Monthly Archives: February 2010

Acceleration not just Toyota problem: Edmunds.com

While Toyota has more complaints about unintended acceleration than its competitors, government data shows it is an industry-wide problem affecting every car company, according to Edmunds.com.
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Ford invests US$155 million for new Mustang engine

Ford is investing US$155 million and adding 60 jobs at its plant in Cleveland, Ohio to build a new, fuel-efficient V6 engine for the 2011 Mustang.
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GM supports federal mandate for EDRs in vehicles

General Motors has announced its support for a proposed U.S. federal mandate to install event data recorders (EDRs) in all new vehicles. EDRs can provide important crash-related data that will help promote vehicle and occupant safety.
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Toyota extends customer service in U.S.

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. has announced it will offer additional services to Toyota and Lexus customers affected by recent recalls.
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U.K. government offers grants for electric vehicles

The U.K. government has announced that it will offer subsidies to buyers of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, starting in January 2011. Continue reading

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IBM announces traffic route research initiative

IBM has announced a new research initiative to build personalized travel routes for commuters to avoid traffic gridlock. The company announced the initiative at a “smart transportation” event in Washington.
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Test Drive: 2010 BMW 750Li xDrive



New for 2010 is the availability of BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system in the 7 Series. “For all of this car’s size, it’s just as entertaining to drive as any of the company’s cars,” reports Contributing Editor, Chris Chase.

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Motoring Memories: Marquette – The Forgotten Buick, 1930



Introduced in June, 1929, the Marquette was intended to provide Buick quality at a lower price, but when car sales sagged with the Great Depression, the Marquette was discontinued after only one year.

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“Cliff Your Ride” contest offers $30,000 prize

One lucky Canadian will have the chance to send his or her car off a rocky cliff and win $30,000 towards a car purchase on AutoTrader.ca through the “Cliff Your Ride” contest.
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All-new Porsche Cayenne to debut in New York, Geneva

The all-new, next-generation Porsche Cayenne will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in early March, followed by the New York International Auto Show, and will include a full hybrid model.
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Meadow Brook show announces changes

The Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance show in Michigan has announced changes, including its name: it will now be known as the Concours d’Elegance of America.
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Alberta tar sands project will increase production

The Canadian Oil Sands Trust has announced it will increase synthetic crude oil production capacity at its Syncrude project near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
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Honda builds 100,000th Civic in Indiana

Honda has produced its 100,000th Civic at its plant in Indiana, which began production on October 9, 2008.
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