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An Interview With The McLaren F1 Team

August 22, 2014 11:22 am | by IET | Videos | Comments

A snap-shot into the world of a McLaren F1 engineer – Greenpower’s National Final’s team interview McLaren F1 engineers at Goodwood Festival of Speed ...                

3 Cylinder Cars Make A Comeback

August 22, 2014 9:55 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Three-cylinder cars didn't have the best reputation in the 80s and 90s, but now they're making a comeback. Here's a look at the Top 5 three-cylinder engines ...                

Ford Recalling More Than 160K Vehicles

August 22, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says ...        

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Improving Car Safety With LEDs

August 21, 2014 12:29 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Entrepreneur Michael Haas lights up LEDs to improve car safety with a system he invented called Haas Perimeter Lighting Technology.                   

Honda Recalls Fit To Boost Crash Resistance

August 21, 2014 12:25 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda is recalling 12,000 Fit subcompacts to replace the steel front bumper beams so the cars are more crash-resistant. The tiny Fit was redesigned for the 2015 model year, and ...             

Chip Maker Infineon To Buy California Firm For $3B

August 20, 2014 2:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from ...     

Jaguar & Land Rover Get Serious About Performance

August 20, 2014 12:45 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

The British brands have created a special division to create vehicles that offer top performance.                         

China Fines 12 Firms In Auto Price Probe

August 20, 2014 12:08 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry. Beijing has launched a series of investigations of ...

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New Corvette Feature Keeps An Eye On Valets

August 20, 2014 9:50 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Now, General Motors has an option on ... 

Agency Opens Probe Into Fire Truck Recall

August 20, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of 156 fire trucks last year was enough to fix a problem with aerial ladders that can unexpectedly fall. The probe covers trucks from the 2000 to 2012 model years made by ...   

Attorney General Sues State Farm Over Auto Repairs

August 19, 2014 3:29 pm | by Melinda Deslatte - Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit Tuesday against State Farm, alleging Louisiana's largest auto insurer is illegally steering customers involved in car accidents to repair shops that use junkyard parts and choose cheap fixes over safety. The lawsuit, filed in state district court in...

America's First Electric Supercar

August 19, 2014 11:26 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

What looks like a Shelby Daytona Coupé, goes like a 911 Turbo S and uses no traditional fuel? The Renovo Coupe. It's a car bred in Silicon Valley and it's the first American all-electric supercar. After four and a half years of working in secret, the car is ready ...

U.S. Wants To Make Cars Talk To Each Other

August 19, 2014 10:01 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in ...         

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China Accuses Mercedes Of Price Abuses

August 18, 2014 1:30 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of ...       

'62 Ferrari Sold At Auction For $34M

August 18, 2014 1:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by a famed racing driver and Olympic gold medalist has sold for $34.65 million. Thursday's sale at an auction in California during Monterey Car Week is ...          

Engineering Newswire: Marine’s Driverless Jeep Built on a Growler

August 18, 2014 10:44 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re reaching 290 mph with the Hennessey Venom F5, 3d printing on the Stratasys Uprint, and taking a spin in the marine’s new self-driving jeep ...                  

Warranty On Tesla Model S Increased To 8 years

August 18, 2014 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it has extended the drive-unit warranty for its Model S sedan to make it good for eight years and unlimited miles. The drive-unit warranty, now matching that for ...         

Nissan's Clean Car Put To The Test

August 15, 2014 11:51 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Nissan claims it has created the 'cleanest car' in the world with a new innovative paint technology. Watch as it gets put to the test ...                   

84 MPG Car Gets Closer To Production

August 15, 2014 3:31 am | by Dee-ann Durbin - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but ...        

GM To Build $174M Stamping Facility In Lansing

August 14, 2014 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. has announced plans to build a $174 million stamping facility in Lansing. GM says the new facility will create or retain about ...                 

More Potential Problems For The Tesla Model S

August 14, 2014 11:06 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports, but a recent article states that the car now 'has more than its share of problems.'                  

Jaguar Land Rover Recalling Nearly 41,000 Vehicles

August 13, 2014 12:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles because the front air bag on the passenger's side might not work properly in a crash. Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India's Tata Motors, is recalling 17,066 LR2s from ...   

GM Manufacturing Integrates Laser Scanning, Google Glass

August 12, 2014 1:41 pm | by Autoline Network | Videos | Comments

Cathy Clegg, vice president of North American GM Manufacturing, talks to John McElroy about some of the innovative processes GM is using to improve its manufacturing operations.           

Flooding Slows Auto Production In Detroit

August 12, 2014 1:38 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Record-setting rainfall in the Detroit area has slowed vehicle production and closed some facilities, automakers said Tuesday. General Motors closed its Tech Center in the Detroit suburb of Warren on Tuesday because of ...      

On The Road With New Car Tech

August 12, 2014 10:16 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

USA Today shows off some of what a new car will be able to do for you in 2015.                              

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