjoyed for the better part of a year.

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Billionaire investor predicts big long-term changes, praises Ralph Nader.

At least two prominent billionaires believe the arrival of self-driving cars will eventually spell the end of the auto insurance industry. Speaking on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Monday morning, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates said they believe autonomous vehicles will upend car insurers.

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But proposed law doesn't discern between criminals, gearheads or researchers.

Car hackers may not want to mess with vehicles in and around the Motor City. A pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would punish anyone who infiltrates a vehicle's electronic systems with penalties as harsh as life imprisonment.

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Google's Chris Urmson interested in on-demand, autonomous minivans

Executives from Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have held discussions about creating a technical partnership, the purpose of which would be to further development of self-driving vehicles, according to multiple reports. The two companies might make ideal partners.

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Company more than doubles profit while overall auto sales resume torrid pace.

Ford posted record profits in the first quarter of 2016, the company announced Thursday. Chief financial officer Bob Shanks said Ford enjoyed its best quarterly performance in history, generating operating profits of $3.8 biliion and a record profit margin of 9.8 percent.

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Leaders in autonomous technology form a new coalition that seeks clear federal standards.

Ford, Google, Lyft, Uber and Volvo form an organization to better prepare America's roads for self-driving technology.

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Consumer organization says increases in gas mileage are proof CAFE standards are working.

Even with gas prices near their lowest point in more than a decade, Americans are still concerned about the fuel economy of their cars. More than 4 in 5 consumers say gas mileage will be an important consideration the next time they go shopping for a vehicle.

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Motorists might trade fewer tickets for less vehicle control.

Depending on the point of view, Ford's new speed-limiting technology either helps lead foots curb their appetite for speed or acts as an overbearing back-seat driver that a driver's control.

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Internal probe comes at the request of the U.S. Justice Department, company says

One investigation into emissions testing irregularities is winding down. Another is just getting underway.

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German automaker reaches settlement with US authorities over emissions cheating.

Volkswagen may buy back hundreds of thousands of vehicles and further compensate car owners as part of a deal reached with federal authorities suing over the company's intentional cheating on emissions testing.

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German newspaper reports VW reaches settlement.

Seven months after the Volkswagen diesel scandal first emerged, car owners affected by the company's emissions cheating may soon learn how they'll be compensated.

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