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The NHTSA is using Twitter to personally call out people who text and drive

The NHTSA has taken to a new method of calling out people who text and drive -- Twitter. Scroll down the NHTSA's Twitter feed and you'll see a constant stream of tweets at people who admit, sometimes gleefully, that they're testing and…
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Scared of zombies? Inkas’ upgraded Sentry APC will make the apocalypse fear you

Armored vehicle manufacturer Inkas has debuted the next-generation Sentry APC. The bulletproof personnel carrier now features an acoustic hailing device, as well as a removable barrier for riot control.
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A swing and a miss: ten car brands that didn’t make it

Scion is the latest in a long line of car manufacturers that didn't make it. Some were too ambitious for their own good, some gradually went broke, and others were the victim of poor product planning.
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Calling all socialites: Chevy’s 2016 Cruze wants to connect

While some compacts can be optioned to luxury car-rivaling specifications, the Cruze sticks to its strengths as a frugal, attractive, and spunky driver’s choice.
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Fossil fuels are not over, Shell shows 107 mpg concept car

Collaborating with body and engine design experts, Shell introduces The Shell Concept Car, emphasizing lifespan energy reduction. In sustained speed fuel consumption tests the three-seater measured 89 mpg at 70 mph and 107 mpg at 45 mph.
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Volvo plans to go all-electric, sets a goal to make 1 million electric cars by 2025

Volvo put dates and numbers to its vehicle electrification program. The Swedish car company intends to have two hybrid versions of each model and its first all-electric car by 2019. The overall goal is 1 million electric cars by 2025.
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Uber drivers are still contractors and the company will pay up to $100M in settlements

Ride-hailing service Uber and its drivers in California and Massachusetts settled class action lawsuits. Drivers are still contractors but will get a payout of up to $100 million. Uber also agreed to give drivers insight into its rating…
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Top Gear host Chris Harris will race for Bentley

As if he wasn't busy enough, Top Gear host Chris Harris will race a Bentley Continental GT3 in the Blancpain Endurance Series Cup this season. Maybe he's practicing to take on the Stig.
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Feds inquire about Mitsubishi fuel economy after cheating comes to light

Mitsubishi must provide fuel economy information to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after admitting it cheated on tests in Japan. So far no cars sold in the U.S. appear to be affected.
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Volkswagen will buy back some diesel cars, modify others

After over six months, Volkswagen has reached a preliminary settlement with the U.S. government on how it will deal with nearly 600,000 diesel cars equipped with emissions-cheating software.
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To amend for Dieselgate, Volkswagen will buy back nearly 500,000 US vehicles

On April 21, Volkswagen went before a federal judge in San Francisco and agreed to buy back or repair 500,000 diesel vehicles in the U.S. The vehicles were fitted with illegal software used to fool emissions tests.