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Comment: Re:Worldwide reach (Score 1) 233

by Huge_UID (#47759309) Attached to: California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch
Yes. For details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_emission_standards#Motor_vehicles

Due to its preexisting standards and particularly severe motor vehicle air pollution problems in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the U.S. state of California has special dispensation from the federal government to promulgate its own automobile emissions standards. Other states may choose to follow either the national standard or the stricter California standards. States adopting the California standards include Arizona (2012 model year),[1] Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico (2011 model year), New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia.[2][3] Such states are frequently referred to as "CARB states" in automotive discussions because the regulations are defined by the California Air Resources Board. The EPA has adopted the California emissions standards as a national standard by the 2016 model year[4] and is collaborating with California regulators on stricter national emissions standards for model years 2017â"2025.[5]

Comment: Re:No one will ever buy a GM product again (Score 2) 307

by Huge_UID (#47180787) Attached to: GM Names and Fires Engineers Involved In Faulty Ignition Switch
I think you may be wrong.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/06/03/chrysler-general-motors-ford--may-sales/9788117/

"General Motors' sales of new vehicles appear unfazed by its widely publicized series of recalls, some of them linked to fatalities. GM said sales in May were up 13% from a year ago for its best month since August 2008."

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