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Regulation And Safety

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.

UPDATED: 10/17/18 11:31 am - adds Canada legalization

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.

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Drive.ai self-driving service doubles down

In the summer, Silicon Valley startup Drive.ai was among the first to launch commercial service with autonomous vehicles. Now, it's taking the next step, launching its second route in suburban Dallas, this one open to the general public.

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.

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.


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