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Rumors have been swirling since news broke this week of a possible meeting between Apple’s top executive for acquisitions and the CEO of electric car maker Tesla.
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week’s best viral videos, including a father and son’s hilarious car drifting, a movie title breakup and a fish on wheels. Plus, crazy footage from a camera that was dropped from a plane and landed in a pig pen.
A driver in Florida going the wrong way on a highway was killed along with four men in another car. On the same night, a California woman also drove the wrong way on a highway and killed six people. From CBS News transportation correspondent Jeff Pegues.
Raising hopes of preventing many deadly collisions, transportation officials said they plan to propose requiring automakers to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that lets vehicles communicate with each other.
Boosted by rising employment, home values and housing construction, Americans will buy 16.4 million new cars and light trucks this year. That’s the prediction from the National Automobile Dealers Association, which is meeting in New Orleans.
Ford Motor Co. enjoyed one of the best years in its history in 2013, but the celebration won’t last long. Ford has already warned that profits will be down this year as it launches a record 23 vehicles and builds seven plants around the world.
Brazil is launching Latin America’s first government-run auto crash test center in what experts say is an important step forward for car safety in a country where inferior production standards mean motorists die at far higher rates than in the U.S.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to roll out new safety regulations for child car seats. Regulators say the new standards will save children’s lives and prevent injuries. Danielle Nottingham reports.
General Motors sold 9.71 million cars and trucks last year, probably not enough to beat out Toyota for the global sales crown, but about 200,000 better than Volkswagen.
Boeing machinists will decide whether to accept benefit cuts, auto sales rise, child seat recalled, plus other MoneyWatch headlines.