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New Device to Lock Down High-Tech Car Thieves Ready

Voyomotive, LLC, engineers of the world’s most advanced connected car technology, has developed a new application to combat the growing problem of electronic vehicle break-ins and theft.  Called “LOCKDOWN,” the app will be released as an add-on to VOYO’s Premium Pack services. LOCKDOWN operates using the VOYO Controller and Relay and adds an additional layer of vehicle security to that ...

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CAR THEFT SPECIALIST JAILED IN BRITAIN

MATILDA FRANCES A foremost   British fraudster, who specializes in stealing hired vehicles, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a Preston Crown Court in the United Kingdom. The 37-year-old, Lancashire-born conman, named Naveed Shah, reportedly stole multiple hired cars valued at over £200,000, in just nine months. His mode of operation according to reports was to steal other persons’ ...

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DANGER! Over 300,000 Motorists Still Driving Honda with Deadly Airbags

MATILDA FRANCES Hundreds of thousands of vehicle owners within the United States of America alone are still risking their lives, cruising about in Honda Cars equipped with Takata Airbags, a product that has been responsible for the death of thousands of motorists around the world. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which gave the revelation last week, called on ...

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Toyota Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected By Natural Disasters

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by the natural disasters in West Virginia, United States of America. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the FEMA-designated West Virginia disaster areas.  The company, in a statement released at the weekend says: “TFS cares about the ...

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Limited Run of Lister Jaguar Knobbly Stirling Moss Editions Launched

Lister Motor Company has launched a limited run of 10 special edition cars, the Lister Knobbly Jaguar Stirling Moss, with each car featuring a handmade magnesium body and special lightweight specification – just like the original ‘works’ racing Knobblys of the 1950s. These cars follow on from an initial run of 10 aluminum – bodied, continuations – now all sold ...

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UK Auto Sector Reacts to British Decision to Exit Europe

By:MATILDA FRANCES In reaction to  last week’s referendum, which signaled United Kingdom’s exit from European Union, the trade body for the country’s automotive sector, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), at the weekend called on the British government to secure with Europe a deal that will safeguard interests of the nation’s automotive industry. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, made the ...

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VW Emission Cheat:Affected Owners May Receive Up to $7000 Compensation Each

By: FRANCES MATILDA (London Bureau Chief) If ongoing negotiation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) goes as planned, the amount of compensation that Volkswagen AG would be required to pay every owner of the company’s diesel vehicles installed with cheat devices will be limited to $7000. This payment, however, will be in addition to either repairing all affected vehicles ...

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Mercedes-Benz Boasts Worldwide Double-Digit Growth in May

Mercedes-Benz reported a remarkable increase in sales last month, May, with unit sales increasing by 12.9% to 170,625 vehicles. In the period of January through May, 818,175 vehicles with the three-pointed star were delivered to customers (+12.3%), more than ever before in the first five months of a year. This Stuttgart-based company achieved record unit sales in each of Europe ...

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