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Nissan Conducts First On-Road Test of Prototype

Nissan has begun testing its first prototype vehicle that demonstrates piloted drive on both highway and city/urban roads. Nissan maintains two corporate visions of a sustainable mobile society: “Zero Emission” and “Zero Fatality.” For Zero Emission, the company’s goal is to eliminate the emission of CO2 gasses from Nissan vehicles, while Zero Fatality is an aspirational goal that aims to ...

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Honda Recalls over 300,000 Accord for Airbag Problem

…as Accidental Airbag Deployment Injures 19 Motorists Honda will voluntarily recall 303,904 model-year 2008-2009 Accord vehicles to update their side Airbags (SRS) software. The SRS threshold setting for the side impact sensor is such that with the vehicle ignition on, if there is a strong, non-vehicular collision impact to the lower body of the vehicle or if a door is ...

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Kia’s Hand-built Concept Car

Kia returns to SEMA this year embracing the spirit of adventure found on the open road with six highly customized, hand-built concepts, each showcasing unique geographic regions found throughout the country. Bringing to life the various car cultures that help define America’s love of the automobile, here’s a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Forte Koup Mud Bogger, representing the adventurous American South ...

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Germany Orders Recall of 2.4M Volkswagen Diesels

As a further consequence of recent Volkswagen’s diesel scandal, the German automobile regulator has forced VW to recall 2.4 million cars believed to have been fitted with the deceitful devices. According to Fortune, the ruling overrides Volkswagen’s proposals for fixing the affected cars and avoiding a recall. Its proposals involved letting the individual owners decide whether or not they want to bring ...

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Toyota Transport Honored With EPA Excellence Award

Toyota’s auto hauling carrier, Toyota Transport, was recognized on Wednesday for its mindful approach to the environment. Toyota Transport moves approximately 430,000 new Toyota and Lexus vehicles to dealerships every year, on the west coast, and takes pride to make those moves as environmentally efficient as possible. Because of those efforts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Toyota Transport ...

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Kia, Ford, Mercedes, Others Win Lifestyle Vehicle Award

The twelfth annual Carspondent.com Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards program is proud to announce the winners of this year’s event. Among the winners were the Kia Soul winning its fourth consecutive award in the Urban category, as well as new-comers Ford and Mitsubishi. Winning vehicles competed in six different classes among their peers, judged by the very consumers ...

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Toyota Recalls 2,000,000 Vehicles for Power Window Master Switch

Toyota Motor Corporations has recalled approximately 2,000,000 vehicles related to the driver’s side Power Window Master Switch.  Making the announcement at the weekend, the Japanese auto make said the involved vehicles include 2007 and 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid; 2009-2011 Corolla; 2008-2011 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid; 2009-2011 Matrix; 2006-2011 RAV4; 2009-2011 Sequoia; 2009; 2011 Tundra; 2006-2010 Yaris; 2009-2011 Scion XB ...

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Volvo Cars Develops “Time Machine” Concept

Volvo plans to announce a concept “time machine” on November 18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept will be compatible with the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which underpins the all-new 2016 XC90 and future Volvo models. “You won’t be able to go back in time and meet the legends of history, or go into the ...

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