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Behold: The fastest cars at this year’s Detroit Auto Show

Behold: The fastest cars at this year’s Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT — Despite all the hype surrounding auto shows, let’s get real for a moment: The majority of the vehicles on display will end up ferrying kids to soccer practice, embarking on road trips and commuting between work and home each day.That’s unde...
Published: 01/17/18
This is why your car company may know more about you than your spouse

This is why your car company may know more about you than your spouse

DETROIT — Daniel Dunn was about to sign a lease for a Honda Fit last year when a detail buried in the lengthy agreement caught his eye.Honda wanted to track the location of his vehicle, the contract stated — according to Dunn — a stipulation that str...
Published: 01/15/18
Updated: 01/16/18
Brawny pickups, futuristic SUVs star at Detroit auto show

Brawny pickups, futuristic SUVs star at Detroit auto show

Associated PressDETROIT — It’s the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market. Fiat Chry...
Published: 01/15/18
Hyundai, Volkswagen team up for new autonomous vehicle

Hyundai, Volkswagen team up for new autonomous vehicle

Associated PressDETROIT — Hyundai and Volkswagen each say they’re partnering with a U.S. autonomous vehicle tech firm led by former executives from Google, Tesla and Uber. The companies on Thursday announced partnerships with Aurora Innovation, start...
Published: 01/04/18
You may get nostalgic for lower gas prices this year

You may get nostalgic for lower gas prices this year

Those days of cheap gas in Florida may be in the rearview mirror. Last year sucker-punched consumers’ wallets to end with the highest gas prices in three years after swings of 25 cents some weeks. And while there is likely to be some short-term relie...
Updated one month ago
AAA providing free rides, tows to cut down on drunk driving

AAA providing free rides, tows to cut down on drunk driving

AAA, The Auto Club Group, is kicking off its annual "Tow to Go" safe rides program Friday. Motorists who find themselves impaired and unable to drive can call AAA for a free ride and tow to any location within 10 miles. The service, provided in partn...
Updated one month ago
Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s

Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s

Associated PressTOKYO — Toyota plans to offer more than 10 purely electric vehicle models in its lineup by the early 2020s, marking the Japanese automaker’s commitment to that growing technology sector. Toyota Motor Corp. now offers no purely electri...
Updated one month ago
Uber engaged in

Uber engaged in "illegal’ spying on rivals, ex-employee says

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Uber spied on key executives, drivers and employees at rival ride-hailing companies as part of a larger intelligence-gathering operation that spanned multiple countries, according to a letter made public in a federal court ...
Updated one month ago
Florida gas prices back to pre-Hurricane Harvey levels

Florida gas prices back to pre-Hurricane Harvey levels

Just in time for one of the busiest travel periods of the year, gas prices across Florida are back down to pre-Hurricane Harvey levels. Tampa Bay gas hit $2.30 per gallon today, while state prices averaged $2.37 per gallon, according to AAA, The Auto...
Updated one month ago
Illegal card skimmer discoveries in Tampa Bay double in 2017

Illegal card skimmer discoveries in Tampa Bay double in 2017

State investigators have discovered more than double the number of credit card skimmers in the Tampa Bay area in 2017 than in 2016 — with still a few weeks left in the year. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found 54 skimmer...
Updated one month ago