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White House taps safety official to lead NHTSA
White House taps safety official to lead NHTSA

The White House said Friday President Donald Trump intends to nominate Heidi King, an auto safety official, to head up the NHTSA. King’s nomination comes at a contentious time for the agency that oversees fuel-efficiency and car-safety rules. Since September, King has served as deputy...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Less for more: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta sedan priced from $19,395

The redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta starts at a lower price than last year’s model, but it includes more standard features. A number of Jetta trim levels will be available starting with the Jetta S at $19,395 including a mandatory $850 destination charge. The Jetta S comes standard with a...Read More»

Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car
Self-driving "drone" cars should be on California roads, except that they're not

Monday was supposed to be a big day for driverless cars in California that would make history and send fleets of self-driving vehicles onto roadways. Except it wasn't. History will have to wait. April 2 was supposed to be the day that the California DMV would begin issuing permits to the 50 or so...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom Midnight
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition: just say no to chrome

With its 2018 Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition, Chevrolet has taken a page out of Jay Z’s lyric book: it’s “all black everything” for the new special edition. MORE: Read our 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe review The Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition comes on the heels of the Silverado Custom...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4: the beast-mode pickup truck

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 set to debut at the New York auto show this week is in "beast mode" right from the factory. The Sierra AT4 is basically GMC's version of the Chevrolet Silverado Trailboss, which means it features a two-inch suspension lift, plus a host of off-road goodies such as a...Read More»

2018 Fiat 500 Urbana, 2018 New York auto show
2018 Fiat 500 Urbana: the citified subcompact car

Fiat will roll into the New York auto show this week rocking a new urban-inspired package option designed to dress up its 2018 Fiat 500 hatchback, the automaker said Monday. The appropriately named Urbana Edition was inspired by a similar package already available on the Fiat 500X crossover. On the...Read More»

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
Toyota puts brakes on self-driving car development, for now

After the fatal pedestrian collision in Tempe, Arizona, Sunday involving a Volvo XC90 crossover fitted with Uber's self-driving technology, Toyota says it is halting testing of its autonomous car tech. The automaker has paused on-road development of its Chauffeur Autonomous System on all public...Read More»

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Police chief: Uber self-driving car may not be at fault in fatal Arizona crash

The Uber test car involved in a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, may not be at fault, the city's police chief said Tuesday. Tempe police chief Sylvia Moir chief instead suggested that the impact between a pedestrian and a Volvo XC90 equipped with self-driving technology couldn't have been avoided...Read More»

2012 BMW M Performance M550d Sedan
Police raid BMW headquarters in diesel emissions probe

Over 100 investigators raided two BMW facilities in Europe Tuesday searching for evidence that the automaker rigged software for their vehicles to pass tough diesel emissions standards. German police descended on the automaker’s Munich headquarters, while their Austrian counterparts visited...Read More»

2012 Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab
270,000 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks recalled over wintry market rust concerns

Wintry roads covered in snow-melting salt may cause metal straps used to attach fuel tanks onto Dodge and Ram 1500 pickups to corrode and cease doing their jobs, which has prompted FCA to issue a recall to rectify the issue. The recall affects 270,254 2009-2012 Dodge and Ram 1500 pickup trucks; the...Read More»

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