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The US Department of Transportation has decided to extend its regulatory supervision over General Motors for an additional year. The government agency believes that the oversight is a proactive way to address possible safety defects.

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Fatalities among motorcyclists are projected to fall to 4,584 once all of the 2014 numbers are tallied, marking the second consecutive year deaths have decreased.

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Three unnamed insiders have revealed that Takata changed its airbag inflator propellant in 2008 following a recall by Honda. The company's internal testing of inflators from recalled models shows hundreds of ruptures, as well.

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Meet The $1M Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) Program

Connecticut's new $1-million CHEAPR EV incentive offers up to $3,000 for new plug-in and hydrogen vehicles, but one popular PHEV won't qualify for max amount.

Is Your Car Under Recall?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed May 19, that 33.8 million vehicles with Takata airbags are to be recalled.

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NHTSA and the US Department of Transportation are holding a public hearing on July 2 into FCA US' response to 20 recalls from between 2013 and 2015. The Feds are also requiring the automaker to submit detailed documents about each of these campaigns by June 1.

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James Hinchcliffe suffered serious injuries in practice for the Indianapolis 500 when a suspension failure caused his car to crash into the wall. After undergoing surgery, he's now in stable condition.

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It's One Way To Make The Driver Engage

To make its auto-passing system work with insurance liability in the real world, Tesla might force drivers to switch on their turn signal to activate the autonomous tech.

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Takata is launching a huge expansion of its inflator recall in the US to cover an estimated 33.8 million vehicles.

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Arguments On Digital Millennium Copyright Act Exemptions Begin Shortly

Car owners and independent mechanics will soon learn more on whether copyright laws could hinder their ability to repair and modify vehicles.

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Ed Carpenter, Josef Newgarden and Helio Castroneves all had their racecars flip during practice for the Indianapolis 500. The crashes forced rules changes from officials for the event's qualifying.

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Nissan is recalling 326,000 vehicles in the US and Canada to replace their passenger side Takata airbag inflators. The campaign includes the 2004-2006 Sentra, 2004 Pathfinder, and 2005-2006 X-Trail.

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Honda and Daihatsu are adding 5 million vehicles that need their Takata airbag inflators replaced, but none of these are in the United States or Canada. It brings the grand total of affected vehicles in these campaigns since 2008 to about 36 million automobiles.

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The Aeromobil flying car crashed during a test flight in Slovakia. The pilot was able to open the plane's parachute and keep damage to a minimum. He was also uninjured.

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FCA is expanding its airbag software recall on the 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee by an additional 68,593 vehicles worldwide. If crossovers experience a sudden change in angle that upset their balance, the side airbags can potentially deploy.

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Honda, Nissan, and Toyota are expanding their Takata airbag inflator recalls by millions of vehicles worldwide. However, only Nissan and Toyota intend to include more models in the US.

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General Motors is recalling 521,817 vehicles worldwide in two separate campaigns. One covers a problem with the seat belts in the Chevy Malibu, and the other is a possible manufacturing error for the seats on the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon.

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