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Woman Sues GM After Suffering Third-Degree Burns from Heated Seat

A woman in Maine is suing General Motors after she suffered a third-degree burn while riding in the backseat of her friend’s Chevrolet Suburban. Emma Verrill filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, saying that GM failed to adequately test the rear seat heaters to prevent them from reaching dangerously high temperatures that would burn human flesh. She’s seeking unspecified... 

2016 Chevy Volt Debut Expected During Auto Show in Detroit

Chevrolet will be debuting it’s 2016 electric car at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The next generation of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt was released with a teaser photo of the tailgate, but no other details about the car. The 2016 Chevy vVlt model is expected to continue through on it’s original mission, letting drivers improve their fuel economy but operate entirely... 

Plane Crashes into San Diego Costco Parking Lot, 1 Dead

A single-engine 1988 Mooney M-20L plane crashed into a San Diego Costco parking lot around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot. The 1988 Mooney M-20L plane is believed to have lost power shortly after take-off from nearby Montgomery Field, authorities said. “She said she lost power and she was going down and that was it,” helicopter... 

Woman Dies on US Airways Redeye Flight to Phoenix from Honolulu

A woman passenger on an US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu died after a suffering an unknown medical emergency. The incident happened on US Airways Flight 693, an overnight “redeye” flight that left Honolulu Tuesday night before arriving in Phoenix shortly around 7 a.m,. local time. The plane was a Boeing 757, according to US Airways. The airport was notified of the emergency during... 

FAA Bans US Flights to Tel Aviv in Israel Due to Safety Concerns

Delta Air Lines, United, and US Airways all canceled flights to Tel Aviv in Israel on July 22 because of safety and security concerns. The FAA prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to Tel Aviv’s airport after a rocket landed nearby. Air France, KLM and Lufthansa also canceled flights on Tuesday. Many travelers were being re-booked on El Al, Israel’s national airline, whose flight schedules... 

2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan Equipped with Driver Easy Speak for Parents to Shout at Kids

Toyota will be releasing their new 2015 Sienna minivan with a feature that will give parents the ability to shout at their kids in the back seat, via microphone. The feature is called “Driver Easy Speak.” It uses a built-in microphone to amplify a parent’s voice through speakers in the back seats. Toyota says it added Easy Speak “so parents don’t have to shout to passengers in the back.”... 

Ford Teams Up with Fisher Price and Releases 2015 Ford F-150 Power Wheels Toy

Ford and Fisher-Price are teaming up to release a 2015 Ford F-150 Power Wheels toy. The children’s toy is expected to retail for $349.99 USD and will be released in September. It’s based on designs shared by Ford to Fisher-Price nine months ahead of the trucks reveal at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In a press release, Fisher Price says, “The sporty “chrome”... 

Harley-Davidson 2014 Motorcycle Goes Electric

Harley-Davidson Motor Company announced it will be selling a new all-electric motorcycle on a 30-city cross-country tour this summer. Code-named Project LiveWire will officially be revealed in New York on June 23. It’s styled to look more like a sleek, low-slung racer than the big highway motorcycles typically associated with the brand. The electric motorcyle is not available for sale to the... 

Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers 2014: New York Best and South Dakota Worst

Researchers analyzed data to determine vehicle crash death rates in the 50 most populous areas of the United States and compared them to national rates. Wallet Hub then looked at other safety and financial data to create an in-depth analysis of the best and worst states for teen drivers overall. “Using 16 key metrics, WalletHub has identified the Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers. We... 

Gas Prices on the Rise Again with Violence in the Middle East

With the recent Middle East violence, gas prices rose 1.2 cents making the national average $3.686 per gallon, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) figures for June 16. This is six cents higher than the same time last year. If prices stay above $3.652 a gallon next week, they will hit the highest price for this time of the year since 2008. AAA had previously predicted drivers would... 
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