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Momentum for Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Stalls

Momentum for Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Stalls

Global automakers appear to have suffered a political setback as discussion on a sweeping trade agreement between the United States and Europe appear to have stalled. Sigmar Gabriel, German vice chancellor, said during an appearance in Berlin that talks on a trans...
Gas Prices Ascending into Labor Day Weekend

Gas Prices Ascending into Labor Day Weekend

Gasoline prices continue to move upwards heading into the Labor Day weekend. After dropping for two months, including a streak of 53 out of 54 days, pump prices are increasing and the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has risen for 14 consecutive...
First Drive: 2017 Ford Fusion Sport

First Drive: 2017 Ford Fusion Sport

When Ford Motor Co. pulled the wraps off the 2013 Fusion sedan, it sent heads turning. It was as striking and game-changing a design as any the automaker had rolled out since the launch of the original Ford Taurus nearly three decades earlier. The midsize model was...
Virtual Keys Looming on the Horizon

Virtual Keys Looming on the Horizon

Carmakers are moving closer to using “virtual keys” that can be embedded in smart phones, according to a leading auto supplier. Representatives from Continental, a leading supplier of a variety of automotive technology, said this week that the virtual keys...
Google Heats Up Car-Sharing Battle

Google Heats Up Car-Sharing Battle

Everyone, it seems, wants to get into the car-sharing business, even as Uber, the emerging industry’s leader, reportedly lost more than $1 billion for the first half of the year. Google is the latest player to toss its car keys into the ring. The high-tech firm began...
GM Amps Things Up with 2017 Colorado, Canyon Trucks

GM Amps Things Up with 2017 Colorado, Canyon Trucks

General Motors has made some major inroads into the rebounding midsize truck market with the reborn Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups. Now, it’s looking to build even more momentum with a mix of new variants and improved powertrain options. That includes an...
GM, US Army Team Up on Fuel-Cell Pickup

GM, US Army Team Up on Fuel-Cell Pickup

The U.S. Army is enlisting some help from General Motors. They’re partnering on a prototype fuel-cell-powered Chevrolet Colorado that could eventually find applications at military bases and perhaps even on the front lines. The prototype, set to make its formal debut...
Volvo Tailors City Safety System for Rural Roads

Volvo Tailors City Safety System for Rural Roads

There are more than 1.2 million accidents every year involving vehicles and large animals, such as deer or elk, that result in the deaths of about 200 motorists and cause some $1 billion worth of damage, according to insurance industry statistics. Now Volvo is...
U.S. Setting New Record for Miles Driven

U.S. Setting New Record for Miles Driven

Cheap gas, an improving economy and a bunch of new cars, trucks and utility vehicles sold all add up to one thing: Americans are driving. In fact, they’re driving at a record pace through the first half of 2016, according to the latest figures. Vehicle miles traveled...
How to Keep Your Car From Becoming a Theft Statistic

How to Keep Your Car From Becoming a Theft Statistic

Police in Houston have finally nabbed two suspected crooks responsible for a rash of more than 100 car thefts. But what’s worrying authorities is that they introduced a new, high-tech wrinkle into their toolbox. According to police, the pair used a laptop computer and...