• 2016 Tesla Model X P90D after crash while owner was parking  [photo: owner 'Puzant']

    It happens every so often: a driver claims that a car accelerated out of control just before it crashed into something or other. Only in the last 10 years have automakers had data to investigate the claims, usually from a "black box" that captures a car's most recent few seconds of operating information. Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has taken data collection on its cars' operation much further, with cars that continuously transmit what they're doing (and where) back to the company. DON'T MISS: Tesla refutes owner claims of Model X 'sudden acceleration' before crash That capability lets it...

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    Traffic often finds its own balance: Cars will flow onto less-crowded roads, while drivers will avoid congested routes or--to some degree--change their driving habits and times. But there's a limit to this flexibility, given how many people now drive to their jobs or other commitments. That means...

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    Nissan Leaf Carwings: Company 'Hopes' To Improve Telematics App

    Nissan wants to use Carwings to collect more data on battery health.

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    2012 Toyota Yaris Doubles Down On Infotainment

    The design of the new 2012 Toyota Yaris has probably been one of the worst kept secrets of the year, with the Japanese version of the car, known locally as the Vitz, being revealed as early as last December. Then, back at March’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show we got a preview of a new hybrid version...

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