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With One Month Remaining, Sales On Pace To Top 18 Million In 2015

Cheap credit and cheaper gas prices are continuing to fuel one of the greatest sales runs in automotive history.


Sales In United States Plunge 25 Percent In November

Car shoppers took notice of Volkswagen's flagrant emissions cheating. In November, Volkswagen sales plunged nearly 25 percent in the United States, according to data released Tuesday morning.


Muckraking Book Angered Auto Industry, Has Lasting Impact For Motorists

Fifty years later, Ralph Nader's automotive expose "Unsafe At Any Speed" remains relevant and vital for American drivers.


One Sheriff's Office Brings Surprise Cheer To Motorists This Holiday Season

In Kansas City, MO, some motorists are receiving a holiday surprise instead of a ticket.


Latest Development Comes After Admission Of Three Auxiliary Emissions Control Devices

The California Air Resources Board has ordered Volkswagen to come up with a plan for repairing approximately 15,000 cars sold in the state that contain illegal software that may circumvent emissions testing.


Early Projections Show 8.1-Percent Increase in Fatalities In First Half Of 2015

In some respects, there's never been a safer time to ride in a car. The number of vehicle occupants killed in traffic accidents dipped to 21,022 in 2014, according to the federal agency that tracks the numbers. It's the lowest total since record-keeping began in 1975.


Number Of Cars Containing Defeat Devices Grows By 75,000

The scope of the Volkswagen diesel scandal continues to grow. In a meeting Thursday, Volkswagen and Audi executives told officials from the Environmental Protection Agency there are more cars that contain defeat devices that circumvent emissions standards.


Mobility Soars, But What Are The Long-Term Effects?

Prepare to share the highways with an ever-growing number of new road users. Americans both young and old who previously didn't have access to road transportation will soon capitalize on new ride-sharing services and mobility options, according to a new report from consulting firm KPMG.


Company That 3D-Prints Cars Examines Unusual Business Plan

Local Motors is best known for creating the world's first 3D-printed car. As the company prepares to sell those cars to the public for the first time, it's come up with an unusual proposition for potential customers.


Company Values Repeatability Of Tests At University Of Michigan Facility

A self-driving car now inhabits a fake city. Ford announced Friday it has become the first automaker to test an autonomous vehicle on the roads of Mcity.


Airbag Supplier Only On Hook For 35 Percent of 'Record,' Payments Spread Over 5 Years

The record-breaking fine federal authorities handed down to airbag manufacturer Takata last week might be chump change.


AAA Calls On Manufacturers To Stop Dropping Spares From New Cars

Automakers are shedding weight from vehicles any way they can in their attempts to meet stricter federal fuel-economy requirements. That includes eliminating spare tires.


Mark Rosekind says every pupil deserves a three-point belt

The government agency charged with keeping motorists out of harm's way has long lauded seat belts as "the single most effective way" vehicle occupants can keep themselves safe. For years, it has also opposed efforts to require seat belts on school buses. As contradictions go, that's a doozy.


DOT Officials Take Unprecedented Actions To Speed Repairs

As investigators searched for clues about why certain airbags showered motorists with deadly amounts of metal fragments, the company that made the defective devices thwarted their queries.


Costumes Test Ability Of Google's Autonomous Software In Discerning Odd Shapes

Do self-driving cars get spooked by vampires? That's one of the questions Google set out to answer over the past weekend when dozens of trick-or-treaters visited the company's Mountain View, California headquarters.


German Automaker Says It's Not Cheating This Time

Volkswagen has disputed new allegations that it installed software to circumvent emissions testing on SUV models with its 3.0-liter TDI sold in the United States.


EPA Says Defeat Devices Were Installed On Premium Brands' Cars And SUVs

The scope of the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal that has enveloped the global automaker for the past six weeks widened Monday. Now, some of the automaker's premium brands are further ensnared in the mess.


Michigan Researchers Find Autonomobiles Are Involved In More Frequent Crashes, Might Still Be Safer

Self-driving cars might be more accident prone than their conventional counterparts, but that's not necessarily their fault.


Speech On Future Will Come As GM Explores Google Partnership

In yet another signal that cars and consumer electronics have become one in the same, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Thursday she will deliver a keynote address during the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


New Ruling Gives Car Owners Firm Legal Ground To Modify Vehicles

In a long-awaited ruling announced Tuesday morning, the US Copyright Office granted an exemption in copyright law that will permit gearheads and home mechanics to continue repairing and modifying their cars without running afoul of existing copyright law.


Cognitive Distractions Can Last As Long As 27 Seconds After A Task

Hands-free features in new cars can be just as distracting as handheld ones, and the potential problems vary by automaker.

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