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GPA in connected car
News last week that a North Carolina woman died in a head-on car crash while posting selfies and Facebook updates brings home the hope for "connected cars." More cars connected to the Internet, the argument goes, would help, not distract, drivers. With hands-free, eyes-on-the-road communication and entertainment as the norm, we might hear fewer such horror stories.
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Automotive designer Roy Brown Jr., who died on Feb. 24 at age 96 in Ann Arbor, Mich., had a long and mostly successful career for Ford, but he's best remembered for one spectacular miscalculation. The Ford Edsel, which lasted just three model years - 1958, 1959 and 1960 - was a moderately priced status car, aimed at upwardly mobile young families who weren't yet ready for a Lincoln Continental. Instead, it became one of the most infamous automotive flops ever, earning a spot on Time magazine's list of the " 50 Worst Cars of All Time."
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It looks like the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or otherwise known as "Cash for Clunkers" has launched this week.
After months of bad news, some postive headlines are coming out of Detroit's auto-makers.
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The White House announced new proposed standards for automobile mileage and emissions today.
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Automakers showed off some of their latest safety features at the Washington Auto Show.
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The Washington Auto Show is in town this week.
The Federal Reserve announced yesterday that it would give loans to America's failing automotive industry.
With many boomers reaching their peak buying power and facing empty nests, car makers are banking on a bump in sales for convertibles.
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