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October 5, 2018

800,000 Toyota Prius hybrids recalled over stall risk

Toyota on Friday said that it will recall about 800,000 examples of its popular Prius hybrid in the U.S. and about 1.6 million more worldwide over a concern that the vehicles may lose power and stall while being driven.

2018 Infiniti QX80: A luxury limo fit for a Canadian fishing adventure

The text from Mission Commander Dan—aka my dad—regarding Operation Canadian Invasion came exactly one week before our departure. Our invasion of Canadian waters was to include fishing, cocktails, movies, and some good laughs.

Feds loosen safety guidance that impedes self-driving car development

The U.S. Department of Transportation released an 80-page update of NHTSA guidance dubbed “Automated Vehicles 3.0” on Thursday in an effort to make self-driving car development easier. Currently, NHTSA regulations require automakers to meet nearly 75 different safety standards, all of which were drafted with the assumption that a driver will always be in control of a vehicle.

 
2019 Kia K900

2019 Kia K900

From Motor Authority:

2019 Kia K900 first drive review: Tighter and more European

Stepping out of the Archer Hotel in Napa Valley’s morning light, it’s hard to remember the lineup of gleaming white and black cars aren’t German. They are South Korean Kias, and they are sharp.

Hot Wheels stamps help celebrate 50 years of the toy car

Hot Wheels is rounding out its 50th birthday celebrations this year. Although not nearly as cool as the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro, commemorative Hot Wheels stamps are something any fan can afford.

Elon Musk trolls SEC on Twitter, doubles down, SEC agreement not done deal

Just days after settling with the Securities Exchange Commission, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to troll the SEC on Thursday.

Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

From Green Car Reports:

Consumer Reports ranks Tesla Autopilot second among self-driving systems

In the latest ranking of automaker self-driving systems, Tesla's popular Autopilot system ranked second to Cadillac's Super Cruise system.

Electric cars are clean, but can they be profitable? New report casts doubt

A flood of new electric-car models is washing into the market in the next year as automakers scramble to meet regulatory demands for electric cars around the world—not to mention scrambling to compete with Tesla.

Electrify America lays out plans for second round of chargers in California

Midway through building its first installments of electric-car chargers, Electrify America sketched out plans for its second $200-million round of investments in California on Wednesday

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