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Driven: Video Review: With Genesis, Hyundai Brings a New Luxury Brand to Town

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:21:31 GMT

The Genesis has been Hyundai’s upmarket sedan. Now the name has become the automaker’s luxury brand, spiffing up that car and adding the flagship G90.



Wheels: Don’t Waste Money on Premium Gas if Your Car Is Made for Regular

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:28:51 GMT

Using a higher octane fuel than a vehicle’s owner’s manual specifies “provides no increase in fuel economy, horsepower or a reduction in emissions,” the AAA says.A new AAA report states that except in certain cases, premium offers no benefit and is a waste of money. However, brand-name fuels can still help.


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Trilobites: An App to Help Save Emissions (and Maybe Money) When Buying a Car

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:22 GMT

A Smart car in Annapolis, Md. The author owns one and loves that his “little rattletrap” gets 40 miles per gallon.The app is a result of research that looks at 125 cars and measures their mileage and the greenhouse gases generated in making and powering them.


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In a Switch for Paris Show, Automakers Turn From Diesel

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:11:29 GMT

A Mercedes B-Class electric car at the 2014 Paris auto show.After the Volkswagen cheating scandal, automakers place an emphasis on gas, electric and hybrid cars.


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In Backing Autonomous Cars, U.S. Tells Automakers to Figure It Out

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:23:47 GMT

Uber Ford Fusions mapped Pittsburgh before the launch of the company’s driverless vehicles.Federal guidelines stress safety but give automakers, one of the country’s most regulated industries, plenty of room to innovate.


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The 15-Point Federal Checklist for Self-Driving Cars

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:15:17 GMT

A G.M. driverless car. Automakers’ decisions, such as whether a car should be programmed to better protect its occupants or others in a crash, must be disclosed, according to federal guidelines.Federal regulators urge automakers to prove that their semiautonomous and driverless vehicles meet specific safety expectations.


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Evenflo Recalls Booster Seats; Children Can Loosen Harness

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:19:26 GMT

Evenflo is recalling nearly 30,000 combination booster seats because children can loosen the harness without an adult's knowledge.



Wheels: A Tweedy Gathering of Vintage Cars at Goodwood

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:05:30 GMT

Mechanics work on vintage cars at the Goodwood Revival in Chichester, England.The annual event in England has a very British flair and tries to re-create the postwar automotive atmosphere up to 1966.


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G.M. and Union Avoid Strike by Canadian Workers

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:47:31 GMT

A Chevrolet Impala being loaded onto a rail car at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ontario, in August 2012.The action focused on two car production lines in Ontario, but it was a battleground for an entire country struggling to revive its manufacturing base.


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What It Feels Like to Ride in a Self-Driving Uber

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:53:16 GMT

A detail of a driverless Uber car’s monitor showing 3-D mapping of what the vehicle’s cameras see during a test drive in Pittsburgh on Monday.Uber is starting its driverless car pilot program in Pittsburgh on Wednesday with a small fleet of modified Ford Fusions.


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A Lesson of Tesla Crashes? Computer Vision Can’t Do It All Yet

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:55:40 GMT

The front seat of a GM driverless car model from 2012.Self-driving cars come with a caveat now: Keep your hands on the wheel. While computers can recognize images, understanding actions and behaviors are still the next frontier.


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Driven: Video Review: With Many Options, Ford Explorer Rides High

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:12:54 GMT

An S.U.V. that offers a dizzying number of choices and the ability to handle more than many drivers will need.



State of the Art: How Did G.M. Create Tesla’s Dream Car First?

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:00:16 GMT

General Motors produces the Bolt EV at its existing production system at the Orion Assembly plant outside of Detroit.The Bolt EV by General Motors is a lower-priced electric car than the Tesla, and has similar features.


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The Bangladeshi Traffic Jam That Never Ends

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:00:04 GMT

Shahid Syed Nazrul Islam Sharani is a typical Dhakaian thoroughfare, which is to say, a snarl of trucks, cars, rickshaws and handcarts. The traffic here is so dense, so unending, that it has become detrimental to the city’s economic future and development.A visit to the city of Dhaka, where there are two types of traffic: really bad and really, really bad.


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News Analysis: G.M. Job Shift From Mexico Tests a Trump Premise

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:21:33 GMT

A General Motors plant in Oshawa, Canada. The company agreed to cease manufacturing at an engine factory in Mexico.Far from a reversal of globalization, a General Motors deal bringing auto jobs back to Canada from Mexico underscores the primacy of markets.


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Wheels: Your Car’s New Software Is Ready. Update Now?

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:16:44 GMT

Jason Hughes, a Tesla owner in Hickory, N.C., hacked into his car’s software to remove safeguards on the Autopilot system.Automakers are taking advantage of connected cars by beaming improved features right into their vehicles via software upgrades.


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No Driver? Bring It On. How Pittsburgh Became Uber’s Testing Ground

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 03:45:09 GMT

Uber cars prepare to roll through Pittsburgh to map out the roads and topography before the introduction of the company’s driverless vehicles.Uber’s experiment with autonomous vehicles is proceeding with the blessing of city officials, who have pretty much just stayed out of the way.


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‘Rolling Coal’ in Diesel Trucks, to Rebel and Provoke

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 22:28:58 GMT

Sgt. Chris Worthington, 44, of Montrose, Colo. patrols the city for trucks for rolling coal.“Coal rollers” alter their diesel trucks so they spew thick black smoke, sometimes in the direction of joggers, cyclists and hybrid cars.


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How Driverless Cars May Interact With People

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:22 GMT

Drive.ai is trying to address how an autonomous car would communicate with pedestrians.A start-up in California is studying how self-driving vehicles will communicate with the world around them, as well as with their passengers.


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New York International Auto Show

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 22:15:10 GMT

Media previews began on Wednesday, with the unveiling of many new models. The show opens to the public on Friday and runs through April 3.


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