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    Report: Retired NASCAR driver creating fund to help racers with concussions [w/video]
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    Motorsports these days tends to be pretty safe, even if the danger of pushing a car or motorcycle to its absolute limit can never be entirely removed. Compared to the frequent deaths of the '60s and earlier, we live in good times, however, in just the last few years the topic of concussions has ...

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    Official: Hyundai fined $17.35 million for late Genesis recall
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has slapped Hyundai with a $17.35 million fine for delaying a recall on the 2009 to 2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan back in 2013. The recall grew from the original figure of 27,500 units to 43,500 sedans in November of last year, and focused on brake ...

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    Recalls: Saturn Vue ignition switch leads to new group of GM recalls totaling 312k
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    General Motors has another spate of recalls to announce. This time they cover 312,280 vehicles worldwide, including 269,041 of in the US, in a total of six campaigns. In 2014, the automaker has recalled 29,079,765 vehicles worldwide, with 25,754,356 of those in the US. The largest among them ...

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    Recalls: 18k VW Routan minivans added to ignition switch recall list
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    We've had a brief reprieve recently from automakers suffering from ignition switch issues, but the problems have reared their ugly head, again. This time it's not from General Motors; instead, the 2009 model year Volkswagen Routan is getting swept up in Fiat Chrysler Automobile's recent repairs ...

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    Study: Ford-sponsored survey says a third of Brits have snapped a 'selfie' while driving [w/videos]
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    Talking on the phone while driving isn't advisable, and texting while driving is downright dangerous. Considering those truths, the fact that we even need to point this out this is incredibly disturbing: taking "selfies" while behind the wheel is exceptionally stupid. But, it's a thing that a ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 8.7.14
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    First Drive: 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R What better way to celebrate your Thirsty Thursday than with an illicit sip of some forbidden fruit? The newly updated Volkswagen Scirocco R may not be headed Stateside anytime soon, but that doesn't mean we don't want to drive the hatch/coupe/sports car ...

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    Featured: Think air travel is risky? Try driving a car
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    It was a terrible stretch for aviation. In an eight-day span last month, three commercial plane crashes killed 462 people. By now the flight numbers and grim circumstances are familiar: Malaysia Airlines flight 17, downed by a missile over the Ukraine. TransAsia 222, crashed on approach to an ...

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    Recalls: GM SUV window switch recall urges owners to park vehicles outside
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    It's not unusual for there to be a lag between an automaker announcing a recall and the official documentation showing up on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. So it's no surprise that a recent GM campaign took about a month to appear in its official capacity. However, ...

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    Report: Hacker proves he can unlock a car's doors remotely [w/videos]
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    It used to be that all it took to steal a car was a slim jim and a deft hand. But as the recent hacks of models like the Toyota Prius and Tesla Model S shows, these days it takes some real technical know-how. Automakers appear to actually be taking this threat seriously, which means they'll be ...

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    Report: Colorado motorist fatalities near historic lows since marijuana legalization passed
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    The argument regarding the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has its fair share of both supporters and detractors. Some point to a drop in violent crimes and big bumps in tax revenue, while others will point to an increase the number of people driving under the influence. ...

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    Video: MT's Jessi Lang recounts her harrowing Autobahn R8 crash
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    Automotive enthusiasts will likely know the name, face, voice and stories of Jessi Lang well. And if they don't, they should. This Motor Trend video presenter and host of The J-Turn has been something of a fixture in the enthusiast video world. But a year ago, Jessi seemingly vanished from the ...

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    Video: Infiniti Q50 Active Lane control is scarily self-driving
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    Occasionally, we post videos that require us to tell you not to try something at home. They usually involve some unsafe activity that requires a high-degree of skill and planning to achieve. This video, though, gets a more interesting disclaimer: Don't ever try this. Ever. Never ever. Period. ...

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    Video: Mystery movie stunt shoot goes awry in a big hurry
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    Stunt choreography is a business that really needs to be done properly. A failure in any one area has the potential to not just ruin the stunt and waste a film or TV show's budget, but could lead to a member of the cast or crew getting seriously hurt (or even killed). We won't spoil what happens ...

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    Report: China to overhaul factory safety standards following GM supplier plant explosion
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    Last weekend's explosion at the factory of an automotive component supplier in China has led to a major crackdown in plant safety across the People's Republic, as the country's communist authorities attempt to avoid another catastrophe. According to Bloomberg, facilities that use aluminum, ...

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    Report: Senator pushes for up to life sentence for auto execs found to delay recalls
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    Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill (shown above) has had it with automotive execs stalling when it comes to recalls. The Missiourian has proposed a new bill, the Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Enhancement Act, which aims to improve the automotive safety following the high-profile fiascos ...

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    Report: Safety systems supplier Mobileye raises $890 million in IPO
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    Israel-based vehicle safety technology company Mobileye (NYSE: MBLY) has successfully launched its Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange, raising approximately $890 million to value the company at a reported $5.3 billion. You may have never heard of Mobileye, but that doesn't ...

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    Report: GM extends sympathy to Chinese explosion victims as death toll climbs to 75
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    General Motors China has extended its "deepest sympathy" to families of the 75 killed and 185 injured in Saturday's explosion at the Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products' factory, near Shanghai. Kunshan Zhongrong polishes aluminum wheels for GM vehicles, is a component supplier of Dicastal, a major ...

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    Report: NHTSA says GM recall website isn't completely accurate
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    As of this writing, General Motors has issued 60 recalls in 2014 covering about 25.5-million vehicles in the Unites States. That's a lot of drivers left wondering if their model in need of repair. GM is actually already complying with the request by the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    Recalls: Harley-Davidson joins GM, FCA in ignition-switch recall
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    We've seen a rash of ignition switch recalls this year, especially from General Motors, but also from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Harley-Davidson is joining their ranks with a new repair campaign on some of its bikes, but for a somewhat different reason: some examples of one model might be ...

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    Official: NHTSA proposes new bus rollover standards
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    New rules could be coming for America's coaches and large buses, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed standards that have been influenced by those of the European Union. The new standards would demand that large buses undergo tests that would see the vehicles tipped ...

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