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Tesla Opens Gigafactory to Expand Battery Production, Sales

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 29
It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries.

Investigators Say Tesla Car Was Speeding at Time of Crash

By Joan Lowy | Jul 28
The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer, federal accident investigators said Tuesday.

Judge Set to Decide on $15B Volkswagen Settlement

By Sudhin Thanawala | Jul 26
A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval.

Autopilot technology drives Teslas but comes with warnings

By Justin Pritchard and Joan Lowy | Jul 23
A Tesla in Autopilot mode can drive itself but it's not a "self-driving" vehicle, at least as far as safety regulators are concerned.

GM Recalls About 308K Cars; Air Bags May Not Work in Crash

Jul 22
General Motors is recalling nearly 308,000 older Chevrolet Impala sedans in the U.S. and Canada because the air bags might not inflate in a crash.

Autopilot Technology Drives Teslas But Comes With Warnings

By Justin Pritchard and Joan Lowy | Jul 21
A Tesla in Autopilot mode can drive itself but it's not a "self-driving" vehicle, at least as far as safety regulators are concerned.

Tesla's Musk Says Software Changes Could Improve Autopilot

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Jul 21
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says he's optimistic that a software update can improve the semi-autonomous Autopilot system in the company's cars.

Finland Holds Auction for Soviet Cars Abandoned by Migrants

By Jari Tanner | Jul 19
Finnish customs officials say over 100 mostly vintage Soviet cars abandoned by migrants crossing the Nordic country's border with Russia have been sold in a two-day auction that drew some 1,300 car aficionados to the Arctic.

Nissan Adds Features to Sentra for 2016 Without Upping Price

By Ann M. Job | Jul 14
Nissan has given the Sentra richer styling and several new features for 2016 while keeping the price of the fuel-efficient and popular compact sedan nearly the same.

Feds Seek Autopilot Data from Tesla in Crash Probe

By Tom Krisher | Jul 13
Federal safety investigators are asking electric car maker Tesla Motors for details on how its Autopilot system works and why it failed to detect a tractor trailer that crossed its path in a Florida crash.

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