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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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Waymo To Buy 20,000 Jaguars For Robotic Ride-Hailing Service « Detroit News Watch

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) – Self-driving car spinoff Waymo will buy up to 20,000 electric vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover to help realize its vision for a robotic ride-hailing service. The commitment, announced Tuesday during a New York event that was also webcast, marks another step in Waymo’s evolution from a secret project started in ...

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Trump EPA Expected To Roll Back Auto Gas Mileage Standards (Updated) « Detroit News Watch

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) – The Trump administration is expected to announce soon that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were a pillar in the Obama administration’s plans to combat climate change. It’s not clear whether the announcement will include a specific number, but current regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency require ...

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