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    Video: Design Handbook defines the bone line
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    The latest video in Autoline's excellent Design Handbook series covers a very common piece of automotive design, called the Bone Line. As Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics explains, the Bone Line first appeared on post-war models, and was popularized by the classic, 1949 Ford. Hall shows a number of ...

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    Video: Why your gas tank filler is where it is
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    For the Autoblog team, reviewing new cars each week comes with one particular first-world problem challenge - where the heck is the gas tank? Ask any of our editors, and they're likely to have pulled up to a pump, only to find that the tank was on the other side, leading to a trail of curses and ...

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    Video: The importance of Angel Eyes, Ventiports and four round taillights
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    Just the other day, we told you about how Lincoln isn't really a luxury brand, according to Ford's head design man, J Mays. His argument was that Lincoln lacked the unique DNA to differentiate it from the rest of the market, although the arrival of the MKZ is beginning to change that. Now, we ...

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    Video: Not attending the Woodward Dream Cruise? Watch it here, right now
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    What's a gearhead to do? This weekend marks two big automotive events on the American calendar - the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the Woodward Dream Cruise. You can follow along right here at Autoblog for all the action from Pebble Beach, while Woodward is a trickier proposition. It's not ...

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    Watch Autoline LIVE from floor of Paris Motor Show
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    Our friend and colleague John McElroy is broadcasting live today from the floor of the Paris Motor Show. The show is about to start, so watch below as he and the Autoline LIVE team brings you news on some of the newest products being revealed and the people who are making it happen. Scheduled ...

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    Video: Lutz dishes dirt on GM in latest Autoline Detroit
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    Autoline Detroit recently played host to Bob Lutz, and, as is always the case, the former General Motors vice chairman dished out some great commentary. Lutz was promoting his new book Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business, and talk quickly turned to his role ...

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    2011 Nissan Leaf: Pros and Cons of living with an electric car
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    Test driving an electric car at an automaker's media event is one thing. Taking one home and living with it is a completely different experience. Nissan just loaned me a Leaf for several days and I came away with a new appreciation for the potential pitfalls and rewards of owning an EV. First ...

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    Inside Volkswagen's electronic toy store
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    Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy Nestled on the fringe of Stanford University's campus in Palo Alto, California is one of the coolest toy stores in the automotive industry. Officially it's called Volkswagen's Electronics Research Lab, and inside they're working on some of the most innovative ...

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    Will They Ever Stop Writing Regulations? - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    Every single year, for almost 40 years, politicians and regulators have written piles of laws and regulations to control the automobile. And yet, there's no end in sight. Right now they're working on regulations that will take us out to 2025 and beyond. Will it ever end? Worst of all there is no ...

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    Runaway Toyotas? What About Driver Error? - Autoline with John McElroy
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    No one wants to touch it. Not Toyota, not NHTSA, not any politician. But the issue has to be raised. Driver error is most likely at the root of these sudden unintended acceleration incidents. Unintended acceleration is not a new issue for the auto industry. It's been around for decades and ...

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    Don't Be Duped by the EV Hype - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    With all the attention being lavished on electric cars, you'd think the salvation of the planet is nigh at hand. But don't be duped by all the EV hype. It's going to take decades before they catch on – if ever. I'm not anti-EV. Just the opposite. I am completely in favor of pursuing ...

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    Chrysler Considers Getting Back Into Big Rigs - Autoline with John McElroy
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    One of the more intriguing tidbits that dribbled out of Chrysler's grueling 8-hour press conference on Wednesday is that the company is considering getting back into the heavy truck business. They're not talking about heavy duty pick-ups, they're talking about 18-wheelers. Up until the early ...

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    Autoline Detroit LIVE with special guest Tom Stephens, GM VC of Global Product Development
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    Join John McElroy and his journalist colleagues for an all-new LIVE webcast discussion with Tom Stephens, GM Vice Chairman of Global Product Development. First, you'll get to see a LIVE taping of Autoline Detroit starting at 10AM EST, then we will hand the mic over to the audience, and Tom Stephens ...

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    Toyota's Hybrids Could Be Banned from the American Market
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    In a shocking development Toyota faces a lawsuit filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission that seeks to ban the import of all hybrids to the American market. Toyota is being sued by Paice LLC for patent infringement on its hybrid system. Before you think this is just a frivolous lawsuit ...

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    Boom Times Coming in the Used Car Market - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    The future looks so bright for the used car market that I'm almost tempted to try and get into that business myself. Even though car dealers are going through tough times trying to sell new vehicles, they are going to more than make up for that on their used car lots. The reason I'm so bullish ...

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    Plenty of Life Left in the Piston Engine - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    There are all kinds of ways to boost the fuel efficiency of a vehicle. Hybrids are becoming more and more popular. Clean diesels seemed poised to make major inroads in the market. And even though they're a ways down the road, hydrogen fuel cells sure look promising. But the problem with these ...

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    It's a Fuel Problem, Not a Fuel Economy Problem - Autoline with John McElroy
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    Every single day, the United States ships $600,000,000 out of the country. That's what it costs us to pay for the oil we buy from other countries at $50 a barrel. It is the single biggest cause of our massive trade deficit. The U.S. uses roughly 20 million barrels of oil every single day, and ...

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    Breakthrough Audio System, All Thanks to Software - Autoline with John McElroy
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    I just experienced one of the most amazing sound systems that that I ever heard in a car. What makes it so amazing is that it doesn't use a power booster, or equalizer, or better speakers, or anything like that. Instead, it's all done with software. The inventor of this system is a guy named ...

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    Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy - 2010 Chevy Camaro Edition!
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    2010 CHEVY CAMARO: DRIVING IMPRESSIONS I'm sure there are a lot of Autobloggers out there who know the specifications of the new Camaro far better than I do. But numbers on paper don't mean much until you experience them through the seat of your pants. So here are my driving impressions of the new ...

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    Big Three Sitting on $10 Billion Goldmine - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    There's no question that the Detroit-based auto industry needs a lot of help. There's a 100-year history of how it got into the problems it's in, and some of those problems are beyond management's control. But there is one area where General Motors, Ford and Chrysler have total, complete ...

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