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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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The eight-speed automatic shifter always returns to middle position.

FCA says 41 injuries may have been caused by drivers exiting their running vehicles without selecting Park.

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Internal probe comes at the request of the U.S. Justice Department, company says

One investigation into emissions testing irregularities is winding down. Another is just getting underway.

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German automaker reaches settlement with US authorities over emissions cheating.

Volkswagen may buy back hundreds of thousands of vehicles and further compensate car owners as part of a deal reached with federal authorities suing over the company's intentional cheating on emissions testing.

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German newspaper reports VW reaches settlement.

Seven months after the Volkswagen diesel scandal first emerged, car owners affected by the company's emissions cheating may soon learn how they'll be compensated.

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Mitsubishi has falsified fuel economy data of 625,000 small cars, and most were built for Nissan.

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Even better news: A prototype already exists.

A prototype exists, but will they put it into production?

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We also learned that Tesla has delivered just under 2,700 Model X EVs so far.

A problem with the third-row seats in about 2,700 Model X EVs leads to a recall of Futuris' seats. The fix should take five weeks for everything.

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Nvidia supercomputers will power cars in inaugural RoboRace series.

Gentlemen, start your computers.

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Elon Musk pushes order time up an hour to "ensure no server overload."

Unexpectedly enthusiastic demand for the Tesla Model 3 has caused the Californian EV manufacturer to adjust its online order time for the new EV.

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A bellwether case determined switches were dangerous but not at fault in Louisiana collision.

A federal jury found Wednesday that a General Motors car equipped with defective ignition switches were unreasonably dangerous. But the jury didn't award any damages to plaintiffs in the case, saying the ignition switch did not cause their car crash.

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Shares of the supplier's stock plunge; company's future in doubt.

The largest consumer product recall in history may carry a high price tag. In a worst-case scenario, Takata could spend $24 billion fixing tens of millions of defective airbags, according to Bloomberg.

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The departure area at Brussels Airport and the Maelbeek metro station were targeted in the attacks.

At least 34 people are dead and 136 injured in the three explosions, but as of this writing, no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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Lack of legal cohesion is hindering the development of autonomous vehicles.

​Laws that govern self-driving car operations need to be consistent across the country, or else the United States could lose its status as a leader in autonomous development.

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx narrows list to 7 at SXSW.

Seventy-eight American cities submitted applications for the Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge. On Saturday, the DOT announced finalists.

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Horn leaving immediately, through 'mutual agreement' with Volkswagen AG.

Volkswagen of America president and CEO Michael Horn resigns, effective immediately. The company cites a "mutual agreement" between Horn and Volkswagen AG.

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After security threat, company suspends service.

Nissan has disabled an app used by thousands of Leaf owners after researchers discovered cyber vulnerabilities.

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With little effort, strangers could control settings and view location data.

An app that helps Nissan Leaf owners connect to their cars contains cyber vulnerabilities that allow outsiders to manipulate certain controls and view information on the whereabouts of drivers.

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All airbags made with ammonium nitrate may need to be replaced.

The biggest consumer-product recall in United States history may soon grow significantly larger in scope.

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The website was used as a private email server until this week.

The Tesla.com URL was first registered in 1992. This week, Stu Grossman transferred it to the well-known California automaker.

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The FIA has published the official Formula 1 entry list for 2016, which confirms name changes for the Renault and Manor teams.

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