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Police say Uber self-driving vehicle has hit and killed pedestrian in Phoenix, Arizona
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Renault-Nissan’s Ghosnian Knot Must Be Divided to Conquer: Gadfly
2018-04-16 02:46:08 In ancient Greek legend, there was a knot found in the Anatolian city of Gordium so intricate that none could loosen it. Alexander the Great, hearing that whoever unfastened it would become the ruler of Asia, sliced it in half with a blow of his sword. Soon after, his magnificent conquests confirmed the prophecy. It’s a similar story with the knot of automotive companies bound together by Renault SA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn   Read More ...
Meet the Queen of Speed: Local woman sets motorcycle speed record
2018-04-12 12:51:56 No woman has ever been faster on a motorcycle than Valerie Thompson. At just over 328 mph, she is the fastest woman in the world on two wheels. However, the Queen of Speed is not satisfied. Valerie is on a quest to break the world motorcycle land speed record of 376.36 mph. Her love of speed comes from her mother, who Valerie remembers taking her on rides through the hills of Portland in her VW Beetle   Read More ...
'BUSted': Superintendent gets warning for passing school bus - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-04-05 21:19:44 MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida superintendent was pulled over for illegally passing a school bus as police were running a bus safety campaign. Florida Today reports that Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools Desmond Blackburn was driving his district-issued SUV the morning of March 27 when he was stopped and given a warning. Melbourne police had increased patrols around school buses from Feb   Read More ...
19-year-old Paxton woman dies after 2 motorcycles collide with truck in Worcester
2018-04-02 18:00:29 A 19-year-old Paxton woman riding on the back of a motorcycle in Worcester died when two motorcycles struck a truck Sunday evening. Officers were called to the corner of Perry Avenue and Millbury Street around 6:40 p.m. for a report of a crash. Police say a Honda truck and two motorcycles were involved in the crash. The four people on the motorcycles were on the ground and injured, police said   Read More ...
Why the Next Person Hit by a Driverless Car Might Not Be Able to Sue
2018-04-02 13:10:34 There is a paradox central to the ongoing ascension of autonomous vehicles. AVs — also called driverless cars — may one day make the world a safer place: by eliminating the human driver and abiding safe operational standards, these machines can substantially reduce the number of vehicular crashes, which resulted in an estimated 40,000 traffic deaths domestically in 2017. But in order to reach this level of performance, driverless cars will first kill some of us   Read More ...
EPA expected to announce rollback of Obama-era mileage standards
2018-04-02 13:05:40 The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce steps today that will roll back the strict, 54.5 mpg fuel economy rules set to phase in between now and 2025. The move would eliminate one of President Barack Obama's key climate change initiatives and set the White House on a collision course with states that have already pledged to follow the tighter regulations   Read More ...
Waymo and Jaguar Are Making Self-Driving Electric SUVs Together
2018-03-30 05:25:24 Waymo is teaming up with Jaguar Land Rover on autonomous vehicles, its second major automaker partnership and a big boost for the nascent technology that has come under scrutiny recently. Under the accord, Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo will integrate its self-driving system into Jaguar’s I-Pace electric SUVs, the first all-electric offering from the luxury unit of Tata Motors Ltd. Waymo said it plans to place 20,000 autonomous I-Pace vehicles on the road for tests in 2018   Read More ...
Trump officials prepare to undo fuel-efficiency targets despite some automakers’ misgivings
2018-03-30 05:17:32 Top Trump administration officials are engaged in a heated debate over how to undo federal fuel-efficiency targets for cars and light trucks, as manufacturers voice concern that a major rollback of an Obama-era rule could go too far and fracture the nation’s auto market. The internal negotiations over relaxing carbon-emissions limits for cars and SUVs slated to be sold in model years 2022 to 2025 underscore the challenge officials face in trying to fulfill President Trump’s 2017 promise to ease the regulatory burden on Detroit   Read More ...
Self-driving cars could kill hundreds but save more, Toyota exec says
2018-03-30 05:10:59 Self-driving cars could kill hundreds of people every year in the early going but save many more lives, a Toyota executive said Thursday at an event near the New York Auto Show. After a self-driving Uber car killed a pedestrian in Arizona earlier this month, concerns about the movement toward autonomous transportation have escalated. But Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said Thursday that more deaths are coming as automakers and tech companies pursue self-driving vehicles   Read More ...
Volkswagen: We'll buy your diesel car back if it's banned by a German city
2018-03-30 05:04:33 A top German court ruled on Tuesday in favour of allowing major cities to ban heavily polluting diesel cars, a move likely to hit the value of 12 million vehicles in Europe's largest car market and force carmakers to pay for costly modifications. Newslook. FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen is trying to reassure German customers worried about the future of their diesel cars by telling them they can trade in their new diesel if it is banned from the road by cities trying to meet air pollution limits   Read More ...
Tesla recalls 123,000 Model S electric cars to fix power steering bolt
2018-03-30 05:03:15 Tesla is recalling 123,000 Model S electric cars to repair a power steering bolt defect. The company issued the voluntary recall to fix Model S vehicles made before April 2016 after discovering "excessive corrosion" in the affected part, according to a letter issued to customers. Tesla said it had observed the defect "only in very cold climates" where vehicles contend with road salt   Read More ...
Stunning new cars, SUVs light up the New York Auto Show
2018-03-30 05:03:09 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Email Stunning new cars, SUVs light up the New York Auto Show A Lego model at the Ford display. Sent! Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
Arizona halts Uber self-driving car tests after fatal crash
2018-03-27 04:00:23 Tempe police have released two angles of a fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber SUV and a pedestrian on March 18, 2018. Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday sent a letter to the CEO of Uber saying he was suspending the ride-sharing company's tests of self-driving cars on Arizona roads following a fatal accident March 18 in Tempe. That night, a self-driving Volvo operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian who was jaywalking on Mill Avenue near Arizona State University   Read More ...
New York Auto Show: How Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord will survive the car plague
2018-03-27 02:00:10 Think of them as the survivor cars. A triumvirate of mainstream midsize sedans, each with a loyal following, are sure to hang on and survive despite the droves of motorists shifting to crossovers, SUVs and pickups. The shakeout is still unfolding, but it's already clear Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima and Honda Accord will emerge, likely picking up even greater market share within their shrinking segment, once the most popular in the industry   Read More ...
Toyota revamps Yaris, Corolla lineup with new versions
2018-03-26 21:02:40 NEW YORK -- At a time when other automakers seem wholly focused on SUVs, Toyota isn't giving up on small cars -- and it just revealed two new choices ahead of the New York Auto Show here this week. Both are new versions of cars that were once part of its Scion lineup. Now they have new, more distinctly Toyota names as well as being among the brand's most affordable models   Read More ...
Local car show benefits UNM Children's Hospital
2018-03-26 21:00:06 Albuquerque Car Cruisers came together to help local children in need. The Little Big Man Benefit Car Show and Concert rolled into a neighborhood near Bridge and Goff Sunday afternoon. Classic cars from around the state strutted their stuff along with performances from local music artists. Half of the proceeds went directly to the UNM Children's Hospital. The Olivas family was inspired to put on the benefit after the hospital helped their son Marcos Jr   Read More ...
Why it may be time to put self-driving cars in the slow lane
2018-03-26 20:56:52 A self-driving Uber car fatally crashed into a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., last week, tragically illustrating the fears that some of us have long held about the dangers of these technologies. The woman appeared from a darkened area onto a road, and police said the accident would have been hard to avoid even with a human driver behind the wheel. Yet this is not the way it was supposed to be: Autonomous cars were supposed to be better than humans in exactly such situations   Read More ...
What autonomous vehicle companies are doing in the wake of Sunday's fatal Uber crash
2018-03-23 16:47:18 In the days following the deadly accident involving a driverless Uber vehicle in Arizona, some attention has turned to what other car companies are doing with self-driving technology. Elaine Herzberg, 49, was struck and killed after crossing a street Sunday night, prompting the ride-hailing company to suspend testing of its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Toronto. Herzberg is believed to be the first person killed by an autonomous vehicle being tested on a city street   Read More ...
Romanian court says dead man can get driving license back - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-03-23 12:30:48 BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Days after one Romanian court told a man he was officially dead despite evidence to the contrary, another court has declared that a man who was truly dead could get his driving license back. A court in the northern city of Iasi on Thursday confirmed that Valerian Vasiliu should have his license returned and be reimbursed a fine he paid for speeding   Read More ...
Fatal crash with self-driving car was a first — like Bridget Driscoll’s was 121 years ago with one of the first cars
2018-03-23 12:05:57 than 121 years ago, a British woman was strolling the grounds of London’s Crystal Palace when she was hit by an almost experimental type of vehicle called a horseless carriage. And so it happened that Bridget Driscoll became the first of many millions of pedestrians to be killed by automobiles. An Arizona woman, identified as Elaine Herzberg, has achieved a similarly sorrowful and unwanted distinction, becoming the first pedestrian known to have been killed by an autonomous car   Read More ...
Diesel fuel spills from pipeline in southwestern Indiana
2018-03-23 12:00:52 SOLITUDE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities have contained a diesel spill in a southwestern Indiana creek and will try to recover the fuel. On-scene coordinator Kevin Turner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said he believes about 42,000 gallons of fuel spilled into Big Creek in Posey County before the leak from a Marathon Petroleum Corp. pipeline was detected Tuesday evening. The pipeline was immediately shut off   Read More ...
Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona
2018-03-20 12:00:37 Uber is confirming that one of its self-driving vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the Phoenix metro area Sunday night. Company officials say Uber is halting all of its self-driving testing as of Monday as the investigation continues. (March 19)   Read More ...
Uber self-driving car strikes, kills pedestrian in Arizona
2018-03-20 10:01:27 TEMPE, Arizona -- An Uber self-driving car struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday night, leading the company to pull all its autonomous cars from service, according to reports. According to Reuters, the accident is believed to be the first fatality involving a fully autonomous vehicle and comes as the industry was pushing lawmakers for regulatory clearance, with hopes of offering self-driving ride services as soon as next year   Read More ...
Uber halts tests of self-driving cars after pedestrian killed
2018-03-20 05:18:34 TEMPE, Ariz. – A woman crossing a street was killed by an Uber self-driving sport utility vehicle in Arizona, police said on Monday, prompting the ride services company to suspend its autonomous vehicle program. The accident in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe dealt a potential blow not only to Uber's strategy but the eventual rollout of robot cars on public roads   Read More ...
Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle
2018-03-20 05:10:12 By FELICIA FONSECA and TOM KRISHER Associated Press Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle. A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting the ride-hailing company Monday to suspend all road-testing of such autos in the U.S. and Canada. Depending on who is found to be at fault, the accident could have far-reaching consequences for the development of self-driving vehicles, which have been billed as potentially safer than cars with humans at the wheel   Read More ...
Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian, realizing worst fears of the new tech
2018-03-20 04:49:48 Police announced that a woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona. USA TODAY. SAN FRANCISCO — An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz., a tragic milestone that could lead to a major setback in the otherwise feverish development of driverless transportation. The death of Elaine Herzberg, 49, who was crossing a street outside the marked crosswalk, appears to be the first time a self-driving car has been involved in the fatality of a person not inside the vehicle   Read More ...
Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian, realizing worst fears of the new tech
2018-03-20 04:45:21 Police announced that a woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona. USA TODAY. SAN FRANCISCO — An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz., a tragic milestone that could lead to a major setback in the otherwise feverish development of driverless transportation. The death of Elaine Herzberg, 49, who was crossing a street outside the marked crosswalk, appears to be the first time a self-driving car has been involved in the fatality of a person not inside the vehicle   Read More ...
Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-03-20 04:11:23 A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle - a crash that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology. The fatality Sunday night in Tempe was the event many in the auto and technology industries were dreading but knew was inevitable. Uber immediately suspended all road-testing of such autos in the Phoenix area, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto   Read More ...
Uber suspends autonomous car testing in the US after one of its cars kills a pedestrian in Arizona
2018-03-20 04:07:47 An autonomous car being tested by Uber hit and killed a pedestrian Sunday in Tempe, Arizona. This is believed to be the first time a fully autonomous vehicle has killed someone, though not the first time one has been involved in an accident. Uber responded by suspending all of its autonomous car testing in the U.S. and Canada. From the Washington Post: The vehicle was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash, though a driver was behind the wheel, Tempe police said in a statement   Read More ...
Arizona Woman Hit by Uber's Self-Driving Car May Be First Pedestrian Killed by an Autonomous Vehicle
2018-03-20 04:06:13 The death of an Arizona woman who was struck by one of Uber’s self-driving cars appears to be the first ever pedestrian fatality involving an autonomous vehicle. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi addressed the incident in a tweet Monday afternoon. “Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona,” he wrote. “We’re thinking of the victim’s family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened   Read More ...
Uber self-driving vehicle hits, kills pedestrian in Arizona
2018-03-20 04:04:29 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Uber suspended all of its self-driving testing Monday after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the vehicles. The testing has been going on for months in the Phoenix area, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto as automakers and technology companies compete to be the first with the technology. Uber’s testing was halted after police in a Phoenix suburb said one of its self-driving vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian overnight Sunday   Read More ...
Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian, realizing worst fears of the new tech
2018-03-20 04:04:23 Police announced that a woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona. USA TODAY. SAN FRANCISCO — An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz., a tragic milestone that could lead to a major setback in the otherwise feverish development of driverless transportation. The death of Elaine Herzberg, 49, who was crossing a street outside the marked crosswalk, appears to be the first time a self-driving car has been involved in the fatality of a person not inside the vehicle   Read More ...
Police say Uber self-driving vehicle has hit and killed pedestrian in Phoenix, Arizona
2018-03-20 04:03:22 TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Police in a Phoenix suburb say one of Uber's self-driving vehicles has struck and killed a pedestrian. Police in the city of Tempe said Monday that the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when the woman walking outside of a crosswalk was hit. Sgt. Ronald Elcock says in an email that the accident happened overnight but did not say whether it occurred Sunday night or Monday morning   Read More ...
The Driverless Car is Already Here. What Comes Next?: QuickTake
2018-03-20 03:58:24 On the roads, the autonomous age is moving from the future into the present. Cars that can drive themselves have already logged millions of miles, but with a driver poised to take over if needed. Waymo, a branch of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is offering commuters in Phoenix the ability to hail a Chrysler minivan without anyone behind the wheel   Read More ...
Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle
2018-03-20 03:52:20 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Uber suspended all of its self-driving testing Monday after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the vehicles. The testing has been going on for months in the Phoenix area, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto as automakers and technology companies compete to be the first with the technology. Uber's testing was halted after police in a Phoenix suburb said one of its self-driving vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian overnight Sunday   Read More ...
Fatal Tempe Uber crash believed to be first US self-driving vehicle death
2018-03-20 03:50:49 TEMPE, Ariz. - The Tempe Police Department says a woman is dead after being hit by a Uber self-driving vehicle Sunday night. The woman is believed to be the first pedestrian killed by a self-driving vehicle in the U.S. According to police, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg attempted to cross Mill Avenue just south of Curry Road when she was struck. Police said she was not in a crosswalk   Read More ...
The Honda CR-V vs. the Nissan Rogue
2018-03-20 03:46:08 Americans are buying more small crossover SUVs than ever before, and among the best sellers are the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue. Both offer five-passenger seating and a lot more cargo-carrying versatility compared to traditional family sedans. Both also achieve nearly 30 mpg in combined city and highway driving, and both start around $25,000. So, which is best for you? THE KEY SIMILARITIES The CR-V and the Rogue are based on carlike platforms   Read More ...
Uber nixes road tests after self-driving vehicle hits, kills pedestrian
2018-03-20 03:45:17 A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting the ride-hailing company Monday to suspend all road testing of such autos in the U.S. and Canada. Depending on who is found to be at fault, the accident could have far-reaching consequences for the development of self-driving vehicles, which have been billed as potentially safer than cars with humans at the wheel   Read More ...
German-based auto parts maker to build factory in Fort Wayne
2018-03-16 20:02:57 FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A German-based auto parts supplier plans to build a factory in northeastern Indiana that's expected to create up to 150 new jobs. ElringKlinger announced Thursday that its 60,000-square-foot factory planned for Fort Wayne will produce aluminum shielding systems for acoustic and thermal protection in passenger cars and commercial vehicles. That plant will be the company's first in Indiana and is expected to create up to 150 new jobs by 2022   Read More ...
Redesigned Toyota RAV4, Nissan Altima to debut at New York auto show
2018-03-13 15:00:58 Toyota is set to introduce a redesigned RAV4 sport-utility vehicle and Nissan is set to reveal a redesigned Altima sedan at the New York auto show later this month. The RAV4 was the best-selling non-pickup truck in the U.S. in 2017, and the Altima was the fifth-best-selling passenger car, according to Autodata. The planned announcements by Toyota and Nissan set the stage for the New York show, typically known as a hotspot for luxury vehicles, to exhibit two of the most popular mainstream models in the auto industry   Read More ...