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 |  Jun 27 2012, 9:03 AM

In recent years, with the plethora of devices and connectivity being incorporated into cars, it would appear the notion of distracted driving is at an all-time high. However, Ford Motor Company has just announced that it has been working on advanced research aimed at minimizing these distractions based on driver workload, keeping motorists safe and focused on the task at hand; driving.

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 |  Jun 26 2012, 9:00 AM

Today, Ford announced that it is developing a feature called Traffic Jam Assist, bringing the car automaker one step closer to having a self-driving car.

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 |  Jun 26 2012, 12:01 AM

Ford‘s freshened 2013 Taurus, equipped with the new EcoBoost 2.0L four-cylinder, has been certified at 32 miles per gallon highway, said a news release issued by the company this morning.

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 |  Jun 21 2012, 10:00 AM

Back at the New York Auto Show in April, Jaguar announced at a press conference that it would be introducing it’s new “baby” sports car the F-Type, later this year. Now we can confirm that a prototype is set to make it’s official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of this month.

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 |  Jun 18 2012, 3:32 PM

From the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s, there was no question that Honda was an enthusiast oriented brand. This was not only reflected in it’s product portfolio, especially the likes of the Civic, CRX and Prelude, but also in its marketing campaigns and motorsports programs.

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 |  Jun 15 2012, 3:44 PM

Along with the “regular” freshened 7-Series, BMW has announced an updated Alpina B7 version. Scheduled to make its official North American debut later this year at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the new B7 receives a number of improvements.

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 |  Jun 15 2012, 7:31 AM

It’s well documented that one of the biggest drawbacks to pure electric vehicles are their range. It’s an aspect that’s proving a significant barrier to mainstream consumer acceptance, nevertheless, some manufacturers continue to push the boundaries of battery technology, in an effort to make such a cars a more viable proposition.

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 |  Jun 13 2012, 5:02 PM

BMW and other luxury automakers, are making an active effort to work more closely with those in new media. The idea is that by courting bloggers and tweeters, they stand a better chance of reaching a new group of younger buyers that can’t be targeted through traditional media platforms such as TV, radio and print publications.

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 |  Jun 13 2012, 2:32 PM

With much of Europe mired in recession and seemingly ever widening debt crisis amongst member states, the very notion of spending exorbitant sums of money on activities like motorsport is coming under increasing scrutiny.

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 |  Jun 08 2012, 4:02 PM

It may seem odd in these times of austerity and relatively high gas prices but truck sales are remaining buoyant. Not only that, but demand for higher end offerings, with all the bells and whistles is up significantly.

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 |  Jun 08 2012, 8:01 AM

According to consumer research discussed at the Telematics Detroit 2012 Conference, social media platforms such as Facebook and twitter are among the lowest priorities when it comes to in-car connectivity features consumers want in their vehicles.

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 |  Jun 04 2012, 2:58 PM

You would have thought that higher fuel economy standards would help spur growth in alternative fuelled vehicles, particularly EVs. However, it appears that the tough new CAFE regs, are actually pushing automakers to improve what they already know, namely the internal combustion engine, rather than invest heavily in new, unfamiliar technology.

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 |  Jun 01 2012, 11:02 AM

Three time Olympic Gold Medal sprinter Usain Bolt and Nissan Motor Co. have joined forces for a new marketing campaign. Dubbed “WHAT IF” the campaign is designed to tantalize the senses, highlighting Nissan’s vehicles and technologies designed to “excite,” such as the GT-R supercar.

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 |  Jun 01 2012, 8:01 AM

Quite possibly, according to remarks by Volkswagen of Canada’s Media Relations Manager, Thomas Tetzlaff.

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 |  May 30 2012, 1:32 PM

With the Chevrolet Corvette celebrating it’s 60th anniversary for the 2013 model year, it’s probably appropriate that an example of the hottest-ever factory Chevy sports car found itself selected as pace car for the annual Indianapolis 500.

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Drag Racing School in the Camaro ZL1

Testing Chevy’s most fearsome ponycar in its natural environment

 |  May 30 2012, 9:33 AM

Muscle cars of the 1960s were originally conceived with one thing in mind – accelerate as fast as possible in a straight line. Today, their modern equivalents can do a good deal more, such as stop and go around corners.

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 |  May 29 2012, 6:02 PM

It’s mean and green but Heico Sportiv’s latest creation, based on the new Volvo V40 sport wagon launched at Geneva, has not only been designed to compete on the touring car circuit, it’s also a showcase for the firm’s aftermarket parts business.

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 |  May 23 2012, 12:02 PM

You pretty much can’t throw a rock in the auto industry these days and not hit something related to emissions.

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 |  May 22 2012, 1:15 PM

We’ve heard plenty of stories of ‘old’ turbo Buick Regals, ones with solid rear axles and blown V6s hitting high speeds, but 162 mph from a front-drive four-banger?

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 |  May 18 2012, 4:15 PM

Following a Texas garage fire that burned a Fisker Karma, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now conducting an official investigation into the matter. 

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 |  May 18 2012, 10:47 AM

Well, if photos of K9′s tooling around Southern California with state manufacturer plates are any indication, the answer would likely be yes. 

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 |  May 17 2012, 2:11 PM

Among EV startups, CODA Automotive seems to be getting off to a good start. It’s 2012 electric sedan is already in series production, and now the company says it has garnered its first fleet order.

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The All Season High Performance Tire: Myth or Reality?

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All Season Tire Test

 |  May 16 2012, 10:52 AM

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All Season is a mouthful. Mind you, when it comes to high performance tires, this one’s key rivals, the Bridgestone Potenza RE960/970 and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus, don’t exactly roll off the tongue either.

Names aside, Goodyear’s latest addition to the Eagle F1 range is designed to maintain high performance while adding all-season attributes. And when it comes to finding a place to give such a tire a good workout, the Pacific Northwest is probably as good a place as any.

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 |  May 14 2012, 11:43 AM

In a recent article, Automotive News praised the new Dodge Dart as an example of true synergies between Fiat and Chrysler, declaring, “the Dart uses savings from its shared Fiat platform and co-developed technology to give Chrysler a larger, more powerful and technologically advanced compact sedan at a lower price than its competitors.” 

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