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  • Backup-Camera Mandate Moves Forward

     
    Industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, may yet become reality. In a move that could signal a law sometime before January 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent rules that require backup cameras in new......
  • Backup cameras closer to becoming mandate, not option

    Backup cameras closer to becoming mandate, not option
    What has become a car owner's convenience is closer to becoming an autuomaker's necessity.  Legislation on industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, is once again on the move. In a development that could signal a law...
  • Buying a car? Better watch out for your asterisk

    Sharpen your pencils, Funny Money fans: It's time for a pop math quiz! Find the incorrect equation: $20,995 = $15,995 $0.00 = $2,399 $25,000 = $0.00 If your answer is that all of those are wrong, wrong, wrong, you are much better at math than...
  • 'Tax Theft?' Isn't that rather redundant?

    It's tax time, but guess what? You can't file yet because of delays caused when our esteemed Congress-critters shut down the federal government for 16 days. The IRS needed that time to get its massive banks of computers up and running, even though I don't...
  • Cutting through the baloney at airport security

    Business recently took me to New York City, and I found the city much as I left it: The Bronx is still up, the Battery's still down and Katz's Delicatessen is still on the lower east side. Besides pastrami, Katz's is famous for its World War II...
  • Amid Complaints, Ford to Drop C-Max Hybrid to 43 MPG

     
    Ford will lower EPA mileage on the C-Max hybrid to 43 mpg in combined city/highway ratings ??? a drop of 4 mpg compared with today's 47-mpg rating. The automaker will announce full details at a press conference later this afternoon,......
  • GM to Add Wireless Smartphone Charging to Some 2014 Models

     
    In-car wireless smartphone charging has been a long time coming. Back in January 2009, Powermat ??? a leader in the field ??? said an in-vehicle charging platform, which replaces a cord with a wireless electromagnetic charging mat, was on the......
  • Detroit Electric Delays Production Plans

     
    When Detroit Electric unveiled the Lotus Exige-based SP:01 electric roader, the automaker promised production would begin in August at an unspecified location in Wayne County, Mich. ??? home to now-bankrupt city of Detroit. The automaker said it would...
  • Legendary Writer Elmore Leonard Dead at 87

    Elmore Leonard -- the novelist whose works have been turned into countless TV shows and movies -- died Tuesday from complications he had from a stroke. He was of 87. Leonard had suffered the stroke last month and had been recovering in a Detroit-area...
  • Recall Alert: 2005-2011 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Sedans

     
    Ford is recalling 370,000 model-year 2005-2011 versions of the Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans due to a steering problem, the Detroit News is reporting. In the affected vehicles, the lower intermediate steering shaft...
  • Hyundai's Korean Unions Vote to End Strike

     
    Less than a month after labor unions in Korea voted to strike over stalled wage negotiations at Hyundai, the automaker reached an agreement with Korean autoworkers that could resume production in a matter of days. The Detroit News reports the......
  • 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Highlights

     
    The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show kicked off this week in Germany as world automakers gathered to showcase their latest, most-advanced offerings. The 65th incarnation of the biennial event opens to the public Saturday following four press and industry days,...