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Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser

AUTO NEWS | By Mae Anderson | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates.

Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Aug 19
The Obama administration said it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

NY Fed: US Auto Loans Soar to Highest in 8 Years

TIPS & ADVICE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Aug 18
U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

App to Hail Taxis, Limos Launches in Las Vegas

TIPS & ADVICE | By Michelle Rindels | Aug 16
Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities.

BMW M235i is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

M235i Revives Classic BMW Memories

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Aug 15
The 2014 BMW M235i is the best temptation yet for American car buyers to get back into sporty, two-door coupes. The agile, turbocharged, rear-wheel drive M235i is downright fun to drive and relatively affordable.

Pope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said.

Pope's Small Car Fascinates South Koreans

AUTO NEWS | By YoukYung Lee | Aug 14
Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big-shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars.

Will Power, of Australia, goes through a corner ahead of James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, and Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia.

Some Tracks Change Rules After Ward's Death

AUTO SHOWS | By Luke Meredith | Aug 14
NASCAR could issue an edict as early as this weekend's race at Michigan International Speedway that makes it mandatory for drivers to stay in their cars until safety personnel arrive.

A Q&A on Changes Coming to FICO Credit Scores

AUTO NEWS | By Marley Jay | Aug 14
There are changes coming to FICO, a broadly used credit score, that may mean higher credit scores for many consumers. Banks, credit card issuers, auto lenders and other businesses use those scores to decide whether to lend to consumers.

Legal Troubles Ahead for NASCAR Star Tony Stewart?

AUTO SHOWS | Aug 13
After striking and killing a fellow driver on the race track, does NASCAR star Tony Stewart face any legal liability? CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about the case.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Acting Administrator David J. Friedman, testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington.

US Agency Moves Slowly on Investigation Requests

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Tom Krisher | Aug 12
The Associated Press reviewed all 15 petitions filed by drivers with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since 2010 and found the agency missed the legal deadline to grant or deny the requests 12 times. One petition has yet to be resolved.

Tony Stewart

As Probe Begins, Stewart Steps Away From the Track

AUTO SHOWS | By John Wawrow and Dan Gelston | Aug 11
The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.