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Sep
15

Genesis G70, brand’s first compact sport sedan, targets the ‘German 3′

Genesis vows its first compact sport sedan, the newly minted G70, will challenge German rivals with optional 3.3-liter V-6 turbocharged performance.

Sep
15

Alphabet weighs $1 billion investment in Lyft

Alphabet has held conversations with Lyft about a potential investment in recent weeks, signalling strong support for Uber’s main U.S. competitor, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Sep
14

Uber, Waymo clash over key evidence in self-driving trial

Uber asked a judge to exclude evidence from an upcoming trade-secrets trial about how a former engineer downloaded thousands of confidential files from Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving car unit before eventually joining Uber.

Sep
14

Revamped Lexus LS 500 to start above $75,000 #8203;#32;

Lexus will sell its redesigned LS 500 flagship sedan for around $76,000 for the base model, up from $73,515 on the outgoing model, in a bet that its more aggressive design and enhanced performance will draw brand loyalists who have been waiting for…

Sep
14

‘The game has started': Daimler delivers first electric trucks

UPS will be the first U.S. commercial customer for Daimler’s new battery-powered eCanter truck, and the company will expand electric truck output as lower cost, longer-range batteries become available within two to three years.

Sep
13

Stolen VWs from Mich. subject of federal probe, reports say

A federal investigation seeking upward of 60 recalled Volkswagen vehicles that were stolen from the parking lot of the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan is underway after fake titles allowed the vehicles to cross state lines, according to news reports.

Sep
13

Ford self-driving test van ‘talks’ to pedestrians via light signals

Ford has designed a light signal system for autonomous vehicles that company officials say helps solve the problem of safely interacting with pedestrians, bicyclists and human drivers.

Sep
13

Tesla crash shows man and machine must cooperate

It seems that both human drivers and Tesla’s “Autopilot” system — specifically the complex relationship between the two — contributed to the fatality of a Tesla driver last year.

Sep
13

Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on ‘banality’

Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is once again fully engrossed in cars after a self-imposed exile from the automotive styling studio.

Sep
13

BMW targets $2.4 billion cut to parts outlays in EV push

BMW aims to slash roughly $2.4 billion in annual purchases by squeezing costs for transmission components and other parts to help finance a shift to EVs.