Tesla 'full self-driving' vehicles can't drive themselves

DETROIT (AP) — Earlier this week, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test it on public roads. But buried on its website is a disclaimer that the $8,000...

Tesla posts net profit for fifth straight quarter

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla charged through a summertime auto industry sales slump in the U.S. to post stronger-than-expected net earnings for the third quarter. The electric car and solar ...

An electric Hummer? Battery-powered trucks head to showrooms

DETROIT (AP) — Seven auto companies have plans to roll out new battery-powered pickup trucks over the next two years, aiming to cash in on a popular and lucrative market for expensive vehicles. ...

Used vehicle prices up as supply sinks, but relief is coming

DETROIT (AP) — It cost a whole lot more to buy a used SUV, car, truck or van last month than it did before the coronavirus hit, and that almost singlehandedly caused September's modest consumer price ...

Contributors to the AP/FRONTLINE probe of supply lines

Associated Press staff from around the world who contributed to the AP/"FRONTLINE" investigation into the failure of medical supply chains and its effect on America's response to the COVID-19 pandemic...

US 3Q auto sales fall 9.7%, but they're rising from 2Q lows

DETROIT (AP) — In normal times, a 9.7% drop in auto sales would cause executives to sweat profusely. These are not normal times. Instead, the industry sees some good things in the d...

Techies, investors, await news of Tesla battery potential

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is expected to announce a breakthrough in electric vehicle battery chemistry on Tuesday that could bring down the cost of the vehicles and increase their range and durability. ...

Hyundai warns owners to park outside, recalls 180,000 SUVs

DETROIT (AP) — For the second time this month, Hyundai is telling some SUV owners to park outdoors because an electrical short in a computer could cause vehicles to catch fire. The K...

Wrangler introduces Jeep's first electric-powered vehicle

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand is starting to offer gas-electric hybrid and eventually full electric powertrains across its lineup. The company rolled out the first of th...

Honda, General Motors sign deal to work on vehicles together

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Honda say they have signed a deal to explore sharing vehicle underpinnings and propulsion systems in North America. The companies say planning discu...

Study: Electronics could stop 40% of big truck rear crashes

DETROIT (AP) — Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found. ...

US agency posts online map to track autonomous vehicle tests

DETROIT (AP) — If you've ever seen one of those self-driving vehicles with strange equipment on the roof and wondered where it's going, then there's a website for you. The U.S. Natio...

Sometime soon, your car will park itself in urban garages

DETROIT (AP) — So after the coronavirus threat has passed, you head downtown for a baseball game. You get to the parking garage, and using an app on your phone, you link your SUV to ...

Fiat Chrysler calls GM's bribery allegations 'preposterous'

DETROIT (AP) — Allegations by General Motors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bribed union officials are “preposterous” and read like a script from a “third-rate spy movie,” FCA lawyers wrote in court d...

Cadillac says new electric SUV has features to take on Tesla

DETROIT (AP) — We’ve seen this movie before, an electric vehicle from a mainstream automaker that will take away sales from market leader Tesla. But General Motors executives say Cad...