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AP FACT CHECK: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

AP FACT CHECK: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

By Tom Krisher | May 19
For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week.

Edmunds Examines 3 Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems

Edmunds Examines 3 Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems

By Jason Kavanaugh | May 16
You might not have heard about Cadillac Super Cruise and Nissan ProPilot Assist, two other semi-autonomous driving systems that are available in new cars today.

Tesla's Autopilot Engaged During Utah Crash

Tesla's Autopilot Engaged During Utah Crash

By Julian Hattem | May 15
The driver of a Tesla electric car had the vehicle's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode engaged when she slammed into the back of a Utah fire truck over the weekend, in the latest crash involving a car with self-driving features.

Race Is On to Set Up Europe's Electric Car Charging Network

Race Is On to Set Up Europe's Electric Car Charging Network

By David McHugh | May 14
In Europe, some of the biggest automakers are out to remove the anxiety from the electric car consumer experience and encourage sales of electric vehicles by building a highway network of fast charging stations.

Harvard Forum Examines Safety of Self-Driving Vehicles

May 6
A Harvard University forum has examined how a recent death linked to self-driving technology is causing concern about safety.

VW Board Eyes Damage Claims Against Former CEO Winterkorn

VW Board Eyes Damage Claims Against Former CEO Winterkorn

May 6
A VW spokesman says the German automaker's supervisory board is checking whether it can demand damage claims from former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn in connection with the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal.

Tesla Cash Burn Accelerates, CEO Predicts Profit Ahead

Tesla Cash Burn Accelerates, CEO Predicts Profit Ahead

By Tom Krisher | May 5
Wednesday's results showed Tesla tearing through $745.3 million in cash in the first quarter, due largely to the slow production ramp-up of the Model 3 mass-market electric sedan.

Volkswagen's New CEO Promises A More Ethical Culture

Volkswagen's New CEO Promises A More Ethical Culture

May 4
Volkswagen's new CEO, Herbert Diess, has vowed to build a more ethical culture after the company's diesel emissions scandal and outlined a new structure aimed at streamlining decision-making at the sprawling company.

To Buy or Not to Buy? Car Subscriptions Offer An Alternative

To Buy or Not to Buy? Car Subscriptions Offer An Alternative

By Carroll Lachnit | May 2
People use monthly subscriptions to pay for lots of things they used to buy: music, smartphones, books and even clothes. Why not cars?

Get Ready for the Most Expensive Driving Season in Years

Get Ready for the Most Expensive Driving Season in Years

By Alex Veiga | May 1
Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way.

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