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Lyndon Johnson-- yes, that's his real name-- is a journalist, editor and avid fan of cars and motorcycles. In his spare time between writing/editing for a small-town weekly newspaper and nailing perfect rev-matched downshifts while managing Facebook's Manual Transmission Preservation Society, he freelances at Technology Tell's In-Car Tech Tell.

Ram EcoDiesel boosted to 20% of overall production

The Ram EcoDiesel has proven to be a very popular half-ton pickup — so much so that Ram has decided to boost production to 20% of all Ram 1500s built.

GM seeks trendy tech ideas in Innovation Challenge

The folks running GM’s Innovation Challenge are on the search for ways in which trendy technologies like augmented reality might improve car manufacturing.

Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid is first PHEV Benz

You could be forgiven for not knowing this: Until the new Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid, the three-pointed star did not have a PHEV model in its range. Now that they do, however, it lays down some crazy numbers:

Nissan LEAF powers London artist’s graffiti

A Nissan LEAF powered the creation of an artist’s unique graffiti installation in London, according to Nissan.

Ford Transit PTV touted as new-age paddy wagon for police

If you thought the Police Interceptor was the only thing Ford’s got going for cops, check out the Ford Transit PTV, a Transit dressed in paddy wagon drag.

Pioneer TS-G series speakers launch

The Pioneer TS-G series of speakers are said to be capable of improving your OEM car audio in a budget-friendly way.

Voxx Prestige car remotes go slimmer, shoot longer

Voxx Electronics’ Prestige Security and Remote Start line is going slimmer for 2014 while at the same time improving operating range, the company said.

GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado fuel efficiency, payload announced

The 2015 GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado will have the best four-cylinder fuel economy in midsize trucks and will have a segment-leading payload rating.

Chevrolet Silverado Toughnology Concept swipes at aluminum F-150

A press release about the 2015 Chevrolet Silverardo Toughnology Concept took a few interesting swipes at the aluminum chassis tech of the 2015 Ford F-150.

2015 Subaru Impreza improves MPG, quietness, technology

The 2015 Subaru Impreza reportedly improves upon already segment-leading fuel economy in addition to sound-deadening and technology tweaks.

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden announces layoffs

All you folks rooting for the underdog that the “new” Saab, A.K.A. National Electric Vehicle Sweden, has become? Well, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news.

Snapsheet founder talks about making insurance claims easier

Little did you know it, but Snapsheet is probably behind your car insurance company’s slick mobile app that helps you get estimates and file claims easier. We talked to Snapsheet founder Brad Weisberg and found out what inspired him to create the company.

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