Airbus to test 'flying car' prototype by end of the year

French aeronautics Airbus giant says it plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car by the end of the year. Hoping to develop an Uber-like ride-sharing solution to avoid gridlock on city roads, last year the company formed a division called Urban Air Mobility that is exploring concepts such as a vehicle to transport individuals or a helicopter-style vehicle that can carry multiple riders, according to Reuters. Airbus is the world's largest maker of commercial helicopters, the report noted.


2018 Ford Mustang facelift breaks cover

The 2018 Ford Mustang has broken cover in a video obtained by enthusiast forum The b-roll footage does not reveal any significant details of the updated Mustang, but does confirm that the 5.0L "Coyote" V8 remains the GT's mainstay engine.


Hyundai to debut new vehicle in Chicago

The company told Car and Driver it won't be the Santa Cruz, but speculation points to some type of high-riding vehicle.


NHTSA launches 'Stop! Trains Can't' ad campaign

The agency is spending $7 million to reduce fatalities at railroad crossings, after 232 people died in such accidents last year. The campaign will target young males.   


Valtteri Bottas joins Mercedes' F1 team

27-year old Finnish pilot Valtteri Bottas will join Mercedes-Benz's Formula 1 team for the 2017 season. He is replacing Nico Rosberg, who recently retired after winning his first championship.   


Legislators want FTC to investigate FCA's 'ecodiesel' marketing

The allegedly non-compliant diesel engines were marketed as "clean by nature."


Pagani Huayra Roadster teased

Pagani has released a teaser image that previews the Huayra Roadster. Just 100 examples of the V12-powered drop-top will be built, and there's a good chance most of them will be spoken for by the time it debuts in March at the Geneva Auto Show.