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Ford announced on Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show that it will launch four new sport-utility vehicles over the next four years, recognizing their popularity among millennials and baby boomers.

British Columbia uses social media to catch insurance fraudsters

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is making extensive use of social media to find people who have made fraudulent insurance claims

Confusing gear shifters seemingly causing crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding its investigation into some Fiat Chrysler gear shifters after reports linked them to a number of crashes.

Record 32-million-euro auction sale for 1957 Ferrari

A legendary 1950s Ferrari has fetched a world record 32 million euros ($35 million) at auction, going under the hammer in Paris.

Toyota has killed off its Scion brand

Toyota announced on Wednesday that its Scion brand would cease to exist by the end of the year. Scion, which was launched in North America in 2003 to appeal to young car buyers, will be absorbed into the company's main Toyota brand starting this August.

Miami woman stops police officer, accuses him of speeding

It was a routine traffic stop but with a twist. A Miami civilian got the attention of a police officer and after he stopped, the woman accused him of speeding.

Ontario driver killed by flying truck wheel

Despite a clampdown by the provincial government that began almost 20 years ago, incidents of wheels coming off trucks on busy highways are still occurring.

Uber to pay 1.2 mn euros to French taxi group

App-based taxi firm Uber has been ordered to pay 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) to a French taxi group by a Paris court, according to documents seen by AFP on Wednesday.

Big dreams but little action for Manila's traffic nightmare

Web designer Maria Zurbano kisses her three-year-old daughter goodbye and sets out in the pre-dawn darkness for a torturous commute through the Philippine capital.

Video: Oregon deputy saves toddler running towards him on highway

At first Deputy Jeremy Gautney saw what he thought was an animal running towards his car on Highway 101 near Newport. It turned out to be a two-year-old boy who had managed to leave a community centre where his parents were.

Motorsport boss Todt wants road deaths to be seen as 'pandemic'

The head of Formula One's ruling body, Jean Todt, said Friday he was lobbying the rich and powerful to support his mission to have road accident deaths considered a "pandemic".

B.C. announces top auto insurance frauds of 2015

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) released the top six auto insurance frauds committed in 2015. While these are quite humorous, the ICBC points out the cost of these deceptions are borne by those who purchase insurance.

Sao Paulo taxi drivers banned from wearing shorts

Taxi drivers in Brazil's biggest city have been banned from wearing shorts -- or trying to engage their fares in banter about football.The rules that took effect in Sao Paulo on Monday aim to whip the city's cabbies into shape.

Death toll from Japan bus crash rises to 15: Police

The death toll in Japan's worst bus accident in 25 years has risen to 15, police said Tuesday, as they struggle to determine why the vehicle veered off a mountain road it was not supposed to be on.

Scooter owners revolt over ban in Vespa birthplace

Scooter owners are up in arms in Genoa, birthplace of the iconic Vespa, after the Italian city's mayor banned models produced before 1999 in a bid to tackle pollution.

14 dead after Japan ski bus hurtles off mountain road

Fourteen people were killed and dozens injured when their bus plunged off a mountain road in Japan on its way to a ski resort, in the country's worst such accident for 25 years.

The future of electric cars may hinge on improving batteries

There are over two dozen all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the market today, with an additional two dozen more slated to be on the market in the next few years. This green technology is showing promise of becoming a growing trend.

Boy wearing diaper found driving Power Wheels on busy highway

A 3-year-old boy, wearing only a t-shirt and a diaper, was found driving his Power Wheels toy truck on the median of a busy Florida highway. State authorities are now investigating.

Drunk customer hit with $1,114.71 charge from Uber

A man in Canada used Uber, a company that connects drivers to those seeking a ride via an app, and he got hit with a charge of $1,114.71.

Thirteen killed, 34 injured in Cuban truck collision

Thirteen people were killed and 34 more injured when two trucks retrofitted as passenger buses collided in eastern Cuba, local media reported.The deadly crash took place in Santiago de Cuba province, Agencia Cubana de Noticias reported.

Op-Ed: The top 10 cars we can't wait to drive in 2016

2016 is going to be a great year for cars. Many models are being revamped and reintroduced. Some new models are bold moves for major car manufacturers, whether it's in terms of performance or design.

Lawyers stand to benefit the most from self-driving car accidents

When, in the near future, a driverless car gets into an accident with another driverless car, it's going to be difficult to establish who is at fault. Is it the "driver," the car company, or even the programmer?

Police escort Mexican travelers on 'death highway'

Twenty cars line up between police cruisers in a violent northeastern Mexican city, ready to be escorted at high speed across a notorious "death highway" infested with gangs that kill and kidnap.