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29K Land Rover SUVs recalled over doors that may open unexpectedly
29K Land Rover SUVs recalled over doors that may open unexpectedly

A batch of 2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs are subject to a new recall to fix doors that could open without warning. The British luxury brand filed the recall with the NHTSA in May and the documents were published and made public last week. The problem surrounds driver-side...Read More»

2011 Porsche Cayenne (left) and 2010 Porsche Cayenne S (right)
100K Porsche Cayenne, Panamera models recalled over rollaway risk

Two popular Porsche models have been recalled to fix transmission bushings that could degrade, increasing the risk of the vehicle rolling away while in park. In the meantime, Porsche is telling vehicle owners to use their cars' parking brakes. The recall will begin Aug. 11, according to documents...Read More»

Uber
Sick? Uber partners with health-tech startup to drive corporate employees to the doctor for free

For individuals with unreliable transportation to see a doctor, Uber and a health-tech startup that advises major corporations have launched a pilot program to pick them up. There are plenty of catches, Uber said Wednesday as it announced the program with Grand Rounds. The deal currently applies...Read More»

Consumer Reports Tesla Model 3 Navigate on Autopilot ready for right-lane pass [CREDIT: CR]
IIHS says automated car tech confusing to consumers

Systems designed to make driving more automated have created a cloud of confusion for drivers, the IIHS found. The insurance industry-funded IIHS surveyed 2,000 drivers to understand how the branding names of systems affect the technology's perceived effectiveness. The results released Thursday...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
GM asks NHTSA to let it skip recalling 6M trucks with Takata airbags

General Motors is seeking to avoid recalling of millions of trucks and SUVs equipped with Takata airbag inflators that are known to spew shrapnel at drivers and passengers in the event of a crash. The automaker filed its latest petition—it's filed an exemption petition for the same recall...Read More»

2019 Genesis G80
Korean automakers rank highest in latest JD Power quality survey

Three brands that fall under the Hyundai Group umbrella dominated the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey, the results of which were released Wednesday. The rankings this year placed each Korean auto brand in the same spots as last year: Genesis in first, Kia in second, and Hyundai in third...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz E350 boasts more powerful engine

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class adds power and features to the renamed entry-level 2020 E350 sedan. Last year's E300 is renamed E350 thanks to a new 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that puts out 255 horsepower, a boost of 14 hp compared to 2019. Torque stands at 237 pound-feet. The automaker has not...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla LE
2020 Toyota Corolla earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award with optional headlights

The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan joins its hatchback counterpart as an IIHS-rated Top Safety Pick, but only with extra-cost headlights equipped. The insurance industry-funded safety group said the 2020 Corolla sedan earned its highest "Good" rating in each of the six crash tests, including the...Read More»

Nuro and Domino's partner for self-driving pizza delivery
No driver, no problem: Domino's to test out self-driving pizza-delivery van in Houston

Order a Domino's pizza this fall in Houston and it may arrive in a futuristic self-driving test van. Autonomous car startup company Nuro said Monday that it will partner with Domino's for self-driving pizza deliveries from one Domino's location in Houston. It's the company's second major delivery...Read More»

1998 and 2015 Toyota Corolla crash test
36,750 people died on US roads in 2018, a slight decline

In a year-over-year analysis, vehicle traffic fatalities dropped slightly in 2018 compared to 2017. Although 36,750 people are estimated to have died on U.S. roads last year, the figure is down 1 percent from 2017 figures. The Department of Transportation and NHTSA compiled the statistics and...Read More»

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