Arizona becomes the first state to sue GM over 2014 recalls

Arizona becomes the first state to sue GM over 2014 recalls

General Motors just can’t catch a break. The American automaker is facing more legal trouble in the United States over the roughly 26.6 million vehicles that it recalled in 2014 alone, this time it’s the state of Arizona, according to Reuters, which alleges that the executives at the company were aware of the issues that causes the recalls but refrained from disclosing them. This case makes Arizona the first state to sue General Motors over this year’s recalls, although others are currently working to build a case. … [Read More...]

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First poop-powered bus launches in the UK

First poop-powered bus launches in the UK

The United Kingdom has launched its first bus that’s powered entirely by treated sewage and food waste, according to Quartz. The so-called “Bio-Bus” embarked on its maiden voyage on Thursday, running solely on the bio-methane gas that was produced by treating sewage and waste at a special plant that’s run by a bio-technology company known […]

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Honda agrees to replace all US airbags on request

Honda agrees to replace all US airbags on request

Up until just recently, automakers like Honda Motors assured the owners of vehicles that have been affected by the Takata airbag recall that their vehicles shouldn’t suffer any shrapnel-filled airbag explosions if they live in non-humid climates. Obviously, that wasn’t very reassuring, so Honda is now replacing all of its airbags upon request, according to […]

Responsive Website Design for Dealers

Why Dealer Websites are Ideal for Responsive Website Design

If there’s any business that relies on the internet that requires responsive website design, it’s the localized car business. Car companies like Ford don’t need them. Car dealers and third-party sites, the places where people go when they’re in “decision-making mode”, are the ones that need them desperately. It was in watching a co-worker searching […]

An interview with the former GM engineer behind ignition-switch debacle

An interview with the former GM engineer behind ignition-switch debacle

Former General Motors engineer Raymond DeGiorgio has finally spoken out to the public about his role in the American automaker’s ongoing ignition-switch debacle. He remains defiant, but takes the blame for designing the original defective and the revised design, which confused investigators for years because it shared the same part number with the original. General […]

Lyft takes on Uber in the battle for corporate clients

Lyft takes on Uber in the battle for corporate clients

The ride-sharing app known as Lyft, one of Uber’s biggest competitors in the United States, has launched a new program called Lyft for Work in an effort to bring in more corporate clients. There are 29 partners so far – including Adobe, Yelp, Stripe, Postmates, and Thumbtack – who will be giving Lyft credits to […]

Ferrari to give Fiat $2.81 billion before becoming independent

Ferrari to give Fiat $2.81 billion before becoming independent

While the fact that Ferrari is “separating” from Fiat is a somewhat silly notion considering that it’s essentially being sold to the people who currently own it, the cash implication for Fiat isn’t very silly, as the Italian automaker is in desperate need of cash, according to Reuters, and the €2.25 billion ($2.81 billion) that […]

GM CEO Mary Barra won’t receive women’s award due to protests

GM CEO Mary Barra won’t receive women’s award due to protests

General Motors CEO Mary Barra will no longer be attending an award ceremony next week, where she was to receive a national award honoring the achievements of women, in response to objections over the American automaker’s failure to recall vehicles with a faulty ignition switch in a timely manner, according to USA Today. The National […]

Land Rover’s SVO division is developing extreme off-roading models

Land Rover’s SVO division is developing extreme off-roading models

According to a new report, Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) is playing around with the idea off adding extreme off-road modifications across the range, having confirmed that the division is developing limited-edition models designed specifically for buyers looking for an extreme off-roader, according to Motoring. “There are four different types of cars we want […]

US and German automakers pledge to limit the data they collect on drivers

US and German automakers pledge to limit the data they collect on drivers

It’s not just our phones that’re getting smarter these days, everything from home appliances to cars are becoming more technologically advanced and connected through the internet. So if we need to worry about too much of our information being collected through our computers and our smartphones, should we also worry about our increasingly connected cars? […]

Chevrolet’s Corvette Stingray is too loud for the South Korean market

Chevrolet’s Corvette Stingray is too loud for the South Korean market

Despite some impressive effort from Hyundai Motors, and even Kia Motors, South Korea is still lacking when it comes to great performance cars. Apparently the country’s noise regulations on automobiles are to blame for this, which is also the reason why the Corvette Stingray might not be coming to the country, according to Autoblog. Chevrolet […]

Takata CEO drops off the face of the Earth as airbag crisis worsens

Takata CEO drops off the face of the Earth as airbag crisis worsens

  Shigehisa Takada, the CEO of Takata, a Japanese automotive component manufacturer that’s currently at the center of a massive airbag crisis that’s ensnaring some of the world’s biggest automakers, has failed to come forward to address the crisis, according to The Japan Times, which risks shaking investor confidence in the 81-year-old manufacturer’s prospects. According […]