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GPS satellite network approaching danger zone

Concerned parents use it to keep an eye on their kids. Government conspiracists think it's tracking our every move. Insurance companies want to use it to make more money. Drivers follow it blindly. Yes, GPS is a powerful part of our daily lives, but it's in jeopardy. The U.S. Department of Defense... read more

May 19, 2009 by 
 
Honda's Accord

Honda could leapfrog Chrysler in North American production, sales

With almost all of its plants shuttered through the bankruptcy period and faith in the company at an all-time low, Chrysler is soon to be passed in both North American... read more May 12, 2009 by 


 
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American launch of Fiat 500 may pave way for Ford Ka

As Wall Street tumbles and Americans deal with the tough times, Ford is eying its global minicar, the Ka, for U.S. sale. The car had previously been rejected as incompatible... read more May 11, 2009 by 


 
The Chevy Aveo is already built in Mexico

As GM rebuilds itself, it will build more cars overseas

It's an old story, one that's been told with increasing regularity since the end of World War II. Jobs are moving overseas. Today, it's General Motors that will be shifting... read more May 8, 2009 by 


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Foreign car dealer's association angry with Obama's 'buy American' message

Toyota, Nissan and Honda all build cars in the U.S. General Motors, Chrysler and Ford all build cars in Mexico and Canada in addition to within the U.S. It's hard to know... read more May 1, 2009 by 


 
Changan Alsvin

Changan Auto seeking American, European empires

While the Detroit 3 and the rest of the established automotive industry reel from the blows dealt by the poor world credit market and nosediving economy, smaller, newer... read more April 20, 2009 by 


 
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Opel's next-gen Zafira previewed in new sketch

Future may be the F-word at General Motors' Opel, Vauxhall and Saturn brands, but that's not stopping development work from continuing on core vehicles like the Zafira... read more April 10, 2009 by 


 
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Mitsubishi confirms i-MiEV for U.S.

Already angling for sales in excess of 20,000 units annually, Mitsubishi took the opportunity of the New York Auto Show to announce it will be selling the i-MiEV electric car... read more April 9, 2009 by 


 
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Volvo cuts XC90 pricing by 8% for 2009

The poor car market has led many carmakers to take drastic action with their workforces, to ask for government assistance or to offer unprecedented incentives, but so far... read more April 2, 2009 by 


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

U.S. raises fuel economy floor to 27.3mpg for 2011

You might disagree with his methods, but you can't deny President Obama's determination to improve the U.S. car industry's situation and to remedy the nation's current energy... read more March 27, 2009 by 


 
2009 Honda Insight Hybrid

Honda struggling to meet demand for Insight, U.S. production still a long way off

Honda’s new Insight hybrid vehicle has been on sale in the U.S. for just over a week but demand for the car is already pushing production at the company’s Suzuka... read more March 26, 2009 by 


 
Ford Fiestas offload from the container ship and enter a U.S. port

Fiesta Movement hits U.S. shores as sales in Europe, Asia remain strong

Fresh from a trip to number two on Europe's sales charts and a journey across the Atlantic Ocean, Ford's new Fiesta hatch has begun arriving on American shores. One-hundred... read more March 26, 2009 by 


 
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat

Fiat CEO says market is recovering, leaves Chrysler decision to Task Force

Chrysler might seem like the ugly girl at the dance right now, but Fiat wants to partner up for the long haul, and it thinks it has made a strong case to be allowed to do it... read more March 25, 2009 by 


 
Smart ForTwo

Smart dealers left holding the bag on canceled orders

News of blockbuster sales and pre-orders of the Smart ForTwo in the U.S. last year is being tempered today with the revelation that a large number of depositors that had... read more March 16, 2009 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Polo

VW will sell sedan and hatch versions of Polo compact in U.S.

The small-car surge in the U.S. was cut short last year when once-high fuel prices dropped as suddenly as they'd risen, but the future of the market seems clear: prices will... read more March 16, 2009 by 


 
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Nissan announces new EV program in Tucson, Arizona

ECOtality has partnered with Nissan and the Pima Association of Governments to bring a new zero-emissions initiative to the Tucson, Arizona region. By pairing prototype EVs... read more March 9, 2009 by 


 
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