3 11h

Tesla finally adds automatic emergency braking to Autopilot 2.0

The function arrives as Consumer Reports downgrades the Model S and Model X for lacking the basic safety feature.

10 13h

China warms to foreign ownership of local auto factories

Automakers from the US or elsewhere are currently required to create a 50:50 joint venture to build cars in China.

12 15h

Study: Buyer interest in EVs now on par with pickups

The AAA survey found that more than 30 million Americans are considering an electric vehicle for their next car.

7 16h

First 2018 Volvo XC60 rolls off the line

The new 2018 Volvo XC60 will soon arrive in dealer showrooms.

39 16h

Cartels use Ford Fusion to ship marijuana from Mexico via train

Around 1,100 pounds of weed has been found packed into trunks of brand-new Fusions en route to showrooms.

1 17h

Nissan Leaf first EV to enter Mongol Rally [Video]

The charity drive is unsupported with no 'on the road' backup, requiring participants to get help from locals when things inevitably go wrong.

27 18h

2018 Honda Odyssey enters production

The new Honda Odyssey is rolling off the assembly line.

13 20h

Consumer Reports lowers Tesla S, X scores

The S and the X are still not available with automatic emergency braking (AEB).

12 20h

BMW M550d xDrive gets quad-turbocharged straight-six

If diesel is dying, it might as well go out with a bang.


Michigan next in line for 75-mile-per-hour speed limits

1,500 miles of Michigan highways will see their speed limits bumped by as much as 10 miles per hour, the Detroit Free Press reports. Some stretches will see their limits raised to 75. The plan calls for 600 miles of road to be re-signed for 75 MPH and an additional 900 miles bumping up to 65. The transition will take place this year and there's likely more to come; additional highways are currently under review by state officials.   http://on.freep.com/2pjd99x


BMW recalls M760i

BMW is recalling 97 examples of the M760i. These high-end, V12-powered machines are equipped with an incorrectly manufactured engine oil cooler lines that can cause a leak.   


Google buys land in Nevada

Google has paid $38.7 million for a large plot of land located right next to Tesla's Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada. Insiders suggest the purchase is related to the tech giant's self-driving car program.   http://bit.ly/2phppHW


BMW introduces M550d xDrive in Europe

BMW has announced a new variant of the 5 Series named M550d xDrive. Developed for the European market, the diesel-powered hot rod gets a gets 3.0-liter straight-six that uses four turbochargers to generate 400 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque.