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February 28, 2017

2017 Volvo XC90, S90, and V90 Cross Country recalled over airbag problems

Volvo is recalling more than 5,500 cars in the U.S. to fix a problem with their airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of the inflatable curtain airbags in those vehicles may have been installed using poorly manufactured bolts, which could dramatically increase the risk of injury to occupants during crashes.

Waymo sues Uber, claiming former employee stole top-secret technology

We live in confusing times. Presenters dole out movie awards to films that didn't win. The last Republican president has been criticizing the current one. And two self-driving car start-ups are embroiled in a court battle over allegations of corporate espionage.

Tesla now offers insurance and maintenance for life

Self-driving cars are going to ruin everything--in a good way. If all goes as planned, they'll dramatically reduce auto accidents and highway fatalities; boost fuel efficiency; minimize traffic jams; and maybe even cut the number of vehicles we own.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

From Motor Authority:

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross revealed ahead of Geneva debut

Mitsubishi has inundated us with a series of SUV concepts in recent years. But now the automaker has unveiled an SUV that’s actually destined for the showroom.

Rolls-Royce: What's new for 2017

The current year marks the start of significant change for Rolls-Royce. The company has ceased production of the Phantom sedan, the first model launched after the takeover of the brand by the BMW Group, and is preparing for the launch of a redesigned model next year.

New Volvo XC60 to automatically steer out of trouble

The latest version of the Volvo City Safety collision avoidance system will be able to automatically steer a car of trouble, within the given road rules. It will debut on the redesigned Volvo XC60 due to be unveiled at next week’s 2017 Geneva auto show, and will make its way into other vehicles in the automaker’s fleet in due course.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch

From Green Car Reports:

GM says green-car buyers should consider its diesels: here's why

Diesel engines will continue to appear in pickup trucks, European luxury SUVs, and at least a few mass-market crossover utility vehicles.

Honda Clarity EV electric car to have only 80 miles of range: report

One of the more eagerly awaited all-electric cars coming to market this year has been the 2018 Honda Clarity EV.

Industry should standardize electric-car trip data, Ford says

As in other industries, "big data" is an increasingly common buzzword these days in discussions of electric cars.

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