Automotive technology

FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk gives the opening keynote at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an “excruciating year.” In the newspaper’s account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
August 17, 2018 - 9:52 am
What do you do when your CEO confesses that he's cracking under the stress of his job? That's the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must answer after Elon Musk, the company's impulsive leader, admitted to The New York Times that work is rattling...
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FILE- This June 15, 2017, file photo shows bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. Kroger Co. has chosen a Phoenix suburb as the launching pad for delivering groceries to doorsteps using driverless cars. The U.S. grocer will begin the testing phase of the self-driving service Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at a Fry’s supermarket in Scottsdale. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 16, 2018 - 8:20 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kroger will begin testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars outside of Phoenix. The biggest U.S. grocery chain said the project will begin Thursday in Scottsdale at a Fry's supermarket, which is owned by Kroger. Shoppers can order groceries online or via a mobile app...
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In this Friday, July 6, 2018, photograph, prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled “Reality Check,” issued the warning Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, after testing five of the systems from Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo on a track and public roads. The systems tested, in the Tesla Model 3 and Model S, BMW’s 5-Series, the Volvo S-90 and the Mercedes E-Class, are among the best in the business right now and have been rated “superior” in previous IIHS tests. David Zuby, the institute’s chief research officer, said the systems do increase safety but the tests show they are not 100 percent reliable. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 07, 2018 - 1:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled "Reality Check," issued the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, cars pass the Queensboro Bridge in New York. The Trump administration is citing safety to justify freezing gas mileage requirements. A draft of a regulation prepared this summer would freeze an Obama-era program to improve fuel efficiency and cut pollution. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 03, 2018 - 5:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — For all the drama surrounding the Trump administration's attempt to undo Obama-era fuel economy requirements, automakers are likely to stick to them until they get some answers. The administration on Thursday unveiled plans to freeze the requirements at 2020 levels through 2026,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018 file photo, the logo of German car manufacturer BMW is pictured at the headquarters in Munich, Germany. German carmaker BMW reports its second quarter earnings on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
August 02, 2018 - 2:34 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Luxury carmaker BMW says that net profit fell 6 percent in the second quarter as the company spent more on developing new technologies for electric, autonomous and digitally connected automobiles. Profit came in at 2.08 billion ($2.42 billion), down from 2.22 billion in...
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This combination photo shows actor-filmmaker Tyler Perry in New York on Nov. 16, 2017, left, and comedian-actress Tiffany Haddish at the Turner Networks 2018 Upfront in New York on May 16, 2018. Perry, who cast Haddish in his upcoming comedy "Nobody's Fool," surprised the comedian with a Tesla Model X, a high-end electric vehicle. “I can feel the electricity going through my body, feel like I'm getting recharged myself,” Haddish said from the red carpet of Spike Lee’s “Blackkklansman," Monday in New York. (AP Photo)
July 31, 2018 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Haddish is feeling very recharged these days — thanks to her new car. The comedian is enjoying her Tesla Model X, a high-end electric vehicle that was a gift from Tyler Perry. "I can feel the electricity going through my body, feel like I'm getting recharged myself," Haddish...
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FILE - This April 27, 2017, file photo shows the Harley-Davidson name on the gas tank of a bike in Glenview, Ill. The iconic American motorcycle company, facing dwindling sales in its home market, said Monday, July 30, 2018, that it would be rolling out some new products, and stores, to broaden its audience and hopefully, invigorate sales. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
July 30, 2018 - 8:34 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Smaller bikes, electric engines, online sales and urban storefronts, Harley-Davidson, we hardly knew you. The American motorcycle company, facing dwindling sales in its home market, said Monday that it will roll out some new products and stores to broaden its audience and...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2015 file photo a van is pictured in a light tunnel at the Mercedes-Benz automobile plant in Ludwigsfelde, near Berlin. Mercedes-Benz Deutsche Bank presents the figures of the second quarter 2018 on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
July 26, 2018 - 4:03 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler AG said Thursday that its net profit fell 27 percent in the second quarter as the company confronted multiple challenges including trade tensions, weak pricing for its luxury cars, and recalls and product delays related to diesel emissions. Net...
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July 25, 2018 - 1:54 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Uber has taken the first step toward relaunching its self-driving cars on Pittsburgh-area streets four months after a fatal accident involving one of the cars in Arizona. A spokeswoman said the company put a handful of vehicles back on the road at noon Tuesday, with some safety...
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Keith Reynolds, who is on the Tesla waiting list for a Model 3, is photographed by his 9-year-old Audi A3 compact car Monday, July 16, 2018, in Laguna Hills, Calif. For many on the list to buy Tesla's mass-market electric car, the wait for the company to produce enough to satisfy demand isn't a major problem. But the prospect of losing a U.S. federal tax credit is. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 18, 2018 - 10:16 am
DETROIT (AP) — In March of 2016, Keith Reynolds flew from California to Atlanta so he could claim his spot in line at 4 a.m., and get a three-hour head start on his West Coast competitors. Tesla was taking $1,000 deposits for its new electric car, the Model 3, priced starting at $35,000. And...
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