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Auto News for Monday, May 4

05.04.2015

Police in southern China raid office of car-hailing app Uber. Chinese officials left satisfied after seeing that Uber drivers work very long hours for very little money. 

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10 Road Trip Cars Better Than Bugsy's Van

05.01.2015

Many, many years ago, I drove Ray, John “Bugsy” Lawlor and the Boston Globe’s John R. White from Boston to Detroit in what was called “The Enlarged Prostate Express.” We made the trek in Bugsy’s 15-passenger Ford Econoline. There were better cars to make that trip in. Pretty much ANY car is a better car than something with the aerodynamic profile of a tool shed.
 

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From Cattle to Cars: Kansas City's Transportation Hub

05.01.2015

Ranchers once drove the beef to the rail head in centrally located Kansas City; now it's automakers and their suppliers that reap the benefits of building plants there.

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Auto News for Friday, May 1

05.01.2015

Tesla Powerwall expands EV battery tech to homes, businesses. Elon Musk heard cackling as he mounts the head of the Energizer Bunny on his wall.

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Today: The Rattling GMC Jimmy

04.30.2015

Today: What's causing Becki's 2001 GMC Jimmy to rattle? And is it going to take her over the nearest cliff? Car Talk's advice right here.

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Auto News for Wednesday, April 30

04.29.2015

Apple files patent for “humanized” navigation system. If it works anything like Apple maps, it had better learn to take a punch...

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Where Have All the Vent Windows Gone?

04.28.2015

John just got around to replacing his '73 MGB and he's missing the vent windows. Why do new cars not have these? Find out, here. 

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Test Drives: The Dymaxion Car

04.27.2015

Jamie Kitman test drives a replica of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car. "Having now driven this stunning recreation, I am stunned. At how bad it is."

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Flying is Better for the Environment Than Driving. Really?

04.27.2015

Not only are planes like the 787 more fuel efficient than the gas guzzlers of the past, but airlines are flying them full of people. The car fleet would have to average 45 mpg to equal the carbon footprint of an airplane mile, and its actual performance is far from that.

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Auto News for Monday, April 27

04.27.2015

Jaguar Land Rover considering Mexican plant... Judging from the Range Rover Evoque, the Mexican plant they’re considering is Peyote

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