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Sharon Silke Carty

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Sharon Silke Carty is the Editor-in-Chief for Autoblog. She has written about cars for a decade, writing for USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press and Dow Jones. She was a 2008 fellow with the Stanley Foundation, traveling to India to study economic issues in the developing world and the Indian auto industry. She also was a 2010 fellow with the East-West Center, traveling to Korea to delve into global economic issues, including visits to the Korean automakers. She does frequent media appearances, including interviews on NPR's "On The Media" and Fox Business News. Carty lives outside Ann Arbor, Mich., with her husband, Jim, and their three children.

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    Featured: Autoblog editors yearning for summer roadtrips share some tunes [w/videos]
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    We're not sure if you noticed, but it's pretty frigging cold out there in most of the US. In order to break the winter doldrums, we collected our favorite summer roadtrip songs to help you daydream about warmer days.

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    Official: BMW i8 named Autoblog's 2014 Technology of the Year [w/video]
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    The winner of Autoblog's 2014 Technology of the Year award was given this year for not just one technology, but for how a suite of technologies worked together to make one impressive vehicle.

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    Paris: The Carlos and Dieter Show promises more collaboration
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    Daimler and Renault-Nissan said Friday the automakers have expanded their four-year-old alliance to include putting a Renault diesel in the Mercedes C-Class, a Mercedes gasoline engine in an Infiniti and possibly will involve automated driving technologies in the near future. At a joint Paris Motor ...

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    Exclusive: 2 more fired GM execs who failed to push for ignition-switch recall named
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    Both attorneys came in contact with cases that could have resulted in GM recalling the vehicles sooner.

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    Green: Wall Street still irrationally exuberant over Tesla shares
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    In a world where electric cars are far from the norm, it seems odd to us laypeople that you can't buy a share of Tesla stock (ticker symbol TSLA) for less than $230. But a research note issued Monday from Goldman Sach's respected team of auto industry analysts (seen in PDF form in our gallery) has ...

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    Exclusive: Bentley considering diesel engine for new SUV
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    Turns out, in case you didn't know, the rich are just like regular people. They too are concerned about the environment, even when tooling around town in their super-luxurious Bentleys. So the automaker is weighing the idea of offering a diesel engine in its SUV offering, which could help satisfy ...

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    Official: Ford Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost to only get manual trans in US
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    Photos of the 2015 Ford Focus leaked earlier today, but now we're able to tell you more details of the global five-door hatchback. Bucking automaker's troubling trend of ditching manual transmissions in favor of automatics, Ford says the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will come only in a six-speed ...

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    Official: GM's Barra to make at least $4.4M, Akerson could make more as advisor
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    When General Motors' top executive Mary Barra broke through the automotive glass ceiling to become the industry's first major female CEO, it was heralded as a long-overdue decision that highlighted the fact that the auto industry is still a quite bit stodgy. That was underscored late Friday when GM ...

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    Tesla Wins Technology Of The Year Award
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    The winner of AOL Auto's second annual Technology Of The Year award ran away with the votes for the award, clearly surpassing all of the other contenders.

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    Automakers have long tried to figure out how to get Americans to buy smaller cars. But at least one analyst says there may be little point in trying.

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    Here's how you can combine a long drive to grandma's (snore) with some foodie snobbery: Outdo your brother-in-law's fried turkey by cooking your bird on the engine manifold.

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    Exclusive: Cadillac may not build Elmiraj coupe
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    Despite the fact that most everyone who has laid eyes on the Cadillac Elmiraj concept coupe loves it, General Motors insiders are still trying to prove the business case to build the car. And it's certainly not a guarantee.

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    Official: 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop officially revealed [UPDATE]
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    There are occasions in life when something happens in the outside world and I think, "Damn. I wish Dad was here so we could talk about this."

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    When Farha was a young girl, about seven years old, her mother told her something that rocked her world: She told her women could drive.

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    Chrysler Defies Government Request To Recall Jeeps
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    Chrysler has boldly refused to comply with a government request to recall 2.7 million Jeeps that could be prone to fires, arguing the government is applying unreasonable standards to its vehicles.

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    Lawmakers, safety advocates and auto industry representatives debated whether or not car rental companies should be allowed to rent vehicles that have been recalled.

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