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Predicting boneheaded driving with technology

Let's face it, almost all automobile crashes are caused by human error. But what if there were a way to predict driving mistakes right before they happen?

That's the promise of new technology under development by researchers at Cornell and Stanford un...

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GM shielded from ignition lawsuits by bankruptcy rule

GM won't face lawsuits stemming from problems tied to its deadly ignition switch, a federal bankruptcy judge in New York ruled late Wednesday.

The decision by Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Gerber upholds GM's so-called bankruptcy shield. GM ac...

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NASA unveils its own driverless car

NASA has released a video showing its new Modular Robotic Vehicle, or MRV, that translates to Earth some of the qualities of self-driving extraterrestrial rovers already in use.

The car can operate by itself, remotely or by a person in the driver’s seat.

Volkswagen produces Golf VI

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Report: Best, worst cars by brand

Who makes the best car? All of them, it turns out.

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BMW's 'Mini' to unveil augmented reality driving goggles in China

Mini, BMW's Britain-based small-car subsidiary, will unveil a fun new concept at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month. But it's not a new car. It's, basically, a cooler version of Google Goggles.

For starters, these actually look kind of like gogg...

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Faulty fuel pumps prompt recall

Nissan and BMW are recalling more than 94,000 vehicles because the fuel pumps can fail and cause stalling, says The Associated Press.

Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors.

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Tesla introduces new $75,000 car: the Model S 70D

Tesla has just introduced a new entry level car, but before you fire up your laptop to order one, you should know it's even more expensive than Tesla's current starter vehicle.

Stephen King

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Stephen King is a Tesla fan

Stephen King feels the need for speed.

He boasted on Twitter Thursday about how he took his Tesla car to a dragstrip and reached 60 miles per hour in just four seconds. King said he topped 112 mph and likened it to driving a Star Wars X-wing Fighter....

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Is your commute bad for you?

The average American commute to work lasts 25 minutes, according to U.S. Census data, but many workers travel far above and beyond that number. In Los Angeles, drivers spend an average of 90 hours a year stuck in traffic alone, and employees in New Y...

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Volkswagen seeks 25 percent expansion in Tenn.

Volkswagen is planning to further expand a previously announced expansion.

Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors.

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Tesla sales hit new record

Tesa Motors sold a record number of cars in the first quarter. The company said it sold 10,300 of the Model S in the first three months of the year, up 55 percent from the same period of last year.

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Chrysler hit with $150 million verdict in Grand Cherokee fire death

A Georgia jury found Chrysler responsible for the fiery death of a 4-year old who was burned alive in Jeep Grand Cherokee involved in a 2012 accident.

The jury found that Chrysler showed "reckless or wanton disregard for human life in the design or sa...

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