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Takata Airbags Force Yet Another GM Recall

Takata Airbags Force Yet Another GM Recall

Barely a day after ordering the stop-sale of its popular Chevrolet Cruze model, General Motors has announced it will recall nearly 30,000 of the compact sedans because of the risk posed by improperly manufactured airbags. It’s the latest in a string of nearly 40...
Corvette Museum Keeps Sinkhole for Display

Corvette Museum Keeps Sinkhole for Display

The old cliché states, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” Well, apparently the National Corvette Museum’s board of directors likes old clichés as much as it likes old ‘Vettes as it approved a plan today to leave the 60-foot deep sinkhole in the museum’s Sky...
Ford Using ‘Big Data’ to Make Design Decisions

Ford Using ‘Big Data’ to Make Design Decisions

“Big Data” is already helping designers shape new vehicles and its influence will only grow in the years to come, according to a panel of experts assembled by Ford Motor Co. for its annual trends conference. Big data is the deployment of reams of data to meet a...
Automakers Charged Up About Electric Turbochargers

Automakers Charged Up About Electric Turbochargers

With stiff new emissions and mileage mandates looming over the auto industry, manufacturers are desperately looking for ways to increase fuel economy without sacrificing performance, and one of the most promising approaches is to go with downsized engines while...
Toyota Selling FCV for $70,000 in Japan

Toyota Selling FCV for $70,000 in Japan

In the battle for zero-emission vehicle supremacy, everyone now knows what the latest entrant – Toyota’s FCV – will cost: about $70,000. The Japanese automaker announced pricing on its new fuel cell vehicle, which will be available in Japan starting next spring. About...