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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
Nissan recalls more than 120,000 vehicles after fluid leaks cause fires
Nissan is recalling more than 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires.  The company says that in some cases, owners should park their vehicles outside until they are repaired.  The recall covers certain 2015-17 Murano SUVs and 2016-17 Maxima large cars that...
36 points by Los Angeles Times | Automobile Vehicle Brake Plumbing Serial number United States Number
Nissan recalls 120K vehicles for fluid leaks
Nissan is recalling over 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Copyright Automobile 2016 Associated Press All rights reserved Vehicle Brake
Nissan recalls 120K vehicles; fluid leaks can cause fires
DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is recalling over 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires. In some cases owners should park their vehicles outside until they are fixed. The recall covers certain 2015 to 2017 Murano SUVs and 2016 to 2017 Maxima large ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Automobile 2016 Vehicle Brake Plumbing United States Electrical engineering
Judge sentences 15-year-old Park Ridge car thief to probation
A Park Ridge teen accused of stealing multiple cars across the city — including one with an elderly woman in the back seat — will spend the next three years on probation, authorities said. The boy, now 15, pleaded guilty on Aug. 29 to three counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, said Tandra...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Automobile Cook County Illinois Crime Criminal law Leaning Tower of Niles Touhy Avenue Vehicle Motor vehicle
Door latch recall to cost Ford, cut into full-year profits
DETROIT (AP) — A pesky and growing recall of vehicles with door latches that can pop open while being driven will be so costly that Ford Motor Co. is reducing its estimate of pretax profits for the full year.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | United States The Doors Recall election Door Rocket Automobile Ford Motor Company Vehicle
Danish army to receive Leonardo-Finmeccanica's GVA mission system
Geoff ZiezulewiczROME, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Leonardo-Finmeccanica has signed a deal with the Danish military to provide its GVA mission system for the army's land vehicle fleet, the company announced.
10 points by UPI | United Press International Amphibious vehicle William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications Vehicle Automobile Stryker
Study: More cars will get automatic software updates
Your car may soon get regular software updates to fix problems, improve performance and add new features.         
86 points by Arizona Republic | Automobile Better Vehicle Vice President of the United States Automotive industry Vehicles Names of large numbers
Musk confronts Wall Street divided on Tesla in plea to workers
Elon Musk's latest admonition to Tesla employees -- produce more, spend less -- is no simple belt-tightening before he asks investors for more cash. It also reflects Wall Street's schism about the health of the electric-car maker. Musk urged workers to cut costs and deliver "every car we possibly...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Elon Musk Tesla Motors Tesla Roadster Cash flow Tesla Model S SolarCity Kimbal Musk Vehicle
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
Newton man indicted in fatal crash at Sweet Tomatoes
A Newton man was indicted Wednesday in connection with the March 1 fatal crash at Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant in Newton, the Middlesex District Attorney’s office announced in a statement. Bradford Casler, 55, was indicted on two counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of operating a motor vehicle to endanger, according to the DA’s […]
50 points by The Boston Globe | Automobile Volkswagen Volkswagen Touareg Vehicle Injury Four-wheel drive Car and Driver Ten Best Porsche Cayenne
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The Latest: Officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — The Latest on murder trial of a law enforcement officer charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy (all times local):
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Police Constable Automobile Vehicle Walking Brazil Los Angeles Brake
Murder trial: Officer testifies about autistic boy's death
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana law enforcement officer has testified at his murder trial that he was trying to save a fellow officer when he opened fire on a car, killing a 6-year-old autistic boy and critically wounding his father. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2oe880h ) that Derrick Stafford cried ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Brazil English-language films Automobile Legal professions Vehicle Los Angeles The Washington Times Vehicles
Woman, 45, hit and killed while trying to save dog in road
A woman from Allegan County was killed Wednesday night after she was hit by a car while trying  to save her dog, according to Michigan State Police.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Walking Michigan Automobile Michigan State University United States Holland Michigan Vehicle Brazil
Baltimore issued more than $16 million in parking tickets last year
Baltimore issued nearly 340,000 parking tickets totaling more than $16 million in fines in 2016, according to a study released this month by the Law Offices of Randolph Rice. Parking meter violations were the most common, making up $3 million of the fines, followed by street-cleaning violations...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Parking Parking violation Baltimore Vehicle Automobile Metre Week-day names
Belgium arrests man trying to speed into crowded shopping area
Antwerp Belgium police say a car tried to enter a shopping street at high speed, according to media reports.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Antwerp Walking Automobile Transport English-language films Crime Vehicle The Driver
Belgian police thwart 'terrorist attack'
Belgian police intercepted a car that was speeding toward a busy shopping area and refused to stop, authorities said Thursday.
-1 points by CNN | Automobile Walking Prosecutor Prosecution French language Brazil Vehicle Driving
Car, train collide at Carroll-Howard county line
A car collided with a train on Woodbine Road on Saturday, causing the road to be closed. A 21-year-old man driving a Ford Focus collided with a CSX train on the train tracks at the border between Howard and Carroll counties at about 1:35 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the Carroll...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Automobile English-language films Level crossing Rail infrastructure Boom barrier Vehicle Rail tracks Level crossings
1 dead, 1 critical in crash with city of Oklahoma City bus
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead and a second was critically injured when the vehicle they were in collided with a city of Oklahoma City bus. Fire Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson says the crash occurred Friday northwest of downtown Oklahoma City. Police at the scene told ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Bus Automobile English-language films Oklahoma City Truck Vehicle Diesel engine Devon Tower
Two cars swallowed by 20-foot sinkhole in Los Angeles
Daniel UriaFeb. 18 (UPI) -- Two cars fell into a 20-foot sinkhole filled with rushing water in California as the state was pounded by a powerful rainstorm.
28 points by UPI | United Press International Automobile Transport Vehicle Vehicles American films Airbag Credibility
Millennials changing views on car payments: The rise of car leases
"There is a greater percentage of people who view car ownership as a monthly payment like their cell phone or cable or Wi-Fi," says Jessica Caldwell, executive director of strategic analytics at Edmunds.com. Car payments have morphed from a temporary nuisance into a permanent part of many people's budgets.  Whether that's a bad thing depends on what you do with the rest of your money. One-third of millennial car buyers chose a lease last year, which helped push auto lease volume to a record of 4.3 million and 31% of all new auto purchases, according to market research by Edmunds.com. "There is a greater percentage of people who view car ownership as a monthly payment like their cell phone or cable or Wi-Fi," says Jessica Caldwell, executive director of strategic analytics at Edmunds.com. "It's just the way we live our lives." Lease payments are typically lower than monthly loan payments for the same car, and leasing is less expensive than buying new cars every two or three years. But leasing is far from frugal, especially compared with paying off a car within five years and owning it for a few more. People who lease don't get a break from payments or build equity toward the next purchase. But younger buyers in particular are more likely to view cars as technology that needs to be continually upgraded, Caldwell says. "It used to be cars didn't change that much in five years. Now they do," she says. (Even Consumer Reports, which typically recommends buying over leasing, suggests leasing electric cars because the technology is changing so fast.) The upsides of leasing Fear of repair bills contributes to the leasing trend as well. Many people would rather have constant payments and continually drive newer cars than be surprised by repair costs -- especially in an era when 46% of households don't have $400 in savings to cover an emergency, according to the Federal Reserve. "Your costs with a lease, while higher, are also more predictable," says Alex Klein, vice president for data science for Autolist, a new and used car search engine. Younger buyers also are less convinced they'll need a car five years from now, Klein says. "There's more flexibility about the idea of car ownership," Klein says. "In two or three years, I may get around in an autonomous Uber." Millennial car owners plan to own their cars for less time than their Generation X predecessors, an Autolist study of 3,383 vehicle owners found. Forty-seven percent of those aged 25 to 39 in 2016 said they'd keep their cars five years or less, compared with 41% of those 40 to 54. One-third of the older crowd intended to keep their vehicles for 10 years or more, compared with just one-quarter of millennials. Leasing certainly can be a better financial choice than some other financing options. Auto loans that stretch six years or more mean buyers often face big repair bills while they're still making payments. Buyers often owe more on the loan than the car is worth for most of the loan term, and interest rates tend to be higher than for shorter loans. Too many of these buyers wind up trading in their cars before they've paid off their loans, rolling their negative equity into their next vehicle at even higher interest rates. Among car buyers who traded in a vehicle last year, 29.9% rolled an average of $5,193.79 in unpaid debt into their new loans, Edmunds.com found. A decade earlier, the comparable figures were 26.4% and $3,997.36 of negative equity. If you're leaning toward leasing, here's what you need to keep in mind: Don't overspend. Any car payment, whether on a loan or a lease, needs to fit in with more important financial priorities such as saving for retirement and paying off debt. If your payment pushes your "must-have" expenses -- such as shelter, transportation, food, utilities, insurance and other minimum loan payments -- to over 50% of your after-tax income, you probably can't afford it. Consider buying a less expensive new car or a reliable older model instead. Have a cushion. Car repairs are typically covered under warranty when you lease, but you may face extra charges at the end for excessive mileage, bald tires or wear and tear, especially if you are not leasing another vehicle of the same make. If you've modified the vehicle in any way, those alterations have to be removed. Negotiate hard. Experts recommend that you negotiate the purchase price of the car as if you plan to buy it, and discuss leasing only after you get a firm price. Down payment, mileage allowance and after-lease purchase price can be haggled, as well. Liz Weston is a certified financial planner and columnist at NerdWallet, a personal finance website, and author of "Your Credit Score." Email: [email protected] Twitter: @lizweston. This article was written by NerdWallet and was originally published by The Associated Press. The article The Never-Ending Car Payment originally appeared on NerdWallet. More from NerdWallet Here's How to Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points How to Pay Off Debt How to Build a Budget
11 points by The Plain Dealer | Automobile Electric vehicle Vehicle Vehicles Automobiles Walking Transport Renault
Washington state man charged in fatal highway crash
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man is facing charges in connection with a head-on collision last year on U.S. Highway 12 that caused the death of a 17-year-old girl. The Union-Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/2kYVZO2) that 25-year-old Kasey Parsons of Walla Walla was charged Tuesday with vehicular homicide and ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Washington English-language films Felony United States Washington D.C. The Washington Times Vehicle Death
Woman fights back when man tries to hijack car on West Side
A man tried to hijack a female victim's car but ran away after she fought back Wednesday afternoon in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Transport Near North Side Chicago Automobile Hoodie Walking Film noir Vehicle West Town Chicago
Honda starts making SUVs at Indiana plant after $52M project
GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) - Honda has started building the CR-V sport utility vehicle at its southeastern Indiana assembly plant. The company says the Greensburg factory marked the production start Wednesday. Officials announced plans last year to spend $52 million on preparing the factory for the SUV production. The factory also ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Honda Civic Honda Station wagon Compact car Four-wheel drive Crossover Honda CR-V Vehicle
Body found in burned vehicle in southeast Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities have found a body in a burned car on the southeast side of Kansas City. KMBC-TV (http://bit.ly/2lQ32pX ) reports that police were called to the scene Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say two people walking on a wooded private property located the vehicle. Responding officers found ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Property Transport Automobile Missouri Private property Kansas Walking Vehicle
Man fails to win woman’s heart by throwing his dog at her
Sometimes people have a funny way of showing they like someone. Case in point? This Florida man who threw his dog out a car window at woman he thought was attractive. Howard Van Sweringen, 41, is facing charges of aggravated battery after ramming into the woman’s truck, and tossing his dog through his car window to...
295 points by New York Post | Automobile Truck Lakeland Florida Van Polk County Florida Debut albums Bus Vehicle
3 linked to thefts from vehicles in Harrison Township
Paul Hranchook, Blake Stoll and Anthony Karpowitsch each were charged with three counts larceny from a motor vehicle        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Automobile Larceny Vehicle Vehicles Macomb County Michigan Harrison Township Michigan
Girl escapes attempted kidnapping, Montgomery County deputies say
A quick-thinking Montgomery County girl managed to escape from a man who tried to pull her into his car, authorities said Monday.
5 points by The Houston Chronicle | United States Sheriff Vehicle Truck Sheriffs in the United States Automobile Coroner Montgomery County Texas
Congress revs up debate over self-driving cars
Senators launch effort to speed development of autonomous cars, while House will hear testimony from automakers        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Driverless car United States Congress Automobile Vehicle Federal government of the United States Vice President of the United States United States Senate President of the United States
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
Aurora shooting Saturday night injures one
A man was shot in the back during an altercation in an Aurora parking lot on Saturday night.
3 points by The Denver Post | Vehicle Vehicles Utility vehicle English-language films Trailer Victim Parking lot Parking
Ohio, feds join forces to create ex-offenders ID card
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio and the federal government have joined together to create an ID card for inmates leaving federal prison as a first step to obtaining valid identification. Ex-offenders issued the card can exchange it for an Ohio ID or driver's license at a local ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Federal government of the United States United States Department of Justice Washington D.C. Federal Bureau of Investigation U.S. state United States Ohio Vehicle
Ford bets $1B on self-driving car startup
Argo AI is a months-old startup founded by veterans of Google and Uber autonomous car projects.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Driverless car Automobile Ford Motor Company Automotive industry Artificial intelligence General Motors Vehicle Carnegie Mellon University
Amazing snow sculptures straight from Russian prison (PHOTOS)
They may be in jail, but none shall bar their creativity. Inmates incarcerated in Russia’s prisons have created stunning snow sculptures as part of an annual competition. Read Full Article at RT.com
54 points by Russia Today | Russia Moscow Ivan III of Russia Moscow Kremlin French invasion of Russia Siberia Ice sculpture Vehicle
Three trends kick into gear at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show
It’s go time. The 2017 Chicago Auto Show revs up at Chicago’s McCormick Place February 11 – 20, with more than one million square feet of exhibit space featuring prototypes, hot sellers and interactive displays from today’s leading automakers. It’s the largest version of the show since it debuted in 1901 — and the most progressive. Of […]
37 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Automobile Electric vehicle Electric car Renault Battery electric vehicle Vehicle General Motors Chevrolet
Driver training system for Ajax vehicles wins approval
Richard TomkinsFeb. 9 (UPI) -- A training and simulation system for drivers of Ajax infantry fighting vehicles has passed a critical design review for Britain's Ministry of Defense.
1 points by UPI | United Press International Stryker Simulation Vehicle Operations research Engineering Computer simulation Armoured personnel carrier
Tesla to shut down factory for a week in Model 3 prep
Tesla said it will shut down production at its California assembly plant for a week this month to prepare for production of its high-volume Model 3 sedan. Tesla said the “brief, planned” pause would allow the company to add capacity to the existing paint shop to prepare it for the Model 3, and other general...
1 points by New York Post | Source Automobile Elon Musk Start Vehicle Assembly line Nikola Tesla Das Model
Uber strikes deal with Zipcar in attempt to attract new drivers
Ride-hailing giant Uber is teaming up with Zipcar — one of the original “sharing economy” companies — in its latest move to entice potential drivers to its platform.
30 points by Boston Herald | Automobile Leasing Renting Vehicle Boston Device driver Want Vehicles
Driver arrested after police chase from Lawndale to Broadview
A driver led Chicago Police on a 10-mile chase to west suburban Broadview after officers tried to pull the vehicle over Tuesday in Lawndale.
62 points by Chicago Sun-Times | English-language films Automobile Chicago Vehicle Transport Suburb Grid plan Punk rock
Too much GTA? 6yo Chinese boy tries to steal family car (VIDEO)
Extraordinary CCTV camera footage has emerged of an unattended young Chinese boy attempting to drive his mother’s car. Read Full Article at RT.com
334 points by Russia Today | Automobile Parking Walking Debut albums Vehicle English-language films Guangzhou Guangdong
Baltimore police say officer fatally shot man who pulled gun
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a man who pulled a gun on an officer was fatally shot by the officer after a foot chase.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | English-language films Black-and-white films Automobile American films Transport Vehicle Walking Brake
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
Cortland Street bridge closures through Feb. 24
The Cortland Street bridge westbound lanes and north sidewalk will be closed until the end of the month for utility tunnel repair work.
-2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Road Automobile Transport Bicycle Vehicle Southern United States Cycling Pedestrian
Memorial Villages police report
On 01/31/17 Officers responded to the 11100 Block of Memorial Dr. in reference to an Accident where the striking party failed to stop and give information. The reported suspect was described as a white male wearing a white shirt, and the complainant stated the suspect was looking through the residence front window while her daughter was exercising. On 02/02/17 Officers made a traffic stop in the 10900 Block of Memorial Dr. for no vehicle registration. At the stop Officers found a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle, and conducted a probable cause search. The driver was subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and booked into the Harris County Jail.
2 points by The Houston Chronicle | Criminal law Automobile Vehicle Theft Motor vehicle Identity theft Vehicles Damon Lindelof
Police seek to ID 2 in Inauguration Day protest video
WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities are asking for help identifying two people caught on video damaging vehicles amid Inauguration Day protests, including a limousine that went up in flames. Police in Washington and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said in a statement Monday that one person threw a ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Associated Press Bowl Championship Series English-language films College football National Collegiate Athletic Association The Washington Times Taxicab Vehicle
Two people critically injured in school bus crash
Two people suffered serious injuries early Tuesday when a school bus slammed into a pole after colliding with a car in Lancaster, fire officials say. Authorities received reports of a collision between a school bus and a vehicle in the area of  20th Street and Lancaster Boulevard at 7:16 a.m.,...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles County California Bus Automobile Injury Transport San Bernardino County California Truck Vehicle
Boston woman convicted of 2 counts of vehicular homicide
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman authorities say was drunk when she crashed her car, killing her two passengers, has been convicted of two counts of motor vehicle homicide but acquitted of the more serious charge of manslaughter. A judge on Monday convicted 28-year-old Jennifer Guzman in connection with the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Ethanol Automobile Blood alcohol content Alcohol Vehicle English-language films Hangover Alcohol dehydrogenase
Lawsuit filed over fatal New Orleans deputy shooting
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The girlfriend and son of a man who was fatally shot by deputies in New Orleans after a car chase last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. News outlets report that the lawsuit was filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Wednesday, nearly a ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Orleans New Orleans metropolitan area Jefferson Parish Louisiana Automobile Louisiana Metairie Louisiana U.S. state Vehicle