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26Automotive Gripes Top List Of Consumer Complaints

Towing disputes are fastest-growing complaints in U.S.

Complaints about unscrupulous practices conducted throughout the auto industry reached a dubious milestone last year.

1Techsplanations: Lane Departure Warning Systems

High tech system helps drivers stay between the lines

Keeping on the straight and narrow has never been so simple. And it's only going to get easier, as most carmakers begin installing Lane Departure Warning Systems to assist in the battle against distracted driving.

17Automotive X-Prize: TTW stands tall, but falls behind the competition

TTW – Click above for high-res image gallery

12Automotive X-Prize: Drivers hit the slopes to try and squeeze out a few more mpge

Edison2's Very Light Car – Click above for high-res image gallery

16Automotive X-Prize: Illuminati Seven reaches 119.8 mpge despite setbacks

Illuminati Seven – Click above for high-res image gallery

11Automotive X-Prize: Global-E's G1 could be the shape of things to come

Global E G1 – Click above for high-res image gallery

3Automotive X-Prize Knockout stage could eliminate half of remaining teams

Automotive X-Prize Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery

3CarbonFree report points to hydrogen impact

Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the hydrogen-powered Honda FCX Concept.

8Bugatti chief resigns

Thomas Bscher wanted to see the Bugatti range expand. He had taken charge of the über-premium brand during the tenure of Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder, the former head of the Volkswagen Group. But when Pischetsrieder was replaced by Audi chief Dr. Martin Winterkorn, plans changed.

3Acquisition and mergers and joint ventures, oh my!

Forbes automotive columnist Jerry Flint provides a history lesson of various automotive couplings and even triads to illustrate that while a few have been beneficial to one or (rarely) all parties, most fall flat on their faces. None, however, are easy for any of the parties, successful or not.

AddEdouard Michelin dies in boating accident

Michelin's joint managing director, Edouard Michelin, has died in a boating accident off of the Ile de Sein island in Brittany in Western France, according to the French media. The unfortunate occurrence leaves the company's other managing director, Michel Rollier, to carry the company forward.

AddAutomakers turn eyes East and its explosive opportunities

Businessweek (BW) provides a detailed description of the conditions in the emerging automotive markets of China, India and Russia.

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