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Time for a Federal Robotics Agency

As drones, driverless cars, robotic surgeons and algorithms that can buy and trade in the stock market become part of the daily conversation, there needs to be an understanding of how the law and the public will deal with these imminent realities.

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 READ MORE

GM Fires 15 Over Ignition Scandal but Says ‘No Cover-Up’

General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra said Thursday that the company had fired 15 mostly senior executives over the deadly ignition scandal that has placed the automaker under federal investigation.

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 READ MORE

Total Recall

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Think Jaywalking Fines Were Invented to Keep You Safe? Think Again

Getting a ticket for simply crossing the road seems like an irritating, yet benign way of encouraging pedestrians to avoid being hit by a car. And yet the impetus behind these fines may surprise you.

Posted on Feb 18, 2014 READ MORE

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Toyota’s Unhappy Halloween

The Japanese automaker is having a bit of bad luck this season, but it has nothing to do with a black cat crossing its path. It’s because of spiders.

Posted on Oct 19, 2013 READ MORE

Car Prices

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 READ MORE

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Volvo Launches Pedestrian Air Bag

Safety first: Volvo has long built its reputation on making the driving experience as safe as possible for those riding inside the Swedish automaker’s vehicles. Now the company is taking it to the next level with the introduction of the pedestrian air bag.

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 READ MORE

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Hummer Going the Way of the Dodo

The days appear to be numbered for General Motors’ brand of oversize musclemobiles that we know as Hummer. The Detroit automaker has failed to seal the deal with a Chinese buyer in time to save the SUV line, which is looking more and more like the relic of pre-recessionary excess (not to mention gas-guzzling impudence) that it is.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010 READ MORE

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McCain’s $300M Sweepstakes

John McCain is showing his commitment to lessening America’s dependence on foreign oil by offering a $300 million prize to anyone who can conjure up a superior automobile battery, energy-wise, than the current standard. But at the same time, he’s supporting Bush’s push to lift the ban on drilling in U.S. coastal waters.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008 READ MORE

Who Killed the Electric Car

The Next Must-See Documentary

Check out the new movie that The New York Times calls “a prosecutorial examination of the role of oil companies, the automobile industry and the Bush administration (them again) in stymieing the development of emission-free electric vehicles.”


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