Honda and Toyota expand Takata recall


Registration opens for Woodward drag racing with Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge

Registration has opened up for another year of legal drag racing on historic Woodward Avenue. Interested? Sign up now to run at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, on Saturday, August 12 with Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge.


Authorities investigating German automakers for possible collusion in emissions scandals

The European Commission has launched an investigation to determine whether German automakers colluded in producing systems to reduce diesel exhaust emissions, Reuters reports.


Startup wants to sell you munchies on your Uber ride home

Startup Cargo wants to introduce mobile vending machines to Uber's fleet, allowing operators to offer snacks and other essentials to riders. Drivers who sign up would receive a console-mounted display filled with items such as candy, chips and hangover cures which riders can purchase using their smartphones, TechCrunch reports.


300,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class built in Austria

The 300,000th example of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has rolled off Magna Steyr's Graz, Austria, assembly line. Finished in an attractive shade of blue, the milestone car was designed by the company's fans on various social media platforms.   


Like-new '06 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution listed at $100k

It's the next best thing to traveling back in time: a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with just nine miles on the clock has come up for sale on eBay. There's no word on why the car was never driven, but enthusiasts don't seem to mind. Bidding currently stands at $100,700 with five and a half days left.   


Opel Insignia GSi is the Regal GS' Euro-bred cousin

Opel has resurrected the GSi nameplate to use on a sportier Insignia, which is known as the Buick Regal here. Unlike the GS, which gets a V6, the Euro-spec model receives a 2.0-liter turbo four rated at 250 horsepower.   


Mercedes: Nissan partnership was key to developing a truck

Mercedes-Benz explains developing a pickup truck on its own would have been overly expensive. "In the LCV business it's a common approach to work with alliance partners," said Volker Mornhinweg, the head of the company's Vans division. "If we would like to be attractive from a price perspective, we have to work on things together," he added.   


Lower traffic keep right: Cessna lands on New York highway

The pilot of a Cessna 206 was forced to make an emergency landing on Long Island's Sunrise Highway Wednesday after an unspecified mechanical malfunction, WABC-TV NY reports. A driver captured the events on camera, showing the small plane deftly avoiding both the fixed obstacles of the highway and its motorists. No damage was done and nobody was injured.


Hyundai facing battery shortage

The Prius-fighting Ioniq is more popular than Hyundai ever anticipated. The company is consequently facing a battery shortage, according to Business Korea. Supplier LG Chem is trying to boost production, but it also needs to fulfill demand from numerous other automakers.