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Ford And Miami To Form Test Bed For Self-Driving Cars « Detroit News Watch

(William Thomas Cain/Getty Images) By DEE-ANN DURBIN , AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) – Ford Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its biggest test bed yet for self-driving vehicles. The automaker and its partners — including Domino’s Pizza and ride-hailing company Lyft — are starting pilot programs now to see how consumers react to autonomous vehicles. Ford is also setting ...

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Statewide Average Gas Prices Rise 3 Cents « Detroit News Watch

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 3 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.53 per gallon. Prices are about 11 cents more than at the same point last year. Michigan’s lowest average price ...

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4 Deaths In Cars When Air Bags Failed « Detroit News Watch

By Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) – Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government’s road safety agency wants to know why. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it’s investigating problems that affect an estimated 425,000 cars made by the Korean automakers. The agency ...

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Fiat Chrysler Announced Former Viper Plant to Become Home of FCA Car Collection « Detroit News Watch

Detroit – FCA – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will honor the legacy of the Dodge Viper as part of two initiatives announced Wednesday. The Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, the former production home of the iconic Dodge Viper, will get a second life as an internal meeting and display space that will showcase the Company’s concept and historic vehicle collection. Second, the Company is ...

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New Cars Are Quickly Getting Self-Driving Safety Features « Detroit News Watch

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) – Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world of self-driving vehicles. Car and tech companies are rolling out laser sensors, artificial intelligence, larger viewing screens that show more of the road, cameras that can read speed ...

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