Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
The FBI sent out a PSA just over a month ago warning us all about the risks of car hacking, but drivers in Michigan may not have to worry about that too much after all. If two new bills pass through the state’s Senate, hackers of electronic vehicle systems could face a sentence of up to life in prison.
This semi-truck driver in northwestern Michigan had a decision to make: smash into a little Buick, or crank the steering wheel hard and pray. Well, here’s a video showing what happened after he chose the latter option.
Someone claiming to be the owner of Whitney’s Tire and Auto in Ann Arbor, Michigan replied to a negative Yelp review with an absolutely disgusting racist rant. The internet has responded by denouncing the business, but the business owner says it’s all a hoax.
A local law enforcement officer crashed a police cruiser into a home in Harper Woods, Michigan, destroying the home’s front porch and bay window and totalling the vehicle, according to multiple local news reports.
Emails obtained by the Detroit News reveal that top aides to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder were issuing warnings over the water quality in Flint as far back as October 2014—a year before the city switched out its own contaminated water supply and reconnected to Detroit’s.
How many old Jeeps does my new hero Ron Hattner have on his northeast Michigan property? He stopped counting around 40 or 50. Some might see Ron as a crazy hoarder; I see him as a guy who’s working to preserve one particular aspect of American car culture.
You know what they say: sometimes, you’ve just got to drive your car onto a roof. And by “they,” I mean “literally zero people.”
As a car enthusiast, I live on Craigslist. I’m always looking out for great deals on cool cars. I’m an addict. But in spite of what we recently decided on Answers of the Day, I think Michigan might be the single worst place to buy a used car on Craigslist. Here’s why.
Good news, citizen! Remember how we all were sad with the news that the trusty work horse that is the Ford Crown Victoria was ceasing production? Worry no more, as Detroit has a new plan to keep their cruisers-a-cruisin’.
It’s been a tough road for driverless cars: We recently learned, for example, that all of the crashes involving Google’s test-phase autonomous vehicles have been caused by humans. Which is one of the reasons experts have just opened up a testing center in Michigan that’s trying to recreate the chaos of the human-built…
Today we bring you an update to yesterday’s story about a Good Samaritan motorist who caught a speeding Dodge Challenger on his dash cam, only to watch police arrest and charge the driver of a different Challenger: the wrongfully-arrested driver has been released and the charges have been dropped.
A driver in the Detroit area had an extremely close call on Friday as a black Dodge Challenger raced past him on the right side in excess of 100 mph. He caught the incident on his dash cam video. The police made an arrest, but the car they nabbed wasn’t the car that passed him. Do police in Allen Park, Michigan have…
This dashcam footage from a semi-truck rolling down Michigan's I-94 shows how ominous last week's massive highway pileup looked on a sleet-soaked horizon. The wreck almost appears out of nowhere, and all hell breaks loose almost as soon as the camera truck comes to a stop.
One semi truck caught up in the deadly 90-car highway pileup today in Michigan happened to be filled with fireworks. Here's what that looked like.
A family in Michigan called 911 yesterday morning to relay about as horrifying a winter driving situation as I can imagine. They were trapped in their minivan, stuck onto the bumper of a semi truck that didn't know they were there.
When somebody loses control and totally ruins someone's house, it's usually not very hard to find them as they tend to still be an unwanted guest in the house. But one person in Ottawa, Michigan managed to get away, and it's up to us to help find them – with nothing but the parts they left behind. UPDATE!
On Christmas Eve, 1913, 73 people died in a stampede after a false cry of Fire! at a children's Christmas party in northern Michigan. There was no fire and the event marked the turning point in a bitter labor dispute in a large mining community. Two questions always arise: How could such a thing happen and why has…
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a bill that reinforces laws against the direct-sales model that Tesla Motors employs, effectively barring the automaker from selling its wares in the state.