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    Report: Toyota class-action anti-lock brake lawsuit tossed out
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    A US district court judge in California threw out a class-action lawsuit from owners of Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrids who had filed a claim against the Japanese automaker over a 2010 recall involving the vehicles' anti-lock braking system, Bloomberg News reports. The claim, made by four ...

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    Official: Mazda using wind turbine Electric Double Layer Capacitors to improve fuel efficiency
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    The idea of boosting vehicle fuel economy by using windmill components might sound a little Quixotic, but here goes. Mazda is working on a new braking system called i-ELOOP. It captures energy from the vehicle's inertia and produces an electric charge from the alternator just as the driver lets ...

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    Prius braking problem is apparently quite difficult to recreate
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    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's no question Toyota identified a real and potentially dangerous problem in the brake system of the 2010 Prius. They recalled 400,000 hybrids (mostly Priuses) over the issue, after all. Still, the company made clear that even ...

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