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Everyone, please, secure your loads — this was his second close call

Everyone, please, secure your loads — this his second close call.

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Musk thanks Consumer Reports 'for excellent critical feedback'

Tesla is making good on its promise to improve the Model 3's braking through a firmware upgrade. Elon Musk has confirmed that a fix for the EV's inconsistent brake performance started reaching cars on May 25th. The update should reduce the braking distance by about 20 feet for "repeated heavy braking events," according to the exec. That's no doubt meant to help reviewers like those at Consumer Reports (whose less-than-flattering review prompted the update), but something tells us that drivers wo

Buying Guide

Autoblog answers all your questions about the 2018 Chevy Malibu

Autoblog answers all your questions about the 2018 Chevy Malibu

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In an ‘extremely rare’ situation, cruise control might be stuck on

In an "extremely rare" situation, cruise control might be stuck on.

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Safety board's preliminary report describes two levels of failure

WASHINGTON — Uber had disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March after failing to identify the pedestrian, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday. The report said the modified 2017 Volvo XC90's radar systems observed the pedestrian six seconds before impact but "the self-driving system software classified the pedestrian as an unknown object, as a vehicle, and then as

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Safety advocates ask FTC to review whether Tesla misleads customers

Safety advocates ask FTC to review whether Tesla misleads customers

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Also notes fixing the brakes over the air would be 'an industry first'

Consumer Reports has said it will retest the Tesla Model 3 it purchased to confirm that a promised firmware update to the braking system corrects the poor and inconsistent emergency stopping distances the publication reported.

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One some roads, half of trucks will be held up

Glancing constantly at his rear view mirror, truck driver "El Flaco" journeys the highways of Mexico haunted by the memory of when he was kidnapped with his security detail by bandits disguised as police officers two years ago.

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Consumer Reports should test a newer car, he says

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk admitted late on Monday there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update that the electric car maker will be rolling out in a few days.

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Escape and evasion training from royal security detail, Special Forces

Meghan Markle sped into the lifestyle of British royalty Saturday when Prince Harry whisked her to the wedding reception in a gorgeous electric Jaguar E-Type Zero. Next up: a little James Bond-type evasive driving instruction.

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Learn about engine specs, trim levels, safety for the compact truck

Learn about engine specs, trim levels, safety for the compact truck

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A list of the best alternatives to a crossover or SUV

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Safeguards being added — and no more drivers rating passengers

China's biggest ride-sharing company, Didi Chuxing, will disable features such as profile pictures, ratings and public tags from its carpooling service, as it looks to win back trust after the killing of a female passenger sparked questions about safety.

Car Buying

We show you how to use safety ratings and features to choose a car

It's true that vehicles get a little bit safer, cumulatively, with every passing year. Each time a car, truck, SUV, or van is redesigned, the automaker can optimize it to ace the safety ratings and incorporate new features that car buyers value to help protect their families and others on the road, like pedestrians and bicyclists. But new cars are subject to more comprehensive safety testing than ever, and there's a gradient of available safety out there.

Motorsports

Competitor's tire came down on halo rather than driver's head

Japanese F2 driver Tadasuke Makino reckons the new 'halo' head protection device, which made its debut in the junior series and Formula One this season, saved his life in a race at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Meanwhile, WSJ says tech for detecting Autopilot abuse was rejected

Swiss firefighters said on Monday that the impact in a fatal accident involving a Tesla electric car may have set off a fire in the vehicle's battery.

Opinion

Though a convenience feature, it automatically shuts car off in park

Today, The New York Times published an article about more than two dozen deaths related to drivers leaving their cars running, closing their garages and later succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The reason has been identified as "keyless start" features, or proximity entry and push-button start, where owners don't need to physically handle a key or fob to gain entry into the vehicle or start it. It is the latest, and deadliest, issue raised with this system after those related to security a

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Parental threats won't work, but small parental rewards might

Getting teens to put down their phones when they get behind the wheel is no easy task, but a small study suggests that parents may have more luck when they offer cash rewards.

16 million remain unrepaired in cars — is your car one of them? 

Takata Corp's defective airbags have been linked to 278 injuries across the United States, according to updated figures released by U.S. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, in advance of a hearing next week on the nomination of Heidi King to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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