Automotive technology

Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, left, checks out autonomous vehicles designed by Aurora Innovations, front, and Argo AI, rear, after signing an executive order outlining objectives and expectations for the safe testing and development of autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh, Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new guidelines announced Monday intended to boost public confidence in the testing after a deadly accident in Arizona last year. Karina Ricks, director...
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March 02, 2019 - 7:25 am
MIAMI (AP) — A federal safety agency is sending a three-member team to investigate a fatal crash involving a Tesla electric car and a semitrailer that is strikingly similar to a 2016 crash involving another vehicle made by the company. The National Transportation Safety Board said late Friday on...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2015, file photo, Lyft co-founder Logan Green speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt NY event, in New York. Ride-hailing giant Lyft is releasing financial details about the company in a federal filing before it begins selling its stock to the public. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 01, 2019 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft is growing quickly ahead of its initial public offering but continues to bleed money and may struggle to turn a profit, according to a federal filing. The company released its financial details for the first time on Friday, giving the public a glimpse into its performance...
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File -- In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 photo Harald Krueger, left, CEO of the car manufacturer BMW, and Dieter Zetsche, right, CEO of the Daimler stock company and the car manufacturer Mercedes Benz, talk during a press conference in Berlin, Germany. Automakers BMW and Daimler said on Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 they will work together on developing the automated driving technology expected to transform the industry in the years ahead. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP, file)
February 28, 2019 - 4:36 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW and Daimler announced Thursday they will work together on developing the automated driving technology expected to transform the industry in the years ahead as automakers try to fend off competition from tech companies such as Uber and Waymo. The two German companies...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:44 pm
DETROIT (AP) — As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way to transportation of the future: an electric car with a gas-engine backup that could travel anywhere. At...
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FILE- This July 14, 2015, file photo shows the ARC Automotive manufacturing plant in Knoxville, Tenn. Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. A public records posted by the agency show little progress on the probe, which began in July of 2015 and remains unresolved. (Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
February 20, 2019 - 12:39 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 8 million Fiat...
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February 15, 2019 - 4:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government is leading an ambitious effort to develop ways to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production. The Energy Department announced a $15-billion,...
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February 13, 2019 - 7:30 pm
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Honda says it is recalling 437,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a fuel-pump issue. The recall covers model-year 2016-2018 Acura MDXs, 2015-2019 Acura TLX V6s and 2015-2017 Honda Accord V6s. The automaker says the vehicles' software needs to be updated, and in some cases, have...
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February 12, 2019 - 6:28 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Forty countries led by Japan and the European Union — but not the U.S. or China — have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems starting as soon as next year, a U.N. agency said Tuesday. The regulation will require all...
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February 06, 2019 - 11:05 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found. The study of five electric vehicles by AAA also found that high temperatures can cut into battery range, but not nearly as...
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