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This two-door SUV can be yours for just $360,000 Eric Bangeman The cockpit of the SV Coupe Eric Bangeman It’s like a Land Rover that costs $300,000 less, but much fancier. Land Rover A close-up of the veneer on the inside of the doors. That’s the birthdate of the designer’s daughter. Eric Bangeman Each SV …

Enlarge / Voyage operates low-speed self-driving taxis in two retirement communities. There’s near-universal agreement that Google spinoff Waymo is the leading company in the driverless-vehicle business. And Waymo’s strategy for developing fully driverless cars is very expensive. Before launching a commercial driverless car service, Waymo needs to convince itself—and the world—that its cars will be at …

Tesla has begun rolling out a new version of its software, version 2018.21.9, that is stricter about requiring drivers to keep their hands on the wheel. Previous versions of the software allowed drivers to take their hands off the wheel for one to two minutes before reminding them to put them back on the wheel—a …

Enlarge / The charred remains of Walter Huang’s Tesla Model X. S. Engleman / NTSB The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday provided new details about a March crash in Mountain View, California, that claimed the life of engineer Walter Huang. The Model X had its Autopilot driver assistance system engaged, and, according to the …

The Acura Team Penske ARX-05s finished first and second at Mid-Ohio at the beginning of May, the first win for the car. The team was hoping to repeat that performance at the Boss’ hometown race. Acura Competition in DPi is fierce right now. Not only has Penske returned, but so too has Team Joest, which …

Jaguar Change comes hard. And sometimes, it’s slow. Until recently, no industry played closer to that model more than that of the automobile. Ever since the first series-produced cars of the 1900s placed the big internal combustion lump of iron at the front, the drive wheels at the back, and the passengers in the middle, …

Enlarge / Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), left, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) in 2014. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images In the last couple of years, companies like Uber, Waymo, and GM’s Cruise have been testing more and more self-driving vehicles on public roads. Yet important details about those tests have been kept secret. Two Democratic senators are …

The final event of the competition was held at Auto Club Raceway in California. Georgia Tech’s hybrid entrant on day two at the General Motors Desert Proving Ground. Team members from Mississippi State University work on their battery installation. It’s not just wrenching; these are hybrids and that means lots of control electronics and software …

Enlarge / An Uber self-driving car in San Francisco in 2017. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on the fatal March crash of an Uber self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona. It paints a damning picture of Uber’s self-driving technology. The report confirms that the sensors on the vehicle …

Buick Everyone thinks they’re a good driver. Despite this, the annual death toll on our roads keeps going up—despite ever-safer vehicles—and human error is to blame for 97 percent of all fatal crashes. Bad driving isn’t just about crashes, though; racing from stoplight to stoplight is bad for the planet, since it adds unnecessary carbon …