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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. displays a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the U.S. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. displays a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the U.S. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Hearing draws apology, admission in airbag controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The global quality chief of Takata Corp. apologized and an official from Honda acknowledged the automaker broke a disclosure law as a Senate committee put the spotlight on a growing problem with exploding air bags.

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USC professor Jeffery Miller develops software that will help the cars of the future drive themselves. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
USC professor Jeffery Miller develops software that will help the cars of the future drive themselves. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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Can self-driving cars ‘learn’ rules of safe driving?

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane.

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Traffic jam with rows of cars
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For safety sake, feds want car-to-car communication

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says it wants to require that future cars and trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

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A driverless car during testing at the headquarters of motor industry research organization MIRA at Nuneaton in the West Midlands, England, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  (AP Photo/PA, Rui Vieira)
A driverless car during testing at the headquarters of motor industry research organization MIRA at Nuneaton in the West Midlands, England, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Rui Vieira)
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Britain to test driverless cars next year

LONDON (AP) -- British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January.

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A 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a 2012 recall of 745,000 older-model Jeep models to fix air bags is working.  (AP Photo/Chrysler, File)
A 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a 2012 recall of 745,000 older-model Jeep models to fix air bags is working. (AP Photo/Chrysler, File)
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US Probes Effectiveness of Chrysler Airbag Recall

DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall to fix air bags on nearly 745,000 Chrysler SUVs is working properly.

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Families of victims of a General Motors safety defects in small cars hold photos of their loved ones as they gather on the lawn on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite.)
Families of victims of a General Motors safety defects in small cars hold photos of their loved ones as they gather on the lawn on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 1, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite.)
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US Fines GM Maximum $35M for Ignition Failures

The U.S. government is fining General Motors $35 million for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches.

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General Motors cars are displayed at a California dealership
General Motors cars are displayed at a California dealership (David McNew/Getty Images)
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Safety Chief Slams GM Over Fatal Defects

The head of the nation's auto safety watchdog is blaming General Motors for a failure to act sooner to warn consumers of a defect in small cars that is linked to 13 deaths.

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Used Cars
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Car History Reports May Not Have All the Details [AUDIO]

When purchasing a used car, how can you be certain you're not buying someone else's headache?

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Car Crash
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Insurance Group Cites Top Auto Safety Picks

A record number of cars and trucks made the insurance industry's list of "top safety pick" award winners this year.

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