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A 160-Year-Old Atlas Company Is Bringing New Tech to Old Cars

Rand McNally, the company best known for its printed atlases, has developed a portable tablet designed to give owners of older vehicles the same kind of connected car tech they might find in a modern luxury sedan. 422 more words

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The DeLorean Will Be Making an Unexpected Return

We know that we’re late to the game for posting about the return of the DMC-12, so we will simply outline the developments that have been made since the word got out. 294 more words

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Ford Is Cutting Hundreds of Jobs in Europe

Ford plans to cut hundreds of white-collar jobs in Europe to reduce costs by $200 million a year and revamp its model line-up as it targets sustainable profitability in the region, the carmaker said on Wednesday. 379 more words

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Carmakers, Regulators To Announce Agreement To Improve Vehicle Safety

Federal regulators and automakers from around the world are set to announce an agreement on Friday to reform and improve auto safety following a year of record fines and safety recalls.  244 more words

U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Hit All-Time High In 2015

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DETROIT (AP) — Americans are buying more new cars than ever before.

U.S. auto sales were expected to reach a record high of 17.5 million in 2015, topping the old record of 17.35 million set in 2000. 105 more words

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The US is finally suing Volkswagen three months after it was caught for emissions cheating

The US Justice Department brought a civil lawsuit against Volkswagen today (Jan. 4) for installing emissions-cheating software in nearly 600,000 cars.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and alleges that the automaker violated multiple sections of the Clean Air Act, including tampering with the cars’ emissions systems and failing to report the illegal activity. 130 more words

California Sets Rules For Self-Driving Cars, Austin Still Vying

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LOS ANGELES (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — California regulators have unveiled a roadmap that would let consumers begin using self-driving cars, though manufacturers would have to prove the emerging technology is safe before a licensed driver could get chauffeured around town. 863 more words

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