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    Study: 9 of 10 drivers want assist technology, but fewer than half want self-driving cars
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    Do you want a car with the latest in lane-departure warning, parking sensors, and the like? According to The Detroit News, interest in active safety features like those does not necessarily mean you want a self-driving car. The paper cites a study of more than 2,500 drivers over the age of 18, ...

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    Followup: Scott Burgess resumes role as auto critic for The Detroit News
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    Following an official apology by his former and once again present editors, Scott Burgess, auto critic for The Detroit News, has returned to the newspaper. Burgess had resigned after changes were made to a review he had written that criticized the 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan, apparently in response to ...

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    The Detroit News apologizes
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    "I owe our readers an explanation and an apology for the lapse that raised questions about our credibility" writes Detroit News publisher Jonathan Wolman today in a response to the blowback caused by the paper's decision to weaken a review of the Chrysler 200 in response to advertiser demands. The ...

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    Followup: Detroit News explains resigning of auto critic Burgess [w/video]
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    The Detroit News has set about attempting to explain its side of a recent flap that caused the paper's auto critic, Scott Burgess, to leave the publication. During a recent recording of Autoline After Hours, Burgess said that he left the paper because of the motivations behind the editing of his ...

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    Detroit News auto critic resigns. Was it because paper bowed to advertiser pressure?
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    Auto critic Scott Burgess has reportedly resigned his post at The Detroit News effective immediately. The well-respected scribe gave no reason for his sudden departure from the paper, but Jalopnik is citing unnamed sources who claim the writer's departure was spurred on by the unthinkable; a ...

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    Dodge hipper than ever says Ralph Gillies
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    Ralph Gilles reports that the halls of Dodge are abuzz with enthusiasm since Fiat rescued Chrysler. In an interview with The Detroit News, Gilles conveys his enthusiasm for the Dodge brand and the new direction it's headed. Among the most significant changes? 100,000-plus fans on Facebook for ...

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    NHTSA investigating 2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan for accelerator pedal entrapment due to floormat stacking *UPDATE
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    2010 Ford Fusion Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After the big mess that was the Toyota recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking quick action when any reports of accelerator pedal entrapment are reported. Case in point: The 2010 Ford Fusion and ...

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    REPORT: Mercury Sable reaching the end of the line Thursday
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    2008 Mercury Sable – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercury's born-again Sable sedan is dead again – or, more accurately, it will be come so on Thursday. According to The Detroit News, Ford's gussied-up Taurus (itself a gussied-up Five Hundred) will expire later this week, ...

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    Ironic or appropriate? Wagoner up for "Michiganian of the Year"
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    Depending on your point of view, General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner could either be considered a Godsend or a pariah that represents all that's currently wrong with the country. Of course, we're referring mainly to the automotive bailout that the CEO helped (or hindered, again depending on your ...

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    Detroit News web poll asks if buying a foreign car is un-American
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    It's really hard to figure what's dumber here: the Detroit News "CyberSurvey" that asks, in the wake of the vandalism (four cars) that took place in the Detroit area over the weekend, "Is buying a foreign car un-American?" or the fact that 60% of respondents answer it in the affirmative. Good ...

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    Jeep Compass gets dissed by consumer panel
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    The Jeep Compass might be turning the heads of some consumers looking to the trail-rated brand for something new, but the ten members of the Detroit News Automotive Consumer Panel weren't impressed. While all ten said they would recommend the vehicle's sibling -- the Dodge Caliber -- to their ...

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    Bill Ford: cut the meetings
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    It's not really a new thing to most folks who work in a corporate setting. The higher up you go, the more meetings you sit in. At Ford, not anymore, says Chairman and CEO Bill Ford. A memo written to corporate officers and senior execs by Bill Ford that made its way to the Detroit News said ...

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