In January, the Obama-era U.S. Department of Transportation laid out a proposal that would’ve required airlines and ticket agencies to disclose baggage fees “as soon as passengers start the process of buying a ticket,” reports The Hill. This week, for reasons I can’t even begin to grasp, President Donald Trump’s…
A subsidiary of construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar cheated customers for years by doing unnecessary repairs to railcars, according to the Wall Street Journal. They also dumped brake shoes into the ocean to hide evidence in the case, the culmination of a years-long investigation.
Authorities in Los Angeles are asking drivers to avoid using GPS navigation apps, so they can steer clear of streets currently engulfed in flames due to the ongoing wildfires spread across the region.
Ever since Tesla publicly revealed a new all-electric semi truck last month, major companies have been lining up to place a pre-order, ahead of the projected 2019 production date. On Thursday, beer maker Anheuser-Busch joined the growing list.
Oliver Schmidt, the former head of Volkswagen’s U.S. regulatory compliance office from 2014 to 2015, was sentenced on Wednesday to seven years in prison for his role in the German automaker’s emissions cheating scandal.
What you see above is a Lexus with a New Jersey transit sign jutting out of its sunroof. The reason this happened, police say, is because the driver of the Lexus struck a pole in the City of Secaucus, and just kept going. When police caught up to the driver and arrested her, she’d traveled several miles, apparently…
Swiss car designer Rinspeed has a penchant for designing over-the-top concepts, and this new car(?) it plans to show off at this year’s CES is exceptionally extravagant.
As Tesla workers in California seek to unionize, the United Auto Workers has accused the company of interrogating employees at its massive Gigafactory battery plant over union activities and subjecting them to “heightened supervisory scrutiny.”
A former security guard at Faraday Future’s headquarters is alleging the start-up of dismissing multiple reports of sexual harassment she filed against one of the company’s IT administrators and even accused her of “inviting the harassment.”
With most automakers in the industry prepping an onslaught of electric vehicles in the coming years, there’s increasing attention being paid to where they’ll obtain necessary minerals for production. Last week, a group of 10 automakers took a step forward in the right direction, by saying they would “identify and…
OK, so it’s not the latest Microbus, but here’s another sign that Volkwsagen’s moving swiftly to electrify its fleet in the coming years. On Monday, the automaker said it’s rolling out a new all-electric minibus for a ride-hailing service set to debut late next year.
Things are going from bad to worse for electric car startup Faraday Future. One of the company’s founding executives, former BMW designer Richard Kim, has resigned, reports The Verge. His final day is Friday, according to the news outlet.
I know this is weird to talk about for car enthusiasts, but the U.S. Department of Transportation says it wants to move the nation toward a Zero Death Future, where traffic fatalities become relegated to history. In theory, this sounds nice; in practice, it’s probably impossible—unless there’s a ban on driving. So how…
General Motors rolled out a long-term game plan for autonomous cars Thursday morning to investors, and the big takeaway so far is that it thinks it can launch a fully-autonomous ride-sharing service by 2019 in “multiple cities.” That’d put it well-ahead of competitors and their own timelines.
In Elon Musk’s version of a high-wire juggling act, there’s a new semi to build, a new Roadster, the Model Y, a Hyperloop system on the east coast, tunnels in LA, a space company to run, and 450,000 orders for the Model 3 to fulfill. On Wednesday, the Tesla CEO added another item to the list: a new high-speed transit…
Internal quality checks at Tesla have “routinely revealed” defects in more than 90 percent of Model S and X vehicles after they come off the production line, according to a new report from Reuters. Tesla countered by saying any reworking of cars post-assembly shows that it’s committed to quality.
A few months back when Chris Bangle took a moment to shit-talk to his competitors, the former BMW design chief drummed up anticipation for a new car he’d been working on, saying the design was so “liberating” it made one of his designers physically ill. This week, Bangle introduced that car, called REDS, and he really…
Ahead of a big meeting with Wall Street investors this week to lay out its “vision for an autonomous future,” General Motors showed off its self-driving cars in San Francisco, offering the first public test rides for non-employees.