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IIHS begins evaluating how effectively cars automatically brake for pedestrians
IIHS begins evaluating how effectively cars automatically brake for pedestrians

The BMW X1 didn't even appear to slow down as it barreled toward a dummy on the IIHS' test track in Virginia. With a pop, the small crossover SUV plowed into the dummy, launching it into the air. Nine of 11 crossover SUVs tested by the IIHS had no problem automatically applying the brakes in enough...Read More»

California state capitol, Sacramento
California senator aims to remove speed limits to build America's autobahn

California could do away with speed limits in certain situations if a new bill introduced by an Orange County-area senator moves forward. State Sen. John M. W. Moorlach proposed Senate Bill 319 that would not only add two lanes to Interstate 5 and State Route 99, which connect the Los Angeles area...Read More»

2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Mecum Auctions
Ford may have overstated fuel economy figures, hires investigators

In response to internal concerns that it may have overstated fuel economy and emissions figures, Ford said Thursday that it has hired an outside firm to conduct an investigation as to whether there was any wrongdoing with making its vehicles compliant with federal standards. The automaker's Group...Read More»

Lyft car picking up a rider
Ride-hailing company Lyft could beat Uber to IPO

Lyft could launch an initial public offering as soon as next week, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The ride-hailing company is expected to list shares on the Nasdaq for its IPO, however, a separate report from Reuters claims Lyft will wait until March 18 to announce its IPO. The company...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition
Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster reaches end of the road

After two decades, Mercedes-Benz is finally pulling the plug on its Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster. The automaker on Wednesday unveiled the 2020 SLC Final Edition ahead of its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show next month. As its name suggests, the Final Edition closes out the SLC. The SLC debuted as...Read More»

2009 Nissan Murano
2009 Nissan Murano recalled for ABS quirk

The 2009 Nissan Murano has been recalled due to a fault with its braking system that could lead to an unusually long pedal travel. According to documents filed with the NHTSA in December that were released last week, the Murano's ABS hydraulic control unit could interact with brake fluids that...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Tucson
2019 Hyundai Tucson Night Edition adds upscale BBS wheels

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Night Edition crossover SUV will be dressed for the evening when it is revealed later this year. We don't know exactly what it'll look like, but we can guess. Discovered Tuesday by Cars Direct in an order guide, the 2019 Night Edition Tucson will feature black trimmings and...Read More»

2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks recalled for potential steering linkage separation

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall last week to address a steering linkage that could separate and cause a loss of control on nearly 575,000 Ram Heavy Duty trucks. The NHTSA approved the recall Jan. 25. In total, the new recall covers 573,876 Ram HD models spanning the 2013-2017 model years...Read More»

Uber driver (photo by Uber)
DC could subsidize Lyft, Uber rides when subway is closed at night

To combat loss of public transportation service at night during scheduled maintenance, Washington, D.C.'s Metro subway system could subsidize Uber and Lyft rides to make up for the inconvenience. The Washington Post reported Wednesday on the potential plan, which is in the drafting stages...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima
Nissan Altima recalled for passenger door that could open when window is lowered

Nissan issued a recall covering 341,003 Altima sedans over the possibility the rear passenger doors could open when a passenger lowers the window. The brand filed the recall in December, but it was approved last week by the NHTSA. The recall stems from previous work completed for another recall in...Read More»

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