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  • Tesla had worse safety records than slaughterhouses and sawmills, but says it's improving

    Tesla had worse safety records than slaughterhouses and sawmills, but says it's improving

    Elon Musk is moving as fast as he can to replace human workers with robots, but right now he’s dealing with some serious flesh-and-blood issues. Tesla Motors Inc., the electric car company he runs, is under fire for its record on workplace safety. On Wednesday, a union-connected group released...

  • U.S. sues Fiat Chrysler, saying it used software to cheat on emissions tests

    U.S. sues Fiat Chrysler, saying it used software to cheat on emissions tests

    The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, alleging that some diesel pickups and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Justice Department claims that nearly 104,000 Ram pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees from the 2014 to 2016 model years have software that...

  • Ford ousts CEO as auto industry faces biggest transformation ever

    Ford ousts CEO as auto industry faces biggest transformation ever

    In the latest sign that driverless cars and other revolutionary new technologies are shaking automakers to their roots, the chief executive of Ford Motor Co. just got tossed. The replacement of Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who had been running a new unit focused on cutting-edge transportation,...

  • Bolt EV helps boost electric car sales by 91% in California

    Bolt EV helps boost electric car sales by 91% in California

    Some good news for electric-car optimists: Sales of EVs in California rose 91% in the first quarter of 2017 from the same period last year. Pessimists will focus on total units: Only 13,804 pure electrics were sold across California. Sales for all cars and light trucks totaled 506,745, according...

  • Car owners affected by Takata recall would get money under new settlement

    Car owners affected by Takata recall would get money under new settlement

    Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW have reached a proposed settlement that would compensate owners of 15.8 million vehicles for money they lost due to the massive recall of Takata air bags. In documents filed Thursday with a federal court in Miami, the automakers agreed to pay $553 million to compensate...

  • Ford reportedly plans to cut 10% of its workers

    Ford reportedly plans to cut 10% of its workers

    Ford Motor Co. is reportedly planning substantial job cuts in order to boost profits and raise its stock price. The Wall Street Journal reported that the cuts would target salaried employees and would reduce Ford's global head count by about 10%. The cuts are said to largely target salaried employees....

  • Driverless cars are the future, and the ugly battle to dominate the field is on

    Driverless cars are the future, and the ugly battle to dominate the field is on

    It’s big. It’s nasty. It’s the fight for dominance in the burgeoning market for driverless cars — and the service they’ll provide. Alliances are forming. Competitors are bulking up. The gloves are coming off. There are accusations of subterfuge. On Monday, U.S. District Judge William Alsup slapped...

  • Court restricts Uber actions in driverless-tech theft case

    Court restricts Uber actions in driverless-tech theft case

    After suggesting the U.S. Department of Justice consider a criminal investigation of Uber in a trade secrets theft case, a federal judge on Monday ordered the ride hailing company to stop the man accused of the theft from work on the technology at issue. The order stems from a lawsuit filed by...

  • Jay Leno loves vintage cars, and now he's selling products to make them shine

    Jay Leno loves vintage cars, and now he's selling products to make them shine

    Jay Leno hosted a group of gear heads at his Burbank garage last week. He wanted to show off the cream of his car and motorcycle collection, and to hawk new products. Called Jay Leno’s Advanced Vehicle Care, it’s the first branded retail product line to emerge from Leno’s passion for vintage vehicles,...

  • Waymo and Lyft team up on technology for driverless cars

    Waymo and Lyft team up on technology for driverless cars

    If the future of transportation is centered on driverless vehicles available to passengers on demand, its first industry powerhouse may have just been hatched. Waymo and Lyft confirmed Sunday they’ve signed a deal to collaborate on autonomous technology through pilot projects and product development....

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