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Some cars sold this weekend's had less than 20 miles on the odometer

A two-day auction this past weekend drew over 10,000 people and featured mostly unsold Chevrolets that have sat untouched for decades. Many of the rare cars and trucks had less than 20 miles on the odometer.

The Japanese automaker has had several major recalls this year

Nissan Motor Co. recalled 908,900 vehicles around the world Thursday for defective accelerator sensors that could cause the engine to stall.

Safety advocates want a rule issued mandating rearview cameras

On the evening of October 19, 2002, Dr. Greg Gulbransen stepped out of his house to move his sport utility vehicle into the driveway. He didn't realize his two-year-old son had followed him.

Sales of Ram pickup truck and Grand Cherokee driving profits

Chrysler Group is reluctantly preparing for an initial public offering of some of its shares, a move meant to try and force UAW's healthcare trust, the minority owner of the company, to sell its stake to majority owner Fiat.

Germany luxury brand unveiled four new models in Frankfurt

Audi has sold cars in the United States for the better part of four decades. It took a while, but Americans have finally caught on to this German luxury brand.

One of world's biggest automotive suppliers joins forces with one of biggest tech companies

Self-driving cars often sound like something out of science fiction. But they are inching closer to reality.

Rachel Johnson's accident left her trapped in her car for hours, waiting for help

"It sounded like it was raining in my car my head was bleeding so bad."

The figure-eight design helps protect passengers in side-impact crashes

The body lurches sideways. The neck bends in a U-shape. The seat belt and front airbag offer almost no help. These are the markings of a side-impact car accident.

He was famous for ads showing him paired with exotic animals

Cal Worthington, who built a fortune from a series of West Coast auto dealerships and became a TV fixture thanks to folksy car lot commercials urging customers to "Go see Cal," has died. He was 92.

Women are more likely to swear and flip the bird, men are more likely to key a car

A new study on bad driving behavior from Insurance.com investigated how we react when we engage in road rage and found that women and men react differently.

Georgia, Alabama, New York and Michigan police all facing quota investigations

If the Atlanta police department wants to make sure their future pay raises come in, they had better write more tickets and make sure they show up in court to defend them, says a report from Channel 2 Action News in the Georgia capitol.

Contradicting standards confuse motorists

The Department of Motor Vehicles decides vanity plates on a case by case basis, leaving many drivers confused by contradicting standards.

Staged car accidents are on the rise

The number of staged accident insurance claims has been on the rise in recent years, but they are often quite easy to spot. The video above shows some telltale signs that you might be the victim of a staged crash.

Technology is in experimental phase, but considered promising

There's a pedestrian approaching a crosswalk. He's plugged into his iPhone, oblivious to the fact he's walking into danger.

As traffic fatalities increase, surveys show less and less people find drunk, aggressive and drowsy driving to be a threat

Americans are less likely to to see dangerous driving activities such as drunk, aggressive or drowsy driving as a threat to themselves or other drivers on the road, according to an analysis of four years of public surveys conducted by AAA.

We took one through twisty Pacific Northwest back roads, heading for Pebble Beach

One by one, the engines of 22 classic cars come alive. Some cough with a ragged wheeze, some need coaxing and some hum with European precision. Whatever their personality, they all start. This is the first miracle of the road trip.

The Ferrari shattered the world record for most paid at auction for a road car

A rare 1967 Ferrari owned by a North Carolina orphan-turned-millionaire sold at auction for $27.5 million.

NTSB issues new safety recommendations in light of recent fatal accidents

Seat belts save lives. Using one is "the single most effective way" drivers can prevent death in a car accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government agency charged with keeping motorists out of harm's way.

Backed by big political actors like Terry McAuliffe, the company is now under federal investigation

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) - It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles.

They're the first researchers to publish coding and details of automotive cyber experiment

Automotive hackers commandeered control of a Ford Escape and Toyota Prius during a recent experiment, and using data culled from the experiment came up with some tips on how automakers can block hackers from gaining access to cars.