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Tesla Autopilot crash probe highlights NHTSA weakness in electronic systems

Tesla Autopilot crash probe highlights NHTSA weakness in electronic systems

The May 7 fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S driving on Autopilot and ensuing National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation have generated intense discussion regarding autonomous-driving systems. But the crash may highlight another issue with the way autonomous technology... read more

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2016 Mazda CX-3

IIHS small-SUV headlight ratings show how bad most lights actually are

It's something that a lot of auto reviewers know, but maybe haven't focused on: most new-car headlights just aren't that good. Now the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

California may cap ZEV-credit sales; why it matters to Tesla, and for electric cars

Changes to California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rules could soon cut a major source of income for Tesla. California emission rules require high-volume automakers to sell... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity prototype testing in Southern California, July 2016  [photo: Sean Alarid]

2017 Honda Clarity spy shots from testing show debut is close

If you're a nascent spy photographer for cars, Detroit is the place to be for the domestic companies. Southern California is the site for many Asian brands, even though... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Stores don't hard-sell shoppers; this baffles dealership groups

Tesla's company-owned retail stores aren't traditional franchised dealerships, and they don't behave like a typical car dealer. They don't have lots full of inventory to... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 New York Auto Show

2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 Chevy Spark, Shanghai Disney electric cars: Today's Car News

Today, we drive the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, preview the 2016 Chevrolet Spark, and take a look at electric cars at the Shanghai Disney Resort. All this and... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disney Resort offers electric rental cars from SAIC

One of the many amenities available to visitors of the new Shanghai Disney Resort will be hourly electric-car rentals. The cars will be provided by Chinese automaker SAIC... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Chevrolet Spark preview

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is a slightly larger, better equipped, and more stylish version of the smallest Chevy in brand's lineup. It succeeds a model whose unexpected sales... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Focus Electric

Some 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electrics recalled for pinion-shaft problem

Ford is recalling 865 Focus Electric hatchbacks from the 2015 and 2016 model years to address an issue with the cars' transmission differential pinion-gear shafts. Under... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for July 2016

With the 2017 model year well underway, many green cars are hitting showrooms with a new year designation and perhaps some updates. But while these models may be brand new... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: first drive of new plug-in hybrid

Toyota is the king of electrified powertrains. With more than nine million hybrid vehicles sold worldwide at this point, and well over 5.5 million of those wearing a Prius... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
Sweden's new e-way electrified highway

Road for electric trucks with trolley-like catenary opens in Sweden

The relatively short ranges and long charging times of current lithium-ion battery packs have hindered the development of electric long-haul trucks. But who said a truck had... read more July 10, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

VW diesel buybacks, Tesla Autopilot crash, 'sobering' fuel-cell future, Oklahoma natural gas: The Week in Reverse

Why did one man involved in developing hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains call their prospects 'sobering'? And, how much do you get from Volkswagen if you bought a TDI diesel car... read more July 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco road trip, May 2016 - Maryland's welcome center wins "Most Scenic' award

2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco gas mileage road-trip report

Road trips are an integral part of the American myth, with writers from de Toqueville to Jack Kerouac setting out to experience the variety and beauty of the huge country... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Honda Fit EX-L Navi, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2014

Tesla Autopilot crash reaction, VW dealers, camera-based side mirrors: Today's Car News

Today, a Tesla Model S owner discusses the recent fatal crash involving Autopilot, Volkswagen dealers get left out of the diesel settlement, and Japan moves to approve... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Mirrorless concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Japan may beat U.S. to allowing camera-based side mirrors

The first Tesla Model X renderings may have shown unobtrusive camera pods in place of side-view mirrors, but production models have conventional mirrors. That's because Tesla... read more July 8, 2016 by


 

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