SUV love killed America’s most ambitious efforts to boost fuel economy

The 54.5-mpg CAFE standard for 2025 is off the table, according to U.S. regulators. Booming SUV sales will make it unachievable despite major gains in efficiency by carmakers, they say.

Infiniti's QX30 is a luxurious CUV that dares to enter sports wagon territory

Infiniti’s new entry in the compact crossover space drives like a sport wagon, offers optional AWD, and delivers Infiniti’s distinctive luxury experience while undercutting the competition on price.

Self-driving cars might get ‘black boxes’ in Germany after rash of accidents

Following a rash of accidents involving Tesla's Autopilot functionality, German regulators want a way to tell whether self-driving tech is at fault. The answer? An airplane-like "black box."

Korean electronics giant Samsung seeks stake in Chinese carmaker BYD

Samsung wants to buy a stake in Chinese carmaker BYD. The Korean electronics company is seeking additional outlets for its products, and already has some notable automotive experience.

Bristol leaps out of the history book with the new Bullet roadster

U.K.-based Bristol is being resurrected once again with a new roadster called the Bullet. The retro-styled two-seater will feature a BMW-sourced V8 engine and a lightweight chassis made out of carbon fiber.

European authorities take a closer look at Tesla Autopilot

Tesla Autopilot is getting a second look from Dutch regulatory agency RDW, which issued the Model S' roadworthiness certificate for Europe. German agency KBA is also questioning Tesla about the tech.

You’ll have to move to China if you want to buy BMW’s latest

BMW has introduced an entry-level model called 1 Series Sedan. Likely front-wheel drive, the four-door 1 was designed for Chinese motorists by Chinese engineers, and it won't be sold in the States.

Uber investigators admit to lying and using illegal tactics against Uber’s opponents

Uber's contracted investigative firm, Ergo, admitted in court to lying and illegally recording phone calls to investigate lead plaintiff ad Uber user Spencer Meyer and his attorney in their recent anti-trust suit.

Exclusive: Former employee details the sudden collapse of car-sharing startup FlightCar

Airport car-sharing service FlightCar is no more. Failing to rebound from negative customer reviews, the company closed suddenly, surprising employees. Mercedes-Benz acquired FlightCar's technology and two members of the staff, including…

Ford wants to send autonomous cars to driver’s ed

Just racking up miles in autonomous mode isn't enough, says Ford Innovation director. Standards are needed to certify virtual drivers. Scenarios encountered count more than total miles in autonomous vehicle system learning.

Honda teases 2017 CBR250RR, but can it match the original?

The upcoming 2017 CBR250RR will pack modern features such as ABS brakes and LED lights, but unbelievably, the specification that motorcycle enthusiasts are focusing on is its engine redline of 'only' 14,000 rpm.

Automated car dealership Tred expands to Portland

Tred offers a middleman service to people looking to buy and sell vehicles without having to deal with a traditional auto dealership. It also provides customer and technology support, serving as its value proposition.