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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The 2018 Honda Accord proves there’s still life in the family sedan

Enlarge (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Things aren't looking great for the family sedan here in the US. The car-buying public has turned against the traditional three-box silhouette, preferring the crew-cab truck,...

More and more startups are rolling out real-world self-driving shuttles

Enlarge / Voyage operates low-speed self-driving taxis in two retirement communities. (credit: Voyage) There's near-universal agreement that Google spinoff Waymo is the leading company in the driverless-vehicle business. And Waymo's...

Forget about that Tesla—the Jaguar I-Pace is the most compelling EV yet

Enlarge (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Because Jaguar is only offering I-Pace drives in Portugal, we elected to accept a paid flight and 3 nights in a hotel (two in Portugal and...

Volkswagen Group will pay another $1.2 billion in Germany over diesel scandal

Enlarge (credit: Alexander Koerner / Stringer / Getty Images) A German court fined Volkswagen Group €1 billion ($1.2 billion) this week for its role in the 2015 diesel scandal....

Tesla lays off thousands of workers in corporate restructuring

Enlarge / Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (credit: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Tesla is cutting nine percent of its workforce, CEO Elon Musk announced today in a memo to...

Tesla updates Autopilot to nag users to hold the wheel more often

Enlarge (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Tesla has begun rolling out a new version of its software, version 2018.21.9, that is stricter about requiring drivers to keep their hands on the wheel. Previous...

Why emergency braking systems sometimes hit parked cars and lane dividers

Enlarge / The charred remains of Walter Huang's Tesla Model X. (credit: S. Engleman / NTSB) The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday provided new details about a March crash...

NTSB: Autopilot steered Tesla car toward traffic barrier before deadly crash

(credit: NTSB) The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on the March crash that killed driver Walter Huang in Mountain View. The report provides a second-by-second description...

Waymo announces 7 million miles of testing, putting it far ahead of rivals

Enlarge (credit: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) A Waymo executive announced on Tuesday that the company's self-driving car fleet would reach 7 million miles of testing this week. "We've amassed close to 7...