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Toyota Leads in U.S. Patents During 2012

The 1,491 patents issued to Toyota companies demonstrates the intellectual property rights that the U.S routinely grants offshore companies, rights saw critics that often do not exist in the countries trading with the U.S. Continue reading

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Supreme Court Dismisses Ethanol Waiver Case

The United States Supreme Court today dismissed a petition by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers or AFPM challenging an EPA regulation that allows for 15% ethanol in gasoline. Continue reading

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Honda Begins Leasing Walking Assist EV in Japan

Test walks by AutoInformed of an earlier model at the Society of Automotive Engineers Convention revealed a surprisingly good EV once you let the device take over. Continue reading

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Toyota Recalls FJ Cruiser Models for Defective Safety Belts

In its latest safety problem, Toyota Motor Sales is recalling 209,000 FJ Cruiser trucks because the safety belt retractors can pry loose. These safety belt retractors for the driver and front passenger safety belts are mounted in the rear access doors of the vehicle. Continue reading

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Peugeot-Citroen Hybrid Air Most Significant Intro at Geneva?

Struggling PSA Peugeot Citroën showed a light duty version of so-called hybrid-air technology that will be in production by 2016 using the group’s new EMP2 platform that will make its debut on the new Citroen Picasso. It potentially a breakthrough that will help PSA sell more cars globally, reviving its sagging reputation in the process. Continue reading

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