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Performance cars muscle greener vehicles off stage at Paris show

High-performance sports cars are muscling greener competitors off the exhibition stands at this week’s Paris auto show. "It's like some of the manufacturers are saying, 'it's time to take a break and have a little fun,'" said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting at LMC Automotive. Fiat SpA's Ferrari, Volkswagen AG's (VOWG_p.DE) Lamborghini and Bentley and Daimler AG's Mercedes …

GM recalls 524,384 cars and SUVs globally in two actions

General Motors Co (GM.N) said on Friday it was recalling 524,384 cars and sport utility vehicles globally in two actions dealing with potential latch problems and loose parts and would stop sales of two new truck models with potential air bag defects. The latest recalls, which involve Cadillac and Saab SUVs and Chevrolet Spark small cars, bring the number by the No. 1 U.S. GM also said it had …

GM recalls more than half a million cars, SUVs

By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co said on Friday it was recalling 524,384 cars and sport utility vehicles globally in two actions dealing with potential latch problems and loose parts and would stop sales of two new truck models with potential air bag defects. The latest recalls, which involve Cadillac and Saab SUVs and Chevrolet Spark small cars, bring the number by the No. 1 …

Town Built for Driverless Cars

Tricky intersections and rogue mechanical pedestrians will provide a testing area for automated and connected cars. A mocked-up set of busy streets in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will provide the sternest test yet for self-driving cars. Complex intersections, confusing lane markings, and busy construction crews will be used to gauge the aptitude of the latest automotive sensors and driving algorithms …