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Reality Check: EPA action on Volkswagen TDI cars

In our Reality Check, last week the EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), accused Volkswagen of fudging the law with software to defeat smog equipment their popular TDI engines. They allege Volkswagen ...

Reality Check: Mustang passwords on the internet

In our Reality Check this week, a new study says that Mustang is more popular than Superman or Batman, but it's not what you might think. The study by SplashData reveals that the name Mustang is actually the 16th m...

Reality Check: The sub-compact crossovers are coming!

Our reality check this week takes a look at the big takeaway from the Los Angeles Auto Show this year, the biggest trend afoot is the onslaught of sub-compact crossovers. At the forefront this year for me is that t...

Reality Check: Volvo XC90 Lounge Console

At Auto Shanghai, Volvo showed us their new ultra luxury full-sized SUV, the XC90 Excellence. But they also showed a conceptual Lounge Console that raises the stakes. To be a chauffeur-driven and pampered passenger...

Reality Check: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Quarter Mile

For our Reality Check segment we shake off all the good fuzzy vibes of our green cars newscast with a revisit to the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat's tire frying performance. Dodge boasted this week the new 707 horse...

Reality Check: Cars.com Top 10 Most Annoying Car Features

On Reality Check, while I don't usually report on stories about our major media peers, Cars.com mostly got it right this week with their list of Top 10 Most Annoying Car Features. And I agree with most of them. Num...

Reality Check: Ford virtual reality manufacturing

In our Reality Check segment this week we look at how Ford is applying motion capture technology and virtual reality to refine their manufacturing process. Outfitting their employees with immersive graphic headsets...

Reality Check: Mercedes-Benz changes model naming

In our Reality Check this week, Mercedes-Benz makes news by re-designing the way it names its cars. With many new models and staggering choices in power-train types like hybrids, diesels, electrics, fuel cells, Mer...

Reality Check: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro built in USA

The big news in muscle-car land is the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro which was unveiled in Detroit. But within the hoopla of its new design and technical details, there's a larger story. For the first time sinc...

Reality Check: Ford’s Decision On Aluminum F-150

In our reality check segment this week, we take a closer look at the risky move Ford has taken with going to an aluminum F-150 body construction for their 2015 F-150 pickups. During this event I had the chance to q...

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