The Truth About Cars » News Blog http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » News Blog http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/news-blog/ Feinberg: Volkswagen Will Offer ‘Generous Solution’ to U.S. Customers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/feinberg-volkswagen-will-offer-generous-solution-to-u-s-customers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/feinberg-volkswagen-will-offer-generous-solution-to-u-s-customers/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281826 Kenneth Feinberg, the man behind Volkswagen’s claims fund, stated American VW TDI customers should expect an offer that will make them very happy in an interview published this weekend. When asked by Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (via Reuters) what he will offer the more than 500,000 Americans who own dirty diesels, he replied, “I can promise that there will be a […]

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Kenneth Feinberg, the man behind Volkswagen’s claims fund, stated American VW TDI customers should expect an offer that will make them very happy in an interview published this weekend. When asked by Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (via Reuters) what he will offer the more than 500,000 Americans who own dirty diesels, he replied, “I can promise that there will be a […]

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VIDEO: Colorado Makes Driving Safer with 105 Millimeter Howitzer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/video-colorado-makes-driving-safer-with-105-millimeter-howitzer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/video-colorado-makes-driving-safer-with-105-millimeter-howitzer/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 16:40:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281794 No, the State of Colorado isn’t blowing up grandmas for doing 10 mph under the limit in the left lane. But the state’s Department of Transportation is keeping people safe by clearing avalanches with World War II artillery. Armed with a 105 mm howitzer — possibly an M101A1, though please feel free to correct us — […]

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No, the State of Colorado isn’t blowing up grandmas for doing 10 mph under the limit in the left lane. But the state’s Department of Transportation is keeping people safe by clearing avalanches with World War II artillery. Armed with a 105 mm howitzer — possibly an M101A1, though please feel free to correct us — […]

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Super Bowl 50 Commercial Round-up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/super-bowl-50-commercial-round/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/super-bowl-50-commercial-round/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281170 Like those who only read certain magazines for the articles, the Super Bowl brings millions of people together in front of TV screens to, ostensibly, watch a football game. Many will watch the event strictly for the commercials, which have become a cultural phenomenon in their own right. Others will watch for the halftime show, hoping for […]

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Like those who only read certain magazines for the articles, the Super Bowl brings millions of people together in front of TV screens to, ostensibly, watch a football game. Many will watch the event strictly for the commercials, which have become a cultural phenomenon in their own right. Others will watch for the halftime show, hoping for […]

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You Still Want to Buy a Volkswagen TDI? Sign Here http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/you-still-want-to-buy-a-volkswagen-tdi-sign-here/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/you-still-want-to-buy-a-volkswagen-tdi-sign-here/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281146 The fuel cost savings of a diesel vehicle can be huge for those who eat up highway miles. However, with Volkswagen’s voluntary stop sale of those vehicles implicated in the diesel emissions scandal, you may think you can’t buy one from a Volkswagen dealer. You’d be wrong. According to a source who spoke to TTAC […]

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The fuel cost savings of a diesel vehicle can be huge for those who eat up highway miles. However, with Volkswagen’s voluntary stop sale of those vehicles implicated in the diesel emissions scandal, you may think you can’t buy one from a Volkswagen dealer. You’d be wrong. According to a source who spoke to TTAC […]

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Volkswagen is Buying Back Dirty Diesels, But Not From Owners http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-is-buying-back-dirty-diesels-but-not-from-owners/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-is-buying-back-dirty-diesels-but-not-from-owners/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1280226 Volkswagen Group of America has begun the process of buying back cars affected by the ongoing diesel emissions scandal, but you shouldn’t expect to receive a letter or phone call with a buyback offer anytime soon. VW is going ahead with a buyback program that will see the automaker acquire affected vehicles from dealers’ certified pre-owned (CPO) inventories, a source familiar […]

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Volkswagen Group of America has begun the process of buying back cars affected by the ongoing diesel emissions scandal, but you shouldn’t expect to receive a letter or phone call with a buyback offer anytime soon. VW is going ahead with a buyback program that will see the automaker acquire affected vehicles from dealers’ certified pre-owned (CPO) inventories, a source familiar […]

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Top Gear, Ruined http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/top-gear-ruined/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/top-gear-ruined/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:20:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1280170 If there was any doubt surrounding the future certain failure of Top Gear, it was put to rest today. Eddie Jordan — famous for running a Formula 1 team into the ground, being the Irish orange yin to David Coulthard’s pasty, Scottish yang during BBC Formula 1 coverage, and for making Bernie Ecclestone look like a normal-sized human being […]

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If there was any doubt surrounding the future certain failure of Top Gear, it was put to rest today. Eddie Jordan — famous for running a Formula 1 team into the ground, being the Irish orange yin to David Coulthard’s pasty, Scottish yang during BBC Formula 1 coverage, and for making Bernie Ecclestone look like a normal-sized human being […]

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Digestible Collectible: 1997 Honda Prelude SH http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/digestible-collectible-1997-honda-prelude-sh/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/digestible-collectible-1997-honda-prelude-sh/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1279778 It’s time for everybody’s favorite parlor game, “Remember When?” where the good old days are magnified and revered. Today’s subject: Remember when Honda made fun, affordable cars? Nowadays, the Civic Si all the H-brand has to offer, though the Type R might restore some mojo. Back in the day, one could buy a CRX, a […]

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It’s time for everybody’s favorite parlor game, “Remember When?” where the good old days are magnified and revered. Today’s subject: Remember when Honda made fun, affordable cars? Nowadays, the Civic Si all the H-brand has to offer, though the Type R might restore some mojo. Back in the day, one could buy a CRX, a […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Hyundai Excel with Not-Rare-Enough Zero-Options Package http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1987-hyundai-excel-not-rare-enough-zero-options-package/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1987-hyundai-excel-not-rare-enough-zero-options-package/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:21:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1279530 I can’t think of any vehicle manufacturer whose products improved as much and as quickly as Hyundai’s did between the ghastly first-gen Excel and the very nice Hyundais of, say, the current century. The only new US-market car that was cheaper than the first Excel was the Yugo GV (which was, arguably, the better car), […]

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I can’t think of any vehicle manufacturer whose products improved as much and as quickly as Hyundai’s did between the ghastly first-gen Excel and the very nice Hyundais of, say, the current century. The only new US-market car that was cheaper than the first Excel was the Yugo GV (which was, arguably, the better car), […]

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Chrysler 200 Sales In Freefall, No Wonder Sergio Shut Down Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/chrysler-200-sales-freefall-no-wonder-sergio-shut-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/chrysler-200-sales-freefall-no-wonder-sergio-shut-production/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:40:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278418 News that 200 production would instantly end, albeit temporarily, was overshadowed by news that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would, sooner than later, farm out the design and production of their small and intermediate cars to a rival automaker. The Chrysler 200’s plant in Sterling, Michigan will undergo a six-week shutdown due to an inventory glut at […]

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News that 200 production would instantly end, albeit temporarily, was overshadowed by news that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would, sooner than later, farm out the design and production of their small and intermediate cars to a rival automaker. The Chrysler 200’s plant in Sterling, Michigan will undergo a six-week shutdown due to an inventory glut at […]

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Piston Slap: The Truth About Throwaway Motors (Part III) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/piston-slap-truth-throwaway-motors-part-iii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/piston-slap-truth-throwaway-motors-part-iii/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1160794 Kenneth writes: Which cars and trucks that have throwaway motors? I was one payment from finishing my debt on a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser and my timing belt came off. Immediately, my valves were destroyed. I would not want to buy another engine like that. I am now $20,000 in debt buying another car. (Toyota Corolla) Thanks […]

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Kenneth writes: Which cars and trucks that have throwaway motors? I was one payment from finishing my debt on a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser and my timing belt came off. Immediately, my valves were destroyed. I would not want to buy another engine like that. I am now $20,000 in debt buying another car. (Toyota Corolla) Thanks […]

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Matt LeBlanc to Host Top Gear http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/matt-leblanc-to-host-top-gear/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/matt-leblanc-to-host-top-gear/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:50:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1279418 Former “Friends” star and current “Episodes” main character Matt LeBlanc will be heading to the BBC to co-host Top Gear with Chris Evans, Top Gear announced Thursday. The news comes just before Evans, who’s experienced numerous setbacks with taping the new series, is set to headline BBC Worldwide’s annual showcase where he’ll be expected to sell the […]

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Former “Friends” star and current “Episodes” main character Matt LeBlanc will be heading to the BBC to co-host Top Gear with Chris Evans, Top Gear announced Thursday. The news comes just before Evans, who’s experienced numerous setbacks with taping the new series, is set to headline BBC Worldwide’s annual showcase where he’ll be expected to sell the […]

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Dodge Recalls Jack-off Chargers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/dodge-recalls-jack-off-chargers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/dodge-recalls-jack-off-chargers/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278954 More than half a million 2011 through 2016 Dodge Chargers are being recalled because they can’t stay up. Jack points on the Chargers may become deformed, causing the cars to slip off their jacks when owners are changing a flat. Three minor injuries have been attributed to the issue, said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. One minor headline joke […]

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More than half a million 2011 through 2016 Dodge Chargers are being recalled because they can’t stay up. Jack points on the Chargers may become deformed, causing the cars to slip off their jacks when owners are changing a flat. Three minor injuries have been attributed to the issue, said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. One minor headline joke […]

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Scion Monospec Strategy Continuing for 2017, Trims May Arrive for 2018 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/scion-monoprice-strategy-continuing-for-2017-trims-may-arrive-for-2018/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/scion-monoprice-strategy-continuing-for-2017-trims-may-arrive-for-2018/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:32:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278746 Beyond the funky metal, there’s one element that set Scion apart from its Toyota mothership: monospec pricing. By offering up only a single trim for each models and reducing options to paint colors, transmissions and accessories, Scion was able to market its vehicles to a different audience and offer a no-haggle sales approach. For the […]

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Beyond the funky metal, there’s one element that set Scion apart from its Toyota mothership: monospec pricing. By offering up only a single trim for each models and reducing options to paint colors, transmissions and accessories, Scion was able to market its vehicles to a different audience and offer a no-haggle sales approach. For the […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 1991 Oldsmobile 442 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/crapwagon-outtake-1991-oldsmobile-442/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/crapwagon-outtake-1991-oldsmobile-442/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:30:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278354 I love road racing. I grew up about an hour away from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and spent many summer weekends wandering the grounds while soaking in the sounds and smells unique to the track. I’m pretty sure my first race was the Lumbermens Six Hours IMSA race in 1983, won by my local hero […]

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I love road racing. I grew up about an hour away from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and spent many summer weekends wandering the grounds while soaking in the sounds and smells unique to the track. I’m pretty sure my first race was the Lumbermens Six Hours IMSA race in 1983, won by my local hero […]

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OFFICIAL: Scion Is Dead, Will ‘Transition to Toyota’ for 2017 Model Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/official-scion-is-dead-will-transition-to-toyota/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/official-scion-is-dead-will-transition-to-toyota/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:36:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278610 Toyota officially announced Wednesday morning that Scion will “transition to Toyota,” effectively killing off the youth brand started in 2002. Its first vehicles went on sale in California in 2003, and included the xA hatchback and xB wagon. According to a release from Toyota, Scion “is now transitioning back to the Toyota brand” and most Scion […]

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Toyota officially announced Wednesday morning that Scion will “transition to Toyota,” effectively killing off the youth brand started in 2002. Its first vehicles went on sale in California in 2003, and included the xA hatchback and xB wagon. According to a release from Toyota, Scion “is now transitioning back to the Toyota brand” and most Scion […]

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The History of Scion’s Sales Collapse http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/history-scions-sales-collapse/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/history-scions-sales-collapse/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:30:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278506 Is Toyota about to officially murder the company’s fledgling Scion marque? If so, it will be both the exact outcome analysts and observers and fans predicted for years and a surprising turn of events. After thriving for half a decade prior to the economic collapse, Scion’s poor performance in recent years led us to assume […]

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Is Toyota about to officially murder the company’s fledgling Scion marque? If so, it will be both the exact outcome analysts and observers and fans predicted for years and a surprising turn of events. After thriving for half a decade prior to the economic collapse, Scion’s poor performance in recent years led us to assume […]

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UPDATE 2: Will Toyota Kill Off the Scion Brand Today? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-toyota-kill-off-the-scion-brand-today/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-toyota-kill-off-the-scion-brand-today/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:05:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278410 Update 2: Toyota has officially announced Scion’s “transition to Toyota.” Update 1: Road&Track is reporting it has confirmed the rumor with an inside source and the death of Scion will be publicly announced later today. A top-secret meeting took place Tuesday afternoon to announce the death of the Scion brand to employees, reports CarBuzzard (via Motor Trend). The company […]

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Update 2: Toyota has officially announced Scion’s “transition to Toyota.” Update 1: Road&Track is reporting it has confirmed the rumor with an inside source and the death of Scion will be publicly announced later today. A top-secret meeting took place Tuesday afternoon to announce the death of the Scion brand to employees, reports CarBuzzard (via Motor Trend). The company […]

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Time’s Up: Volkswagen Must Submit 3-liter TDI Fix for Approval by Today http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/times-up-volkswagen-must-submit-3-liter-tdi-fix-for-approval-by-today/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/times-up-volkswagen-must-submit-3-liter-tdi-fix-for-approval-by-today/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:35:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278322 Volkswagen Group has until the end of the day Tuesday to submit its final plan to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its illegally polluting 3-liter TDI engines, primarily used in Audi vehicles, reported Automotive News on Monday. The deadline comes after an earlier proposal to fix 2-liter TDI vehicles was rejected by the regulatory agency and […]

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Volkswagen Group has until the end of the day Tuesday to submit its final plan to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its illegally polluting 3-liter TDI engines, primarily used in Audi vehicles, reported Automotive News on Monday. The deadline comes after an earlier proposal to fix 2-liter TDI vehicles was rejected by the regulatory agency and […]

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How Many People Have Been Killed While Taking a Selfie Behind the Wheel? Two. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/how-many-people-have-been-killed-while-taking-a-selfie-behind-the-wheel-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/how-many-people-have-been-killed-while-taking-a-selfie-behind-the-wheel-two/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278282 Or, at least, that’s what this nifty, little, easily digestible graph from Priceonomics would lead you to believe. The often utilized and equally abhorred selfie, the act of recording a moment in time of thyself, has been directly linked to the deaths of two people while driving, according to news reports compiled by Priceonomics. That pales […]

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Or, at least, that’s what this nifty, little, easily digestible graph from Priceonomics would lead you to believe. The often utilized and equally abhorred selfie, the act of recording a moment in time of thyself, has been directly linked to the deaths of two people while driving, according to news reports compiled by Priceonomics. That pales […]

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Honda Orders Stop Sale of 2016 Civic, 2-liter Engine to Blame http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/honda-orders-stop-sale-2016-civic-2-liter-engine-blame/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/honda-orders-stop-sale-2016-civic-2-liter-engine-blame/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278218 CivicX is reporting that Honda has ordered a stop sale on all 2-liter four-cylinder-equipped 2016 Honda Civics. To blame: piston pin snap rings, which may be incorrectly installed or not installed at all. This is the first recall of Honda’s tenth-generation Civic and includes 33,735 units in the United States and an additional 8,000 units in Canada. The […]

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CivicX is reporting that Honda has ordered a stop sale on all 2-liter four-cylinder-equipped 2016 Honda Civics. To blame: piston pin snap rings, which may be incorrectly installed or not installed at all. This is the first recall of Honda’s tenth-generation Civic and includes 33,735 units in the United States and an additional 8,000 units in Canada. The […]

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80 Percent of Chicago PD Dashcams Suffering From ‘Accidental’ Sabotage http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/eighty-percent-chicago-police-dashcam-videos-suffering-accidental-sabotage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/eighty-percent-chicago-police-dashcam-videos-suffering-accidental-sabotage/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277634 Qui custodiet ipsos custodes? When it comes to police and their dashcams, the answer appears to be “nobody, due to suspicious technical problems.” Last Friday, the Washington Post released a scathing indictment of the Chicago Police Department and its officers’ intentional sabotage of their dashcam equipment. The same department is already under siege from all […]

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Qui custodiet ipsos custodes? When it comes to police and their dashcams, the answer appears to be “nobody, due to suspicious technical problems.” Last Friday, the Washington Post released a scathing indictment of the Chicago Police Department and its officers’ intentional sabotage of their dashcam equipment. The same department is already under siege from all […]

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Time To Be Vigilant About Vigilant Solutions’ Spying On Motorists? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/time-vigilant-vigilant-solutions-spying-motorists/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/time-vigilant-vigilant-solutions-spying-motorists/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276593 You probably don’t know much about Vigilant Systems, but the company likely knows more about you than you know about them. That because Vigilant Systems is in the business of knowing. The company has so far collected about 2.8 billion license plate photos with its network of cameras, and every month it adds another 70-80 million photos, […]

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You probably don’t know much about Vigilant Systems, but the company likely knows more about you than you know about them. That because Vigilant Systems is in the business of knowing. The company has so far collected about 2.8 billion license plate photos with its network of cameras, and every month it adds another 70-80 million photos, […]

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Volkswagen AG Broke Our YouTube http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-ag-broke-our-youtube/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-ag-broke-our-youtube/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 22:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277866 The Verge has an article today about the arduous process of hoops YouTube makes publishers jump through if a copyright infringement claim is made against a video. It’s an interesting look behind the scenes of video publishing and the tools YouTube makes available to copyright holders wanting to protect intellectual property. It also highlights the lack of human-based […]

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The Verge has an article today about the arduous process of hoops YouTube makes publishers jump through if a copyright infringement claim is made against a video. It’s an interesting look behind the scenes of video publishing and the tools YouTube makes available to copyright holders wanting to protect intellectual property. It also highlights the lack of human-based […]

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Electric Cars Aren’t So Dirty, Coal Power at 35-year Low http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/electric-cars-arent-so-dirty-coal-power-at-35-year-low/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/electric-cars-arent-so-dirty-coal-power-at-35-year-low/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277834 Electric vehicles aren’t rollin’ coal anymore — or, at least, not nearly as much as they used to. Reuters reports coal-fired electricity generation is now at a 35-year low in the U.S., and November 2015 was the fifth month in a row more natural gas than coal was used to produce electricity. That’s not all. […]

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Electric vehicles aren’t rollin’ coal anymore — or, at least, not nearly as much as they used to. Reuters reports coal-fired electricity generation is now at a 35-year low in the U.S., and November 2015 was the fifth month in a row more natural gas than coal was used to produce electricity. That’s not all. […]

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Who Will Build Sergio’s Next Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-build-sergios-next-dodge-dart-chrysler-200/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-build-sergios-next-dodge-dart-chrysler-200/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:05:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277738 FCA’s sweater-in-chief Sergio Marchionne has a plan to turn around the debt-laden and ailing automaker: stop building cars that lose money. That sounds like common sense, so long as oil prices stay low and the demand for trucks, SUVs and crossovers remains high. But that plan introduces a new set of problems, chief among them […]

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FCA’s sweater-in-chief Sergio Marchionne has a plan to turn around the debt-laden and ailing automaker: stop building cars that lose money. That sounds like common sense, so long as oil prices stay low and the demand for trucks, SUVs and crossovers remains high. But that plan introduces a new set of problems, chief among them […]

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