Automotive technology

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, one of the test vehicles from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle unit, navigates through the strip district near the company offices in Pittsburgh. The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The nation’s top transportation safety investigator said Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t give enough direction to companies developing more automated cars. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
November 20, 2019 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The nation’s top transportation safety investigator said Wednesday that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t give enough...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, one of the test vehicles from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle unit, navigates through the strip district near the company offices in Pittsburgh. The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The nation’s top transportation safety investigator said Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t give enough direction to companies developing more automated cars. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
November 20, 2019 - 3:31 pm
The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t give enough direction to companies developing automatous cars, the chairman of the National Transportation...
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FILE- This file image made from video March 18, 2018, of a mounted camera provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an exterior view moments before an Uber SUV hit a woman in Tempe, Ariz. The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says Uber had an ineffective safety culture when one of its autonomous test vehicles ran down and killed a pedestrian last year in Tempe, Arizona. Robert Sumwalt said at a hearing Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, on the March 2018 crash that Uber didn’t continually monitor its operations and it had de-activated its Volvo SUV’s automatic emergency braking system. Uber’s own system also didn’t have the ability to brake automatically, relying on a human backup driver to do the braking. (Tempe Police Department via AP, File)
November 19, 2019 - 3:01 pm
The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says Uber had an ineffective safety culture when one of its autonomous test vehicles ran down and killed a pedestrian last year in Tempe, Arizona. Robert Sumwalt said at a hearing Tuesday on the March 2018 crash that Uber didn’t continually...
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November 14, 2019 - 12:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — When it comes to buying a new car, the latest and greatest may not be the most dependable. In its annual auto reliability survey this year, Consumer Reports found that while newly redesigned models have the latest infotainment, safety and fuel-economy technology, they also come with...
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November 13, 2019 - 1:47 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen is making Tennessee its North American base for electric vehicle production, breaking ground on an $800 million (727 million euro) expansion at its plant in Chattanooga. Volkswagen of America CEO Scott Keogh spoke at the expansion’s groundbreaking ceremony on...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2019, file photo Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. The CEO of Tesla will unveil a new electric pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 13, 2019 - 12:35 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Wednesday hailed Tesla’s decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electric cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an awards ceremony in the German capital Tuesday evening that “we’ve...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2019, file photo Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. The CEO of Tesla will unveil a new electric pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 13, 2019 - 7:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Wednesday hailed Tesla's decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electrics cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an award ceremony in the German capital Tuesday evening that "we've...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2019, file photo Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. The CEO of Tesla will unveil a new electric pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 13, 2019 - 6:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Wednesday hailed Tesla's announcement to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electrics cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an award ceremony in the German capital Tuesday evening that "we'...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2019, file photo Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. The CEO of Tesla will unveil a new electric pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 13, 2019 - 3:09 am
BERLIN (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car pioneer plans to build a new factory near Berlin. Musk said during an award ceremony in the German capital Tuesday evening that "we've decided to put the Tesla Giga factory Europe in the Berlin area." The company will also set up an...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2019, file photo Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. The CEO of Tesla will unveil a new electric pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 13, 2019 - 2:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car pioneer plans to build a new factory near Berlin. News agency dpa reported that Musk made the announcement during a prizegiving ceremony in the German capital Tuesday evening. He said that the plan is for the factory to be built near Berlin's...
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