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October 18, 2016

Tesla is under fire again for its semi-autonomous Autopilot software, and once again, the critics are German regulators. This go-round, officials want the automaker to stop using the term "Autopilot" because they feel that it can mislead consumers into thinking that Teslas can drive themselves. 

 
While shopping for a three-row, seven-seat crossover or SUV, you're likely to include one of the best-sellers in that group: the Toyota Highlander. But it's also worth considering another model offering a relatively sporty driving experience: the Mazda CX-9.

With self-driving software and vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems racing toward our cars, trucks, and crossovers, many people are worried about hackers. Those concerns are absolutely justified, but perhaps not for the reasons you think.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

From Motor Authority:

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA spy shots

The Mercedes-Benz GLA first went on sale in 2013, although it didn’t reach the United States until the following year, arriving as a 2015 model.

Though Apple [NSDQ:AAPL] has never publicly acknowledged it is working on a car, comments from numerous insiders as well as the tech giant’s recent poaching of senior auto industry staff suggest otherwise.

An empty road and a recent sports car acquisition lead to one of the great joys in life. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained recently bought a Honda S2000, and now he's found a curvy canyon road, dropped the top, and set off to see what his car can do. Along the way, he manages to share some insight into the car and some of his plans for its future.

2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Natural Gas

2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Natural Gas

Smallest state poses big question: natural gas or renewable energy?

The smallest U.S. state now faces a big question on energy policy.

The announcement of the Chevrolet Bolt concept car came like a thunderclap at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

Stricter global emissions standards are putting significant pressure on carmakers to improve fuel efficiency and make greater use of electric powertrains.

 
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