Automotive technology

September 19, 2018 - 5:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germans are beginning to embrace electric cars, with experts predicting the country will have a million hybrid or battery-electric vehicles on the road by 2022. The government originally aimed to have that many e-cars in Germany by 2020, but slow uptake in the land of the Autobahn...
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FILE - This Friday Sept. 15, 2017 file photo shows the new logo of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance during a press conference in Paris, France. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 that Google is teaming up with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to add the search giant’s Android mobile operating system to the auto alliance’s dashboard media systems. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
September 18, 2018 - 7:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Google is teaming up with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to add the internet giant's Android mobile operating system to the auto alliance's dashboard media systems. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said Tuesday that it's entering into a technology partnership with Google to embed Android-based...
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FILE- In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Ramadan Abdelaziz, of Jersey City, N.J., rides his motorcycle over floodwaters on his way home from work in Newark, N.J. A federal safety agency is recommending that all new motorcycles built for road use in the U.S. have anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard equipment. Antilock brakes have been required in U.S. passenger cars since 2000. They pump the brakes many times per second to stop wheels from locking up and skidding. Electronic stability control applies brakes and power to the wheels to keep a vehicle stable. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 11, 2018 - 5:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A federal safety agency is recommending that all new motorcycles built for road use in the U.S. have anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard equipment. The National Transportation Safety Board voted 5-0 on Tuesday to make the recommendations to the National...
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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks during the company's unveiling of the new features in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Uber is aiming to boost driver and passenger safety in an effort to rebuild trust in the brand.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 06, 2018 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since he stepped into his role as CEO a year ago, Dara Khosrowshahi has had to deal with wave after wave of major scandals and bad press, much of which he inherited from his predecessor, Travis Kalanick. About two weeks after Khosrowshahi started his job, London's transport...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, released by the South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a fire department mechanic truck stopped at a red light in South Jordan, Utah. Heather Lommatzsch, the Utah driver who slammed her Tesla into the stopped firetruck at a red light while using the vehicle's semi-autonomous function, is suing the company. (South Jordan Police Department via AP, File)
September 05, 2018 - 5:10 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah driver who slammed her Tesla into a stopped firetruck at a red light earlier this year while using the vehicle's semi-autonomous function has sued the company, saying salespeople told her the car would stop on its own in Autopilot mode if something was in its path...
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FILE -- In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 file photo exhaust gases leave the exhaust pipe of a car in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
September 04, 2018 - 10:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — A lobby group representing European automakers warned Tuesday that EU proposals for cutting emissions of carbon dioxide could result in manufacturing job losses. According to the European Commission, cars are responsible for about 12 percent of total emissions of CO2, the main...
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FILE - This March 1, 2017, file photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Toyota will sink a half-billion dollars into Uber and work jointly with the ride-hailing giant to develop self-driving vehicles, a person briefed on the matter said Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 27, 2018 - 7:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service after its efforts to do it alone were derailed by a fatal collision and allegations of high-tech theft. Toyota, based in Japan, is also investing $500 million in Uber as part of the alliance...
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FILE- In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo a Tesla vehicle Supercharging station in Seabrook, N.H. Shares of Tesla slipped on Monday, Aug. 27, the first day of trading after the electric vehicle maker said it won't consider going private after all. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 27, 2018 - 10:30 am
Shares of Tesla slipped on the first day of trading after the electric vehicle maker said it won't consider going private after all. In morning trading Monday, Tesla Inc. was trading at $313.13, down $9.69, or 3 percent, while the broader markets rallied. Late Friday, founder Elon Musk said that...
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Reporters take pictures of a Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the Nissan's first all-electric vehicle built in China, at the Nissan factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Sylphy is part of a wave of dozens of electric models planned by global automakers for China where the government is pressing them to accelerate development of the technology. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 27, 2018 - 1:36 am
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market. Manufacturers including General Motors and Volkswagen are poised this year...
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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 19, 2018 - 4:13 pm
Arianna Huffington is calling on Elon Musk to adopt a healthier work-life balance, but the Tesla CEO says that's not an option. In a tweet early Sunday after arriving home from a late night at a Tesla factory, Musk told the Huffington Post founder that his electric car company and Ford are the only...
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