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Uber’s Self-Driving Car Didn’t Know Pedestrians Could Jaywalk 2019-11-05 21:22:42The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released hundreds of pages related to the 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona, that killed Elaine Herzber

The Polestar 1 Is a Powerful Throwback Treat—Like 2019-11-05 03:01:00The pricey plug-in hybrid is a little retro and a whole lot of fun to drive.

Drones That Work for Food, a Self-Landing Plane, 2019-11-03 09:00:00Uber Eats unveils its latest drone, which may begin deliveries next summer, and our reporter lands a $2 million plane with the help of new tech. 

Need to Run Errands *Really* Quickly? Try This 2019-11-02 07:00:00That is, if you have $200,000. With the Urus, Lamborghini joins the rush to luxury SUVs, while staying true to its sports-car heritage.

Uber and Lyft Fight a Law They Say 2019-10-31 20:06:26The ride-hail companies are backing a ballot measure to overturn a California law intended to transform gig-economy workers from contractors to employ

Cirrus' $2 Million Vision Jet Now Lands Itself, 2019-10-31 13:41:07The Safe Return Emergency Autoland System lets passengers hit a big red button to bring the plane to safety if the pilot's incapacitated.

The Delicate Art—and Evolving Science—of Wildfire Evacuations 2019-10-31 08:00:00The still-burning Kincade Fire prompted one of the largest wildfire-related evacuations in California history—a legacy, in part, of two earlier

Ford Screens Go Big, a WhatsApp Hacking Case, 2019-10-30 19:08:35Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

Ford Is Bringing Huge Screens—and Live Updates—to Its 2019-10-30 06:00:00The bigger screens can display a map, phone, and radio simultaneously. Ford says it won't be too distracting. 

Uber Eats Hopes Drones Can Lift It to 2019-10-28 20:23:13Uber reveals the design of a drone with six rotors that change position for vertical takeoffs and landings. It can stay aloft for 18 minutes, with a r

Why Are Parking Lots So Tricky for Self-Driving 2019-10-28 07:00:00Here’s why Tesla’s “Smart Summon” feature is taking them on anyway.

Danger for Pedestrians, a Tesla Profit, and More 2019-10-27 09:00:00The US government said pedestrian fatalities rose for a second consecutive year. But, hey, Tesla's back in the black, and promising record deliveries

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Tesla plans to build next factory in Berlin, New! 2019-11-12 15:50:12The electric-car maker also will establish an engineering and design center in Berlin near the new airport, Musk said. He made the announcement while

Consumers want more personalization in online auto shopping, New! 2019-11-12 15:42:42Just 26 percent of those surveyed said dealership websites provided a personalized experience and only 47 percent of websites "proactively recommend

Automated vehicle consortium recommends test-driver training, oversight New! 2019-11-12 15:19:15The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium recommends that an in-vehicle safety driver receive automated driving system in-classroom instruction and part

France warms to FCA-PSA merger after derailing Renault New! 2019-11-12 11:34:15French prime minister Edouard Philippe said in an interview that 'there are excellent arguments” for combining the maker of Peugeot cars with i

Alibaba-backed EV startup XPeng raises nearly $400 million, New! 2019-11-12 11:02:12The fundraising comes amid an increasingly tough financing environment for Chinese EV startups, which must jostle for attention in a crowded and compe

FCA prodded dealers to absorb glut of unordered New! 2019-11-12 10:39:51Four dealers said Fiat Chrysler has revived what’s known in industry circles as a “sales bank,” Bloomberg reported. The automaker de

Current and former VW managers indicted over labor 2019-11-12 08:59:47Managers responsible for the VW brand's personnel issues awarded works council members inflated salaries and bonuses, causing damage to the company,

Mercedes plans all-electric variant of G class 2019-11-12 08:27:13A battery-powered variant of the venerable G class, redesigned in recent years and one of the oldest light trucks in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, could h

Nissan warns dividend is 'undecided' in blow to 2019-11-12 08:20:47The French automaker stands to lose the most from a dividend suspension or cut because it owns 43 percent of Nissan.

Continental Q3 profit drops 20% on auto slowdown 2019-11-12 06:35:14Slower auto production growth hit Continental's third-quarter earnings as the German supplier plans deeper cost cuts.

Tesla flaunts first China-built cars as start of 2019-11-11 05:53:13Assembled in Tesla’s new Shanghai Gigafactory, which only broke ground in January, the first Model 3 sedans came in blue and were emblazoned wit

FCA axes Alfa Romeo’s planned sports cars as 2019-11-11 05:46:20Alfa Romeo's future product plans have been scaled back to help make the brand profitable, Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley said.

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What Makes the 2020 Lincoln Aviator So Compelling 2019-11-11 04:00:55Pros: Design inside and out Supple suspension Stereo and infotainment system Cons: Hybrid lurches forward Climbing over second row cupholders Door rel

Why the Updated 2019 Tesla Model 3 is 2019-11-11 04:00:54Pros: Great handling Upgraded seats Thrilling performance Cons: Autopilot needs work Screen-centric controls Road and tire noise After being named a f

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review: This Jeep Stands Out. 2019-11-11 04:00:54Pros: Stand-out design Good packaging Off-road chops Cons: Inconsistent steering Bumpy ride Loud interior There’s hardly another truck on the ma

2020 Kia Soul Pros and Cons Review: The 2019-11-11 04:00:53Pros: Excellent CVT tuning Iconic styling remains Surprising ride and handling Cons: Lots of wind noise Weakening value proposition Slightly cheap int

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Pros and Cons Review: Setting 2019-11-11 04:00:43Pros: Forgiving chassis dynamics Quiet, supple ride Low, low pricing Cons: Cluttered design Brake-by-wire feel Those buttons We’ve been awaiting

2020 Kia Telluride Pros and Cons Review: The 2019-11-11 04:00:36Pros: Handsome inside and out Smooth, quiet, refined Astounding value Cons: More torque, please Transmission response No hill descent control The 2020

2019 Ram Heavy Duty Review: Pros and Cons 2019-11-11 04:00:27Pros: Ram HD offers a truck for every need Responsive gas and 1,000-lb-ft diesel Looks great Cons: Diesel engines could use eight- or 10-speed transmi

2020 GMC Sierra 3500HD Review: The Good, the 2019-11-11 04:00:20Pros: Powerful diesel V-8 Slick-shifting 10-speed Clever trailering cameras Cons: Half-assed gas V-8 Cheap, unsightly interior Soft, squishy brakes Th

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Pros and Cons 2019-11-11 04:00:11Pros: Flexible, responsive powertrain Precise, communicative chassis Superbly executed design Cons: Video-game shifter Shiny black plastic on console

2020 Subaru Outback Pros and Cons Review: This 2019-11-11 04:00:09Pros: Modern interior Luxury-like suspension Great value Cons: Exterior appears unchanged Unrefined turbo engine Poor infotainment UX From the outside

Review: Is the 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan a 2019-11-10 04:00:15Pros: Good starter car Good looks Nice interior finishes Cons: Underpowered engine Noisy interior Poor back-seat headroom Not too many economy cars of

From 507 to Z4: We Review Both BMW 2019-11-10 04:00:07Pros: Satisfies roadster cravings Great inline-six Soft top > hard top Cons: Sticker shock Muddled design Stressed turbo-four BMW’s all-new Z

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Hyundai develops active road noise control tech 2019-11-11 09:29:00Hyundai Motor Group has announced the development of what it claims is the world's first 'Road Noise Active Noise Control' (RANC) system. It says t

JATCO begins CVT production in Zhangjiagang 2019-11-11 08:47:00Hyundai Motor Group has announced the development of what it claims is the world's first 'Road Noise Active Noise Control' (RANC) system. It says t

ZF opens first plant in Vietnam 2019-11-11 08:45:00ZF has opened its first plant in Vietnam for an unnamed new customer in Hai Phong.

Vietnam vehicle sales stall in October 2019-11-11 08:37:00New vehicle sales in Vietnam declined by 2.7% to 27,419 units in October 2019 from 28,182 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale

Byton starts trial production of M-Byte at its 2019-11-11 08:34:00Chinese electric vehicle start-up Byton has confirmed it launched trial production of its first mass-production model at its Nanjing plant in Jiangsu

SAIC, Great Wall in talks to acquire GM's 2019-11-11 08:25:00China's SAIC Motor Corporation and Great Wall Motors are said to be in talks with General Motors to jointly acquire the US carmaker's remaining vehi

South Korean import sales rise in October 2019-11-11 08:22:00Sales of imported light passenger vehicles in South Korea increased by 6.2% to 22,101 units in October 2019 from 20,813 units in the same month of las

RHA urges freight focus ahead of UK election 2019-11-11 06:59:00Britain's Road Haulage Association (RHA) has called on political parties to put road freight at the heart of transport policy ahead of the general el

Germany ups EV purchase subsidies 2019-11-11 06:15:00Germany's government says it will provide a higher subsidy for EV purchasers as well as install more charging stations.

UK Volvo PIH buyers to receive 1 year 2019-11-11 05:57:00British buyers of any new Volvo plug-in hybrid model will receive a year's free electricity to charge their car.

Magna posts Q3 sales down 3% to US$9.3bn 2019-11-11 05:07:00Magna has recorded third-quarter sales down 3% to US$9.3bn, following the strike at General Motors.

Tata Steel Europe appoints Karl Haider as CCO 2019-11-11 03:59:00Tata Steel in Europe has appointed Karl Haider as chief commercial officer, replacing Henrik Adam who became CEO of Tata Steel in Europe in June this


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