Uber - Pittsburgh relationship turning sour

Pittsburgh agreed to let Uber test experimental self-driving cars on its streets in exchange for jobs and free rides. The partnership started off on a high note, but city officials are now criticizing Uber for not holding up its end of the bargain.   


New Renault Megane RS to debut this weekend

The next-generation Renault Megane RS will make its debut this weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. Rumors indicate it could get a 300-horsepower version of the Alpine A110's turbocharged 1.8-liter engine.


MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died of severe brain damage after getting hit by a Peugeot on his bicycle. The accident took place late last week on Italy's Adriatic coast. Footage from a security camera suggests 35-year old Hayden ran a stop sign, according to Italian newspaper Rimini Today.   


Plug-in hybrid Subaru coming next year

Subaru will introduce a plug-in hybrid model next year, according to Bloomberg. The company is spending $1.2 billion on R&D this year to electrify several members of its lineup.   


Indy pole sitter robbed at gunpoint

Scott Dixon, the pole sitter for this year's Indy 500, and retired driver Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint on Sunday night at a Taco Bell drive-thru not far from the historic racetrack. No one was injured in the robbery but the thieves made away with the drivers' wallets. Police announced a short while later that two teenagers, ages 14 and 15, were arrested and charged for the incident.   


NY officials consider making Times Square car-free

City officials are considering making Times Square entirely car-free in the wake of the tragic incident that left one dead and 20 injured last week. "We're going to look at Times Square and see - obviously we'll look at some other key locations - if we have to do different things in our approach," said mayor Bill de Blasio in an interview with radio station WNYC.


Nissan planning electric crossover

Nissan says it will eventually add a crossover to its electric vehicle lineup.


2018 Volvo XC40 spied

The 2018 Volvo XC40 will look a lot like the XC90, but the compact crossover will feature a less-luxurious interior.


Jim Hackett focused on Ford's future

"The future is not a fantasy. It's not where Bill [Ford] and I are making things up. We talk to lots of people around the world who are really smart. We're triangulating all of these forces to try to come up with a competitive set, to figure out where we're gonna play and how we're gonna win," said new Ford CEO Jim Hackett during a press conference.   


Fiat updates 500L

Fiat has updated the slow-selling 500L. The people-mover gets a new look that's more rugged, more standard equipment, and additional tech features. As of writing, the updates only apply to the 500L sold in Europe.