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Tesla CEO's peculiar conduct causes angst on Wall Street

DETROIT (AP) — Elon Musk's quirky behavior has long been chalked up to that of a misunderstood genius. But never have his actions caused so much angst on Wall Street. Investors have for years endured millions of dollars in short-term losses in...

 

Maker of jet engine in fatal accident wants more inspections

The manufacturer of the jet engine that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines flight wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems. A spokeswoman for CFM International says the company plans to issue a...

 

On the Money: Glut of used cars gives buyers more options

DETROIT (AP) — Bargain prices on 2- and 3-year-old vehicles fueled record sales of used cars, trucks and SUVs last year, a trend that is expected to continue because people can save thousands of dollars over buying new. Used vehicle sales hit 39.2...

 

Tesla raises production but falls short of Model 3 goals

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Inc. increased production of its Model 3 mass-market car in the first quarter but still fell far short of the numbers it promised last summer. The Palo Alto, California, company says it made just under 9,800...

 

Trump EPA expected to roll back auto gas mileage standards

DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration is expected to announce that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were a pillar in the Obama administration's plans to combat climate change. It's not clear whether the...

 

Crash marks 1st death involving fully autonomous vehicle

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A fatal pedestrian crash involving a self-driving Uber SUV in a Phoenix suburb could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology as automakers and other companies race to be the first with cars that operate on their ow...

 

US probes 4 deaths in Hyundai-Kia cars when air bags failed

DETROIT (AP) — Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government's road safety agency wants to know why. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it's investigating...

 

Uber to pay $245 million to settle Waymo's theft allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is paying $245 million to Google's self-driving car spinoff to end a legal brawl that aired out allegations of a sinister scheme that tore apart the once-friendly companies. The surprise settlement announced Friday came...

 

2 federal agencies send teams to probe Tesla freeway crash

DETROIT (AP) — Two federal agencies have dispatched teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous "Autopilot" system. It's the second time the National...

 

Auto efficiency makes gains, but falls short of targets

WASHINGTON (AP) — New government data shows gas mileage for 2016 model year light-duty vehicles sold in the United States made smaller than expected gains in fuel economy over the last year, though new cars are generally sipping less gas and spewin...

 

Hyundai, VW, ink deals with all-star autonomous vehicle firm

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai and Volkswagen each say they're partnering with a U.S. autonomous vehicle tech firm led by former executives from Google, Tesla and Uber. The companies on Thursday announced partnerships with Aurora Innovation, started last...

 

Uber investors sell at big discount, but still make billions

DETROIT (AP) — Investors in the Uber ride-hailing service didn't get all they wanted in selling at least part of their holdings to a group led by Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank. But don't show them too much sympathy. Even though they...

 

Airlines inch back to normalcy after airport blackout

ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's air-travel system struggled to get back on schedule and re-book stranded passengers Monday after a fire and blackout at the world's busiest airport forced the cancellation of over 1,500 flights days before the start of...

 

Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers

DETROIT (AP) — A self-driving car company created by Google is pulling the human backup driver from behind the steering wheel and will test vehicles on public roads with only an employee in the back seat. The move by Waymo started Oct. 19 with an...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's secret seems to have gotten out

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump teased an audience with what sounded like inside dope: Five big auto factories or expansions are coming soon to the U.S., he confided. Though sworn to secrecy by another world leader, he was bursting to tell...

 

AP Sources: Feds probe Uber's tracking of Lyft drivers

DETROIT (AP) — The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, according to two...

 

Lyft extends service throughout 32 states

DETROIT (AP) — Lyft is driving into the countryside in an effort to raise ridership and steal market share from rival Uber. The much smaller Lyft announced Thursday that it is offering service to passengers in every corner of 32 U.S. states,...

 

Lyft seizes opportunity as Uber tries to outrun troubles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When management upheaval, allegations of corporate espionage, and revelations of sexual harassment sent Uber into a public relations sinkhole, its long overshadowed rival Lyft shifted into overdrive. The company seized the oppo...

 

Rape victim sues Uber, says execs portrayed her as a liar

DETROIT (AP) — A woman who was raped by an Uber driver in India is suing the company for a second time, alleging that Uber executives got her private medical records and made false statements claiming she fabricated the attack. The lawsuit filed...

 

Uber recommendations show company was 'out of control'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's clear from former Attorney General Eric Holder's recommendations on how to fix Uber's dysfunctional management that the male-dominated company grew huge without even the most basic procedures to prevent sexual harassment,...

 

Criminal allegations, legal and image woes mount for Uber

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rare order from a federal judge alerting prosecutors to possible criminal misconduct by Uber or a key executive deepens the turmoil swirling around the ride-hailing company at a time when it's grappling with other legal and...

 

Feds probe Uber's use of fake app to stymie city inspectors

DETROIT (AP) — The Justice Department is probing allegations that Uber used phony software to thwart city officials looking at whether the ride-hailing company was following local regulations. The city of Portland, Oregon, said in an April audit...

 

Making autonomous car play, Intel offers $15B for Mobileye

DETROIT (AP) — Computer chip maker Intel paid handsomely for a piece of the next big thing Monday as it offered more than $15 billion for Mobileye, an Israeli company at the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology. The purchase, scheduled to...

 

Exec: Most Lyft rides will be in autonomous cars in 5 years

DETROIT (AP, posted Sept. 18, 2016) — Within five years, a majority of ride-hailing company Lyft's rides will be in self-driving cars, the company's co-founder and president predicted on Sunday. John Zimmer also said that personal car ownership...

 

Those chirps and chimes in your car have science behind them

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Whether it's the pleasant greeting when you slide into the driver's seat or a loud, annoying beep that warns you of an imminent crash, there's science behind the noises that your car makes. Nearly all automakers have...

 

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