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Tesla CEO: Self-driving taxi fleet to hit U.S. roads next year

2019 Tesla Model SAt an event to promote his company's autonomous technology, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday said that a fleet of self-driving taxis will be on the road as early as next year. The New York Times reported on Musk's comments following the presentation. Musk said the self-driving "robo taxis" will be ready by the end of 2020 thanks to a new Tesla-made...

Tire chalking to enforce parking spot time limits ruled unconstitutional

Parking MeterTire chalking, the practice many cities and police departments use to measure the amount of time a car has been in a parking spot, was ruled unconstitutional on Monday. According to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, where Judge Bernice Bouie Donald wrote the unanimous verdict for the three-judge panel, tire chalking is a form of...

NHTSA probe to investigate airbag failures in 12.3M cars

2018 Toyota CorollaFederal regulators have expanded an investigation into airbags that may not inflate in the event of a crash to include 12.3 million vehicles in the U.S. The NHTSA on Tuesday posted documents to its website stating that it will investigate airbag control units made by automotive supplier ZF-TRW. The airbag control units were fitted to certain 2010...

2019 Chevrolet Traverse drops optional turbo-4 engine

2019 Chevrolet TraverseThe 2019 Chevrolet Traverse will no longer offer a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine option. Instead, buyers will only find a 3.6-liter V-6 engine under the hood. GM Authority reported Sunday on the powertrain change for Chevy's largest crossover. "Based on customer feedback, we decided to adjust the powertrain line-up in the 2019 Traverse," General Motors...

2019 Kia K900 review, 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR driven, Tesla self-driving robo-taxis: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Kia K9002019 Kia K900 review Fresh off the design boards, the 2019 Kia K900 makes a new play for power. Chicago police arrest 16 people for stealing cars from Daimler car-sharing service Sixteen people have been arrested in Chicago and are accused of stealing as many as 100 vehicles from Daimler's car-sharing service Car2Go. 2019 BMW X5 named Top Safety...