Archive for January 22nd, 2012

Toyota recalls prompt review of NHTSA’s expertise – Autos.ca


New York Times
Toyota recalls prompt review of NHTSA's expertise
Autos.ca
Neither the automotive industry, NHTSA nor motorists can afford a recurrence of something like the unintended acceleration controversy.” The panel recommended by the report should consist of experts on software and systems engineering, human factors
Road Safety Agency Is Urged to Add Expertise in Electronics SystemsNew York Times

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Review: 2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe – Fox News

Review: 2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe
Fox News
Looking more like an automotive bottle cap, or perhaps a yarmulke approved for Major League Baseball batters, the rounded top sits low on top of a wraparound-style greenhouse and recasts the Cooper in the role of hunkered-down sports car.

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Planes, trains and automobiles for Lunar New Year – The Seattle Times


CBC.ca
Planes, trains and automobiles for Lunar New Year
The Seattle Times
In recent years, bad weather and transportation breakdowns have caused epic travel snarls in China, with some train passengers stranded for days. By Kristin R. Jackson A Beijing street is jammed during the Lantern Festival, which marks the end of Lunar
Red, black or white? Feng shui expert lists 'lucky' car colorsABS CBN News
Enter the water dragonBusinessWorld Online Edition

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Besides automobiles, workshops require mending – Kuensel, Buhutan’s National Newspaper


Kuensel, Buhutan’s National Newspaper
Besides automobiles, workshops require mending
Kuensel, Buhutan’s National Newspaper
That is what the automobile workshop at Olaringchu looks like at any given day from the time it opens for business until it calls it a day. The road, workshop owners said was an important link into the Thimphu-Babesa highway and that if repaired it

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Henry Ford Museum Revamps Auto Timeline Exhibit – Wall Street Journal (blog)


Wall Street Journal
Henry Ford Museum Revamps Auto Timeline Exhibit
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Joseph B. White For 25 years, the Henry Ford museum's exhibit of historic automobiles—known to the curators as “the timeline”—remained virtually unchanged. Even as the auto industry around its Dearborn, Mich., campus went through episodes of
Henry Ford spruces up auto timeline exhibitExaminer.com

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Motor vehicle MPG show little improvement despite hybrid innovation – newjerseynewsroom.com

Motor vehicle MPG show little improvement despite hybrid innovation
newjerseynewsroom.com
Meanwhile, the reason gas mileage improvements in automobiles have been so minimal since 1980 is because cars are bigger and more powerful, according to MIT economist Christopher Knittel. In his study “Automobiles on Steroids,” published in the

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Government closes investigation into Chevy Volt, says car is safe – Washington Post


USA TODAY
Government closes investigation into Chevy Volt, says car is safe
Washington Post
DETROIT — The government ended its safety investigation into the Chevrolet Volt on Friday after concluding that the Volt and other electric cars don't pose a greater fire risk than gasoline-powered cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety
No increased fire hazard found in electric carsgulfnews.com
Government closes Volt probe, says car is safeBoston.com
US closes investigation into Volt firesCNN

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PodKast: Offensive struggles, roster holes and cars driven by jerks – ESPN (blog)

PodKast: Offensive struggles, roster holes and cars driven by jerks
ESPN (blog)
(12:56): BK insists the hole in the Laker offense is so big, any number of cars could be driven through it. I insist if said car happens to be a Hummer, whoever is driving it is an Ed Hardy-wearin' jerk. Yeah, I said it… Jerk.

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Prepping your home for an electric car – Fox News


Fox News
Prepping your home for an electric car
Fox News
After years of promises, 2012 might finally prove to be the year of the electric car. With offerings from Nissan, Chevrolet already available, and more models hitting the market later this year, the promise of a zero-emission vehicle is becoming a
Do electric-car drivers deserve special parking spaces?USA TODAY
Electric car charging: perk, privelege or pay-to-chargeTorque News

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China’s drive for ‘green’ cars hits roadblocks – Khaleej Times

China's drive for 'green' cars hits roadblocks
Khaleej Times
SHANGHAI — Foreign and domestic car makers are struggling to sell environmentally friendly vehicles in China, the world's largest auto market, even as Beijing pumps billions into clean energy. China wants five million “new energy” vehicles on the

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