Automakers start rolling out the Super Bowl XLIX commercials before the Big Game

Published: January 29, 2015

I started my commercial search this week on YouTube, looking for automakers that are leaking their ads early. Thus far, I’ve found six.

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'Switchgate' death toll hits 50; GM declines to extend claim deadline past Saturday - Published: January 29, 2015

According to Detroit News, the number of deaths officially linked to the faulty switches has now risen to 50. The number of injuries has reached 75, with seven classified as "very serious."

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Nissan, Infiniti backtrack on radical performance offerings - Published: January 29, 2015

Not long ago, senior Nissan and Infiniti execs were touting some pretty radical performance offerings but now it looks like the cars are all off the table.

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Tesla transparency on orders, sales, production fades: Do owners, investors care? - Published: January 29, 2015

Over the last two years, Tesla has quietly stopped providing several pieces of data it routinely reported when it launched the Model S electric luxury sedan.

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7 reasons why a Bentley convertible is a great winter car - Published: January 28, 2015

Once I got behind the wheel, I have to admit I completely forgot I was driving a convertible. It was warm, quiet and luxurious in all the right places.

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DEA is spying on millions of U.S. drivers with license plate readers - Published: January 28, 2015

Technology does awesome things. It also lets people spy on us -- people like repo men, county officials, and according to an article at The Atlantic, the friendly folks at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Toyota exec slams Tesla for having 'all eggs in one basket' - Published: January 28, 2015

Toyota's senior vice president for U.S. operations, Bob Carter, apparently made the comments ad hoc during a presentation last week at the J.D. Power Automotive Summit in San Francisco.

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New A4 to be first Audi road car with e-quattro hybrid all-wheel drive [Report] - Published: January 28, 2015

The e-quattro system has been used by Audi in its Le Mans prototype racers for the past couple of years, where it’s known as e-tron quattro, and now it’s coming to the production world.

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Recalls recap: Manufacturers on this week’s list include Ford, Kia, Lincoln, Nissan and Toyota - Published: January 27, 2015

In case you missed it: Vehicle recalls that came across our desk this week.

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10 most and least expensive ZIP codes for car insurance: Are your neighbors driving up your rates? - Published: January 27, 2015

CarInsurance.com pulled quotes from ZIP codes across the U.S., and the findings show that what you pay for auto insurance is frequently out of your responsible little hands.

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Do low gas prices hurt renewable energy adoption? Unlikely, says analyst - Published: January 27, 2015

With the financial advantage of solar or wind energy curtailed by cheap oil, the logic goes, consumers will be less interested in switching from fossil fuels.

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