News Roundup: Tesla Incentives, Ford Focus RS Pricing, and the Top Gear Trio Finds a New Home

Your auto news roundup for the week of 07/24 - 07/31.

2016 is going to be a great year for automotive enthusiasts, because the former Top Gear UK trio - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May - have announced that they've signed a deal to bring their automotive stylings to Amazon Video. Details are mum at the moment, but if you have yet to sign up for an Amazon Prime subscription, we suggest doing so soon. You'll get cheaper shipping options for all the crap you want to buy, too.

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News Roundup: Two-Dollar Gas, Ram's Built-In Ramps, and a Breathalyzer for Marijuana

Your auto news roundup for the week of 07/10 - 07/17.

Now that cannabis legalization is reaching multiple states, it's important to get a grasp on how THC affects drivers behind the wheel, and how to detect impaired driving when the drug doesn't function in the same way as alcohol. One company, Cannabix Technologies, is working to develop a marijuana breathalyzer that the company claims can detect recent usage, although it's mum on the details because the patents are still pending.

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News: Honda Civic Diesel World Record, Golf TDI World Record, Volvo Lifetime Parts Warranty

Your auto news roundup for the week of 07/03 - 07/10.

Two members of Honda's R&D team just entered the Guinness Book of World Records for their drive across Europe in a new Honda Civic diesel wagon. The driving duo completed their 8,387-mile journey in approximately 24 days, spending an average of 7.5 hours per day driving. 83.5 MPG means these two only needed nine tanks of gas to complete the task, which equates out to about 930 miles per tank. That's pretty damn impressive.

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News Roundup: Apple Hires Car Guy, Congress Wants Cybersecurity Rankings, and Scion Updates the tC

Your auto news roundup for the week of 07/17 - 07/24.

Guess it's time to restart the whole "Is Apple Building a Car?" rumor mill. Recently, the tech giant picked up FCA's former head of quality, Doug Betts. Now, this could be for something entirely different - Betts left FCA after some poor quality ratings in Consumer Reports, and Apple would be silly to have glanced over that little factoid - but it seems that the brand is once again trying to figure out a way to wedge itself into the next generation of connected cars.

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Google Picks Lone Star State as Testing Ground for Self-Driving Lexus

Austin will be ground zero for autonomous car tests.

"The prairie sky," as the old song says, "is wide and high" in Texas, and one ambitious individual can surely drive a whole day and never leave the state. It's big down there - Everything is. Now, it's doubtful if there are any outtakes from "Deep in the Heart of Texas" with original lyrics to reflect a variety of road conditions, traffic patterns, and topographies, but those features are why Google has picked the state capital to test two of its self-driving Lexus SUVs.

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New Parking Law Will Force Florida Drivers to Keep Tags Visible at All Times

City council in Jacksonville mulls over the passing of ordinance.

A Jacksonville, Florida city council is on the verge passing ordinance 2015-377, prohibiting drivers from ever backing into a parking space, unless their license plate number is clearly visible from the street. A cynic might say "your basic freedoms are being taken away," even though there's no basic right to even own a car

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