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First Drive: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe Feels 2019-12-04 18:01:26Another week, another Mercedes-AMG. The launch of a new AMG-badged Mercedes was once a rare event, eagerly awaited by enthusiasts. But now, with the g

Electric Ford F-150 (And More?) Secrets Detailed in 2019-12-04 17:45:25Despite Ford’s openness that it’s working on an electric F-150 pickup truck, this potential segment-shaker has many secrets yet to be reve

The End of Driving: The Promise and Pitfalls 2019-12-04 13:30:48Sometime recently—it was likely the first week of October, 2019—a Chrysler Pacifica minivan slowed on a street somewhere in Phoenix to sto

Tested: This 1969 Toyota Corolla Has a Lexus 2019-12-04 11:45:18What is this thing? I ask myself this as I deliberately drive the speed limit in an immaculate 1969 Toyota Corolla up Interstate 15 toward Victorville

Keeping the C8 Corvette a Chevy Comes at 2019-12-04 08:00:41It’s not enough that the new mid-engine C8 Corvette had to be a driving and engineering accomplishment; it had to do so at a price that befits t

What Is SH-AWD? A Breakdown of the Least 2019-12-04 07:00:47What if all-wheel drive could not only improve traction but also enhance dynamic performance? That’s the goal of Acura’s SH-AWD system. Wh

The Tesla Cybertruck Has Functionality Problems 2019-12-04 04:00:55Everyone has thoughts on the way Tesla’s radical Cybertruck looks, but design is purely subjective (and everyone’s already dunked on the C

Hyundai Kona vs. Fiat 500X: Urban Subcompact SUV 2019-12-04 04:00:13Subcompact SUVs are the modern iterations of city runabouts. Although a number of affordable models offer raised seating positions and prioritize prac

Volvo On Call Review: We Try Volvo’s Connected 2019-12-04 04:00:12As technology becomes more accessible for everyone, new smartphone apps—like Volvo On Call—let us connect even closer with our vehicles. A

Hennessey C8 Corvette Twin-Turbo Promises 1,200 Horsepower 2019-12-03 16:50:29The mid-engine Corvette has caused quite a bit of fanfare over the last several months. Almost immediately after the new ‘Vette won MotorTrend&r

Will Infiniti Build the 563-HP Project Black S? 2019-12-02 20:27:44There’s no doubt Infiniti has seen better days. The brand is struggling with sales in the U.S., it recently pulled out of Europe and other key m

2021 Tesla Cybertruck vs. Bollinger B2: Comparing Two 2019-12-02 19:56:10Whether or not the world was ready for the ultra-utilitarian looks of the Bollinger B1 and B2 electric SUV and pickup, Elon Musk just hit the res

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Flying Car Leaders Talk Public Perception at a 2019-12-04 08:00:00At a Texas conference hosted by Ross Perot, Jr., air taxi innovators focused on how to get the public onboard with their ideas.

Teaching Self-Driving Cars to Watch for Unpredictable Humans 2019-12-04 07:00:00You drive differently for Sunday errands than when you're late to pick up the kids. Researchers are teaching robots how to grapple with that.

Elon Musk’s Slander Trial, Offensive Ornaments on Amazon, 2019-12-03 17:12:17Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

Elon Musk to Testify as Diver's Slander Trial 2019-12-03 08:00:00A trial beginning in Los Angeles is the latest chapter in a saga that began with Musk's plan to use a mini-sub to rescue a trapped soccer team.

Tesla Has Found a Use for Lasers—Cleaning Glass 2019-12-03 07:00:00The electric automaker shuns lasers for its self-driving features. But a patent application foresees using the technology to clean windshields and cam

NYC Has an Old-Timey Plan to Fix Its 2019-12-02 13:05:20As the city plans out its congestion charge, critics are already saying it would do well to take a few lessons from London. 

How Airports Are Protecting Themselves Against Rising Seas 2019-12-02 07:00:00Many of the nation's busiest airports are subject to increased flooding from climate change. So they're building seawalls and relocating sensitive e

How to Change the Tires on a Race 2019-11-30 07:00:00The Red Bull Formula 1 team executed a pit stop aboard a Russian plane used to train cosmonauts. It required some adjustments.

Air Travel in 2019 Saw Big Projects and 2019-11-29 07:00:00The number of Americans flying around Thanksgiving is projected to rise 3.7% this year. Just don't stash gun magazines in your carry-on. 

Yet Another Challenge for Air Travelers: Finding Your 2019-11-28 07:00:00Airports including LAX are setting up pickup areas a ways removed from terminals to address the congestion created by popular ride-hail apps.

Uber's London Rivals Are Plotting Its Downfall 2019-11-27 10:00:00Irresistible deals for drivers and passengers are creating a frenetic race as fellow ride-hailing services try to cash in on uncertainty.

Who's Regulating Self-Driving Cars? Often, No One 2019-11-27 07:00:00Two hearings reveal that neither the federal government nor many states are monitoring the hundreds of self-driving vehicles being tested on US roads.

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GM confirms LG battery JV for Lordstown 2019-12-05 12:27:00General Motors has confirmed an earlier report it would team up with LG Chem to mass-produce battery cells for future battery-electric vehicles.

Volvo Group invests in autonomous software company 2019-12-05 11:27:00Volvo Group (trucks, buses, construction equipment) Venture Capital has invested in Apex.AI, a software company specialising in autonomous mobility.

LG to make EV batteries with GM at 2019-12-05 09:09:00LG Chem has said it would spend US$916m at its US subsidiary by 2023 to set up an electric vehicle battery joint venture with General Motors.

UK LCV sales off for third month as 2019-12-05 08:56:00UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations fell 9.6% year on year in November, the third consecutive monthly decline, according to Society of

VW doubles service interval to two years in 2019-12-05 08:33:00Volkswagen is stretching its service interval to two years, starting with the Golf 8 with other models to follow in 2020.

CEE - Continental sees megatrends business opportunity 2019-12-05 08:21:00Continental Automotive Serbia says its future may lie increasingly with developing solutions as megatrends shift the way component makers view bu

VW's new Jetta brand off to good start 2019-12-05 07:38:00Volkswagen said had successfully launched its Jetta sub-brand in China (it was once a nameplate for the saloon variant of the Golf) with the VS5 SUV a

CEE - CASE trends can cross transport sectors 2019-12-05 06:51:00Yanfeng says some of its interior concepts can be applied across many disciplines as the supplier looks to take advantage of megatrends, which will se

GM issues Hamtramck layoffs but plant will live 2019-12-05 05:57:00General Motors will lay off 814 hourly and salaried workers at its assembly plant on the border of Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, starting 28 Februa

Former GM board member pleads guilty in UAW 2019-12-05 05:24:00Former General Motors board member Joe Ashton, a retired United Auto Workers leader, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges as part of an ongoing fede

UAW sends FCA deal to membership for ratification 2019-12-05 04:52:00The National UAW-FCA Council voted to send the proposed hourly and salary tentative agreements with FCA for a ratification vote of UAW members.

CEE - Visegrad 4 address volume falls - 2019-12-05 04:48:00Continental Hungary says all Visegrad 4 countries are facing similar challenges as suppliers and OEMs address higher wages and volume pressure.

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Wells Fargo hires Scott Powell as COO 2019-12-04 17:49:50Powell, most recently CEO of Santander Holdings USA Inc., will focus on relationships with regulators for Wells Fargo, one of the nation's large

Auto parts firms agree to pay California $23 2019-12-04 15:24:28The largest California settlement is with Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso for $4.5 million, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a stat

Former UAW official Ashton pleads guilty, faces 3 2019-12-04 14:38:23Former UAW Vice President Joe Ashton is the 11th person to plead guilty in the federal government's ongoing corruption probe. Ashton is expected to r

BMW sues air conditioning suppliers over price fixing 2019-12-04 14:15:12The case relates to a decision in 2017 by the European Union's competition authority to fine several car part makers -- including Valeo and Denso --

GM cutting 800 jobs to retool Detroit plant 2019-12-04 12:30:17The plant's UAW-represented hourly workers will be offered transfers, likely to locations in Michigan and Ohio, at least until production resumes.

UAW-FCA deal boosts profit-sharing, health care; voting begins 2019-12-04 11:59:59UAW leaders on Wednesday approved sending the tentative four-year pact to the rank-and-file for ratification votes. The voting process begins on Frida

Alibaba-backed startup AutoX applies for driverless test permit 2019-12-04 11:45:26If granted the permit, AutoX would be able to test self-driving cars with a backup provided by a remote human operator rather than a driver in the veh

Automakers cutting 80,000 jobs globally as EV shift 2019-12-04 11:32:27The global auto industry will produce 88.8 million cars and light trucks this year, an almost 6 percent drop from a year ago, according to researcher

Former airbag maker Takata spurs 1.4 million-unit recall 2019-12-04 11:02:29Takata supplied tens of millions of defective airbag inflators for years that were prone to exploding in a crash and injuring or killing car occupants

Toyota leads $50 million funding round for May 2019-12-04 09:54:36While some mobility startups have struggled this year, self-driving shuttle provider May Mobility continues to attract capital, with $83.6 million rai

UAW not 'actively cooperating' in corruption investigation, U.S. 2019-12-03 16:28:11U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider said he's received new leads in the yearslong UAW corruption probe since making public comments to Detroit area

White House asks court to toss Calif. emissions 2019-12-03 15:50:00The ongoing fight over light-vehicle emissions standards is one of several clashes between President Trump and the nation’s largest state.


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