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China Auto Show Highlights Industry's Electric Ambitions

China Auto Show Highlights Industry's Electric Ambitions

By Joe McDonald | Apr 23
The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers.

Edmunds: How Straight Talk Can Land You A Good Deal

Edmunds: How Straight Talk Can Land You A Good Deal

By Matt Jones | Apr 21
Most of us want a special deal when we're car shopping: a price that beats what our neighbor just got and, if we are lucky, one that's lower than our research says we should be able to get.

GOP's Regulatory Fight Goes to Another Level Over Car Loans

GOP's Regulatory Fight Goes to Another Level Over Car Loans

By Kevin Freking | Apr 19
The GOP-led Senate voted Wednesday to block Obama-era guidance a consumer protection agency issued five years ago to help ensure lenders don't charge blacks and Hispanics higher interest rates on car loans.

Toyota to Start Deploying Vehicle-to-Vehicle Tech in 2021

Toyota to Start Deploying Vehicle-to-Vehicle Tech in 2021

Apr 17
Toyota says it will start equipping models with technology to talk to other vehicles starting in 2021, as it tries to push safety communications forward. The company says most of its U.S. models should have the feature by the mid-2020s.

Edmunds: 7 Things You May Not Know About New Car Warranties

Edmunds: 7 Things You May Not Know About New Car Warranties

By Ronald Montoya | Apr 14
The basic warranty is just one kind of coverage that comes standard on a new car. Here's an overview of new-car warranties and seven things you might not know about them.

Driverless Cars Give Hope to Blind - Are Automakers Onboard?

Driverless Cars Give Hope to Blind - Are Automakers Onboard?

By Jason Dearen | Apr 13
Concerns are fueling new research outside the auto industry to develop data and software meant to help ensure the needs of the blind are met when autonomous cars become commonplace.

Hino, VW Partner on Hybrids, Autonomous Drive, Technology

Hino, VW Partner on Hybrids, Autonomous Drive, Technology

By Yuri Kageyama | Apr 12
Hino Motors, Toyota Motor Corp.'s group truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany agreed Thursday to work together on technologies such as hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity.

Ford Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Transmission Shifter Problem

Ford Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Transmission Shifter Problem

Apr 7
Ford is recalling about 350,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico because they might be in a different gear than the one shown on the shift indicator.

Tesla Raises Production but Falls Short of Model 3 Goals

Tesla Raises Production but Falls Short of Model 3 Goals

By Tom Krisher | Apr 6
Electric car maker Tesla Inc. increased production of its Model 3 mass-market car in the first quarter but still fell far short of the numbers it promised last summer.

US senator Says More Safeguards Needed for Self-driving Cars

US senator Says More Safeguards Needed for Self-driving Cars

By Susan Haigh | Apr 5
"I'm not a luddite. I'm not simply standing in the way of progress. I believe that autonomous or driverless vehicles will be coming," Blumenthal said. "But in the meantime, while we're developing them, they have to be safe."

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