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Driverless Cars Give Hope to Blind - Are Automakers Onboard?

Driverless Cars Give Hope to Blind - Are Automakers Onboard?

By Jason Dearen | Apr 13
Concerns are fueling new research outside the auto industry to develop data and software meant to help ensure the needs of the blind are met when autonomous cars become commonplace.

Hino, VW Partner on Hybrids, Autonomous Drive, Technology

Hino, VW Partner on Hybrids, Autonomous Drive, Technology

By Yuri Kageyama | Apr 12
Hino Motors, Toyota Motor Corp.'s group truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany agreed Thursday to work together on technologies such as hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity.

Ford Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Transmission Shifter Problem

Ford Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Transmission Shifter Problem

Apr 7
Ford is recalling about 350,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico because they might be in a different gear than the one shown on the shift indicator.

Tesla Raises Production but Falls Short of Model 3 Goals

Tesla Raises Production but Falls Short of Model 3 Goals

By Tom Krisher | Apr 6
Electric car maker Tesla Inc. increased production of its Model 3 mass-market car in the first quarter but still fell far short of the numbers it promised last summer.

US senator Says More Safeguards Needed for Self-driving Cars

US senator Says More Safeguards Needed for Self-driving Cars

By Susan Haigh | Apr 5
"I'm not a luddite. I'm not simply standing in the way of progress. I believe that autonomous or driverless vehicles will be coming," Blumenthal said. "But in the meantime, while we're developing them, they have to be safe."

Edmunds: Advanced Driver Aids Aren't Just for Luxury Cars

Edmunds: Advanced Driver Aids Aren't Just for Luxury Cars

By Jonathan Elfalan | Apr 4
Manufacturers are adding advanced driver aids that can fend off an accident. And there's a good chance that your next new car will have them.

EPA to Loosen Rules for Automobile Gas Mileage, Pollution

EPA to Loosen Rules for Automobile Gas Mileage, Pollution

By Tom Krisher | Apr 2
The Trump administration is expected to announce that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards.

Edmunds: Why Luxury Automakers Are Embracing Hybrids

Edmunds: Why Luxury Automakers Are Embracing Hybrids

By Jason Kavanagh | Mar 31
It turns out there's a good reason for the popularity of hybrid powertrains in luxury cars, and it's not just fuel economy. Many luxury automakers have seized on those attributes and have made hybrid versions of premium models.

SUVs to Steal the New York International Auto Show

SUVs to Steal the New York International Auto Show

By Tom Krisher | Mar 29
Yes, there will be a few cars, but SUVs will capture most of the headlines at this year's New York International Auto Show. Automakers will be shoring up gaps in their SUV lineups and revamping models that already are popular in the hottest-selling part

New Cars Are Quickly Getting Self-Driving Safety Features

New Cars Are Quickly Getting Self-Driving Safety Features

By Tom Krisher | Mar 29
Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world of self-driving vehicles.

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