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Auto Industry Gets Serious About Lighter Materials

What sounds like a science experiment could be your next car.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2014

2014 Chevy Camaro (GM Photo)

Another Ignition-Related Recall For General Motors

This time it’s a half million Camaro’s. Drivers knee can knock key out of run position.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2014

(Ford photo)

Ford Downgrades Fuel Economy Of Six Vehicles

Fuel economy rankings cut 1-7 mpg for hybrid Fusion, MKZ and C-Max, as well as most trims of 2014 Fiesta.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2014

Alfa Romeo 4C (Fiat-Chrysler photo)

Alfa Romeo Prepares for U.S. Return

Alfa’s return starts with 4C sports car. The plan is to create a luxury brand to compete with BMW, Mercedes and Audi.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony on a safety defect that's been linked to at least 13 deaths and has sparked a 2.6 million-vehicle recall. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Congress Schedules A Return Appearance For GM CEO Mary Barra

Barra and investigator Anton Valukas will appear before House Subcommittee on June 18th.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/11/2014

Mary Barra meets media before annual meeting (GM Photo)

Recall Issue Overshadows GM Shareholder Meeting

CEO Mary Barra promises change. Families of crash victims march outside.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/10/2014

General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra (center), Mark Reuss (left), Executive Vice President, and Dan Ammann (right), President, hold a press conference at the General Motors Technical Center on June 5, 2014 in Warren, Michigan. Barra spoke to provide an update on GM's internal investigation into the ignition switch recall at the General Motors Technical Center. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Engineer’s ‘Switch From Hell’ Began GM Recall Woes

By GM’s admission, the defective switches caused over 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths. Yet inside the auto giant, no one saw it as a safety problem. For 11 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2014

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May Car Sales Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Good weather and a strong Memorial Day weekend helped car buyers ignore reports of recalls, pushing car and truck sales up more than ten percent in May.

06/04/2014

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May Car Sales Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Chrysler sales rise 17 percent. GM sales up 13 percent. Ford sales rise 3 percent. Annual sales rate could approach 17 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2014

(Google photo)

New Google Self-Driving Car: “Look Ma, No Hands!”

Google’s latest self-driving car has no steering wheel, no accelerator pedal, no brake pedal. The actual vehicle, says the New York Times, was built by a manufacturer in Detroit. Google is not identifying that manufacturer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2014

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