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Billionaire investor predicts big long-term changes, praises Ralph Nader.

At least two prominent billionaires believe the arrival of self-driving cars will eventually spell the end of the auto insurance industry. Speaking on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Monday morning, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates said they believe autonomous vehicles will upend car insurers.

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Need to get somewhere with your guide dog? Now you can call an Uber.

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But proposed law doesn't discern between criminals, gearheads or researchers.

Car hackers may not want to mess with vehicles in and around the Motor City. A pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would punish anyone who infiltrates a vehicle's electronic systems with penalties as harsh as life imprisonment.

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With Tesla's setup, the driver must be ready to take control.

There is a key difference between Tesla and Volvo autopilots, says Trent Victor, senior technical leader of crash avoidance at Volvo.

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Danish teens turn abandoned bikes into vegetable gardens.

Teens in Aarhus, Denmark have turned abandoned bicycles into tiny food gardens. VW is working on the SLAM fast charging project. DLR shows off its HY4 fuel cell airplane.

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Google's Chris Urmson interested in on-demand, autonomous minivans

Executives from Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have held discussions about creating a technical partnership, the purpose of which would be to further development of self-driving vehicles, according to multiple reports. The two companies might make ideal partners.

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Bucko snakes around Simraceway in an all-electric go-kart.

Racing enthusiasts know go karts are much more than a toy. Karting serves as the entry to open-wheel racing, and go karts have helped countless drivers get their start. But these aren't just any karts. Richard Hilleman and his Rattlesnake Electric Sports race team are helping to pioneering electric karting.

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Automaker unveils the engine at the Vienna Motor Symposium.

Volkswagen's new EA211 TSI Evo uses the Miller cycle, variable turbine geometry, and cylinder deactivation to maximize efficiency and torque in a small package.

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Think K.I.T.T., but not exactly.

A voice-controlled Tesla Model S negotiates the closed garage door by itself thanks to an Amazon Echo hack.

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The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport offers customers sharper styling with the new Dynamic Design Package, and the SUVs have more tech to play with, including a 10.2-inch widescreen infotainment system.

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Look ma, no camshafts!

The Chinese carmaker Qoros shows off its Qamless concept car, employing Koenigsegg's FreeValve engine with no camshafts.

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The Drive Me London program will help with Volvo's autonomous driving research.

Real drivers, real families, real challenges.

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UC Santa Barbara's student team created user-tracking "ghost cars."

Switching on the app's invisible mode shields the user from being seen until an update fixes the issue.

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Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offers Tesla Driving Experience Package.

See the Tesla Model S video playback hack. Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay offers Tesla Driving Experience Package. Formula E launches Formula E Gaming.

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Future Mobility poaches executives from BMW i.

Watch robots build the Tesla Model X. A Chinese EV firm poaches BMW i executives. Blogger spots possible autonomous Apple test vehicle.

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This sleek charger is smart enough to find where you parked.

Zus charges your devices at twice the normal speed, plus helps you find where you parked with the included smartphone app.

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Motorists might trade fewer tickets for less vehicle control.

Depending on the point of view, Ford's new speed-limiting technology either helps lead foots curb their appetite for speed or acts as an overbearing back-seat driver that a driver's control.

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Apparently, some people use social media to brag about their texting-and-driving habits. NHTSA isn't amused.

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Bugcrowd secures $15M in funding; Elio's Pilot Operations Center in Livonia, MI.

Tesla's favored bug bounty platform secures $15M in funding. India is on track to meet its ethanol blending goals for the first time. CARB's Mary Nichols leads a fuel cell rally in California. Elio sets up shop in Michigan

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The sober minds at Ford turned to goggles, flashing lights, and vibrating gloves.

Ford's Drugged Driving Suit roughly simulates some of the effects of marijuana, LSD, and cocaine. We drove around a cone course with the suit on, and it went about as well as you'd expect.

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Johnny-come-lately can try Tesla's autonomous features for free.

For Tesla owners who passed on Autopilot the first time around, they can test it for a month to see if they want it permanently for $3,000.

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