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Automakers Pass on Paris Motor Show 2016

The upcoming Paris Motor Show will be marked by the notable absence of several major car makers, such as Ford, Mazda and Volvo, as well a boutique …

Auto Shows

Uber just completed its two-billionth trip

It took Uber nearly six years to complete a billion trips, but only six months to finish another billion. Today, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced his company hit its two-billionth trip on June 18th — with the added caveat that the two billionth car ride was actually 147 trips that began …

Costa Rica

Germany plans to require 'black boxes' in self-driving cars

Self-driving cars in Germany might end up having "black boxes" that can record details of accidents, similar to planes, Reuters reports. Sources say that the proposal from Germany's Transport Minister, Alexander Dobrindt, will also require that riders stay seated in front of the steering wheel, …

Autonomous Cars

Elon Musk Indicates Changes Coming For Tesla Autopilot

Elon Musk has so far ignored a call by <i>Consumer Reports</i> to dial back aspects of Tesla’s Autopilot feature following a fatal crash in Florida in which the driver collided with a semi with the system engaged. But the Tesla CEO tweeted last week that the automaker intends to modify the way the …

Tesla

Mercedes-Benz's vision for the city bus involves lots of autonomy

Last week, Mercedes-Benz dipped its toes into the world of sport with a gorgeous concept golf cart. It's keeping the theme of non-car transportation alive this week with the Future Bus, its vision for the future of public transportation.<p>At the heart of this concept is CityPilot, Mercedes' system …

2017 Porsche Panamera: Here's what's cool

There's no getting around the fact that the old Panamera was a hippo of a thing. It wasn't pretty at all. In its many guises it was very fast, very efficient and very...Porsche, but to accuse it of beauty would be doing the word a disservice.<p>Other than the look, very little needed improving, but …