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Volvo To Phase Out Gas-Only Engines

The BBC reports: Carmaker Volvo has said all new models will have an electric motor from 2019. The Chinese-owned firm, best known for its emphasis on driver safety, has become the first traditional carmaker to signal the end of the internal combustion engine. It plans to launch five fully electric models between 2019 and 2021 and a range of hybrid ...

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Trump Threatens General Motors With “Big Border Tax”

Politico reports: General Motors is the latest target of President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter cannon, with the Manhattan billionaire complaining that the American automaker is manufacturing cars in Mexico and importing them into the U.S. without penalty. “General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U.S.A. or pay big border ...

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

“Look, this isn’t easy for me, either. I’m sorry if you don’t like it, but it just feels right,” says to young man to his stern-faced father, who responds, “We didn’t raise you this way.” “You must have known I was a little different,” the son pleads. “Not this different,” grunts the father. That difference, as most viewers likely suspect ...

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Florida Has No Problem With “GAY” License Plates

Florida has issued a standard series of license plates that happen to begin with “GAY.” Some drivers and at least one dealership have complained, but the state doesn’t see any problem. Orlando’s ABC affiliate reports: Certain words are banned from Florida license plates, but a number of plates with “GAY” on them are being given to drivers across Orange County. ...

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Mercedes Teases Concept Robo-Car

Automotive blogs have been chattering for months and yesterday Wired published it’s first take: Before letting any press within a few miles of the F 015, Mercedes stressed that it’s only a prototype, without the fit, finish and finesse you might expect from a Mercedes. Smart move, because this thing runs like a 70’s-era Jaguar with dodgy electrics. The touch ...

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Viral Video Of The Day

600K views for this BMW ad in just a few hours.

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Paging One Million Moms…

One Million Moms is likely to blow a fuse over a new hip-hop heavy Toyota commercial that features a young girl who begins her rap, “Listen up, motherfathers.” But OMM will have lots of company as the ad is getting blasted from all sides. According to the car blog Jalopnik, the ad for the Sienna is “proof that the ad ...

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Google Demos Self-Driving Car

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This Is An Ad For Something

I especially dig the ponytail move. (Tipped by JMG reader Blair)

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New Chevy Ad Shows Gay Families, Will
Be Aired Tonight During Sochi Opening

GLAAD cheers via press release: Earlier this week we saw the first gay families included in a Super Bowl ad, and tonight we see the first gay families included in an Olympics Opening Ceremony. “Chevrolet has nailed it with ads that truly reflect the fabric of our nation, which today includes gay and lesbian families,” said GLAAD President and CEO ...

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The 2014 Ford Canyonero

Source. (Tipped by JMG reader Jeff)

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CALIFORNIA: Court Tosses Ticket For Driving With Google Glass

A California court yesterday threw out the first-ever ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass, saying that there was no proof that the device had been in actual use. Advocates for the device had launched a social media campaign in support of the driver. Southern California resident Cecilia Abadie appeared in San Diego traffic court on Thursday for speeding and ...

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NEW YORK: Assembly Gets Bill To Ban Google Glass Use While Driving

New York state Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) has introduced a bill banning the use of Google Glass while driving. “I will continue the fight to keep our highways safe as I have done for many years,” said Ortiz, who referred to Google Glass as “extremely dangerous technology.” Ortiz was also responsible for spearheading a bill in 2001 to outlaw the ...

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Top Ten States With Worst Drivers

An insurance company provides the above ranking based on per capita tickets for speeding, careless driving, and failure to obey traffic signals.  Other rankings have yielded different results by calculating the per capita rates of DUIs and fatal crashes. (Tipped by JMG reader Jack)

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Meet NYC’s New Taxi

Promo clip by Nissan. I will always miss the Crown Vics.

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Quote Of The Day – Tom Comstock

“I told God, if he’s going to save me from death from this and he doesn’t send me a boyfriend, I’m going to call a party foul.” – Portland resident Tom Comstock, after pieces of lumber speared the cabin of his SUV when he was rear-ended during rush hour traffic. Emergency room doctors gave him a tetanus shot and told ...

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Hummin 4 Jesus

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Black Boxes In Every Car By 2014

Associated Press: “Over 90 percent of new cars are being made with a black box. Similar to a flight cockpit recorder, it is called an Event Data Recorder -EDS. It records everything that is happening in your car. At issue is your right to privacy.”

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Luxury Cars Fail New Crash Test

Many of the most expensive luxury cars have failed a new crash test sponsored by the Insurance Institute. The new test examines the results of front-corner crashes, one of the most common angles of crashes in two-way traffic. Most midsize luxury cars — including the Mercedes-Benz C-Class — performed poorly in a new frontal crash test developed by the Insurance ...

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In Loving Memory

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