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GM pressed by 2 senators to build all EVs for U.S. stateside

Two U.S. senators from Ohio on Tuesday asked General Motors CEO Mary Barra to commit to building all future electric vehicles for U.S. buyers at home and to provide more details of plans to cut back on car output in North America.

UPDATED: 12/11/2018 5:11 pm ET - adds details

Vroom collects $146 million in latest funding, eyes expansion with new hires

Upstart online used-car retailer Vroom said it raised $146 million in its latest round of funding, including a previously reported $50 million from AutoNation Inc.

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Who's watching the watchers?

Onboard cameras are beginning to watch drivers to make sure they have their eyes on the road. Is this a Pandora's box of privacy issues?

Autonomous pizza, anyone?

Toyota and Pizza Hut showed off a hydrogen-powered Tundra pickup fitted with a robotic pizza oven in the bed.

VW's charge: Electrify America

Automakers haven't been eager to spend the billions to build EV charging infrastructure. Now, Volkswagen is working to make it happen -- not because it wants to, but as a punishment.

UPDATED: 11/2/2018 4:42 pm ET - corrected
Maryland startup finds self-parking spot

While other self-driving developers are focused on getting passengers from Point A to Point B, Steer is more concerned about what to do with cars after occupants leave the vehicle.

Fuel Sensor software a game changer

Summary: Magneti Marelli's software allowed any engine to use any combination of gasoline and ethanol, without requiring an expensive additional sensor.


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