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    Federal safety regulators, who allowed auto companies to voluntarily install event data recorders on their vehicles a few years ago, are now looking into whether the systems should be required, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday.

  • Toyota car grille

    A top government auto safety official tells Congress that his agency may need more authority to regulate the auto industry.

  • Computer in police car.

    The drivers say technology is a huge boon for their jobs, saving valuable seconds and providing instant access to essential information. But it also presents a clear risk — even the potential to take a life while they are trying to save one.

  • Toyota car grille

    You've probably heard the comments. I have. There are many people who have heard the reports of Toyota cars racing out of control and they aren't blaming Toyota.

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    Toyota's massive recalls are prompting Congress to reconsider whether the nation's auto safety agency has lived up to its mission of protecting motorists.

  • Stocks ended higher Wednesday, led by financials as the sector got a shot of confidence from a well-known analyst -- and investors. Staples and telecoms were the biggest decliners.

  • Bolivian chemical engineer Monica Aguirre poses with plastic containers with brine at a pilot lithium plant in Uyini, Bolivia. The Uyuni Salt flats has one of the biggest reserves of lithium in the world, estimated in 100,000 metric tons.

    For many years, few metals drew bigger yawns from mining executives than lithium, a lightweight element long associated mostly with mood-stabilizing drugs. Suddenly, the yawns are being replaced by eurekas.

  • Stocks continued to rise Wednesday, led by banks, amid a fresh vote of confidence for the sector.

  • Toyota grill

    The driver of a Toyota Prius told police in suburban New York that her car accelerated on its own, then lurched down a driveway, across a road and into a stone wall.

  • U.S. stock index futures were flat to slightly higher Wednesday after Wall Street eked out a gain Tuesday and investors waiting for economic data on the housing sector and business inventories.

  • Toyota Tundra

    Toyota  said on Tuesday it would fix all Tundra pickups sold in the United States for the 2000 to 2003 model years to address a risk that part of the truck's frame could corrode, causing spare tires or even the gas tank to drop to the road.

  • Foreclosures signs  in Detroit

    Have you ever wondered what will become of Detroit? There's one radical plan out there — and it's coming from the mayor himself.

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    While Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating the car and the incident, the real problem for Toyota is that this incident raises new questions about the company.

  • The US government may be sitting on the best value portfolio around.

  • Affordable vehicles from the likes of Toyota and Ford have been ruling the hybrid market. But at this year's Geneva International Auto Show, a number of luxury brands such as Ferrari and Porsche have unveiled concept and experimental hybrids. Take a look at what the future luxury hybrid might look like.

    This year's Geneva International Motor Show, a number of luxury brands debuted concept and experimental hybrids. Take a look at what the future luxury hybrid might look like.

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    In the ongoing war over whether Toyota vehicles have an electronics problem, the company and its critics have reached a point where both have made their arguments and little has been determined.

  • Federal regulators could make this high-tech auto-parts maker a lot of money, Cramer says.

  • With stocks, oil, and gold all moving higher on a better than expect jobs report you might think it signaled 'all clear.' Well, it didn't!

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    Australia’s National Roads and Motorists' Association hosted a summit to identify obstacles hindering development and production of the many alternative fuels and technologies already available in Australia and to determine a concrete set of steps to commercialize these solutions.

  • Toyota car grille

    Nobody wants to publicly say the Toyota owners filing complaints about unintended acceleration are to blame. But quietly, I hear what people in the industry are saying.