Cars

Scandal-Tarnished Nissan Shows Off Production Innovation

Scandal-Tarnished Nissan Shows Off Production Innovation

AUTO NEWS | By Yuri Kageyama | Sep 9, 2020

Nissan says it has developed a new way to produce high-tech auto parts that highlights the Japanese automaker's engineering finesse, even as it faces a criminal trial in an ongoing scandal.

As Pandemic Raged, Roadways Became Speedways

As Pandemic Raged, Roadways Became Speedways

AUTO NEWS | By Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Sep 8, 2020

Some drivers took advantage of roads and highways emptied by the coronavirus pandemic by pushing well past the speed limit, a trend that continues even as states try to get back to normal.

Study: Electronics Could Stop 40% of Big Truck Rear Crashes

Study: Electronics Could Stop 40% of Big Truck Rear Crashes

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Sep 6, 2020

Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found.

Mercedes-Benz Unveils New Flagship S-Class Sedan

Mercedes-Benz Unveils New Flagship S-Class Sedan

AUTO NEWS | By David McHugh | Sep 4, 2020

Daimler AG on Wednesday unveiled the new version of its Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan, the company's most important model and one it hopes will generate fat profits.

Edmunds: Now is a Great Time to Sell or Trade in Your Car

Edmunds: Now is a Great Time to Sell or Trade in Your Car

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Sep 3, 2020

Historically, Labor Day weekend is an opportune moment to get a great deal on a new vehicle. But this time around, the great deal could very well come about by selling or trading in your car.

Uber to Require that Passengers Provide Face Mask Selfies

Uber to Require that Passengers Provide Face Mask Selfies

AUTO NEWS | Sep 2, 2020

Mask slackers will now have to provide photographic proof they're wearing a face covering before boarding an Uber.

Tesla Targeted in Failed Ransomware Extortion Scheme

Tesla Targeted in Failed Ransomware Extortion Scheme

AUTO NEWS | By Frank Bajak | Aug 31, 2020

In a tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk solved a mystery involving a 27-year-old Russian, an insider at an unnamed corporation and an alleged million-dollar payment offered to help trigger a ransomware extortion attack.

Edmunds: Is It Time for a Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle?

Edmunds: Is It Time for a Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle?

AUTO NEWS | By Reese Counts of Edmunds | Aug 29, 2020

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — typically abbreviated as PHEVs — make up a very small percentage of vehicle sales, but they can be a smart pick for a certain kind of shopper.

Sometime Soon, Your Car Will Park Itself in Urban Garages

Sometime Soon, Your Car Will Park Itself in Urban Garages

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 27, 2020

Although the backers won't say when the technology could be in widespread use, they say it's one benefit from autonomous-car research that is coming sooner rather than later.

Indy 500 Does Its Best to Shine as Show Goes on in Pandemic

Indy 500 Does Its Best to Shine as Show Goes on in Pandemic

AUTO NEWS | By Jenna Fryer | Aug 22, 2020

The Indianapolis 500 has been stripped almost to the bone for the 104th running of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

Chinese Electric Car Brand NIO Looks at Expansion Abroad

Chinese Electric Car Brand NIO Looks at Expansion Abroad

AUTO NEWS | By Joe McDonald | Aug 21, 2020

Chinese electric car brand NIO plans to start expanding to Western markets next year and might export a battery-swapping service that could help it compete with rival Tesla, the company's chairman said Thursday.

Edmunds: When to Buy New Instead of Used

Edmunds: When to Buy New Instead of Used

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Aug 19, 2020

A rule of thumb for car buying is that a used vehicle will provide greater savings and better value than a new vehicle. But "better value" isn't applicable to every car, especially right now.

Edmunds: Top Picks for Road Trip Vehicles with Maximum Range

Edmunds: Top Picks for Road Trip Vehicles with Maximum Range

AUTO NEWS | By Travis Langness | Aug 15, 2020

A typical gasoline-powered vehicle can make it about 300-400 miles before needing to stop for gas. Edmunds' experts have evaluated four vehicles with significantly greater-than-average EPA-estimated ranges.

Fiat Chrysler Calls GM's Bribery Allegations 'Preposterous'

Fiat Chrysler Calls GM's Bribery Allegations 'Preposterous'

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 13, 2020

Allegations by General Motors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bribed union officials are "preposterous" and read like a script from a "third-rate spy movie," FCA lawyers wrote in court documents filed Monday.

Edmunds: With Low Interest Rates, Should You Lease or Buy?

Edmunds: With Low Interest Rates, Should You Lease or Buy?

AUTO NEWS | By Will Kaufman of Edmunds | Aug 10, 2020

With interest rates at record lows, is it still worth leasing a new car? We took a look at the financial outcomes of buying and leasing to see how current finance trends might affect your decision.

AAA: Partially Automated Driving Systems Don't Always Work

AAA: Partially Automated Driving Systems Don't Always Work

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 8, 2020

Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don't always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their use.

Cadillac Says New Electric SUV Has Features to Take on Tesla

Cadillac Says New Electric SUV Has Features to Take on Tesla

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 7, 2020

General Motors executives say Cadillac's first fully-electric vehicle has all the features it needs to lure buyers where other companies fell short.

Fiat Chrysler to Recall Vehicles That May Pollute Too Much

Fiat Chrysler to Recall Vehicles That May Pollute Too Much

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 6, 2020

About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a recall.

Ex-Google Exec Sent to Prison for Stealing Robocar Secrets

Ex-Google Exec Sent to Prison for Stealing Robocar Secrets

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Liedtke | Aug 5, 2020

A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber's effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service.

Plug It In: Electric Car Charging Station Numbers Are Rising

Plug It In: Electric Car Charging Station Numbers Are Rising

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 3, 2020

There are now 26,000 electric vehicle charging stations open to the public in the U.S., with more than 84,000 plugs. But the country, and the world, will need thousands more.

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