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UK gov't, carmakers will invest in engine research

The UK government and the auto industry will invest 1 billion pounds ($1.5 billion) in a research center to develop low-carbon technologies and help secure the jobs of 30,000 people working in the country's car engine supply chain. Read More »


Hyundai boosts production in Turkey

Hyundai will boost production capacity at its plant in Turkey as output of the next-generation i10 minicar shifts from India starting in September. Read More »


NHTSA boss: 'I am not going to shy away' on Jeep recall

David Strickland, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, took office at the start of 2010, just as Toyota started a series of recalls over unintended acceleration that ultimately included more than 14 million vehicles worldwide. Read More »


Phone apps threaten dashboard navigation systems

The chase is on for the fully connected car. Streaming Internet music sites through the car radio isn't enough anymore. As more people use smartphones to traverse their daily drive, automakers' pricey and profitable in-car navigation systems are threatened. Read More »


Why a new phone trumps GM's $200 map

Three years ago, I bought a car with an in-dash navigation system. I hate it. Most laughably, General Motors demands $200 to update the thing with new maps. Read More »

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