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We could be just one year away from driverless taxis

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:06:00 GMT

GM hopes to roll out by 2019 a fleet of robocabs with no steering wheel or pedals, a move that could signify the beginning of the end of personal car ownership.


Tesla's Troubles Multiply as Model 3 Problems Mount

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:21:00 GMT

The California electric car maker could see the bottom drop out after third-quarter earnings disappointed.


The most popular vehicle in the luxury market is ... a pickup truck?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:53:00 GMT

Premium brands have been racing loyalists by surprise — and the newest vehicle from Mercedes is none other than a pickup truck.


From cellphones to cars, these batteries could cut the cord forever

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 16:58:00 GMT

A breakthrough in battery technology could translate into days of use for smartphone addicts and driving ranges of 500 miles for electric car owners.


Trump's new tax plan might just make your new car more costly

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:42:00 GMT

The new tax plan favors business purchases, but many taxpayers will end up having to shell out more money for their new car.


Tesla hit by lawsuit, called 'hotbed for racist behavior'

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:27:00 GMT

Tesla has been hit with another lawsuit over the working environment at its assembly plant, this one alleging the factory is a "hotbed for racist behavior."


New Tesla Roadster upstages rollout of electric big-rig

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:53:00 GMT

New Tesla Roadster upstages rollout of electric big-rig truck


Jeep in hot water over ad with SUV romping in wild waters

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:40:51 GMT

The head of one of the nation's largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler Super Bowl ads "glorified" the destruction of aquatic habitat in an apparent attempt to appeal to off-road thrill seekers.


Why did Pepsi just order 100 Tesla electric big rigs?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:55:57 GMT

Pepsi's order of 100 Tesla semi trucks brings reservations to date to 267 Tesla trucks, according to one tally.


Bad News for Tesla: Trump Might Dump Tax Credit for Electric Vehicles

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:45:00 GMT

Trump's tax cut would eliminate a credit of up to $7,500 for popular electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla's Model 3.


When Self-Driving Cars Rule the Roads, What Happens to Drivers' Jobs?

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 15:58:00 GMT

Robotic vehicles will soon begin to displace professional drivers in numbers that will be "certainly in the millions."


This is the smartest, fastest way to park your car

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:57:00 GMT

Many common parking practices, such as circling to find a space closest to the entrance, waste time, according to research.


Senators say bill would save lives in crashes between cars and trucks

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:44:00 GMT

Gillibrand and Rubio have proposed a bipartisan bill that would require side guards on trucks to prevent "underride" crashes, in which cars go under trucks.


VW exec suspended over monkey tests

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:15:00 GMT

Volkswagen has suspended a top lobbyist for a test program that exposed live monkeys to diesel exhaust.


Driverless taxi rides are headed your way this year

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:40:49 GMT

Look Ma, no hands.


Why the year's biggest tech conference is all about smart cars, not smartphones

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 16:49:00 GMT

The hottest new place for car companies is not the auto shows but the tech conferences.


Tesla unveils a big rig that handles like a sports car

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:03:00 GMT

Tesla's long-awaited electric semi truck was unveiled Thursday — but hidden in the 18-wheeler was a Roadster billed as the world's fastest production car.


Big Papa: Pope gets white-and-yellow Lamborghini

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:34:00 GMT

Pope Francis received some new wheels on Wednesday in the form of a Lamborghini, but he won't be using it on the tree-shaded roads of the Vatican gardens.


Volkswagen manager jailed for 7 years in diesel scam

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:52:00 GMT

The diesel vehicles were programmed to trigger certain pollution results only during testing, not during regular road use.


Asleep at the wheel: Drowsy driving more dangerous than previously thought

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:33:19 GMT

The results are likely to add impetus to the auto industry's high-tech efforts to prevent accidents when a motorist nods off.


New year, new ride? 15 cars to rev up your 2018

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:08:00 GMT

From the fastest-ever Ford Mustang to the family-friendly Volkswagen Atlas, 2018 brings a smorgasbord of new cars.


Delta cracks down on service animals allowed on board

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:02:00 GMT

Delta says reports of "comfort" animals urinating and defecating or biting have spiked some 84 percent in the last few years, forcing the airline to clamp down.


Trump Hammers Japanese Automakers — but His Complaint Is Off Target

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 21:46:00 GMT

"Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over," Trump told Japanese busines leaders.


Tesla denies reports of Model 3 production snags

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:20:00 GMT

Tesla is denying reports that it continues to face major manufacturing issues delaying the critical ramp-up of Model 3 production.


Now you can order donuts, coffee, even dinner — all from your car

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:35:00 GMT

Drivers in late-model GM vehicles can now order Starbucks coffee, book a table at TGIFriday's, or order pancakes for pickup from IHOP — all from the dashboard.




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