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Could self-driving cars stop terrorist attacks?

Vehicles have become readily available violent weapons, but autonomous tech could "de-weaponize cars."

Vehicles have become readily available violent weapons, but autonomous tech could "de-weaponize cars."

Senator asks DOJ to look into car insurance repairs

A group of more than 500 body shops in 36 states have filed a lawsuit against the nation's top insurers over a practice called "steering", which is when insurers use various tactics to lead a policyholder to one of the company's preferred repair shops after an accident. The insurance industry says it doesn't happen, a CNN investigation and at least two attorneys general say otherwise.

CNN recreates infamous Tesla Model S drive with miles to spare, others to try this weekend [w/video]

You knew this was coming, didn't you? Even more prisms through which to look at the failed (or is that "failed"?) Tesla Model S drive up the East Coast that The New York Times reported on last weekend. We're going to assume you know what's been happening with this, but if not, then you can get caught up by reading this,

CNN chronicles young girl building Pontiac Fiero

At fourteen years of age, Kathryn DiMaria has already done what many self-proclaimed gearheads won't even attempt in their lifetimes. The Dearborn, Michigan teen is rebuilding a car from the ground up.

CNN outlines 8 reasons why Detroit automakers must improve

Detroit must be good SEO for CNN, as it continues to point to the Motor City and tell carmakers everything they're doing wrong. I imagine most manufacturing companies enjoy getting advice from the media. We're so good at it.

CNN reveals Toyota memo that purports to show sudden acceleration caused by electronics

CNN revealed a confidential memo written in Japanese on the Anderson Cooper 360 show last night that it contends shows Toyota engineers found an electrical problem that caused sudden unintended acceleration in a pre-production test vehicle. The news organization commissioned three separate translations of the documents, though Toyota has objected to the accuracy of e

CNN shows how man won Chevy Camaro on auction website for $5.28

Man buys Chevrolet Camaro SS for $5.28 - Click above to watch the video after the jump

Video: AB reader erects unique billboard outside of Detroit, needs help adopting baby

Autoblog reader Josh and wife Wendy need your help – Click above to watch video after the jump

Tonight, James Cameron attempts to terminate the oil and coal lobbies (on CNN)

There were obvious eco-preservation overtones in the movie Avatar, but we didn't know James "King of the World" Cameron was such a fervent defender of the planet. With Pandora safe from mineral exploitation, Cameron is leading a charge here on Earth against what he considers a disinformation campaign perpetuated by the oil and coal lobbies. If you've seen a TV spot that includes the

Video: Dog rips off police cruiser's bumper with teeth, wins friends

Winston tears the bumper off a police cruiser – Click above to watch video after the jump

Video: San Diego 'runaway Prius' has media buzzing

Runaway Prius in San Diego – Click above to watch the video after the jump

VIDEO: U.K. texting-while-driving PSA is a return to Blood on the Highway

Wales PSA against texting while driving – Click above to watch video

Geek Alert! Help CNN pick the sci-fi car of the future

Throughout the years, the entertainment world has delivered numerous visions of what the car of the future will be. Flying cars are big, naturally, as are semi-automated machines like the Lexus Tom Cruise drives in Minority Report (on sale at eBay Motors for a Buy it Now price of $76,000) or the Aud

CNNMoney.com picks 7 best College Cars

The guys at CNNMoney.com have come up with a list of the 7 best "college cars" -- the best available rides for current college students or new grads who have to work within a limited budget. To make the list, each car had to have a base price of under $16,000, be fuel-efficient, and offer good utility.

Insurance fraud, arson and SUVs. Welcome, once again, to $3-a-gallon gasoline

There had to be a dark side, didn't there, to the way civilians react to high gas prices? While some auto shoppers have gone off to buy smaller, more efficient cars, other people – those who got suckered into thinking they could afford to drive an SUV – have found another way out: insurance fraud through burning their vehicle.

So how are people dealing with increasing fuel prices?

CNN.com put together a number of comments from its readers on how they are dealing with increasing gas prices. A few people make the case for diesels, others bought a scooter, and some people just stay home. The testimony from many of the readers shows how the increasing gas price is creating serious financial troubles for their business or their family income. While this can be devastating for many of