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Cities react to ruling against chalking parked cars
Cities react to ruling against chalking parked cars

Cities in the U.S. have had different reactions to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit's ruling in April that tire chalking—a practice used for decades to enforce parking limits—is unconstitutional. The Washington Post reported Monday that the city of Saginaw, Michigan, has...Read More»

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Honda to dial back option, trim, and color combinations on its cars

Future Honda vehicles will come in fewer color and trim level combinations as the automaker seeks to reduce the complexity of building cars for all markets globally. Automotive News (subscription required) reported Wednesday that the the automaker will seek to streamline versions of the cars its...Read More»

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Google Assistant turns smartphones into infotainment systems

Drivers won't have to upgrade to a new car with a big screen and the latest hardware to use certain functions similar to Google's Android Auto. The tech giant on Tuesday said at its developer conference that its revamped Google Assistant feature set to roll out over the next few months will include...Read More»

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Uber, Lyft drivers strike over low wages, limited benefits

Frequent Uber and Lyft users may have a more difficult time hailing a ride this week as drivers go on strike to protest low pay. CNBC reported Tuesday that the strike is intended to raise awareness that drivers are vital to Uber and Lyft operations. The strikes started Tuesday across numerous U.S...Read More»

Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 diesel owners eligible for up to $3,075 in settlement post thumbnail
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 diesel owners eligible for up to $3,075 in settlement

Owners of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 models fitted with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine will be eligible for up to $3,075 because their vehicles did not comply with federal emissions regulations. A federal judge on Friday approved the $307.5 million between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and...Read More»

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China to begin exporting used cars

The Chinese government approved the exportation of used cars for the first time as it seeks to jump-start its new-car market. Reuters reported Monday on China's decision to begin exporting cars in an effort to drive global trade and domestic auto sales. China's auto market declined last year for...Read More»

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Google redesigns Android Auto with cleaner look

Google will usher in a sleeker look for Android Auto this summer, the technology company announced on Monday. Android Auto's first major overhaul turns the interface into a sexier system with a cleaner menu and more controls placed in user-friendly portions of the screen. Google said the most...Read More»

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NHTSA investigates Mazda CX-9 for unintended airbag deployment

The NHTSA has opened an investigation into the Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV after two reports of airbags deploying unexpectedly while the vehicles were moving. According to documents posted to the government organization's website Monday, CX-9 owners complained that both the left and right side-curtain...Read More»

Fire risk prompts Chevrolet, GMC to recall 324K heavy duty pickup trucks post thumbnail
Fire risk prompts Chevrolet, GMC to recall 324K heavy duty pickup trucks

General Motors last week issued a recall for 324,266 Chevrolet and GMC heavy duty pickup trucks because they could catch fire. Both the 2017-2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD heavy duty pickups with the optional engine-block heater could be at risk of a...Read More»

2019 BMW 3-Series aces IIHS crash tests, named Top Safety Pick+ post thumbnail
2019 BMW 3-Series aces IIHS crash tests, named Top Safety Pick+

The 2019 BMW 3-Series sedan aced a barrage of crash tests, the insurance industry-funded IIHS said last week. With specific headlights, the 2019 3-Series is rated a Top Safety Pick+. The redesigned sedan earned a "Good" rating in every crash test performed. To qualify for a Top Safety Pick+, a car...Read More»

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