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Consumer Reports Gives Tesla Model S Partial Credit for a Partial Fix

Consumer Reports Gives Tesla Model S Partial Credit for a Partial Fix Consumer Reports restored one of the two ratings points lost by the Tesla Model S when its automatic emergency braking wasn’t enabled.The scoring reduction and restoration also affects the Model X, which is mired in the lower rank among luxury mid-size SUVs.

Tesla Factory: Unsafe at Any (Line) Speed?

Tesla Factory: Unsafe at Any (Line) Speed? At Tesla’s factory in Fremont, CA, injury rates in 2015 were 31 percent higher than at the average auto factory: 8.8 injuries per worker in 2015, versus 6.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Tested: Formula 1-Style Shocks Make the Difference

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Tested: Formula 1-Style Shocks Make the Difference Shock absorbers designed for Formula 1 race cars have found a home in the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup truck.Despite all this, the ZR2 Colorado is pleasant to drive on the highway.

Bionic Carbon Fiber Arm From Lamborghini? It Could Happen

Bionic Carbon Fiber Arm From Lamborghini? It Could Happen The automaker known for go-fast cars will partner with Houston Methodist Research Institute to create live-better humans.They’ll collaborate on the development of carbon fiber composites that could be used for medical purposes.

First Drive Review: 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV Steers You Away From Trouble

First Drive Review: 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV Steers You Away From Trouble The 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV adds a new layer of safety technology called Steering Assist, which steers the car out of the way of trouble on the highway and in town.As with other premium automakers, however, Volvo puts some desirable driver and safety assists in $1,000-$2,000 options packs.

Apple Sees Self-Driving Car as a Massive AI Project

Apple Sees Self-Driving Car as a Massive AI Project The latest information comes from a reliable source, Apple CEO Tim Cook, in a video interview with Bloomberg TV.We sort of see it as the mother of all AI projects.

Tesla Overtakes BMW, Now Fourth Most Valuable Automaker

Tesla Overtakes BMW, Now Fourth Most Valuable Automaker In the last three months, it has passed GM, Ford, and now BMW to become the world’s fourth most valuable automaker on the stock market.While the world’s biggest automakers deliver 2 million to 10 million vehicles a year, Tesla delivered 76,230 vehicles last year.

Tesla Model S Hypermilers Get 560 Miles on a Single Charge

Tesla Model S Hypermilers Get 560 Miles on a Single Charge A pair of Tesla fanatics in Belgium proved you can drive a Tesla Model S more than 560 miles (900 kilometers) on a single charge.According to a post by Peeters, the previous endurance record for a Tesla was 452.

Driver in Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash Wasn't Paying Attention: Feds

Driver in Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash Wasn't Paying Attention: Feds The Tesla driver who made history as the first man to die at the wheel of a semi-autonomous vehicle was not distracted by a movie while driving.According to the NTSB report, Autopilot, Tesla’s semi-autonomous system, was on for the majority of the trip, near Williston, Florida.

WannaCry Virus Shuts Down Honda Factory for a Day

WannaCry Virus Shuts Down Honda Factory for a Day Earlier, Nissan and Renault were hit by WannaCry and had to suspend production and plants in Britain, France, India, Japan, and Romania.Some reports said the US National Security Agency (NSA) knew of WannaCry early on, but rather than report it publicly, reshaped WannaCry to do the NSA’s bidding.

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Gets Hybrid-Like Mileage, at a Cost

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Gets Hybrid-Like Mileage, at a Cost These trips and more are possible with the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze diesel edition.The Cruze diesel with manual transmission gets 52 mpg highway, the most of any non-hybrid, non-EV compact car.

States, Feds Vie to Set Testing Rules for Self-Driving Cars

States, Feds Vie to Set Testing Rules for Self-Driving Cars Special interest groups and politicians in Washington spent this week telling each other they’ve got the best oversight plan for safely testing and bringing autonomous vehicles to market.Democratic legislators want the feds to make self-driving cars super-safe.

Volvo: All Our New Car Models Will Have Electric Motors in 2019

Volvo: All Our New Car Models Will Have Electric Motors in 2019 It now says it wants to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025.Air pollution is a serious problem in dozens of China’s cities, and electrified vehicles are seen as part of the solution.

How Self-Driving Cars Work, and When They'll Get Real

How Self-Driving Cars Work, and When They'll Get Real The first truly hands-off, self-driving cars will be here within five years.A couple automakers say they’ll have higher-level autonomous cars for sale late this year or next.

Good Cars, Poor Sales: Why GM Might Kill Off 6 Sedans

Good Cars, Poor Sales: Why GM Might Kill Off 6 Sedans As the auto industry shifts from sedans to crossovers, SUVs, and pickups, some pretty decent sedans from GM and others will be end-of-lifed.When the Chevrolet Impala arrived four years ago, it became our Editors’ Choice.

Tesla Adding 1,800 Model 3 Reservations Per Day

Tesla Adding 1,800 Model 3 Reservations Per Day Last year, Tesla predicted it would produce 500,000 EVs (all models) in 2018, versus 80,000 to 90,000 now expected to be produced in 2017.Now this week Tesla said 1,800 new orders roll in each day.

Mazda's 2019 Breakthrough: a Diesel Engine That Runs on Gasoline

Mazda's 2019 Breakthrough: a Diesel Engine That Runs on Gasoline The engine could improve fuel economy by 20 percent to 30 percent, Mazda believes.” “We think it is an imperative and fundamental job for us to pursue the ideal internal combustion engine,” Mazda R&D chief Kiyoshi Fujiwara said at a Tuesday press conference.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Review: a Big Improvement

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Review: a Big Improvement The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV is an all-new model with more technology, a better engine, 400 pounds less weight, and several class-leading offerings.To get all the tech the Equinox offers, you’ll have to buy the top trim line, Premier.

$20,000 Rebates on Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 EVs Offered in California

$20,000 Rebates on Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 EVs Offered in California Buy a Nissan Leaf or BMW i3 electric vehicle in southern California, and you can get rebates of up to $20,000 on EVs that sell for $30,000 to $52,000.You go to any San Diego Nissan dealer or one participating BMW dealer (BMW of San Diego).

Union May Win Battle Against Self-Driving Trucks, But Not the War

Union May Win Battle Against Self-Driving Trucks, But Not the War Work on self-driving trucks has been under way for years.Alphabet’s Waymo division is working on both self-driving trucks and cars.