At a time when a fully autonomous motoring future is looking very far off, and potentially not feasible at all, Tesla is making some lofty claims about its own driving assistance tech. During its ‘Autonomy Day’ event, …
During Monday’s “ Autonomy Investor Day ,” Elon Musk said he expects Tesla to have more than 1 million autonomous robotaxis on the road in 2020. Wall Street’s response: Yeah, right. Musk has been floating the idea of Tesla robotaxis for several years, arguing that the company’s cars could one day serve the same …
A Blue Bird driver operates the BYD car charger during the unveiling of the first electric taxi in Indonesia in Jakarta on April 22. Blue Bird Holding Group is operating 25 BYD units for Blue Bird and four Tesla Model X vehicles used by Silver Bird. State-owned electricity company PLN has guaranteed electricity supply for the …
This is an effort to offer my views on the current state of motorsport, and Formula 1 in particular. For some time now, and for whatever reason, there seem to be a lot of negative comments and chatter from the people inside the business as well as from fans all over the world. How did we arrive at this situation from a time not that …
Authorities have identified the man killed in a wrong-way driving crash on Interstate 459 early Saturday morning. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Kendrick Lee Campbell. He was 31 and listed a Tuscaloosa address. He had family in Birmingham. The crash happened at 4:59 a.m. Saturday on I …
Google's self-driving affiliate Waymo LLC has chosen a former American Axle plant in Detroit for one of the first factories devoted to installing fully autonomous vehicle hardware and software into cars, the Alphabet Inc. subsidiary said Tuesday. The Michigan factory puts Waymo right across the Detroit River from the source …
Aric Almirola’s win last October at Talladega Superspeedway was the culmination of a deliberate game plan. Stewart-Haas Racing deployed a four-car bulwark at the front of the field; its drivers thumbed their noses at the track’s well-known crash dynamic. You may crash one of us, but you’re not crashing all of us.
GEORGE — Two drivers were injured and a dog was killed in a head-on crash that police and witnesses say resulted when one driver suspected of DUI went into a curve at a high rate of speed and veered into oncoming traffic near Mall Drive Sunday evening. Shortly before 7:30 p.m. a witness called 911 to report that a vehicle …
Tesla Inc. and its Chief Executive Elon Musk made some bold claims at the company's investor day on Monday, but Wall Street analysts are far from convinced. Musk said Tesla is now making the best self-driving chip in the world, speaking during a discussion that largely focused on the electric vehicle maker's plan for …
Over the past year or so, we've heard a lot about Porsche 's plans to add a hybrid 911 to its lineup. Porsche also recently announced that the next-generation Macan will go all-electric. After seeing what Porsche can do with performance hybrids such as the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, we're pretty confident in …
There's a new sheriff in town. Ola Källenius, 49, takes over as CEO of Daimler AG on May 22, replacing longtime boss Dieter Zetsche, who faced mandatory retirement but will return as chairman of the supervisory board in 2021. Zetsche, CEO for 13 years, helped groom the Swede who becomes Daimler's first non …
Tesla 's flagship Model S sedan blindsided the industry as the upstart winner of the 2013 MotorTrend Car of the Year award—largely due to its previously unheard-of long-distance driving range from its battery pack. Until then, electric vehicles were fortunate to reach triple-digit miles on a single charge.
The recall affects the entire run of2013 through 2016 Dart sedansin the U.S., except for the few cars that were equipped with a manual transmission. The problem is so frequent that it has occurred in eight of every 1000 warranty claims for the Dart, Fiat Chrysler said. The recall begins after Memorial Day, although thousands …
Aston Martin's new DBS Superleggera Volante is the convertible version ofthe fixed-roof DBS coupe. It shares both the coupe's 715-hp V-12 engine and its 211-mph top speed. The Volante costs almost $25,000 more than its coupe counterpart. Have you been wanting a convertible Aston Martin but feel that the DB11 Volante 's …
Major Chinese automaker Geely has launched a sub-brand it's calling Geometry. The electric Geometry A is the first production model, and Geely says it's gotthe Tesla Model 3in its sights. We drove a prototype and found that, while its performance can't approach that of the Tesla, there are other enticements, including price.
(DETROIT) — U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler …
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Justin Haley will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut for Spire Motorsports in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Haley, a three-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series winner, will pilot the No. 77 Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) Chevrolet Camaro …
If you could afford a Bentley Continental T back when it came out in the late 1990s, you were doing pretty well for yourself. After all, as Harry Metcalfe of Harry's Garage notes in this new video, a Conti T cost about twice as much as a Ferrari 550 Maranello in its day. In the US, they retailed for around $325,000, which is around …
A Model S in a Chinese garage caught flames. A new video from China shows one of Tesla'selectric cars catching fire while parked. The video, which appears to show an unoccupied Model S bursting into flame, was initially shared on Chinese social-networking site Weibo before being shared more widely on Twitter.
If you're looking for a vintage race car with some pedigree, it doesn't get much better than this Lancia Stratos. Converted to Group 4 spec in 1977, it's been racing ever since. Now, after passing through several owners who used it in rallies and hillclimbs across Europe, it's listed for sale on Classic Driver.
At a meeting with investors today, Tesla detailed its full self-driving computer that is now in production. As usual, CEO Elon Musk offered some newsworthy tidbits, saying that the system is unlikely to falter. "Any part of this can fail, and the car will keep driving," Musk said. He added: "The probability of this computer failing is …
Ford has made the public very aware it will focus on SUVs and trucks moving forward, but many of its plans still remain a mystery. We know Ford will introduce a Bronco and baby Bronco, but official details haven't been released. Now, new trademark applications add fuel to the fire. On April 15, Ford filed trademark …
Cosworth's legendary V-8 DFV (Double Four Valve) engine was used in Formula 1 cars from 1967 all the way until 1985. In addition to helping teams take home 12 separate world championships, it also sounds delightful. The FIA holds historic F1 championship races every year, and there's a series dedicated solely to cars that …
Elon Musk has engaged in Twitter spats with a long line of folks, from rival automakers to short sellers and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He's at it again, but this time the stakes could be even higher. He's in a rare public dispute with a critical supplier: Panasonic Corp., the company that makes all of the lithium-ion …
More expensive cars typically eclipse mainstream cars in countless areas, from improved performance and ride quality to better materials and more creature comforts. But infotainment usability doesn't seem to be one of these areas. We've seen plenty of luxury cars with difficult interfaces, for instance, and plenty of …
Buick has revealed two new versions ofthe Encorein China: the Encore and the long-wheelbase Encore GX. The GX is likely what the United States will get as its next-gen Encore, and it could keep the GX name. Automotive Newsreports that the GX will be sold alongside the current-gen Encore in the U.S. Last week at …
Four-time Formula 1 champion and current Renault F1 team advisor Alain Prost is no fan of the current technological situation in the series. " (The cars) are super-impressive in technical terms," Prost told the Dutch publication Formule 1. "But personally, when I look at it as a driver, I think we have gone too far.
The all-new European-spec 2019 Ford Fiesta ST is the answer to questions few Americans seem to be asking. Like, "What's the best car for shredding a narrow, crowned, potholed country lane?" Or, "Which car is easiest to squeeze through ancient alleys and street-park in small villages?" Even, "Which car sips gas while …
Los Angeles will install permanent memorial signs to honor cyclists killed in crashes on city streets. The signs will include traffic safety PSAs as well as the names of victims. They’re part of the city’s plan to eliminate traffic deaths by 2025. Ghost bikes, those eerie roadside tributes to cyclists killed in traffic, are a somber but …
The 1973-1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass, and particularly the sporty-yet-affordable Cutlass Supreme, proved perfectly suited to the automotive needs of a gigantic swath of North American car shoppers during the dark days of the Malaise Era. The Cutlass was comfortable and reliable, and it looked sharp; it stayed at or near …
It's not shocking, really, that driving the Jaguar F-Pace SVR through the French Alps puts a stupid grin on my face. Performance SUVs are in no short supply these days, and they're all incredibly entertaining. Jaguar lovingly refers to the F-Pace SVR as the "magnificent beast," and it's easy to see why.
U nderstanding where we are in the pursuit of self-driving cars can be as confusing as understanding where we are in the pursuit of AI. Over the past few years, the flood of companies entering the space and the constant news updates have made it seem as if fully autonomous vehicles are just barely out of reach.
Paying tribute to fighter jets throughout America’s Air Force history, Conor Daly’s Indy 500 colors on his No. 25 livery unveiled at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday display the iconic shark teeth war paint often carried into battle by the A-10 Thunderbolt, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-35 Lightning.
Lewis Hamilton is "on the same level" as Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna, says the late Brazilian's former team-mate Gerhard Berger. The Austrian said he had always regarded Senna as a class apart but now considered Hamilton, 34, on a par. Berger said: "Everybody asks me: 'How do you see this driver against …
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The average American drives nearly 13,500 miles per year, so a car with a 100,000-mile warranty will usually be covered for more than seven years. A long warranty that can be transferred along with the title of the car can greatly increase the re-sale value of your vehicle. When considering a car's warranty, make sure it …
NHTSA is investigating a possible deadly flaw in 12.3 million vehicles that could prevent airbags from deploying in a crash. The issue could be related to as many as eight deaths, the Associated Press reported. The federal vehicle safety agency on Tuesday posted on its website that it is examining airbag control units initially …
TOKYO – Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s executive vice president for global marketing and sales as well as zero-emission vehicles, is leaving the company, becoming the latest top lieutenant to exit the Japanese carmaker following the arrest and ouster of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. Schillaci, who joined Nissan in 2015, “has …
Fox News Flash top headlines for April 22 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Call it double trouble. Twin brothers driving separate vehicles were both charged with driving while intoxicated over the …
General Motors, fighting to survive and stave off bankruptcy, says on April 27, 2009, that it will phase out Pontiac -- a brand once synonymous with performance, speed and sex appeal -- by 2010. GM, which had not posted an annual profit since 2004, planned to concentrate on four brands -- Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and …
Gains in parts and service, used-vehicle sales and finance-and-insurance income boosted Asbury Automotive Group Inc.'s net income in the first quarter despite tighter new-vehicle margins, slipping same-store sales and a dramatic jump in floorplanning costs. Asbury reported Tuesday that net income rose 2 percent to $40.9 …
FRANKFURT -- German prosecutors are investigating a possible breach of fiduciary duty by Volkswagen Group over bonus payments made to an unnamed executive who was suspended over the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal. Regulators blew the whistle on VW in 2015 after the German company was …
Vice President Mike Pence appeared at an American Axle facility during a stop in Detroit in 2017. WASHINGTON -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit southeast Michigan on Wednesday to make the case that the North American trade deal intended to replace NAFTA would boost the auto industry, the …
Webasto Roof Systems Inc. plans to invest up to $47.9 million on a new manufacturing plant in Plymouth Township, about 28 miles west of downtown Detroit. The project is expected to create 441 new jobs and is supported by a $2.7 million grant from the state and a property tax abatement from the township.
Electric vehicle and classic cars enthusiasts recently got excited with Tesla’s latest video release showcasing the next-generation Roadster. The beautiful automobile was shown doing a jaw-dropping 0-60 mph acceleration in approximately 1.9 seconds, a feature cheekily described “Zero to sixty faster than you can …
Ferrari say they need a strong performance at this weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix after a disappointing start to the season. Mercedes have scored one-twos in all three races and Sebastian Vettel is 29 points behind Lewis Hamilton. There has also been controversy over use of team orders to favour Vettel.
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Carl Phillips made it six wins from six starts in this year's Ulster Superbike Championship as he was crowned 'King of Kirkistown' on Easter Monday. Phillips, 25, won both big bike races, with Lisburn's David Haire and Waterford's Brian McCormack both taking a second and a third place apiece. Former BSB rider Phillips was …
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Tesla, under pressure to show it can generate profits on its main business of making electric cars, on Monday trumpeted a custom-designed computer chip to let its vehicles drive themselves. Even with the new chip — …
A dominant presence in MotoGP at the start of the century, Rossi has seven premier-class championships to his name, firmly establishing him as one of grand prix motorcycle racing's all-time greatest competitors. While championship challenges and individual race wins have proven much harder to come by in recent years, …
J.R. Hildebrand is back for another shot at the Indianapolis 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. Teaming with the organization for a second consecutive season, the 31-year-old will attack the Greatest Spectacle in Racing this season in a No. 48 entry as a tribute to one of the all-time greats in Dan Gurney.
GMS Racing is off to a blazing hot start in their inaugural season racing in the K&N Pro Series East. A top-five effort at New Smyrna and a dominant victory at Bristol with 15-year-old Sam Mayer behind the wheel has a …