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Letting your car find a spot and park itself

DETROIT (AP) — With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space — all by itself.

New recalls and questions about auto parts safety

DETROIT (AP) — The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.

Rugged Jeeps racing ahead in central Ohio sales

The Columbus Dispatch
Chrysler’s Jeep brand is surging up the sales charts, helped in large part by a model built in Ohio. From January through April, Jeep sales are up 56 percent in central Ohio compared with the prior year, a larger increase than any other brand, according to Autoviewonline.com.

8 vehicles earn top rating for collision warning

DETROIT (AP) — The 2014 Chevrolet Impala was the only non-luxury car to earn the highest safety rating in new tests of high-tech crash prevention systems.

Wal-Mart brings one-stop shopping to car insurance

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is bringing one-stop shopping to another area: auto insurance.

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