Hyundai is putting the final touches on a hot hatch called i30 N. Tentatively set to debut next year, the i30 N is expected to use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine tuned to pump out about 255 horsepower.
Baidu was granted a permit to test autonomous cars on public roads by the California DMV. The Chinese company has an office in Silicon Valley working on the technology, and plans to start testing "very soon."
A U.S. district court judge in San Francisco rejected Uber's $28.5 million settlement offer to riders in a class action lawsuit over safe rides fees. The settlement represented only one-sixteenth of the revenue Uber took in from the fees.
Details are beginning to emerge about the next-generation Volkswagen Passat. The sedan will switch to Volkswagen's modular MQB platform, but it will remain a unique model designed for America and built in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Lyft has partnered with high-touch senior support company Home Care Assistance so seniors can hail a Lyft ride with a conventional phone call. The program will start within the Bay Area and later expand to 150 Home Care Assistance markets.
The Ferrari LaFerrari coupe that went out of production last year will get a brief revival. Ferrari will build one more for an auction to benefit victims of an earthquake that struck central Italy last week.