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Stronger economy, cheap gas expected to spur holiday travel

A stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline will likely have Americans traveling in big numbers this Independence Day.

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It's Location, Location, Location

Some electric vehicles cause so much more environmental damage than traditional gas engines that they should be hit with more taxes, not subsides.

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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.

Buyer's remorse is a big problem if it's a car you regret buying. Find out which cars owners can't wait to get rid of after just one year of ownership.

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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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We revisit J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study and analyze what it really means.

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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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