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GM’s Active Safety Training Area Is Almost Complete

GM’s Active Safety Training Area Is Almost Complete

General Motors announced yesterday that its Active Safety Training Area is almost complete and will be fully functional by December. The Active Safety Training Area broke ground in June of last year at the Milford Proving Ground campus and is meant to be a facility to test GM’s new active safety technology. The new extension […]

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NHTSA Awards 2015 Chrysler 200 a Five-Star Overall Safety Rating

NHTSA Awards 2015 Chrysler 200 a Five-Star Overall Safety Rating

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today so humbly boasted that fact that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2015 Chrysler 200 a five-star overall safety rating, the highest safety honor a vehicle can receive from the safety watchdog. Specifically, the 200 received five stars in the frontal collision test, side-impact test (two-vehicles), and side […]

 Kyle Johnson

Oh Good, There’s Already a 2015 Mustang Recall

Oh Good, There’s Already a 2015 Mustang Recall

Hey there. How are you doing? Are you enjoying that new Mustang of yours? I bet you were really excited after you drove that sweet, sweet ‘Stang off the lot, thinking that you’d be the cock of the walk in your little corner of the world. Well, bad news: you could be the proud owner […]

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Andrea de Cesaris, Retired F1 Driver, Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Andrea de Cesaris, Retired F1 Driver, Killed in Motorcycle Accident

It is with deep regret that I announce that Andrew de Cesaris, a well-known Formula One driver from the 1980s and 1990s, has died in a motorcycle accident. According to reports, de Cesaris was killed instantly in the crash that took place in Rome, Italy. He was 55. La Bella Macchina: Alfa Romeo 8C Though Andrea […]

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Cadillac to Introduce Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Technologies in 2017

Cadillac to Introduce Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Technologies in 2017

Yesterday, General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, addressed the 21st annual Congress of the Intelligent Transport Society at the Intelligent Transport System World Congress held in Detroit. Among her key statements, Barra promised that Cadillac would be offering intelligent and connected vehicle technologies on 2017 models. These “intelligent and connected” technologies will equate to a reduced […]

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Read Mary Barra’s Remarks to the Intelligent Transport Society

Read Mary Barra’s Remarks to the Intelligent Transport Society

Yesterday, GM CEO, Mary Barra, spoke at the 21st annual Congress of the Intelligent Transport Society, highlighting a bright future for driving, and emphasizing General Motors’ place in it. You can read Mary Barra’s remarks to the Intelligent Transport Society below: Thank you for that warm welcome. It’s a great pleasure to join you tonight. […]

 Patrick Grieve

Worst Road Trip Movies: Wild Hogs Review

Worst Road Trip Movies: Wild Hogs Review

It’s finally time for this series to get our hands dirty reviewing what, according to Box Office Mojo, is the highest grossing road trip comedy of all time: Wild Hogs. I don’t think those figures have been adjusted for inflation, but it’s still sad that this movie made a whopping $168,273,550, roughly three times what […]

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Ricardo Sanchez is Your GT Academy International Champ

Ricardo Sanchez is Your GT Academy International Champ

Ricardo Sanchez of Mexico has won the title of Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International Champion and will now go on to four months in Nissan’s driver development program before inevitably making his professional debut for the Nissan NISMO race team in the January 2015 running of the Dubai 24 Hour race. Sanchez came out of […]

 Timothy Moore

Goofy Road Trip Movies: Rat Race Review

Goofy Road Trip Movies: Rat Race Review

Rat Race (2001) has long been a favorite movie of mine for some inexplicable reason. I think it’s all the slimy underhandedness and just the right amount of Jon Lovitz that does it for me. I even own the dang thing on VHS, which currently sits in a movie rack collecting dust because I’ve been […]

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IIHS Names 2015 Chrysler 200 a Top Safety Pick Plus

IIHS Names 2015 Chrysler 200 a Top Safety Pick Plus

Yesterday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2015 Chrysler 200 a Top Safety Pick Plus, the highest honor that the institute doles out. To qualify for the “plus” distinction, the mid-size sedan must be equipped with front crash prevention. Included in the IIHS’s testing are simulations of a front moderate-offset impact, a […]

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Justin Bieber’s 2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Justin Bieber’s 2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Wait, he’s old enough to drive?

Here’s the hard-hitting journalism that you have come to expect from The News Wheel. Everyone’s favorite loser, Justin Bieber, has something of a love affair with Cadillacs. (Macklemore wannabe, anyone?) Most recently, we reported on an accident in which he was involved, though not driving. As soon as the collision happened, he hopped out of […]

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2014 Chevy Volt Earns a Top Safety Pick+ Rating

2014 Chevy Volt Earns a Top Safety Pick+ Rating

The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Volt recently earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) thanks to its available Forward Collision Alert. Even more impressive, the Volt was the only one of twelve small cars that were tested to earn the top honor. Specifically, the Volt earned four (out of […]

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By the Numbers: Drunk Driving Statistics

By the Numbers: Drunk Driving Statistics

Drunk driving is an epidemic, with over 17 million people in the U.S. having admitted to drinking and driving. If all those people were moved to form one state, it would be the fifth largest in the U.S. – and those are just the ones who have admitted to it. We’ve pulled some shocking and […]

 Catherine Hiles

The Saga Continues as GM Recalls 717,960 More Vehicles

The Saga Continues as GM Recalls 717,960 More Vehicles

Guess what?! Nope, you’re not getting a Ferrari (complete with luggage) to call your very own. But General Motors is recalling hundreds of thousands more vehicles. That’s right; just when you thought GM had run out of vehicles to recall, the automaker announces another 717,960 vehicles. Surprisingly, the latest recall has nothing to do with […]

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IIHS Awards 2015 Sonata the Top Safety Pick+ Honor

IIHS Awards 2015 Sonata the Top Safety Pick+ Honor

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just awarded the 2015 Sonata the Top Safety Pick+ designation, the highest distinction that the institute doles out to vehicles. Specifically, the Sonata equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning system was given the Plus distinction. The 2015 Hyundai Genesis also earned this top honor. “The Top […]

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12 GM Vehicles Named to IIHS List of Recommended Used Vehicles for Teens

12 GM Vehicles Named to IIHS List of Recommended Used Vehicles for Teens

In a time when many question the safety of older GM models, given the recent ignition switch recalls, it is refreshing to report that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has placed 12 GM models (ranging from current and defunct brands) on its first-ever list of recommended used vehicles for teen drivers. “We know […]

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2015 Cadillac SRX Receives Five-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

2015 Cadillac SRX Receives Five-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

The all-new 2015 Cadillac SRX has just been awarded a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), for both the two- and the four-wheel-drive variants. This is the highest safety award offered by the government safety administration. Specifically, the 2015 Cadillac SRX luxury crossover earned five stars in the side […]

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Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus Heads to Chrysler Lineup

Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus Heads to Chrysler Lineup

Chrysler Group LLC already offers a bevy of driver-assist features, but the latest iteration comes in the form of the all-new Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, which will be available on the 2015 Chrysler 200, 2015 Dodge Charger, and 2015 Jeep Cherokee. This system pairs radar and camera technology to better assist drivers in object-detection. “Chrysler […]