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Tesla engineer says Musk overstated Tesla autopilot reality

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One of Tesla Inc.’s engineers told California authorities that Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk overstated the capability of Autopilot, the company’s driver-assistance system, early this year.

Auto review: That’s a Hyundai? Tucson SUV is hi-tech head-turner

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The 2022 Hyundai Tucson might have been designed after the jagged edges of the Santa Catalina Mountains that surround the compact SUV's Arizona namesake.

GM reports $3.3B first-quarter net profit despite semiconductor chip shortage

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General Motors says it will finish the year strong, in part because of its strategy in dealing with a worldwide shortage of semiconductor chips.

Put in park: How a tiny chip wounded the US auto industry

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The global semiconductor chip shortage arguably is unlike anything the automotive industry has weathered. It is poised to drag on for months longer, cutting into the profits of automakers and their suppliers, delivering uncertainty and lost wages to autoworkers, and giving consumers fewer choices and higher prices on dealership lots.

Auto review: 2022 Hyundai Tucson is ready for its time in the sun

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Anonymity, it seems is dead. In this era of Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, we are all content creators, stars for 15 seconds, if only because no one has the patience anymore to sit through a whole 15 minutes.

Team Biden, automakers aligned on emissions as technology, climate fears converge

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When President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States would seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% from 2005 levels by 2030, major U.S. automakers say they got exactly what they wanted.

Two die in driverless Tesla incident. Where are the regulators?

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It’s a 21st century riddle: A car crashes, killing both occupants — but not the driver.

Good luck finding a cheap rental car. A shortage is driving up prices

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It’s not only tourists finding themselves out of luck amid a shortage of rental cars in vacation hot spots like Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii.

Why stricter fuel-economy standards could have unintended consequences

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Federal regulators directed by President Joe Biden to re-evaluate national fuel economy rules and encourage the transition to electric vehicles are expected to raise the standards — though it's unclear just how high.

Government, consumers want lower EV prices, but automakers still pricing high

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Government officials and consumers want to see cheaper electric vehicles, but automakers are launching expensive options as they work to make these types of vehicles affordable down the road.

Korean battery companies reach deal to avoid import ban, clear way for electric Ford...

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In a victory for Ford Motor Co.'s bid to ramp up production of electric vehicles, the automaker's battery supplier reached a settlement Saturday in a trade-dispute case with a rival company.

All-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E goes to sleep and won’t wake up, Ford confirms

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Early models of the all-electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E have a battery issue that may leave owners struggling to start their vehicles despite its being fully charged, according to a technical service bulletin that Ford sent to federal regulators.

Auto review: Infiniti QX55 brings back X-appeal to the SUV

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Japanese luxury brands are going back to the future to find their mojo.

Hummer EVs to influence GMC’s future buying process

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Consumers looking to buy the new GMC Hummer EV pickup or SUV will be doing it online with minimal dealer involvement, directly from General Motors, for at least the next two years.

Ford dealer: Cars are the new version of toilet paper panic

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Despite only a slight increase in overall sales so far this year, it's a new day in paradise, some Ford Motor Co. dealers said Thursday.

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Tesla autopilot probed by US for emergency-vehicle crashes

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The U.S. has opened a formal investigation of Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system, citing collisions with parked emergency vehicles, according to documents posted Monday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website.