Cars

Nissan Launches Auto Drive Features, Stresses Difference From Hands-Free Driving
Cars

Nissan Launches Auto Drive Features, Stresses Difference From Hands-Free Driving

Japan's second-ranked carmaker by vehicle sales said its ProPilot can drive a vehicle on single-lane motorways and navigate congestion.
FCA To Offer Rewards To Hackers Who Help It Find Security Flaws
Cars

FCA To Offer Rewards To Hackers Who Help It Find Security Flaws

FCA's move comes a year after independent cybersecurity researchers used a wireless connection to turn off a Jeep Cherokee's engine.
Chinese Automaker Plans Self-Driving, Electric Car by 2020
Self-Driving Cars

Chinese Automaker Plans Self-Driving, Electric Car by 2020

Although the venture sought to produce premium cars like Tesla, it would attempt a different strategy from the US company that began with relatively limited production and focuses on a single model at a time.
Google Self-Driving Car Project Names General Counsel as Scrutiny Rises
Self-Driving Cars

Google Self-Driving Car Project Names General Counsel as Scrutiny Rises

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in March it was collecting information after a Google self-driving car struck a municipal bus in California in a minor crash. But it did not open a formal probe.
Tesla Told Regulators About Autopilot Crash 9 Days After Accident
Tesla

Tesla Told Regulators About Autopilot Crash 9 Days After Accident

Tesla learned about the crash of the Model S sedan in Florida 'shortly' after the May 7 crash, and on May 16 it disclosed the incident to the government.
This Chinese Robot Parks Your Car for You
Robots

This Chinese Robot Parks Your Car for You

The dreaded act of parallel parking could soon become a thing of the past with Chinese inventors backing their new parking robot to take away the stress for anxious drivers.
Toyota Recalls 3.37 Million Cars Over Airbag, Emissions Control Issues
Toyota

Toyota Recalls 3.37 Million Cars Over Airbag, Emissions Control Issues

Some of the automaker's gasoline-electric hybrid Prius models contain both of the potential defects, taking the total number of vehicles affected by the recalls to 3.37 million.
The Ridesharing Safety Issue You're Not Thinking About
Safety

The Ridesharing Safety Issue You're Not Thinking About

A recent study from ConsumerAffairs looks at the safety of Uber, Lyft and taxi cars in cities around the U.S.
Nina Zipkin
Nissan to Develop Ethanol-Based Fuel Cell Technology by 2020
Environment

Nissan to Develop Ethanol-Based Fuel Cell Technology by 2020

The Japanese company said using ethanol, produced from crops including sugar cane and corn, to generate hydrogen-based electricity inside vehicles would be cheaper than fuel cell technology.
Drivers Sue Uber, Lyft Over Exit From Austin, Texas
Uber

Drivers Sue Uber, Lyft Over Exit From Austin, Texas

The companies suspended services in the city on May 9, two days after residents voted to keep the city's law requiring Uber and Lyft, just like taxi companies, to conduct fingerprint-based background checks of their drivers.
Tesla Motors Introduces Two Less-Costly Model S Versions
Tesla

Tesla Motors Introduces Two Less-Costly Model S Versions

The new versions, the Model S 60 and the Model S 60D, will have slightly less range and a smaller battery pack than the Model S.
BMW Revamps 'i' Electric Car Division to Focus on Self-Driving Tech
Self-Driving Cars

BMW Revamps 'i' Electric Car Division to Focus on Self-Driving Tech

While Tesla's Model 3 will hit showrooms in 2017, and as rivals Porsche and Audi are working on all-electric cars for release by 2019, the German carmaker appears to have put such cars on the back burner.
Honda Shows Off Self-Driving Cars at New Calif Testing Facility
Self-Driving Cars

Honda Shows Off Self-Driving Cars at New Calif Testing Facility

Under the radar, Honda has been building semi-autonomous functionality, including forward-collision warning, lane- departure warning and lane-keeping assist.
Musk Expects an Apple Car by 2020, Fears One Company's AI Use
Elon Musk

Musk Expects an Apple Car by 2020, Fears One Company's AI Use

Even though he thinks Apple started late on building a car, "I think they'll make a good car, and will be successful," he said.
Matt Hunter