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Hyundai ARK Performance Veloster Coming to SEMA

Hyundai ARK Performance Veloster Coming to SEMA

As regular readers of TheDetroitBureau.com know, we recently gave a generally positive review to the new Hyundai Veloster, an affordable and distinctively styled coupe that replaces such past throw-away offerings as the Tiburon.  If one thing was missing, we noted, it...
Bentley Plans to Launch Rolling Office

Bentley Plans to Launch Rolling Office

Ignore the sound of the big W-12 engine and the occasional bump from a pothole and you might forget you’re not in your high-tech office.  But that’s the precisely the goal of the Bentley Mulsanne Connectivity Test Car. A modified version of the British maker’s...
GM Develops New Collision Warning System

GM Develops New Collision Warning System

General Motors is planning to equip the 2012 GMC Terrain with the industry’s first, “affordable” crash avoidance system. The system is based on a single camera placed in front of the rear-view mirror to help drivers avoid front-end and un-signaled lane...
New Touch Sensor Could Keep Drunks Off the Road

New Touch Sensor Could Keep Drunks Off the Road

Imagine a sensor small enough to slip inside of your car’s Start button that could be used to keep drunk drivers off the road. That’s the goal of a multi-million-dollar project teaming supplier Detroit automotive supplier Takata and TruTouch, of Albuquerque, New...
Chevy Finally Has Competitive Compact With Cruze

Chevy Finally Has Competitive Compact With Cruze

When Chevrolet replaced its long-running Cavalier compact with the Cobalt, some pundits wondered if we just would have been better with yet another update of its ancient predecessor. There are no such thoughts about the Cobalt’s replacement, the Cruze. The Cruze is so...
GM Introduces World’s First Front-Center Airbag

GM Introduces World’s First Front-Center Airbag

General Motors will introduce the world’s first front-center airbag, a technology the maker claims can help reduce injuries and fatalities in side-impact crashes. There was a time when manufacturers played a numbers game with cupholders, but these days, it seems,...
Cuba Legalizes Car Ownership

Cuba Legalizes Car Ownership

It’s been a matter of pride – as much as frustration – for Cuban drivers to maintain a fleet of vehicles that dates back to the pre-Castro era, mostly American Ford, Chevrolet Bel and even long-gone Studebaker.   But starting October 1st, the Communist government...
Car-SUV Crash Deaths Plunge by Two-Thirds

Car-SUV Crash Deaths Plunge by Two-Thirds

The number of fatalities caused when passenger cars and SUVs collide has declined by almost two-thirds in recent years. With more sport-utility vehicles on the road than ever, that’s a significant shift since many safety experts began tarring popular products like the...
VW Inching Towards Profitability in the States

VW Inching Towards Profitability in the States

Long operating deep in the red, Volkswagen’s U.S. sale unit is on track to turn a profit for the first time since 2003, according to the German maker’s top American executive. “This is our expectation,” Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen Group of America’s president and...
UAW Ratifies GM Contract by 2-1 Margin

UAW Ratifies GM Contract by 2-1 Margin

The United Auto Workers Union’s rank-and-file has approved a new four-year contract with General Motors by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. The new four-year contract is effective immediately and also is expected to lead to the creation of 6,500 new jobs over the next couple...