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Over 400,000 Focus, Escape, and C-Max vehicles are being recalled over bad body control module software that can prevent owners from shutting their cars off.

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New Hampshire is the latest state to make using a handheld device illegal while driving, including operating a laptop or tablet. It joins over a dozen other states or territories with similar laws.

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Autoliv shows off its Torricelli brake, a vacuum plate that applies more than 1.5 tons of suction to the road to decrease braking distance in an emergency.

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A man installing a robot at the the Volkswagen factory in Kassel, Germany, was killed when he was hit in the chest by the machine.

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Collision-Avoidance, Pedestrian Detection On Deck For Blue Oval

Ford will bring more autonomous driving technology to the US from Europe.

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NHTSA is investigating the 2011-2012 F-150 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 for potential loss of power braking assist. There are two allegations of crashes from this issue, and a recall could affect an estimated 250,000 of the pickups.

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Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada stepped in front of cameras, bowing deeply while issuing a public apology for his company's handling of its airbag recall.

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Subaru is recalling 72,000 of its EyeSight-equipped crossovers and sedans over fears that the automatic braking system may not work properly.

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Road Warriors, Rejoice! Highway Passing May Get Safer

Samsung tests out technology that projects footage from the front of big rigs onto the back to allow cars to pass more safely.

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The death of a motorcycle racer caused organizers of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to suspend the rest of the day's practice and qualifying.

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FCA is recalling 164,000 Jeep Cherokees with power liftgates to shield the controls. It's possible for moisture to get into the area and cause a short circuit. The automaker discovered the problem while investigating a fire in one of the SUVs.

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Ford is recalling a total of 203,494 vehicles in North America in two campaigns. One of them covers an issue with the instruments in the Escape and Transit. The other is a small labeling issue for the Transit.

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Humanoid Robots Drive Cars And Use Power Tools As They Vy For Millions In Cash Prizes

In 2013 the DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to inspire universities and corporations to build robots to assist humans in disaster situations. The robots are asked to open doors, climb stairs, turn valves and even drive a cars and use power tools to saw through a wall! We head to Pomona, CA, for the 2015 DRC Finals and track two of the teams vying for millions in prize money.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into the 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler for the possibility of the driver's side airbag not deploying due to a wiring issue. If a recall is necessary, it could affect an estimated 630,000 vehicles.

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A music psychologist in Israel suggests that what you're listening to can affected how you drive, with disastrous consequences.

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An audit by the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General discovers dire problems within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and its investigation methods prior to GM's ignition switch recall.

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Over 243,000 additional examples of the 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibes are in need of passenger-side airbag replacements in connection with the Takata recalls.

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Position Marks Change From Previous Policy That Kept Records Secret

Breaking with previous policy, the California Department of Motor Vehicles said Thursday it will now release reports from accidents involving self-driving cars.

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NHTSA is considering whether to conduct a deeper investigation after a fatal rollover accident in a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe. In the incident, the SUV's rollover side curtain airbag deployed, but some passengers in the second and third row were still ejected.

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Toyota is expanding its Takata airbag inflator recall by an additional 1.37 million vehicles, including the 2003-2007 Corolla, Matrix, and Lexus SC430; the 2005-2006 Tundra; and the 2005-2007 Sequoia.

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Honda is expanding its passenger's side Takata airbag inflator recall to affect an additional 1.39 million examples of the 2001-2005 Civic and the 2003-2007 Accord. In total, 2.3 million of the company's cars need the repairs just on that side.

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