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Exploding Takata Air Bag Inflator Kills Arizona Driver

Exploding Takata Air Bag Inflator Kills Arizona Driver

By Tom Krisher | Oct 5, 2020

Another person has been killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, bringing the worldwide death toll to at least 26.

Edmunds Highlights Small Cars under $25K

Edmunds Highlights Small Cars under $25K

By Rex Tokeshi-Torres of Edmunds | Oct 3, 2020

Consumers looking for an inexpensive set of wheels still have options. Edmunds' experts have recommended five models that are either going away in 2020 or may not be around for much longer.

Uber, Lyft Look to Kill California Law on App-Based Drivers

Uber, Lyft Look to Kill California Law on App-Based Drivers

By Brian Melley | Oct 1, 2020

Californians are being asked decide if Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers should remain independent contractors or be eligible for the benefits that come with being company employees.

Former Audi Chief on Trial in VW Diesel Emissions Scandal

Former Audi Chief on Trial in VW Diesel Emissions Scandal

Sep 30, 2020

The former head of Volkswagen's Audi luxury car division and three others went on trial Wednesday on charges related to the company's cheating on diesel car emissions tests.

Bavarian Leader Backs California-Style Deadline for Gas Cars

Bavarian Leader Backs California-Style Deadline for Gas Cars

Sep 29, 2020

The governor of Bavaria, the state that's home to German automakers BMW and Audi, has backed a deadline for phasing out gasoline-powered vehicles akin to the 2035 date proposed by California.

Connected Cars Can Lie, Posing a New Threat to Smart Cities

Connected Cars Can Lie, Posing a New Threat to Smart Cities

Sep 28, 2020

In the near future, just one car transmitting fake data could cause enormous traffic jams, and several attack cars could work together to shut down whole areas.

Edmunds: Why Electric Vehicle Ranges Vary from EPA Estimate

Edmunds: Why Electric Vehicle Ranges Vary from EPA Estimate

By Jonathan Elfalan of Edmunds | Sep 26, 2020

You've probably heard the phrase "your mileage may vary" with regard to how your fuel economy compares to the EPA estimate. Edmunds has found, however, that the variance can be even greater with an EV.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Next Big Bet Rides on Better Batteries

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Next Big Bet Rides on Better Batteries

By Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher | Sep 23, 2020

Tesla is working on new battery technology that CEO Elon Musk says will enable the company within the next three years to make more affordable cars that can travel dramatically longer distances on a single charge.

Edmunds Compares New Kia K5 Against Honda Accord

Edmunds Compares New Kia K5 Against Honda Accord

By Mark Takahashi of Edmunds | Sep 19, 2020

Edmunds' experts performed a full evaluation of the Kia K5 to answer the question: Is it better than the Honda Accord?

Consumer Prices Up 0.4% in August as Used Car Prices Surge

Consumer Prices Up 0.4% in August as Used Car Prices Surge

By Martin Crutsinger | Sep 14, 2020

U.S. consumer prices rose 0.4% in August as used car prices surged by the largest amount in 51 years, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Edmunds: Best Crossover SUVs for Towing

Edmunds: Best Crossover SUVs for Towing

By Ryan ZumMallen, Edmunds | Sep 12, 2020

RV and trailer sales greatly increased this summer as consumers sought out vacations while remaining socially distant during the pandemic. But what's the best vehicle to tow them?

Hyundai Warns Owners to Park Outside, Recalls 180,000 SUVs

Hyundai Warns Owners to Park Outside, Recalls 180,000 SUVs

By Tom Krisher | Sep 11, 2020

For the second time this month, Hyundai is telling some SUV owners to park outdoors because an electrical short in a computer could cause vehicles to catch fire.

Mexico VW Dealership Apologizes over Nazi Photos

Mexico VW Dealership Apologizes over Nazi Photos

By Rod McGuirk | Sep 10, 2020

A VW dealership in Mexico City apologized Tuesday for a photo hanging in its offices that showed a VW bug at a Nazi rally and the automaker pledged to take unspecified "actions" in the case.

Scandal-Tarnished Nissan Shows Off Production Innovation

Scandal-Tarnished Nissan Shows Off Production Innovation

By Yuri Kageyama | Sep 9, 2020

Nissan says it has developed a new way to produce high-tech auto parts that highlights the Japanese automaker's engineering finesse, even as it faces a criminal trial in an ongoing scandal.

As Pandemic Raged, Roadways Became Speedways

As Pandemic Raged, Roadways Became Speedways

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Sep 8, 2020

Some drivers took advantage of roads and highways emptied by the coronavirus pandemic by pushing well past the speed limit, a trend that continues even as states try to get back to normal.

Study: Electronics Could Stop 40% of Big Truck Rear Crashes

Study: Electronics Could Stop 40% of Big Truck Rear Crashes

By Tom Krisher | Sep 6, 2020

Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found.

Mercedes-Benz Unveils New Flagship S-Class Sedan

Mercedes-Benz Unveils New Flagship S-Class Sedan

By David McHugh | Sep 4, 2020

Daimler AG on Wednesday unveiled the new version of its Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan, the company's most important model and one it hopes will generate fat profits.

Edmunds: Now is a Great Time to Sell or Trade in Your Car

Edmunds: Now is a Great Time to Sell or Trade in Your Car

By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Sep 3, 2020

Historically, Labor Day weekend is an opportune moment to get a great deal on a new vehicle. But this time around, the great deal could very well come about by selling or trading in your car.

Uber to Require that Passengers Provide Face Mask Selfies

Uber to Require that Passengers Provide Face Mask Selfies

Sep 2, 2020

Mask slackers will now have to provide photographic proof they're wearing a face covering before boarding an Uber.

Tesla Targeted in Failed Ransomware Extortion Scheme

Tesla Targeted in Failed Ransomware Extortion Scheme

By Frank Bajak | Aug 31, 2020

In a tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk solved a mystery involving a 27-year-old Russian, an insider at an unnamed corporation and an alleged million-dollar payment offered to help trigger a ransomware extortion attack.

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