Drivers, Put Your Google Glass Away: Another Study Proves That Hands-Free Texting Isn't Safe


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As of today, 44 states prohibit texting and driving. (The six outliers: Arizona, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, and Texas.) Twenty-two place at least some restrictions on using handheld devices to make or take calls behind the wheel.  No state in the U.S.A. prevents drivers from using a cell phone at al...Read more

New Remote Kill Switches Make Repo Men Smarter -- And Deadlier


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When last we spoke of repo (wo)men, we spoke of how they're using license plate readers to find folks who are late on loan repayments. (As if stalking people on Facebook weren't bad enough.) But wait, it gets worse: according to the New York Times, if you're a subprime borrower -- generally speaking, anyone with a...Read more

Iowa Shakes Fist, Tells Tesla To Get Off Its Property


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Iowa has told Tesla to hit the road -- and not in the good way. According to the Des Moines Register, the state's Department of Transportation told Tesla to pack its bags and cut short a planned series of test drives in West Des Moines earlier this month. Why would the DOT do such a thing? Because the Iowa Automob...Read more

Chrysler Recalls 2008 Dodge Charger, Magnum; Chrysler 300; Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee


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Chrysler has issued a recall for 2008 models of the Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Chrysler 300, Jeep Commander, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Some of those vehicles may suffer from an ignition switch problem that could disable features like windshield wipers, defrosters, and even airbags. MUST READ: Iowa Shakes Fist, Tells T...Read more

Deathwatch: Saab's Parent Company Lays Off 200 As Another Bankruptcy Looms


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Winter is coming, and it may be a brutal one for Saab employees. As our colleagues at Motor Authority report, the struggling automaker is laying off up to 200 workers while it attempts to restructure and secure funding to resume production. RECENTLY, ON THE SAGA OF SAAB... Early last month, a supplier tried t...Read more