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Bosch announces emissions breakthrough that could save diesel

Claims nitrogen oxide drops to one-tenth of Europe's strict limits

Global auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH says it has developed a new diesel-exhaust management system that can slash emissions of smog-forming gases far below strict new limits set for Europe in 2020, saving automakers from potential driving bans — and maybe saving the diesel engine itself.

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Dirtier than VW dieselgate: EPA expands loophole for rebuilt trucks

'Gliders' pollution far exceeds all emissions from Volkswagen scandal

Emissions from 'gliders' dwarf those from Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal.

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California lawmaker wants to ban Elon Musk’s flamethrower

State Assemblyman Miguel Santiago is not amused. 'If this is real, I'm outraged and you should be too.'

State Assemblyman Miguel Santiago is not amused. "If this is real, I'm outraged and you should be too."

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Musk's 'verbal' approval for hyperloop may have been miscommunication

'As I said to Elon after, I think what you heard was 'verbal government excitement.''

Musk's 'verbal' approval for Hyperloop tunnels appear to have come from White House panel on regulatory reform.

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Tesla wants level playing field with Chinese automakers

China Automakers Don't Face Same Challenges US Companies Do, Alleges Tesla

The electric-vehicle maker wants a more equal import and partnership policy between the US and China.

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F1 rejects radical rule changes for 2016

Proposals to radically change the rule book in time for the 2016 Formula One World Championship have been postponed by another season as the relevant parties fail to come to an agreement at a meeting in Geneva.

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New report says most car companies couldn't counter a cyber attack

Sen. Ed Markey Says Automakers 'Haven't Done Their Part' To Keep Drivers Safe

Automakers are ill-equipped to handle the growing scope of cyber threats faced by cars on American roads, a critical new report charges.

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FIA levels F1 playing field for Honda

Finding advantage in the regulations can make the difference between winning and losing in Formula One, so after Mercedes was found to have an unfair edge, Ferrari and Renault found a way to close it. That left Honda in the dust, but now it's been brought on board as well.

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Why F1's weird nosecones won't be back in 2015

Last year's Formula One regulations lead to some seriously strange, if not downright phallic nosecones. But next year, they should be gone, thanks to revised regulations designed more for safety than aesthetics.

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Loophole allows continued F1 engine development next season

While F1 engine manufacturers haven't exactly succeeded in getting the FIA to open up engine development again, a loophole will allow them to make certain modifications over the course of next season.

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NHTSA grants Aston Martin temporary exemption from new safety standards

A few months ago, we reported that Aston Martin was in danger of running afoul of new US safety regulations that could force it to take some of its most popular models off the market. The automaker, its dealers and – according to the overwhelming results of our informal online pole – you yourselves reasoned that the constricting regulations were unfair to a small-s

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Lotus slated to stop selling Evora in US

It's been three years now since Lotus stopped selling the Elise and Exige in North America, leaving the Evora as its only model available Stateside. But according to the latest from Car

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Aston Martin may be forced to stop selling DB9, Vantage in US [w/poll]

There are any number of factors that are making it increasingly difficult for a small-scale, independent automaker like Aston Martin to stay competitive in today's automotive marketplace, from purchasing power to R&D capacity. But the latest factor endangering Aston's viability on the marketplace seems to be coming down to tighter government safety standards.

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F1 drivers dangerously losing weight to improve performance

In order to wrestle a modern Formula One car around the track, you need to be in peak physical condition, right? Well, that's usually the case, but this season is seeing that notion turned on its head as some of the drivers are forced to undertake drastic weight-loss measures.

Techsplanations: Pedestrian Safety Design

Safety changes help shape future vehicles

For decades, engineers have worked diligently to make people safer inside their vehicles. But more recently, safety engineers and designers have begun to make people safer outside of vehicles in the event of a collision.

Ride sharing expands car sharing services, competes with taxis

There's a new niche emerging for car sharers like Zipcar and peer-to-peer entities: ride sharing. The way ride sharing works is that a car owner, perhaps for additional income, offers a ridealong to those willing to pay. Those interested can schedule a ride share through their smart phone. The renter signs up for the service, ch

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Seatbelt buckle chime to take a back seat?

A bill approved by both houses of Congress that doubles fines on vehicles not recalled in a timely fashion also weighs-in on several additional safety measures. What was once a $17-million penalty has now jumped to $35 million. In spite of these fines, The Detroit News reports that many new safety requirements were left out of the bill. One of the few requirements to make it through is the mandate for rear seat belt buckle chime systems – much like the alert system

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Pagani Huayra still coming to U.S., just delayed until 2013

Hold your horses, ladies and gents. All 700 of them. It appears that earlier reports of the Pagani Huayra's exclusion from the U.S. market may have been a tad premature.

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Grand Prix promoters threaten switch to Indy, Ecclestone to sue over new F1 engines?

The world of Formula One racing is being torn in two. On one side are forces like Renault and the FIA who want to see F1 moving towards more environmentally conscious means of propulsion. On the other are parties like Ferrari, the race promoters and

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FIA confirms 1.6-liter turbo V6 F1 engines for 2014

Formula One racing engines have been dropping cylinders like advanced trigonometry classes over the past couple of decades. The V12s gave way to V10s in the mid 90s. Those were replaced in turn by the current V8s in 2006, and now it's been confirmed that by 2014 two more cylinders will drop off the block for V6 propulsion.

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