Model X hits police motorcycle; driver blames Autopilot

A Tesla Model X driver has allegedly blamed Autopilot for a collision with a police motorcycle in Phoenix.The electric... READ STORY

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GM rejects investor petition, warns of credit downgrade

The move would create two voting classes for GM shareholders and eliminate a dividend for its common stock.

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Faraday Future drops plans for California factory

The company will focus on restarting construction "very soon" at its North Las Vegas site.

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Italian gang accused of plot to steal Enzo Ferrari's corpse

The gang allegedly planned to demand a ransom from the Ferrari family.

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Ford confirms $1.2B investment to build Bronco, Ranger

The Ranger will enter production in 2018, while the Bronco will wait until 2020.

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Acura teases refreshed TLX for New York debut

The revised TLX features more aggressive styling inspired by the Acura Precision Concept.

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Jeep teases two Easter Safari concept vehicles

Jeep kicks off its Safari teasers with two Wrangler concepts.

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Elon Musk's latest startup aims to merge humans with AI tech

'Neural lace' technology could theoretically provide a direct connection between a human brain and future computing platforms.

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Uber files motion to move Waymo lawsuit into arbitration

Mobility giant wants to keep parts of Waymo's I.P. suit out of public court.

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Land Rover planning more off-road-focused Discovery

The model will be "in between Paris Dakar and Camel Trophy," according to SVO boss.


Tencent takes 5% stake in Tesla

Chinese tech firm Tencent has purchased a five percent stake in Tesla, Inc., for $1.78 billion. Tencent has been investing in electric vehicle and autonomous technology firms, including at least two Chinese startups, Reuters reports.   http://reut.rs/2mMvSfC


Accident won't derail Volvo/Uber partnership

Uber's self-driving car program has faced significant setbacks in the past few weeks. Notably, the program was banned in California after Uber failed to get a permit, its XC90-based prototypes were widely accused of running lights and cutting off cyclists, and one of them was involved in an accident. However, Volvo remains committed to the partnership, and it will continue to support Uber.   http://bit.ly/2nbZrCL


Uber sets exit date for Denmark, citing new taxi law

Uber plans to cease operating in Denmark on April 18, 2017 thanks to a new law which requires taxi services to equip their cars with items such as permanent fare meters and seat sensors, TechCrunch reports. The law seems to be deliberately tailored to disrupt services such as Uber, where drivers' and customers' smartphones take the place of permanently installed equipment.   http://tcrn.ch/2ndjqkJ


Jaguar planning long-wheelbase XE for China

Jaguar is in the final stages of developing a long-wheelbase variant of the XE, its entry-level sedan. Likely called XEL, the model is being developed exclusively for the Chinese market. We'll see it next month during the Shanghai Auto Show.    http://bit.ly/2nbG4K8


Uber wants Waymo's lawsuit to be negotiated privately

Mobility giant Uber is fighting to keep Alphabet Inc. (Owner of Google and autonomous vehicle developer Waymo) from arguing the intellectual property theft and unfair competition elements of its lawsuit in public court, Automotive News reports. Uber's lawyers filed a motion Monday to request an arbitration hearing.   http://bit.ly/2ncxZ83


Ford GT gets five driving modes

The Ford GT features five built-in driving modes called normal, wet, sport, track, and v-max, respectively. Each mode is specifically tuned for a unique driving environment, according to the Blue Oval.    


NIO gets $600M investment

Chinese Google rival Baidu has invested $600 million in a startup electric car manufacturer named NIO. The money will be used to put an all-electric hatchback on the road by 2020.    http://reut.rs/2nbzfbt