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Should insurers dictate autonomous driving behavior?

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 18:15

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Who is responsible when an autonomous car crashes? That's a difficult question to answer. Is it the owner? The company who built the car or its autonomous hardware? The people who programmed the car to make decisions? It's a complex issue, and one that gives legislators — and the general public — pause.

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Auto sales skid in April as demand falls and competition intensifies

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 17:22

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Major automakers on Tuesday posted lower U.S. new vehicle sales in April as consumer demand continued to weaken and competition intensified following a lengthy boom for the industry. Auto sales have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride this year, with a weak performance in February followed by a jump in sales for some automakers in March.

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Ford ‘Feel the View’ device lets blind people see the passing sights

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:45

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Ford tends to develop some pretty nifty technology that doesn't always reach mass production, and it recently revealed another device that falls in that category. It's called Feel the View, and it lets blind people get an idea of what's outside the car window. It does this in a very clever way that uses vibrations on the glass.

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Subaru investigation confirms vehicle data tampering in Japan

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:45

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Subaru has admitted that alteration of fuel-economy and emissions data took place in its Gunma and Yajima manufacturing plants between December 2012 and November 2017. Some 900 vehicles were affected by data tampering, which Subaru says was done in the vehicles' final inspections by factory-floor inspectors.

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Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid price and specs revealed

Auto Express News Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:20
News 1 May, 2018

The plug-in version of Porsche’s third-generation Cayenne SUV has been revealed in full, priced from £67,128

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Volvo sets a tougher goal: Half of its sales as pure EVs by 2025

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:15

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Volvo has made it clear that the company is moving toward electrification, ever since its announcement that every new car introduced after 2019 will feature some level of electrification. The company keeps setting its sights higher, though. Its latest announcement comes from the Beijing Auto Show and says the company wants half of its car sales to be pure electric vehicles by 2025. That's only about 7 years from now.

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Formula One approves aerodynamic rule changes to promote more passing

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:10

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Formula One has approved aerodynamic rule changes for 2019 aimed at promoting closer racing by making it easier for cars to overtake, the sport's governing body said on Tuesday.

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2019 Volkswagen Up! GTI First Drive Review | Keeping it real

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:01

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This is the cornering on the door handles approach fans of the Rabbit GTI loved, remixed for a new age. With no driver modes, a wheelbase nearly identical to that of the Mk1 and skinny 195-section tires, this is as close as you'll get to driving an original GTI.

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Trump delays metal tariffs on Canada, EU, Mexico, exempts some others

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:30

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U.S. President Donald Trump has postponed the imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, the European Union and Mexico until June 1, and has reached agreements for permanent exemptions for Argentina, Australia and Brazil, the White House said.

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2018 Honda Ridgeline Long-Term Update | This thing … rocks?

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:00

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I took the Honda Ridgeline for a long weekend Up North. Most of my time with the truck so far had been in the rain or snow, 40 miles at a time, during my commute to and from the Autoblog office as the Michigan winter dragged on. I had planned trips Up North (always capitalized by most Michiganders) to the family cottage on Lake Huron, but abandoned them due to nasty weather. Even if it was sunny and warm on any given day or week here in the Detroit area, we got weather reports from relatives who

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Citroen C4 SpaceTourer and Grand C4 SpaceTourer replace Picasso name

Auto Express News Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:31
News 1 May, 2018

French firm's people carriers gain new names for 2018, plus a bit of extra kit on range-topping models

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Tesla Model S shooting brake video shows EV wagon in motion inside and out

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:03

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Remember that Tesla Model S shooting brake we told you about a few months ago? No, not that Dutch-customizer version, which has yet to see the light of day, so far as we can tell. We're talking about the wagonized version from British outfit Qwest Norfolk. The finished version was just featured in a new episode of U.K. YouTube show Fully Charged.

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Hot Wheels 50th anniversary tour kicks off fan vehicle search

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:06

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Hot Wheels is celebrating the half-century milestone with the Legends Tour. A traveling car show with a heavy dose of Hot Wheels, the tour will double as a search for the next generation of Sweet 16 cars.

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Watch The FJ Company perfectly restore a classic Toyota Land Cruiser

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:03

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We're big fans of The FJ Company here at Autoblog. The outfitter builds some pretty sweet restomod Toyota off-roaders. Late last year, we were lucky enough to drive a 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43. It was a big dose of nostalgia right to the pleasure centers of the brain. While that particular FJ — the company's Signature model — would set you back at least $200,000, The FJ Company does offer vehicles with less eye-watering price tags. No matter the cost, each model is painstakingly

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New laws needed to protect mechanics from electric and hybrid cars, say experts

Auto Express News Feed - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:40
News 1 May, 2018

High voltage systems of EVs and hybrids are putting “have-a-go” individuals’ lives at risk, says Institute of the Motor Industry

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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Quick Spin Review | Behold, the relevant one!

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:01

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When evaluating electrified vehicles like the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, it's easy to become fixated on electric range. Oh, it's certainly one of the most important factors, but there are so many other things one must weigh when choosing one of these new-fangled eco-friendly cars. Things like comfort, quality, feature content, driving experience ... you know, the stuff we use to evaluate every other car out there.

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Subaru of America sells it's 9 millionth vehicle, a 2018 Crosstrek

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:27

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Back in 1967, Malcolm Bricklin approached Subaru about bringing its cars to the United States. The first models made their way to customer hands sometime in 1968. After 50 years, Subaru of America announced that it has sold its 9 millionth vehicle, a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, to a doctor and repeat customer in Arkansas. This comes just weeks after the automaker sold its 2 millionth Outback and marks another achievement in Subaru's long and continuously successful US operation.

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How to test for a new-car infotainment system you can live with

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:00

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Here's a quick checklist of infotainment functions to test and questions to ask when new-car shopping.

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