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  • The Facebook-designed Citroen C1 Connexion - image: Citroen

    If you’re a new driver, you know that the cost of car insurance can, in some cases, be more than the cost of your first car. Get a ticket, or have an at-fault accident, and you may find yourself with the kind of insurance rates that would make Bill Gates wince, if your company doesn’t just drop your coverage altogether. Insurance cost isn’t just a problem in the United States, so French automaker Citroën is offering up a unique version of its Facebook-designed C1 Connexion subcompact, aimed at young drivers in the U.K.. Fitted with a "black box" telematics system that...

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    White House Green Lights Black Boxes For New Cars

    The White House Office of Management has approved a request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to mandate event data recorders, commonly referred to as “black boxes,” in 100-percent of new vehicles sold. In the very near future, then, the car you drive may...

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    Senate Passes Bill Requiring Implementation Of Vehicle Data Recorders

    If the House of Representatives approves a bill already passed by the Senate (or one very similar), this much is a given: by the 2015 model year, event data recorders will be required for every new car sold in the United States. While the details have yet to be finalized, these “black...

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