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Tesla's own numbers show Autopilot has higher crash rate than human drivers

Tesla's own numbers show Autopilot has higher crash rate than human drivers

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Tesla’s claim that its Autopilot driver-assistance software is safer than a human driver. After a fatal Autopilot crash last May, the company said the death was the first in 130 million miles of Autopilot driving—and noted that, “among all...

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Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Global oil demand could peak by 2020, says Shell

The rise of electric cars has led many analysts to make predictions about the future of the oil industry. ExxonMobil and OPEC have both made statements indicating confidence... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
LeEco LeSee concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

Faraday Future backer LeEco is running out of cash, CEO admits

Faraday Future plans to put an electric car into production within two years at a brand-new factory with a stated price tag of $1 billion. So far, this ambitious plan has had... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
Liquid-cooled Tesla Supercharger cable

2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota electric car, Tesla Supercharger fee: Today's Car News

Today, we have a video road test of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, a new report claims Toyota will launch a battery-electric car, and Tesla Motors will begin... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Coal in China: huge problem for clean power, climate efforts

Over the past few years, China has made impressive strides in renewable-energy investment. The promotion of renewable energy will only become more important as China works to... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla to charge new buyers for Supercharging after Jan 1

A major perk for Tesla Model S and Model X owners has been free access to the carmaker's network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations. But after January 1, new Tesla... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Renault Clio RS

Could an EU switch to on-road emission tests allow more pollution?

The Volkswagen diesel scandal convinced European regulators to switch from laboratory emissions testing to tests that involve actual, on-road driving. This could prevent... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Toyota to offer electric car in 2020 as fuel-cell sales struggle

Toyota has been a confirmed naysayer on long-range battery-electric cars for two decades. Instead, hydrogen fuel cells have been its zero-emission technology of choice. In... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW's home state calls diesel actions 'inexcusable' as scandal expands

While Volkswagen has received approval from U.S. and European authorities to take some steps to address diesel cars with emissions-cheating "defeat device" software, the... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid: video road test

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a new plug-in version of the fourth-generation Prius hybrid launched last year. It succeeds the previous Prius Plug-In Hybrid, but it's a much... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
Audi publicity image for Q6 all-electric SUV, which is to use cells from LG Chem and Samsung SDI

New Audi cheat device, Chevy Bolt EV production, VW historian controversy: Today's Car News

Today, California reportedly finds a new emissions "defeat device" in Audi transmissions, General Motors ramps up production of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, and... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM ramps up 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric-car production; how many can it build?

With anticipation of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV launch growing, General Motors has started to ramp up production of its groundbreaking 200-mile electric car. (It's actually... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

Emission debate in Europe: should new EU agency test, or each nation?

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has brought increased scrutiny on how new cars are tested for emissions and fuel economy. VW's use of "defeat device" software to cheat on... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Germany 'reassured' after worries on Chinese electric-car mandates

Electric-car mandates can be a powerful tool for reducing transportation-related emissions. California first proposed its current zero-emission vehicle mandate in December... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW ends contract of historian researching its WW2 past; questions remain

More than a year after it was revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, the company is still working to... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

China to regulate, rein in low-speed electric cars used in rural areas

China overtook the U.S. last year to become the world's largest market for electric cars. But a large portion of the vehicles included in Chinese new-car sales tallies are... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
 

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