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Volvo will start selling new cars with digital keys that are stored on your smartphone

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http://www.businessinsider.com - Remember car keys? That's probably what we'll be saying soon, because carmakers have caught the tech bug, and now they're working nonstop to reinvent everything we know about transportation.

Former GM Exec Bob Lutz: Years Ago, VW Emissions Left Automaker Baffled

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http://www.greencarreports.com - Before its use of illegal "defeat device" software was discovered, many auto industry executives were baffled by Volkswagen's ability to make diesel cars meet US emissions standards. One of them was former General Motors car czar and outspoken industry figure Bob Lutz.

It’s still unclear: Who’s to blame for Dieselgate?

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http://driving.ca - Any scandal worth its 48-point headline will always require a heaping dose of apportioned blame, scapegoating seemingly as much a part of atonement as denial, anger and bargaining are for grief. The process is always the same.

Cheap Gas Is Hurting Electrified Vehicle Residual Values

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http://www.hybridcars.com - The residual value of hybrid and electric vehicles is reportedly dropping precipitously due to falling fuel prices. According to Kelley Blue Book, a combined residual value for 2016 model-year hybrids and EVs sold in January and February is projected at 29.5 percent after 36 months. That’s down 4.1 percent from a year ago.

GM Invests $148 Million in Spring Hill Manufacturing

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http://media.gm.com - General Motors will invest $148 million to repurpose flexible machining and assembly equipment at its Spring Hill Manufacturing plant to build V8 engines to meet market demand, retaining approximately 200 jobs.

GM Spends $148 Million to Boost Production of V-8 Engines for Trucks

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http://www.motortrend.com - General Motors will spend $148 million to enable the production of V-8 engines at its Spring Hill manufacturing plant in Tennessee. With the investment, the automaker can build more 6.2-liter V-8 engines for high-end trucks and SUVs.