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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.

U.S. headlights short on safety, AAA says

If you live where streetlights don’t, you already know what AAA says its studies reveal: Headlights in the U.S. are woefully inadequate.

Say hello to world’s fastest bullsh*t-burning bus

Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom: A bus service says it has set a land speed record for buses fueled by cow excrement.

Oops: Never assume a Volvo has pedestrian detection

A video surfaced this weekend showing a Volvo XC60 striking onlookers who thought the car had pedestrian detection and auto-braking. Uh, oops?

SoundRacer app gives your car Ferrari exhaust note — kind of

If you’ve ever wanted your bland commuter machine to sound like an exotic supercar, SoundRacer is the app for that.

CES Asia: Chinese Audis get Huawei LTE, Baidu CarLife

Audi has teamed with Huawei to develop a new LTE module for Chinese Audis. In addition, Chinese Audis will get integration of Baidu CarLife.

EV rebate makes comeback in TN

Weeks after Georgia ended its state-funded rebate for EV and PHEV purchases, Tennessee has announced its own EV rebate program is making a comeback.

Oregon to test pay-per-mile scheme

Fuel economy’s up, and fuel tax revenues in Oregon apparently aren’t keeping highways up to snuff, so that state is going to test a pay-per-mile scheme.

Prius battery thefts reportedly on rise in San Francisco

Folks who know how to remove Toyota Prius battery packs without getting electrocuted are making off with “quite a few” of them, according to Toyota dealers.

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TN officially recognizes Uber, Lyft with new regs

Tennessee General Assembly has sent a bill to Gov. Bill Haslam’s desk that issues formal regulations of ride-share services like Uber and Lyft.

New BMW ConnectedDrive Portal goes live

BMW announced its new BMW ConnectedDrive Portal has gone live and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection.

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Why you should never assume a dashcam proves your innocence

The truck driver in this video seems to think his innocence is assured by the dashcam video he captured. We say, “Not so fast.”

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Want a Toyota Mirai? Here’s where to get one.

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will be available on a very limited basis in California only. If you live there, here’s where you can get one:

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