Cars
Business

Nissan now controls longtime rival and partner Mitsubishi

Nissan has purchased a controlling stake in Mitsubishi. It will invest in its new asset to help the firm overcome its fuel economy cover-up scandal, and Nissan will in turn get a chance to increase its presence in key markets like southeast…
Cars

LAPD isn’t ready to add the Tesla Model S to its fleet of patrol cars

Tesla gave the LAPD a pair of Model S P85Ds to test out. The organization considered using the S as a patrol car and as a pursuit vehicle, but it ultimately decided against going electric -- at least for the time being.
Cars

An unoccupied Tesla Model S drove itself under a parked trailer. Who’s at fault?

A Utah man's Tesla Model S drove itself under a parked trailer with the Summon feature. Tesla's records show the man activated Summon, he says the car went rogue. The Summon feature is an autopilot mode to park, find available spaces, and…
Cars

With Project I, BMW is thinking much bigger than another self-driving car

The concept of autonomous driving has been worked to death in speeches and at trade shows for years. At CES Asia, BMW articulated a far more realized vision of the future, exploring what life might be like a decade or two in the future…
Cars

Amazon’s Top Gear competitor finally gets a name

They've been thinking about it for nearly a year, but ex-Top Gear presenters Clarkson, Hammond, and May have finally come up with a name for their Amazon Prime car show – one the e-commerce giant says reflects the "global ambitions" of…
Cars

How F1 pit-stop teamwork is helping to save babies’ lives 0:26

A team of medical staff charged with resuscitating babies noticed how their work in many ways mirrored that of speedy pit-stop mechanics, where every second counts. Hoping to improve its own procedures, the hospital contacted the…
Cars

Study: THC blood tests not a reliable measure of marijuana impairment

With a threatening increase in marijuana-related traffic fatalities, blood THC levels have been found ineffective in measuring impairment. Roadside sobriety tests aren't conclusive either, so new effective and accurate impairment measures…
Cars

Abarth’s reloaded Fiat 500 is a scorpion with a meaner sting

Fiat's eight-year-old Abarth 500 benefits from minor updates inside, outside, and under the hood. It gets a face-lift, and its turbo four has been tweaked to provide a little bit more power.
Cars

Design work on Tesla Model 3 just now finishing, with almost 500,000 orders

Despite a nearly sold out 2018 production and nearly 500,000 pre-orders, Tesla's Model 3 is still in the last weeks of design. The company's reputation and the interest in all-electric vehicles have driven huge interest in its entry level…
Cars

Connect your unconnected car with Logitech ZeroTouch

Logitech's ZeroTouch connected car solution for Android smartphones is designed for hands-free, eyes-off calling, texting, messaging, navigation, and music. ZeroTouch is available in Airvent and Dashboard versions, named for where…
Cars

After flying off the road, rolling, and crashing, a Tesla S saves five passengers

Five students survived a high-speed crash in Germany in a Tesla Model S. The car flew 82 feet through the air, rolled once, and plowed through a field. The car's large front crumple zone and skateboard chassis design are credited with…