Leaving the driving to a computer has big benefits
In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don't drink, do drugs, get distracted, fall asleep, run red lights or tailgate. And their reaction times are quicker.
Beijing to impose odd-even car ban in heavy pollution
Beijing drivers will soon be able to use their vehicles only every other day during heavy pollution, Chinese state media reported Thursday.
Engine technology on the road to meeting emissions standards
An engine design appearing under the hoods of many new cars and light trucks today is close to meeting the latest pollution standards that will require vehicles to emit fewer harmful particles over their ...
CEO: Toyota's slice of US market is about right
After five up and down years, Jim Lentz thinks Toyota is right where it's supposed to be.
Anger over German stance on auto CO2 emissions
Environmentalists voiced anger Tuesday that Germany is seeking to soften European carbon emission limits for passenger cars to protect its powerful auto sector.
Ford, University of Michigan open new battery lab (Update)
Ford Motor Co. and the University of Michigan are opening a new battery research and manufacturing lab that they hope will speed the development of batteries for electric and hybrid cars.
Porsche exhibit opens in North Carolina (Update)
Curator Ken Gross had his first encounter with Porsches in college, when the cool guys were driving Super 90 Coupes. His old Ford, which was fine for attracting girls in high school, didn't compare.
Dutch team wins Australian solar car race
Dutch team Nuon on Thursday crossed the finish line in an epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the Australian outback ahead of Japan's Tokai University, avenging their 2011 defeat.
Hybrid cars are a status symbol of sorts for seniors, consumer study shows
Paying extra bucks to "go green" in a hybrid car may pay off in self-esteem and image for older drivers, as well as give a healthy boost to the environment, according to a Baylor University study.
What if car boss Mulally took over at Microsoft?
Back when Microsoft was the biggest name in technology, CEO Bill Gates leveled an attack on the auto industry: If carmakers were as innovative as computer companies, he said, a car would cost just $27.
Volkswagen XL1: 'World's most efficient car' makes its US debut
Tesla CEO says fire caused by impaled battery
The CEO of electric car company Tesla said Friday that a battery in a Model S that caught fire this week was apparently impaled by a metal object.
Tesla fire shows electrics face safety challenges
When debris on a Seattle-area freeway pierced the battery of a $70,000-plus Tesla Model S and touched off a raging fire, it raised new safety concerns for electric-vehicle owners.
Tesla shares fall further on Model S fire
Shares of Tesla Motors are down another 5 percent as investors in the high-flying company assess the fallout from a fire in one of its $70,000 electric cars. ...