Stephen Edelstein graduated from Clark University in 2011 with an M.A. in American History. He was the Editor in Chief of Clark's student newspaper, The Scarlet. Stephen enjoys all things historical, science-fictional, and transportation-related.
A Tesla Model S driver claims Tesla's Autopilot system malfunctioned, failing to prevent her from rear-ending another car. Tesla disputes that, claiming the driver deactivated the system by tapping the brakes.
Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant just completed the first test body for a new midsize SUV that will carry the company's hopes and dreams for the U.S. market. Production will start later this year.
Toyota believes magnesium could be a viable alternative to the lithium-ion battery chemistry that's currently used in everything from phones to hybrid and electric cars. But the technology isn't ready for prime time.
Ford built a mobile wind tunnel from shipping containers to test production cars for excessive cabin noise. While traditional wind tunnels occupy entire buildings, this one can be shipped around the country by truck.
The Tesla Model 3 is all about affordability, but it may get one very expensive option. Elon Musk says it will get the "Ludicrous" performance mode offered as a $10,000 add-on for the Model S and Model X.