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Cash Cab gets a reboot on the Discovery Channel

The show is being updated for a modern audience.

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Dwayne Johnson developing Fast and Furious-like TV spinoff

Dwayne Johnson's production company is developing a show for Fox television called 'Boost Unit,' which follows a new recruit to an LAPD Auto Theft Task Force.

British woman caught watching TV, drinking tea while driving

A man in England was shocked to find the driver ahead of him had her eyes on a windshield-mounted television instead of on the road.

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Custom Honda motorcycles perfect for evading zombies in The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead, TV's favorite show about the coming zombie apocalypse, now includes a custom, zombie-hunting Honda motorcycle for Norman Reedus' Daryl. See it here on video.

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Pimp My Ride: Where are they now?

The Huffington Post has tracked down three of the participants from MTV's Pimp My Ride and one of the co-executive producers for a fascinating read that delves into the show's behind-the-scenes production. It's probably more interesting than anything that actually aired.

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How Hollywood furthered our automotive obsession [w/videos]

Our Favorite Cars From The Big And Small Screens

The car enthusiast's passion generally isn't founded in any single experience. It is a result of many influences, coming from places like our parents, our surrounding area's culture and, almost always, the media.

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Nissan Leaf, e-NV200 get orange treatment for Ultraman Ginga S

Japanese TV show fights crime with electric vehicle power

The automobile-as-crime-fighting-teammate concept dates back at least to the 1960s Batman television series, gained further currency during the 1980s with Knight Rider and was referenced in the recent Kia ads featuring Los Angeles Clippers basketball star Blake Griffin and Jack McBrayer of 30 Rock fame.

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Ford Transit production fires up, American Pickers among first takers

Not long ago, the History Channel showed a seemingly unending stream of World War II documentaries, but it made a switch a few years ago to include an increasing mix of 'reality' programming. American Pickers was one of the early attempts at this new formula, with cameras following hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz around the country in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter as they tracked down collectibles and "rusty gold" for their Iowa

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Speed Channel winds down

On Saturday, August 17 at 6:00 AM, Speed will go off the air. Its channel will be replaced by a new multi-sport network, called Fox Sports 1. Rumors that a switch were in the works first emerged in late 2012, while things became clearer in Ma

TRANSLOGIC To Broadcast On SPEED

I feel the need...the need for SPEED.

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Nikola Tesla, the TV movie?

Yo, Elon, can you spare a few?

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Navsop working on coin-sized GPS rival that navigates using wifi and TV signals

A British company is working on a new navigation system that doesn't rely on GPS satellites to track your location. BAE has created Navsop, a device that picks up errant cell phone, radio and television signals to deduce your coordinates, which means it can be used in locations where traditional GPS can't. For example, Zach Bowman

Carroll Shelby to get the TV miniseries treatment thanks to Velocity

Farmer, car dealer, Le Mans winner, sports-car maker, businessman and tuner Carroll Shelby passsed away on May 11. To honor his contribution to the numerous segments of the auto industry he impacted, cable network Velocity will be airing a three-hour, three-part miniseries on Sunday, May 20.

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Patrick Dempsey rescues teen from flipped car outside Malibu home

"I'm not a doctor, but I play one on television." So went the script for countless television commercials of yore, featuring the stars of medical dramas capitalizing on their on-air personae to shill for pills, HMOs and what-have-you. But one television doctor didn't hesitate to jump into action when duty called – medical training be damned.

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Mythbusters tests the square wheel theory

The Mythbusters have finally tackled the long-unanswered question, "Why don't cars have square wheels?"

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Dumbest Stuff on Wheels compilation makes Season 1 reruns redundant

Speed TV's Dumbest Stuff on Wheels is coming back for a second season later this month, and in case you don't know what you're in for, they've put together a "Best Of" compilation from Season One. It's a simple concept, though: really bad ideas + wheels.

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Indian talent show goes overboard with Suzuki

The show's called India's Got Talent, and we're certainly prepared to say that India's got The Warriors of Goja but we're not sure if what they have is called talent, bravery or just plain crazy. The aforementioned warriors put on a lengthy display of what, in a circus, would be called 'amazing feats of strength' that includes breaking rocks on every part of their bodies with sledgehammers and eating florescent light bulbs.

Wipeout creators' new show pits your own car against crazy obstacle courses

The folks who bring you ABC's Wipeout have changed the network and the challengers for their next creation: called Whipped and airing on Speed in 2012, the new "automotive-based game and racing show" will put drivers in their own cars through "an intimidating automotive obstacle course."

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Audi blurs the line between show and commercial with "Untitled Jersey City Project"

The current state of the automotive industry is all about blurring lines. Cars and trucks used to be on opposite sides of the market until crossovers blurred the line. Coupes and convertibles have come closer together with the proliferation of the retractable hard-top. Even the line between manual and automatic transmissions has been blurred by the advent of CVTs, DCTs and sequential gearboxes of every sort. And the same could be said for advertising.

Chrysler attacked for Playboy Club ads, doesn't back down

Back when it took a little more effort to organize One Million Insert-Group-Here, companies took news of boycotts a little more seriously. Now that kittens and baby polar bears can have more than a million Facebook friends and anyone can make the news, it might take more than cage rattling to get a firm to back down. This time it's the Parents Television Council (PTC) shaking fists at Chrysler because of The Pentastar's advertising during NBC's "The Pla

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