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February 18, 2017 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fiat Chrysler says it is recalling some Chrysler cars because driveshaft bolts can come loose on all-wheel drive models, increasing the risk of a crash. The automaker says affected cars include 2014-2017 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive. Chrysler...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, an Uber driverless car heads out for a test drive in San Francisco. In the first major congressional attempt to address the advent of self-driving cars, two key senators said Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, they’re launching a bipartisan effort to help to speed up the deployment of the vehicles on the nation’s roads. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 13, 2017 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first major congressional attempt to address the advent of self-driving cars, two senators said Monday they're launching a bipartisan effort to help to speed up the deployment of the vehicles on the nation's roads. Republican John Thune of South Dakota, the chairman of the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2016 file photo, Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda, left, speaks with Suzuki Motor Corp. Chairman Osamu Suzuki during a news conference in Tokyo. Japanese automakers Toyota and Suzuki, which began looking into a partnership in October, say they have decided to work together in ecological and safety technology — a rapidly growing area in the industry. Toyota Motor Corp., the maker of the Camry sedan, Prius hybrid and Lexus luxury models, and Suzuki Motor Corp., which specializes in tiny cars, announced the decision Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, following approval by the company boards. (Shigeyuki Inakuma/Kyodo News via AP, File)
February 06, 2017 - 12:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Toyota and Suzuki, which began discussing a partnership in October, said Monday they would work together in ecological and safety technology — a rapidly growing area in the industry. Toyota Motor Corp., the maker of the Camry sedan, Prius hybrid and Lexus luxury...
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FILE - This Feb. 14, 2013 file photo shows the Nissan logo on the grill of a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder on display at the 2013 Pittsburgh Auto Show in Pittsburgh. The company is recalling more than 341,000 of the midsize cars in the U.S. because the doors might open if a rear window is lowered. The recall covers Altimas from the 2015 through 2017 model years. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 03, 2017 - 9:54 am
DETROIT (AP) — You might not want to open a rear window if you're driving a Nissan Altima. The company is recalling nearly 363,000 of the midsize cars worldwide from the 2015 through 2017 model years because the doors might open if a rear window is lowered. Documents posted Friday by the National...
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In this May 16, 2016 photo, a man walks past a Honda model on display at Honda Motor Co. headquarter in Tokyo. Honda says profit jumped 36 percent October-December on year, shrugging off damage from a strong yen, and the Japanese automaker raised its annual forecast. Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co. reported Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, cost cuts lifted fiscal third quarter profit to 168.8 billion yen ($1.5 billion), up from 124.1 billion yen the previous year. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 03, 2017 - 1:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co. reported Friday a 36 percent jump in profit for October-December on year, shrugging off damage from a strong yen, and the Japanese automaker raised its full year forecast. Cost cuts lifted fiscal third quarter profit to 168.8 billion yen ($1.5 billion), up...
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FILE - This May 13, 2014, file photo shows a row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. California regulators release safety reports filed by 11 companies that have been testing self-driving car prototypes on public roads on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. The papers report the number of times in 2016 that human backup drivers took control from the cars' self-driving software, though companies argue such "disengagements" don't always reflect something going wrong. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 01, 2017 - 1:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Self-driving car prototypes appear to be getting better at negotiating California streets and highways without a human backup needing to intervene, according to data made public Wednesday by California transportation regulators. The data reflect safety-related incidents reported...
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This Sept. 20, 2016, photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a 2017 BMW i3 before crash safety testing. The car earned good ratings in four out of five tests, but fell short of getting the highest safety rating in the newest crash tests administered by the insurance industry. (Matt Daly/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via AP)
February 01, 2017 - 6:54 am
DETROIT (AP) — Two luxury electric vehicles — the Tesla Model S and the BMW i3 — fell short of getting the highest safety ratings in new crash tests by the insurance industry. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested 2017 models of both vehicles. Neither earned the institute's "Top Safety...
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This Sept. 20, 2016, photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a 2017 BMW i3 before crash safety testing. The car earned good ratings in four out of five tests, but fell short of getting the highest safety rating in the newest crash tests administered by the insurance industry. (Matt Daly/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via AP)
January 31, 2017 - 11:20 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Two luxury electric vehicles — the Tesla Model S and the BMW i3 — fell short of getting the highest safety ratings in new crash tests by the insurance industry. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested 2017 models of both vehicles. Neither earned the institute's "Top Safety...
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