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BMW recalls 220,000 vehicles over airbag issue

BMW recalls 220,000 vehicles over airbag issue

BMW will be recalling some 220,000 vehicles over an airbag issue that causes the front passenger seat airbag from not inflating correctly due to a manufacturing defect in the airbag inflator. No reports of injuries or accidents have been reported, but officials say that the malfunction could cause a fire or passengers being injured by metal fragments shooting out of the airbag.

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Northrop Grumman unveils latest generation of its CUTLASS unmanned ground vehicle

Northrop Grumman unveils latest generation of its CUTLASS unmanned ground vehicle

Northrop Grumman is one of the largest defense contractors in the United States and the company works on a wide variety of projects for the US military. Many those projects have to do with aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles, but some of the projects aren't designed to fly. Northrop Grumman has announced the launch of its latest generation CUTLASS unmanned ground vehicle.

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Ariel Atom to get even lighter thanks to new titanium chassis

Ariel Atom to get even lighter thanks to new titanium chassis

There are number of automobiles on the market constructed by very small boutique manufacturers. A number of these incredibly low production automobiles are constructed specifically with motorsports in mind. The vehicles are street legal, but are very minimalist and are designed for drivers who often spend a lot of time racing the cars on a road course.

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Reevu shows off the world’s first rear vision motorcycle helmet system

Reevu shows off the world’s first rear vision motorcycle helmet system

While helmets aren't required in many states to ride a motorcycle on the streets, a huge number of riders do choose to wear a helmet to help protect them in the event of an accident. One of the complaints of wearing a helmet is that it limits some of your vision and makes it more difficult to see what's going on behind you. A company called Reevu has a helmet that has the world's first rear view imaging system built right in.

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GM recalls over 145,000 mid-size trucks over hood latch issue

GM recalls over 145,000 mid-size trucks over hood latch issue

If you happen to own a Chevy Colorado or a GMC Canyon between the years 2010 and 2012, you might be in for a recall. General Motors has announced a recall for over 145,000 of these mid-size trucks due to an issue with the hood latch that could result in the hood opening while the vehicle is being driven. GM notes that 118,800 are in the US, 15,264 in Canada, 7,492 in Mexico, and the rest are exports.

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Fisker hit hard by Hurricane Sandy

Fisker hit hard by Hurricane Sandy

A lot of places suffered the wrath of Sandy as it collided with the East Coast last week, but one manufacturer in particular was left with quite a mess to clean up after Sandy had passed. Fisker says that 300 of its Karma electric vehicles were destroyed by Sandy as they sat in a New Jersey port. Fisker sells each one of those Karmas for about $100,000 here in the States, so Sandy managed to destroy a lot of really expensive product when it made landfall.

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