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    Study: GM, Chrysler bailouts saved 2.6 million jobs
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    The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) has been studying the effects of the General Motors and Chrysler bailouts in 2009. Now that the US Treasury has officially sold off the rest of its stake in GM (and Chrysler has already paid back its loan), CAR has released its study on the effects of the ...

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    Report: IndyCar boss Bernard steps down under fire
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    IndyCar has had had a rough few years, as shakeups in engine suppliers, chassis designs and tragedy has dominated the open wheel race series' headlines. In spite of all that, many have said this was IndyCar's best season of racing ever. The man who oversaw all of that is Randy Bernard, who has ...

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    Study: Average cost of car ownership rises to $8,946 per year
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    We Americans sure do love the freedom of owning our own automobile, but the price of that freedom is climbing. AAA has released its 62nd annual "Your Driving Costs" study, which shows a 1.9-percent year-over-year increase in the cost of auto ownership. That's an average of $8,946 per year per ...

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    Report: Auto industry pays $135 billion in taxes annually
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    How important is the auto industry to state and federal governments? According to the Center for Automotive Research, the industry accounts for $135 billion in annual taxes. In fact, a reported 13 percent of all state taxes comes from the automobile, or $91.5 billion in total. Just as impressive ...

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    Video: Google's next driverless car goal? 1,000,000 miles
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    Google co-founder Sergey Brin announced at Web 2.0 that Google's next goal for its driverless cars is to go 1,000,000 miles without driver intervention. According to Brin, Google's teams have already amassed more than 1,000 incident free miles without driver involvement. Up to now, Google's ...

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    Video: Mythbusters answers which is greener, cars or motorcycles?
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    Using portable emissions equipment, a wide sampling of cars and bikes from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s and with the help of Dr. Kent Johnson of UC Riverside, the Mythbusters team claims they proved motorcycles are dirtier than cars. Doing so meant gathering data in real-world driving conditions ...

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    Video: Dan Neil calls out D.C. drivers as the world's worst
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    Dan Neil isn't exactly known for being Mr. Sensitive. In fact, Neil has built an entire career around ruffling people's feathers and not saying sorry. In a clip from SPEED's upcoming The Car Show, Neil calls out drivers in Washington, D.C. as the worst, not in America, but in the world. ...

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    Report: CAR projects Michigan will net up to 23,000 new auto jobs in 2011
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    The fourth quarter of 2010 showed strengthening auto sales, and analysts believe 2011 will reveal further sales growth. That will likely lead to more profit for automakers, and The Detroit News reports that Michigan jobs could follow. The report cites findings by the Center for Automotive ...

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    Where are the flying cars we were promised? Popular Mechanics thinks it has the answer
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    Terrafugia Transition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Surely, you're familiar with the Jetsons, the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon world from the 1960s that was said to take place in the year 2062. Too futuristic for your blood? How about Ridley's Scott's Blade Runner, which starred ...

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    CAR releases updated "tube map" of the auto world
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    Subway Map to the Auto World – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Five years ago, CAR created a subway-style map of every major automaker, its brands and sub-brands, along with its technological partners, spin-offs and related relationships. It was enough to make our head explode, but ...

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    iPhone 4.0 software hints at automotive integration, new dock
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    Our Apple-obsessed brethren at TUAW have been probing the company's new iPhone 4.0 software and, with the help of a trusted tipster, came across what could be a new automotive-related feature buried within the update. The new software will apparently allow a "iPod out" functionality, which could ...

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    Papa John's selling recovered Camaro diecast, free pizza and charity involved
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    We're suckers for a happy ending – especially when it involves cars, kids, and hot pizza. Recall, if you will, this past summer when John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's Pizza, was on a nationwide quest to find his beloved 1971 1/2 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 – a car he sold in the ...

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    SEMA 2009: What we didn't get to cover
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    2009 SEMA Show Las Vegas - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Every year at SEMA, we fill the week with posts featuring special vehicles and products that we felt were important enough to share. Generally, they are the most newsworthy projects and new model introductions, but sometimes they ...

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    Lexus may offer decontented, track-focused LFA
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    We're still trying to wrap our heads around yesterday's drive of the Lexus LFA, but before we give up the goods on Toyota's first V10-powered hypercar (check back on Monday), we cornered Paul Williamsen, the National Manager of Lexus College, about ToMoCo's plans to offer a harder, track-focused ...

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    Lithuanian foam sculptor does BMWs too
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    Click on the above image for a photo gallery Whether or not the foam-skinned car based on a Mercedes-Benz got your motor going yesterday, you have to give the artist credit for painstakingly completing not one, but two of these polyurethane-plated projects. Thanks to a reader's tip, we found this ...

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    Porsche-o-philes Alert: CAR celebrates 60-years of Stuttgart's finest
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of Porsche pictorials, courtesy of Car.Every time we hit up our local newsstand, ten minutes is inevitably spent flipping through the automotive masterwork known as Car. Unfortunately, we have a hard time justifying the exorbitant price tag, so it's a rare ...

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    NADA: Luxury segment has the worst depreciation
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    Spend more for the cutting edge of luxury and style, and you could wind up taking a larger whack than most when it's time to trade in that sled. The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is reporting that premium luxury vehicles actually have the highest annual depreciation rate. The ...

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    4-door Ferrari Pinin to headline RM Auction at Maranello
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    click above to view more images of the 1980 Ferrari Pinin show car Ferrari won't be building a four-door model now – that's what the Maserati Quattroporte, developed under Ferrari's tutelage, is for. But there was a time when Enzo himself considered the prospect. What spurred his interest ...

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    Detroit 2008: Road and Travel names 2008 International Car Of The Year winners
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    Road and Travel Magazine crowned the winners of its 2008 International Car Of The Year at 12th annual NAIAS-eve ceremony last night. Honda's newly-ginormous Accord took the coronation on the car side, while Chrysler's revamped Town and Country used its slick new features to win the truck category. ...

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    Compressed air car on track for production this year
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    Guy Negre's compressed air vision has crossed our desks before. The vehicle, which uses a motor powered by 4,000 psi of compressed air stored in carbon fiber tanks, will actually start production in India soon – after 15 years in development – thanks to some help from India's biggest ...

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