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Dead man went unnoticed in pickup at airport for nearly 8 months

Authorities are stumped as to how this happened

He went missing in January, and wasn't found until this month.

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Calgary Airport converts handicap parking to Lexus-only stalls

Airport claims responsibility for boneheaded move.

YYC is returning the needed parking, and keeping the new accessible stalls.

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Peugeot finally returns to America in April... as a car-sharing service

PSA takes a low-key approach to its US return by investing in TravelCar.

PSA takes a stake in car-sharing service TravelCar, which will debut US operations out of Los Angeles and San Francisco airports in April.

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Audi halts production at Belgian factory after terror attacks [UPDATE]

The departure area at Brussels Airport and the Maelbeek metro station were targeted in the attacks.

At least 34 people are dead and 136 injured in the three explosions, but as of this writing, no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Indian airport now runs entirely on solar power

Cochin International Airport Is Leading The Way

Cochin International Airport in India has installed a huge solar array, which generates enough energy for the whole facility.

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Bin Laden jet crashes into British Car Auctions site

A jet aircraft carrying members of the Bin Laden family crashed on Friday into a car auction site at the end of the runway at Blackbushe airport in the UK.

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Amsterdam's Schiphol airport launches fleet of 167 Tesla electric taxis

Traveling by jet airplane may not be the greenest mode of transportation, but if you're landing at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, at least you'll be able to get into town under pure electric power.

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Mercedes F1 races the runway in Edinburgh [w/video]

Turning airport runways into racetracks is nothing new. Sebring, Silverstone and the Top Gear test track were all made out of former military air bases. Mirabel airport north of Montreal – one of the largest airports ever built – has had part of its disused runways

Robot Valet To Park Cars At German Airport

Travelers can use smartphone app to call robot to park their cars, bring them back

Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking? Travelers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.

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Mercedes takes off with Heli-Express airport transfer service in Melbourne

There may be more luxurious ways to get to the airport than in a Mercedes-Benz, but there aren't many. Especially if you live in Australia.

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Lamborghini Aventador reports for taxi duty at Bologna airport

Lamborghini has invaded another airport as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. In January, it took over one of the two runways at Miami-Dade International Airport so it could conduct high-speed runs and have an Aventador pose with a Boeing airliner. Across the Atl

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Lamborghini invades Miami with Aventador parade, high-speed runs at airport [w/video]

Lamborghini is only starting to throttle the engines on its 50th anniversary celebrations. The company lined up fifty of its Italian jobs for a cannonball run down the south runway at the Miami International Airport, the Aventador Roadster breaking 200 miles per hour, then ran them all through the streets of Miami to be properly introduced to one of their most ardent clienteles.

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Ford's 1.0L EcoBoost engine makes the journey to LA... in a carry-on bag

We can't even begin to imagine all of the weird stuff that the Transportation Security Administration has seen through the screen of the airport x-ray machine (or worse, when they find when they get to snap on those latex gloves and actually rummage through your belongings). But we have to imagine that this, right here, was worth a second look or two as it ran through the TSA line.

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Plane Collides With Car On Approach To Texas Runway

SUV failed to brake at stop sign, moved into plane's path

A small plane on a approach to a Texas airport collided with a car that ran a stop sign and veered onto its path Saturday afternoon.

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Better Place, Coda an unexpected partnership for airport taxi battery swaps

Our friend David Herron recently discovered that charging infrastructure supplier Better Place has added another automaker to its international network – Coda – though the company had yet to announce it. Better Place is known for partnering with Jon LeSage

Are you the Top Gear USA test track?

Spinning off shows from British television into American programs are all the rage these days. Just ask anyone who watches The Office, American Idol, The Shield or Life on Mars. But the one we're most excited about, of course, is the U.S. version of Top Gear. A long time coming, the pilot is set to air on the History Channel in about a month. And as the date approaches, details have been trickling in. The latest covers the test track that will be the show's playground.

Ford employees take Motor Trend calipers to Disney World, hit TSA snag in Detroit

When we look at Motor Trend magazine's golden calipers, we think of a prestigious trophy awarded each year to the publication's top car and truck of the year. Apparently, the Transportation Security Administration officials at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport see a weapon of mass destruction. Or something.

Ricardo develops airplane taxi bot to reduce emissions, noise

Ricardo TaxiBot -- Click above for high-res image gallery

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