Self-driving fatal likely to spur more scrutiny, finger-pointing

The fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving vehicle is the most significant involving autonomous-driving technology since a Tesla driver's death touched off months of finger-pointing.

UPDATED: 3/19/18 6:54 pm ET -- adds details
Uber vehicle in autonomous mode kills pedestrian in Ariz.; pilot programs suspended

An Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode in Tempe, Ariz., struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the street Sunday night. Uber has suspended pilots in all cities following the deadly accident.

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Tesla suspended Model 3 production in late February

Tesla temporarily suspended production of the Model 3 electric sedan at its lone auto plant for a week in late February, a planned breather that ultimately may help increase output of the closely watched vehicle.

Vehicle addresses refueling, range

Quick, convenient refueling and adequate driving range are keys to widespread acceptance of electrified vehicles, and a Detroit-area inventor, Lee Caudill, has received a patent for a vehicle that addresses these issues.

Battery-swapping for urban dwellers

I agree with Keith Crain that the electric vehicle industry “will need something that is not yet developed or commercialized.”

'Charging on highways in Germany is very easy'

Germany this year will become the world's third-largest market for plug-in hybrids and electric cars; underpinning it all is a charging network that's growing quickly to become five times more dense than what's offered on American roadways.

E-Pace: A Jag that's a serious off-roader

Jaguar's E-Pace has the same bones as Land Rover's Discovery Sport and the upcoming new-generation Range Rover Evoque. So even though it is highly unlikely that E-Pace drivers will veer far into the weeds, that capability is built-in.

5 big questions facing Tesla in 2018

Information-starved investors will be on high alert as Tesla reports fourth-quarter earnings, as will thousands of would-be drivers waiting for the company to produce and deliver new electric cars.

EVs don't make economic sense

Until a five-passenger electric vehicle reduces in cost to $30,000 with sales tax and registration, and with at least a 400-mile range, the EV lacks economic value.

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