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Business News

Elon Musk Tells Tesla Competitors to Bring It On

Big-name challengers are nipping at the visionary entrepreneur's heels and he wants more.

Business News

Volkswagen Shares Plunge Amid Emissions Scandal

The car company could face up to $18 billion in penalties.

Business News

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.'

Science & Technology

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.

Science & Technology

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.

Business News

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.

Business News

Car Dashboards That Act Like Smartphones Could Raise Safety Concerns

Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them. But are they really a good idea?

Business News

Ford Joins Competitors in Growing Car-Sharing Initiative

The car company is one of several that are exploring alternatives to traditional car ownership, including more flexible on-demand models.

Science & Technology

Buckle Up: Google's Self-Driving Cars to Hit the Open Road

The autonomous cars will drive on public roads in California starting this summer.

Business News

TomTom Says Its Maps Are Destined for Self-Driving Cars

The Dutch navigation company's automotive division has won big contracts in recent months, prompting analyst upgrades and a 40 percent surge in its shares.

Science & Technology

Driverless Cars Won't Make Roadways Perfectly Safe

While self-driving cars could eventually improve driving conditions overall, the expectation of zero fatalities is not realistic, a new report says.

Business News

Will Tesla Have to Franchise?

Elon Musk has hinted that Tesla may be considering a departure from the direct sales model, something industry insiders consider inevitable.

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Panasonic to Pour $5 Billion Into Tesla Battery 'Gigafactory'

The two companies are joining forces to build a battery megafactory somewhere in the U.S. The ambitious undertaking could lead to more affordable electric vehicles.

Business News

Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite.

A new report from Morgan Stanley predicts that soon, Tesla will outstrip Ford on the 'American-Made' index. But economically speaking, that may not matter.