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Trump Hands Climate Leadership Role to China to Dismay of Global Leaders

President Donald Trump’s decision to isolate the U.S. on climate change triggered waves of complaints from government and business leaders around the world and handed China a golden opportunity to burnish its image as a global leader. Trump’s withdrawal from …

Driver in Double Fatal Tesla Crash in Indiana Was Drunk, Police Say

The driver of a speeding Tesla electric car that crashed and burned in Indianapolis, killing her and a passenger, was too drunk to drive, according to a police report released Wednesday. The report, which includes toxicology test results, said 27-year-old …

Tesla Introduces ‘Substantial Improvements’ to Autopilot

Elon Musk said Tesla Motors Inc. is updating its Autopilot technology to emphasize radar images over cameras, in his latest attempt to convince critics that the electric-car maker’s semi-autonomous driving features are safe for the public. The biggest change in …

‘Smart’ Appliances, Ventilation Systems Are New Hacker Targets: Cyber Experts

Hijacking “smart” toasters and refrigerators and hacking corporate ventilation systems are among the new threats envisioned by cyber security experts as an increasing array of items are connected to the internet. The Internet of Things, a movement that seeks to …

How the Age of Autonomous Vehicles Will Evolve

Vehicles with varying levels of self-driving capability will start to become available to consumers as early as this summer and it could then take 20 years for them to be the norm, according to a new report. The pace will …

Might Human Drivers Be Outlawed?

Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO Elon Musk thinks that human-driven cars could eventually be outlawed as computers show they can do a more efficient and safer job of driving. “In the distant future, [legislators] may outlaw driven cars because they’re …

High-Speed Tesla Crash Tests Electric Car Safety

A man who stole a Tesla Model S on July 4 in Los Angeles died this week from injuries sustained in a high-speed crash that hurt at least seven other people. Joshua Michael Flot, 26, of Inglewood, California, died on …

How Uber, Tesler Are Disrupting Transportation Monopolies: Viewpoint

Question: What’s an automotive monopolist’s worst nightmare? Answer: Uber picks you up in a Tesla. Two big Silicon Valley companies are busy disrupting state-sponsored transportation monopolies. Uber is competing with locally regulated taxi companies, and Tesla wants to sell its …

Tesla Sued by Wisconsin ‘Lemon Law King’

Wisconsin’s self-proclaimed lemon law king filed a lawsuit against direct-order car maker Tesla Motors, accusing the company of selling a defective electric sedan to a Franklin doctor. Tesla is currently fighting new regulations in New Jersey that effectively prohibits car …

Tesla Could Skip Dealers Under Arizona bill

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors would be allowed to sell cars in Arizona without establishing a dealer network under a bill approved by a state Senate committee this week. House Bill 2123 is strongly opposed by traditional auto manufacturers and …