Tesla drops self-driving option buyers have been unable to use
The self-driving capability that Tesla customers have been able to pay for but not activate for two years is going on hiatus.
54,400 Ford F-series pickups probed by U.S. after tailgate complaints
NHTSA has opened a preliminary investigation into 54,400 Ford pickups after receiving five complaints that tailgates had unexpectedly opened while the vehicles were in motion.
Studies link higher crash rates with states that legalized marijuana
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute said crashes in states with legalized recreational marijuana have increased up to 6 percent.
Senate panel wants Hyundai, Kia to testify on engine fire reports
The Republican chairman and the ranking Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee said they asked top U.S. executives at Hyundai and Kia to testify at a Nov. 14 hearing on reports of engine fires.
Impaired driving warnings rise as more states, Canada legalize pot
U.S. transportation safety officials are sounding the alarm on drug-impaired driving, calling for regulators to do more to tackle the problem as states grapple with a more open stance on marijuana.
Pandora hires Ford connected vehicles exec
One of Ford's top connected vehicles executives has been hired by Pandora to help the streaming music company form partnerships with the auto industry.
Cable industry moves to snatch airwaves away from 'talking cars'
Twenty years ago automakers won the rights to use a portion of U.S. airwaves for ultra-safe “talking cars.” But now the cable industry wants more of those airwaves.
Uber gets IPO proposals at potential $120 billion valuation, report says
Uber has recently received proposals from banks for an initial public offering valuing the ride-hailing company at as much as $120 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Rand study shows it's hard to gauge self-driving car safety
The great promise of automated vehicles is that they will be safer than human-driven ones, but finding the metrics to measure this is a complicated task that has no easy benchmarks.
Porsche retailers brace for EV era
Porsche faces a future in which its signature engines are replaced by electric motors. The automaker's retailers are suiting up for the challenge.
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Hyundai, Kia urged again to recall nearly 3 million crossovers, sedans for fire risk
The Center for Auto Safety on Friday renewed calls for Hyundai and Kia to recall almost 3 million crossovers and sedans in the U.S. for potential noncollision fire risk.
Arizona plans public, private automated vehicle research hub
Arizona's governor signed an executive order establishing a public-private partnership that will form a research center and proving ground to help improve the safety of self-driving vehicles.
High-tech headlights that dim themselves could be coming to U.S.
U.S. auto safety regulators are moving to allow a new generation of brighter, self-dimming headlights that won't blind other drivers on the road ahead.
Ford recalls nearly 200 GT supercars over hydraulic fluid leak
Ford issued a recall for 194 of its hand-built, 2017-18 GT supercars over a hydraulic fluid leak.
Self-driving cars may hit U.S. roads in pilot program, NHTSA says
Fully self-driving cars may be on the fast lane to U.S. roads under a pilot program the Trump administration said on Tuesday it was considering, which would allow real-world road testing for a limited number of the vehicles.
Neuroscience startup teaches robocars to think like humans
Can software be taught to anticipate human behavior? That's the goal pursued by Perceptive Automata, a Boston startup applying research techniques from neuroscience and psychology to give automated vehicles more humanlike intuition on the road.