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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces Top Safety Picks+

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces Top Safety Picks+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced the five vehicles awarded with its Top Safety Picks+ designation. The awards are based on each vehicle's performance in crash tests, with the goal being to encourage safer vehicles. This has been successful, with the Institute stating that some automakers have made changes to their vehicles in order to perform better on the tests.

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Honda has 2013 Accord to thank for boost in sales

Honda has 2013 Accord to thank for boost in sales

Honda's executives have a reason to smile this evening, as it seems the 2013 Accord is a hit. The company has the Accord to thank for a 12.7% boost in sales from the month before, which is certainly something to get excited about if you happen to be one of the people in charge at Honda. Even more exciting is that Accord sales rose a whopping 75.2% over sales from the same month a year prior.

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Honda and Acura to take advantage of Apple Siri Eyes Free tech

Honda and Acura to take advantage of Apple Siri Eyes Free tech

The push is on for many automakers to add new hands-free technology to their vehicles to help drivers keep their eyes on the road. Some automakers, such as Ford, have had hands-free communication systems and their vehicles allowing drivers to control certain functions using the voice for a long time. Other automakers have been slower to adopt such technology.

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Honda GEAR concept previews trendy city car ambitions

Honda GEAR concept previews trendy city car ambitions

Honda's eye-catching NSX concept unsurprisingly caught the most attention last week, but the Japanese car company also had a fetching urban alternative in the shape of the Honda GEAR concept. Previewed not in Detroit but at the Montreal International Auto Show, the Honda GEAR is an angular sub-compact that the company believes is ideal for "young, urban, Gen-Y lifestyles" - or, in other words, the car the Honda Fit really should've been.

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Honda recalls 800,000 more vehicles for parking brake failure

Honda recalls 800,000 more vehicles for parking brake failure

This hasn't been a good past few months for the auto industry. We've written about ten different recalls this year alone, and while that certainly doesn't count all of the recalls that have happened, that's still a lot of cars that are at risk of some big problems. Honda is the latest to issue a recall, saying that 800,000 of their vehicles are at risk of rolling away due to a potential parking brake failure.

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Honda teases Urban SUV Concept

Honda teases Urban SUV Concept

Honda is teasing a new "Urban SUV" concept for 2013, a sporty compact crossover that will make its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit come January. Details about the concept are sparse to the point of extreme minimalism, with Honda only saying that its new concept will combine "a sporty and dynamic SUV profile with a spacious, functional interior."

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 30, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone! Not only is this the beginning of the weekend, but it's also the last day of November. Tomorrow December begins, and the holiday rush will soon be in full swing. How about we all prepare with a recap of the news from the final day of the month? Today Verizon announced that it will soon be sending out Jelly Bean updates to the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD, so if you own one of those phones, be on the lookout for an update next week. Apple launched its new iMac today, and we learned that the company will be bringing the iPad Mini to China on December 6, with the iPhone 5 to follow a week after.

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Honda unveils updated 2013 Civic in LA

Honda unveils updated 2013 Civic in LA

Love it or hate it, the Honda Civic has become one of the more popular cars for a new generation of automotive enthusiasts. Fans of the Honda Civic will want take a nice look at the 2013 Civic sedan that Honda unveiled at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show this week. The sedan gets a fresh style and other features to update the popular car.

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