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GM Buys Sidecar's Assets as It Preps Its Own Ride-Hailing Service
General Motors

GM Buys Sidecar's Assets as It Preps Its Own Ride-Hailing Service

Sidecar closed shop at the end of December after a multi-year fight to stay in the race against rivals Uber and Lyft and their ever-growing war chests and market shares.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Ford Dips Toe Into Sharing Economy With New Leasing Program
Ford

Ford Dips Toe Into Sharing Economy With New Leasing Program

The shared leasing pilot aims to attract customers who don't need a vehicle on a full-time basis, but still want some kind of ownership
General Motors Partners With Lyft to Develop Network of Self-Driving Cars
Lyft

General Motors Partners With Lyft to Develop Network of Self-Driving Cars

The San Francisco-based Uber competitor announces a new $1 billion funding round that values it at $5.5 billion.
Catherine Clifford
Volkswagen: CO2 Emissions Scandal Not As Bad as Feared
Automakers

Volkswagen: CO2 Emissions Scandal Not As Bad as Feared

Europe's biggest motor manufacturer is battling a wider diesel emissions scandal affecting up to 11 million cars.
There Will Be 20 Million Self-Driving Cars On the Road by 2025
Self-Driving Cars

There Will Be 20 Million Self-Driving Cars On the Road by 2025

But this still only represents 1 percent of the vehicles that will be on the road.
Catherine Clifford
Why the Cargo Van Is Outpacing the Pickup as the Business Vehicle of Choice
Cars

Why the Cargo Van Is Outpacing the Pickup as the Business Vehicle of Choice

With superior hauling capacity, killer pricing and lease deals to boot, the cargo van may put the pickup out to pasture.
How to Upgrade Your Van's Workload Via 'Uplifting'
Cars

How to Upgrade Your Van's Workload Via 'Uplifting'

Outfitting your rigs for work.
John Patrick Pullen
Tesla's Sweet Model X Ride for the Whole Family Is Finally Here
Tesla

Tesla's Sweet Model X Ride for the Whole Family Is Finally Here

Take that, dorky gas-guzzling minivans everywhere.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Elon Musk Tells Tesla Competitors to Bring It On
Tesla

Elon Musk Tells Tesla Competitors to Bring It On

Big-name challengers are nipping at the visionary entrepreneur's heels and he wants more.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Volkswagen Shares Plunge Amid Emissions Scandal
Volkswagen

Volkswagen Shares Plunge Amid Emissions Scandal

The car company could face up to $18 billion in penalties.
After the Settlement: What GM Needs to Do Now
General Motors

After the Settlement: What GM Needs to Do Now

Mary Barra called the two-year legal and public relations crisis 'a catalyst for meaningful change.'
Google Hires Longtime Car Exec to Head Up Its Driverless Car Division
Driverless Cars

Google Hires Longtime Car Exec to Head Up Its Driverless Car Division

John Krafcik has previously worked at Ford, Hyundai and online car sales company TrueCar.
Catherine Clifford
Congress Is Trying To Pump the Brakes On Hackers Who Can Control Your Car Wirelessly
Automakers

Congress Is Trying To Pump the Brakes On Hackers Who Can Control Your Car Wirelessly

The explosion of Internet-connected computer features in automobiles give hackers a doorway into the control system of your car.
Catherine Clifford
Automakers Unite to Prevent Cars From Being Hacked
Security

Automakers Unite to Prevent Cars From Being Hacked

An alliance including Ford and General Motors said it will create a center for sharing information and analysis to help make cars more secure.