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VW engineer pleads guilty to federal charges
The guilty plea by James Liang is the first in the wide-ranging investigation into Volkswagen's effort to skirt emission regulations.        
70 points by Detroit Free Press | Internal combustion engine Diesel engine Volkswagen Air pollution Plea Rudolf Diesel Automobile Volkswagen Group
Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty in emissions scandal
A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emissions cheating scandal.  James Robert Liang of Newberry Park, Calif., entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit.  A Justice Department official says Liang will cooperate in the ongoing investigation. ...
117 points by Los Angeles Times | Volkswagen Internal combustion engine Plea Volkswagen Group
3-wheeled electric car could hit roads by 2017
A three-wheeled electric vehicle could be on the road later this year in the U.S. and Canada.         
15 points by Detroit Free Press | Automobile Vehicle Electric car Electric vehicle Lithium Internal combustion engine Canada Copyright
No flying Tesla? That's because electric planes are a steeper challenge than electric cars
Thousands of electric cars are on the road, with many more set to join them over the next few years. Electric planes? Not so much. There are several small, experimental aircraft out there — NASA is building an electricity-powered plane set for a test flight next year and a two-seat Airbus electric...
243 points by Los Angeles Times | Aircraft Electric vehicle Boeing 787 Battery Electrical engineering Internal combustion engine Michael Faraday Power factor
Volvo exec plays chicken with world’s first self-driving truck in underground mine
Swedish manufacturing company Volvo released a video of an autonomous truck driving by itself through an underground mine to highlight its ability to control itself in rough conditions and what’s more, it features an executive from the company playing chicken with the driverless vehicle. Read Full Article at RT.com
171 points by Russia Today | Automobile Chief Technology Officer of the United States Internal combustion engine Mack Trucks Vehicle Sweden Brake Volvo Trucks
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4365 points by CNN | Automobile Art Burning Man Transport Walking Internal combustion engine Vehicle Black Rock Desert
GM, Buick to launch plug-ins, electric cars in China
Buick announces it will soon launch the Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle in China        
-1 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Electric vehicle Chevrolet Volt Hybrid electric vehicle Plug-in hybrid Hybrid vehicle Internal combustion engine Electric car
New Chevy diesel brings global engineering to U.S. buyers
You'll find the engine built in Hungary in the 2017 Chevy Cruze and it gets 52-m.p.g.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | General Motors Internal combustion engine Chevrolet Automobile Diesel engine Carbon dioxide Diesel fuel Holden
2017 Kia Niro is most affordable hybrid SUV
Kia's newest vehicle, the 2017 Niro, is the lowest-priced, gasoline-electric hybrid SUV on the market and is rated as high as 50 miles per gallon in combined city/highway travel.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Torque Automotive technologies Internal combustion engine Lithium-ion battery Hybrid electric vehicle Lithium Sport utility vehicle Toyota
'Which way is the city?' Lost helicopter lands on highway to ask for directions (VIDEO)
An Mi-8 gunship made a spectacular landing on a highway in Kazakhstan, blocking a truck convoy. To the astonishment of the drivers, a crew member then got out and started asking for directions to the closest city. Read Full Article at RT.com
5885 points by Russia Today | Kazakhstan Internal combustion engine ROTOR The Incident Semi-trailer truck Helicopter rotor Truck Critical thinking
U.S. gas prices likely at short-term low
Daniel J. GraeberFeb. 15 (UPI) -- A retail price watchdog said this may be the short-term seasonal low point for U.S. gasoline prices as refiners start switching to a different blend.
2 points by UPI | Gasoline Petroleum Oil refinery Peak oil Internal combustion engine Suggested retail price Cost Price
Fee on fuel-efficient vehicles back on the table
New Hampshire motorists whose vehicles get more than 50 miles per gallon could soon face a new $77 annual fee. And those who drive all-electric cars would have to pay $123 each year.Lawmakers are again seeking to impose a fee on fuel efficient vehicles as a way to make up for declining gas tax reven...
202 points by Concord Monitor | Automobile Road Fuel economy in automobiles Internal combustion engine The Road Legislature Fuel efficiency Taxation in the United States
Judge to rule on deal for smaller set of cheating VWs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco is expected to decide Tuesday whether to grant initial approval to a deal worth at least $1.2 billion that aims to compensate the owners of roughly 78,000 Volkswagens that were…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Internal combustion engine English-language films Volkswagen Compensation Diesel engine Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen Jetta International System of Units
Man’s burning death inside car in Skokie ruled accidental
The death of a 50-year-old man found inside a burning car last fall in north suburban Skokie has been ruled accidental.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Death Automobile Transport Chicago Wheel Internal combustion engine Tire Autopsy
Cop cheats death in last-minute leap as car hurtles toward him (VIDEO)
Dramatic footage shows a Spanish police officer narrowly escaping death by jumping over a barrier as an out-of-control car speeds towards him on a busy Madrid motorway. Read Full Article at RT.com
303 points by Russia Today | Transport Vehicle Automobile Walking Vehicles Road Internal combustion engine Brake
Homes evacuated amid Okla. City grass fire
Residents on the city’s southeast side asked to leave their homes.       
18383 points by USA Today | Oklahoma Oklahoma City Norman Oklahoma University of Oklahoma Southern United States The Oklahoman Kansas Internal combustion engine
VW's diesel fund trying to figure out to spend $2B
An organization set up as part of the Volkswagen diesel emissions settlement said Tuesday it is accepting proposals for $2 billion it must spend in the United States on zero emissions vehicle infrastructure and education.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Zero-emissions vehicle Plug-in hybrid Automobile Electric vehicle United States Plugless Power Vehicle Internal combustion engine
VW to spend $2 billion on zero emissions efforts
A settlement in the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal is funding the program.        
6 points by Detroit Free Press | Zero-emissions vehicle Plug-in hybrid Automobile Electric vehicle United States Plugless Power Vehicle Internal combustion engine
California truckers file lawsuit against engine filter rule
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A group of California trucking companies has filed a lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board, alleging diesel particulate filters have caused truck fires. KNTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2jLazEU ) that a number of trucking businesses are challenging the state's rules requiring the filters, arguing they are ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Diesel engine Diesel particulate filter Sacramento California Soot California Truck Internal combustion engine Air pollution
Falling green energy costs 'to stop' fossil fuel growth
Cheaper electric vehicles and solar technology could halt growth of global demand for oil and coal by 2020, study says.
1155 points by Al Jazeera English | Petroleum Fossil fuel Internal combustion engine Renewable energy Coal Solar energy Photovoltaics Solar power
America's shift to SUVs is on display at L.A. Auto Show
America's shift from cars to SUVs is starting to look permanent, and automakers are scrambling to meet the demand.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Internal combustion engine Four-wheel drive Honda CR-V Truck Diesel engine Toyota RAV4 Station wagon All wheel drive vehicles
Highlights from the start of auto show season
The crossover craze continues to grow and it won't be slowing any time in the near future.  Toyota, Ford, Subaru, Jeep and Volkswagen are all showing new crossovers and SUVs at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show. Even traditional luxury car makers like Jaguar and Alfa Romeo are debuting SUVs at...
8 points by Chicago Tribune | Sport utility vehicle Crossover Four-wheel drive Station wagon Internal combustion engine Jeep Diesel engine Luxury vehicle
Car engulfed by flames in alarming gas station footage (VIDEO)
CCTV footage has captured the remarkably alert reactions of Saudi gas station attendants after a customer’s car suddenly burst in flames. Read Full Article at RT.com
160 points by Russia Today | Saudi Arabia Automobile American films Medina Internal combustion engine 2000s music groups English-language films Gulf War
The Car Doc on battery lifespans, airbag recalls, and more
Boston.com Cars is your go-to resource for coverage of local car news, events, and reviews. In the market for a car or truck? Check out our new car specials and used car specials curated by our local dealer network. Q: My wife and I both drive cars that have current recalls on the airbags. Her […]
7 points by The Boston Globe | Automobile Chevrolet Truck Automobiles Internal combustion engine Ford Mustang Diesel engine Vehicle
Tesla update halts automatic steering if driver inattentive
Tesla says an update to its Autopilot system will disable automatic steering if a driver doesn't keep their hands on the wheel. Version 8.0 of Tesla's software began moving over the Internet to ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Automobile Transport Wheel Steering Tire Electric vehicle Vehicle Internal combustion engine
Drivers are wasting their money on premium gas
For years, drivers have been under the impression that premium gas was better for their car. Not so, says AAA.          
4741 points by Arizona Republic | Internal combustion engine Automobile Gasoline Vehicle Walking Vehicles Toyota Tundra Engine
AAA: People waste money on premium gas
There is no sense paying a premium for premium gasoline if your car is designed to run on regular ...
34 points by Las Vegas Sun | Gasoline Automobile Internal combustion engine Petroleum Filling station Alternative fuel Hydrocarbon Liquid
Premium gas provides no benefit to cars that use regular, AAA study finds
Research by AAA has found that motorists wasted $2.1 billion in 2015 buying premium gasoline for cars that don't require it. Using tests designed to evaluate vehicle performance, fuel economy and emissions, AAA researchers said they found no benefit to using premium gasoline in a vehicle that only...
3432 points by Los Angeles Times | Automobile Internal combustion engine Gasoline Hydrocarbon Octane rating Walking Vehicle Alcohol fuel
AAA research finds people waste money on premium gas
There is no sense paying a premium for premium gasoline if your car is designed to run on regular, according to research by the automobile club AAA. Some drivers occasionally like to treat their cars to higher-octane fuel in the belief it boosts performance. But premium blends can cost around 50...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Gasoline Automobile Internal combustion engine Petroleum Filling station Alternative fuel Hydrocarbon Liquid
Gas prices up 4 cents across Michigan
AAA Michigan reports the average price for self-serve regular unleaded was about $2.24 per gallon.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Gasoline Petroleum Filling station Internal combustion engine Hydrocarbon Michigan Fuel Automobile
AAA: Michigan average gas prices fall 9 cents
The lowest average price was about $2 per gallon in the Lansing area.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Gasoline Filling station Petroleum Internal combustion engine Hydrocarbon Fuel Automobile Autogas
AAA: Average gas prices in Michigan fall 9 cents
The average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.20 per gallon on Sunday        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Gasoline Filling station Petroleum Internal combustion engine Michigan Fuel Automobile Autogas
NYPD investigating 2 separate incidents of bodies in cars
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department is investigating two separate incidents of bodies found in cars. Both were of adult males, one found shot and another found burned in a car that had been set on fire. Both vehicles were in Queens. Police responding to a 911 ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Automobile Transport Walking Internal combustion engine Washington D.C. Vehicle Vehicles New York City
Gas prices up 4 cents cent to $2.21 a gallon
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. is up four cents over the past three weeks to $2.21 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that higher crude oil costs caused refiners and retailers to bump up their prices. The average ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Petroleum Gasoline Diesel fuel Internal combustion engine Hydrocarbon California Energy density Oil refinery
Apple Is Said to Be Rethinking Strategy on Self-Driving Cars
The company has closed parts of its self-driving car project and laid off dozens of employees, according to three people briefed on the subject.
1847 points by The New York Times | Automobile Internal combustion engine Electric vehicle Renault Personal rapid transit Vehicle Diesel engine Automotive industry
Officials lower vehicle hanging from parking garage in Austin
A vehicle hung over Sixth Street at a parking garage in Austin on Friday.
20 points by The Houston Chronicle | Austin Texas KEYE-TV English-language films Automobile KVUE Punk rock Internal combustion engine Department for Transport
VW engineer pleads guilty in emissions case, will cooperate
DETROIT — A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emissions cheating scandal, advancing a criminal investigation by agreeing to testify against others.James Robert Liang, 62, of Newbury Park, California, entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit to one count of conspiracy to defraud the government through wire fraud.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Volkswagen Diesel engine Air pollution Diesel fuel United States Environmental Protection Agency Internal combustion engine Emission standards Turbocharger
VW engineer guilty in emissions fraud
Guilty plea is first in investigation into the rigging of federal air-pollution tests.         
99 points by Arizona Republic | Volkswagen Internal combustion engine Volkswagen Group Air pollution United States Automobile Diesel fuel Diesel engine
VW engineer pleads guilty in emissions case, agrees to cooperate
A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emissions cheating scandal and has agreed to cooperate in the widening criminal investigation.
1 points by The Denver Post | Volkswagen Diesel engine United States Environmental Protection Agency Air pollution Volkswagen Group Internal combustion engine Diesel fuel Turbocharger