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Push for new counsel after botched proceeding is 'to miss the forest for a single tree.'

A federal judge has denied a motion that sought to oust lead counsel for plaintiffs suing General Motors over deaths and injuries caused by faulty ignition switches.

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Latest Statistics Show A 9.3-Percent Increase In Fatalities On American Roads

Traffic fatalities continue to rise at their fastest pace in decades, according to the latest federal data available.

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Federal Highway Administration Will Return To Using 'Highway Gothic' Font

After an experiment with a new font on interstate road signs, the Federal Highway Administration says its going back to its old look.

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President Obama Unveils Transportation Plan That Promotes Cleaner Technology

The White House has proposed a $10 per barrel gas tax that would pay for a broad range of transportation initiatives.

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Michigan Officials Envision 335-Acre Autonomous And Connected Car Testing Facility On Former GM Site

A national connected and autonomous vehicle testing facility is planned at the abandoned Willow Run powertrain factory. An independent trust has been tasked with cleaning the polluted old GM grounds. The 335-acre facility would be the largest of its kind.

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Marchionne Won't Consider An SUV For Vaunted Sportscar Lineup

The stock price skidded. The stock price stalled. Use whatever automotive analogy you want. It was a bad day for Ferrari on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Bosch Says New Device Could Boost Fuel Economy By 7 Percent

For all the weight automakers are shedding on their vehicles, all the hybrid offerings they're putting on the road and all the cylinders they're removing from their engines, the push to improve fuel economy amid stricter government standards omits one key element from the equation – drivers.

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One Big Florida City Will Consider Getting Rid Of Cameras In Wake Of Findings

In the same week a federal jury convicted a Chicago transportation official of taking bribes from a leading red-light camera company, city council members in another American city said they felt duped by promises of improved safety.

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Maintenance Logs: 80 Percent Of Department's Dashcams Don't Record Audio

After waiting several months, the Chicago police officer who shot and killed Laquan McDonald finally had a broken dashcam in his squad car repaired on June 17, 2014. A day later, it was reported broken again.

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IIHS Says Automated Braking Reduces Rear-End Crashes By 40 Percent

Collision-avoidance technology can significantly reduce car crashes. Researchers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have found automated emergency braking systems reduce rear-end crashes by 40 percent.

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Motion Filed Monday Asks Lead Counsel In Litigation Be Replaced

Days after a bellwether lawsuit over GM ignition switches abruptly ended, there are more troubling signs for other plaintiffs involved in litigation.

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Federal Officials Confirm Defective Airbag In 2006 Ford Ranger Caused Fatality

A defective airbag manufactured by Takata has claimed another victim. ‚ÄčFederal officials said Friday a Georgia man was killed on December 22 when the airbag in his 2006 Ford Ranger pickup ruptured following an accident along a South Carolina road.

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University Of Michigan Study Finds Declines Across All Ages

A rising percentage of Americans are skipping the time-honored tradition of obtaining and holding a driver's license. Researchers from the University of Michigan found a decrease in the proportion of US citizens who hold licenses between 2011 and 2014.

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NHTSA Encourages Motorists To Get Defective Cars Fixed

Automakers issued more recalls than ever last year. But even as the number of defects in cars mushroomed, many motorists ignored the safety defects lurking under their hoods.

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In A Series Of Moves, GM Reinvents Itself As A Mobility Company

For now, General Motors. In the future, General Mobility? GM executives unveiled the creation of a new car-sharing service called Maven that will allow customers to use cars for as little as $6 per hour.

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It Might Be 2030 Before Motorists Are Freed From All Driving Duties

It's been a banner month for self-driving cars. At CES, at least a dozen companies made significant announcements related to autonomous vehicle development. For a few days, the future of transportation was there for anyone who cared to step away from a blackjack table to witness.

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Proposed Law Would Allow Dealers To Share TSBs With Car Buyers

In the wake of the General Motors safety crisis, the mother of one ignition-switch victim is working with lawmakers to ensure motorists receive more information on vehicle defects from dealerships.

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Former NHTSA Administrator: Safety Agreement Is 'Toothless'

Back in December, the Department of Transportation won a long-sought increase in the maximum fine it could levy against automakers who flouted federal safety standards. Lawmakers tripled the amount from $35 million to $105 million for each violation.

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Mary Barra And Sergio Marchionne In Detroit For 'Historic' Announcement

In an effort to stem a tide of safety crises, 18 automakers reached a voluntary agreement with federal regulators on principles designed to improve safety.

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CEO Says Infrastructure Investment Needed To Ease Range Anxiety

In countless introductions of the new Chevy Bolt, executives from General Motors touted the all-electric vehicle as the first affordable electric car for the masses. Those without selective memories may recall – what was it? – oh yes, the Nissan Leaf.

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DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx: Government Will Remove Regulatory 'hurdles'

The United States wants to spend $4 billion over the next decade to accelerate the development of autonomous cars. US Transportation Department Secretary Anthony Foxx made the announcement in Detroit on Thursday.

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