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One Lap of the Web: Gourmet cheese, ‘Gorilla Glass’ and the cost of car repair by state

Thu, 13 Jun 2013

We spend a lot of time on the Internet -- pretty much whenever we’re not driving, writing about or working on cars. Since there’s more out there than we’d ever be able to cover, here’s our daily digest of car stuff on the Web you may not otherwise have heard about.

-- Ford Motor Co. is spending $1 billion to try to revitalize the Lincoln brand. Their latest gimmick? Putting dealers through training at the Lincoln Academy, where they refine their senses with exercises such as sampling cheese. Read their out-of-the-box methods as reported by Bloomberg here.

-- Durable “Gorilla Glass” used in the displays of iPhones could be coming to cars as automakers seek new weight-cutting measures to meet fuel-economy mandates. Read the specifics here.

-- New Jersey is the most expensive state to get your car repaired, and Vermont is the cheapest, according to a recent report from a car-repair, cost-survey website. Find out where your state falls at USA Today.

-- More news from New Jersey, as residents react to legislators’ proposal to pass a law that would allow police officers to confiscate cellphones when pulling someone over. It’s all in the name of limiting texting while driving, but residents aren’t keen on the invasion of privacy.

By Autoweek editors