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Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 06:41 PM EDT

New Car Prices up 4% From 2019, Sales Down Again This Month

New Car Prices up 4% From 2019, Sales Down Again This Month

Analyst: Although May's sales are down, average prices for those sales rose nearly 4% from year ago.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:35 AM EDT

Volkswagen Small Crossover Coming to North America

Volkswagen Small Crossover Coming to North America

The vehicle, reportedly going to be called the Tarek, will sit below the Tiguan in size.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:08 AM EDT

Blackberry: Connected Cars Can Be Both Best Friend and Worst Enemy

Blackberry: Connected Cars Can Be Both Best Friend and Worst Enemy

Vehicles are becoming data collection devices, making for new sets of rules, customer expectations and even regulations.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 09:59 AM EDT

Honda Recalls 119,000 CR-V Crossovers for Airbag Issue

Honda Recalls 119,000 CR-V Crossovers for Airbag Issue

The company says the vehicle’s airbags could inadvertently deploy.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 01:44 PM EDT

Gas Prices Down 2 Cents This Week in Massachusetts

Gas Prices Down 2 Cents This Week in Massachusetts

The state’s gas price is 4 cents lower than the national average and 14 cents lower than it was this time last year.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 06:23 PM EDT

Nissan’s to Bring Hands-Free Driving Platform to Japan

Nissan’s to Bring Hands-Free Driving Platform to Japan

The company plans to release Pro-Pilot 2.0 in Japan for now with other markets in the future.

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 06:10 PM EDT

Research Finds Air Bags Still Save Lives

Research Finds Air Bags Still Save Lives

The NHTSA estimates airbags used with a seat belt reduce the risk of death in frontal crashes by 61%.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 01:48 PM EDT

USPS Tests Mail Shipments on Self-Driving Trucks

USPS Tests Mail Shipments on Self-Driving Trucks

A self-driving truck company has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to test autonomous technology on the long-haul route between Phoenix and Dallas. San Diego-based TuSimple is planning for two autonomous...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:14 AM EDT

NTSB Finds Tesla’s Autopilot Was in Use Before Fatal Crash

NTSB Finds Tesla’s Autopilot Was in Use Before Fatal Crash

The March 1 crash involving a Tesla Model 3 and a semitrailer in Florida killed the driver of the vehicle which drove beneath the trailer with Autopilot engaged.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:12 AM EDT

Chrysler Recalling 200,000 Pacificas Due to Wiring Issues

Chrysler Recalling 200,000 Pacificas Due to Wiring Issues

Company officials say the problem stems from a wiring harness issue which could cause the vehicle to lose power steering or motive force which could lead to a crash.

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Kennedy to Announce Senate Run Against Markey, Sources Say
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