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A computer display shows how infrared lights map the face and eye positions of a bus driver using a fatigue monitoring system. A Dutch luxury bus company is helping introduce a monitoring technology that has been gaining ground in the mining industry. Royal Beuk BV said Tuesday it is outfitting 20 vehicles from five bus companies with a system designed by Australian company Seeing Machines. It uses infrared lights and a camera to register eye movements for signs a driver may be close to nodding off, and sounds an alarm. (AP Photo/Royal Beuk BV)

Dutch bus drivers to test fatigue warning tech

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch luxury bus company is testing technology that monitors whether a driver is becoming drowsy. Royal Beuk BV said Tuesday it is outfitting 20 vehicles from six different charter vacation bus […]

12/10/2013

The latest Mustang of the Ford Motor Company is unveiled to the media at the All-New Ford Mustang Global Reveal event in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

At 50, new-look Mustang still has plenty of muscle

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Ford Mustang is still galloping at 50. Ford Motor Co. on Thursday introduced the 2015 Mustang, a confident and aggressive riff on the iconic pony car that first made Americans […]

12/05/2013

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM boosts prices as pickup truck battle rages

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is adding a twist to the fight for supremacy in the red-hot U.S. pickup truck market: It’s raising prices. GM is adding almost $2,100 to the sticker price of the […]

10/16/2013

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Ford recalls Focus electric, C-Max to fix chime

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is recalling about 24,000 cars because a chime won’t sound if the driver’s door is opened while the key is inside the car. The recall in the U.S. and Canada […]

10/03/2013

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Toyota exec: Pent-up demand for new cars will end

NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota’s top North American executive says the pent-up demand that’s been driving sales of new cars will likely dry up in 2014. North American CEO Jim Lentz tells The Associated Press […]

09/26/2013

Scott Garberding, senior vice president of manufacturing for Chrysler Group LLC stands between a 1992 Grand Cherokee, right, and the automaker's 5,000,000th vehicle produced at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Automakers report sales up double-digits in August

DETROIT (AP) — The major U.S. and Japanese automakers all posted double-digit U.S. sales gains last month as car buyers snapped up pickup trucks and small cars to lead the industry toward its best month […]

09/04/2013

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Ford to restate hybrid gas mileage

DETROIT (AP) — Ford will reduce gas mileage estimates for its C-Max hybrid, following a government investigation into consumer complaints that the car’s actual mileage was lower, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. […]

08/15/2013

"Rosie the Riveter" dressed in overalls and bandanna was introduced as a symbol of patriotic womanhood in the 1940's. Rose Will Monroe played  "Rosie the Riveter," the nation's poster girl for women joining the work force during World War II.  Monroe was working as a riveter building B-29 and B-24 military airplanes at the Willow Run Aircraft Factory in Ypsilanti, Mich., when she was asked to star in a promotional film about the war effort. (AP Photo)

Trying to save part of Rosie the Riveter’s factory

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter showed that a woman could do a “man’s work” by building World War II-era bombers, making her an enduring symbol of American female […]

07/29/2013

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Ford recalls Explorer, Taurus, MKS to fix locks

  DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling just over 13,000 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs because the child safety locks might not work on the rear doors. The recall affects 2013 model […]

06/28/2013

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American auto industry about to go on hiring spree

DETROIT (AP) — The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles. […]

06/09/2013

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