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A Waymo autonomous vehicle (formerly the Google self-driving car project)...

American drivers warming to self-driving cars - survey

About 40% of adult Americans drivers are leaning more to buying self-driving cars in the future as they look to snack, chat on their phone or catch up on email while the car drives itself, a survey by Adobe Analytics showed on Wednesday.

Tokyo Motor Show 2019

To go big on EVs, Japanese car makers think super-small

As global automakers race to put long-range electric vehicles on highways amid stricter emission laws, Japanese rivals are taking a niche approach and steering towards cheaper, pint-sized runabouts to make costly battery technology more accessible.

Toyota Motor Corp's Lexus brand logo is displayed at the 44th Tokyo Motor...

Toyota's luxury Lexus brand plans battery EV launch in 2020

Toyota Motor's Lexus will launch its first all-battery electric vehicle next year, as the luxury brand races to market a battery-operated car amid growing competition to develop zero-emissions vehicles, the head of the brand said on Wednesday.

The Hyundai Veloster N is displayed at the North American International...

Breakingviews - Hyundai is a dark horse in driverless car race

Hyundai is zooming onto the self-driving scene. Following the leads of General Motors, Uber, Apple and the like, the South Korean carmaker just unveiled bold plans to invest in autonomous vehicles and other related systems. Despite the late start, well-chosen partners and support from Seoul give it a fighting chance.

FILE PHOTO: A United Auto Workers (UAW) picket sign is seen outside General...

Former UAW official pleads guilty to federal charges

A former top official of the United Auto Workers union pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of financial misconduct while about 48,000 UAW members voted on whether to end a nearly five-week walkout at GM.

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U.S. EPA chief hints vehicle CO2 limits will tighten

The Trump administration’s chief environmental regulator said on Tuesday final U.S. vehicle carbon dioxide standards due out later this year could be more restrictive than current rules enacted by the Obama administration because they will eliminate certain loopholes.

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