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Automotive Engineer Works on the Personal Computer, He Perfects New Car Model Prototype Sketch. He Works in the Bright and Modern Office. - stock photo
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Jim Melwert
July 15, 2019 - 12:29 pm
PENNSYLVANIA (KYW Newsradio) — Digital license plates have been given the green-light in a few states across the country. Here in Pennsylvania, PennDOT is in the early stages of a pilot program. Neville Boston is co-founder and CEO of Reviver, the company behind the digital plates. He says they use...
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In this March 28, 1990, file photo, Chrysler Corporation Chairman Lee Iacocca sits in a 1990 Dodge Viper sports car as the Chrysler in the 90's six city tour makes a visit to New York.
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July 03, 2019 - 6:41 am
By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Business Writers DETROIT (AP) — Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94. Two...
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The growth of fuel-efficient and electric cars means Americans are paying fewer gas taxes. States, which use gas taxes to pay for road repairs and public transit, are raising taxes on about one in three drivers in America to make up for lost revenue.
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July 01, 2019 - 4:21 pm
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) -- The growth of fuel-efficient and electric cars means Americans are paying fewer gas taxes. States, which use gas taxes to pay for road repairs and public transit, are raising taxes on about one in three drivers in America to make up for lost revenue. A total...
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Philadelphia Police Department
Paul Kurtz
June 13, 2019 - 3:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have taken a man into custody in connection with a rash of tire slashings in South Philadelphia and Center City. At least six vehicles were damaged on South Street near 18th Street. Police responded to a call early Thursday morning of a person with...
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June 03, 2019 - 2:04 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — All hail the bicyclists of the greater Philadelphia region. They’ve got legs of iron and nerves of steel as they compete for a slice of space on our car-choked streets, sailing through clouds of vehicle fumes and motorists’ irritation while leaving nary a...
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In this May 10, 2019, file photo a container ship is unloaded at the Virginia International Gateway terminal in Norfolk, Va.
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May 31, 2019 - 8:46 am
By Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer The surprise announcement by President Donald Trump of an escalating tariff regime against Mexico is sending ripples through almost every economic sector in the U.S., pulling at the shares of companies that make cars, operate railroads, or sell anything with...
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May 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One British driver was apparently confused by the meaning of bucket seats. A British motorist was pulled over by police for driving a car that had no bumper, no headlights, and a flat tire. When he stopped, police noticed...
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May 27, 2019 - 11:03 am
PARIS (AP) — Fiat Chrysler proposed on Monday to merge with France's Renault to create the world's third-biggest automaker and combine their investments in the race to make new electric and autonomous vehicles. The merged company would reshape the global industry: it would make some 8.7 million...
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Car maintenance.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many people who took a vacation this Memorial Day weekend did so by car, and now is a good time to get a seasonal checkup on your vehicle. Jana Tidwell with AAA mid-Atlantic says there's nothing like heading to the shore on a beautiful weekend. "This is the first...
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Tesla's new Navigate on Autopilot feature performs much worse than a typical human driver at things like changing lanes and passing and poses a serious safety risk, according to Consumer Reports.
Tesla via CNN
May 22, 2019 - 5:23 pm
By Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN Business (CNN) - - Tesla's new Navigate on Autopilot feature performs much worse than a typical human driver at things like changing lanes and passing and poses a serious safety risk, according to Consumer Reports. "The system's role should be to help the driver, but the...
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