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Upgrade to a self-driving car in two years

Some investors are hyperventilating over Tesla, Google is making new friends and a puppy grabs headlines (yes, a puppy).

The rise of self-driving car contrarians

This week, we chat about self-driving car timelines, the moon landing and whether car companies need to slow their roll on autonomous roll-outs.

Frankfurt self-driving cars, a shake-up at Tesla and GM's big claim

It's not entirely clear what skeptics who debate the timing of the advent of self-driving cars are trying to prove.

Detroit 'cannot coexist with Silicon Valley'

This week we chat with an executive about the tug-of-war between Silicon Valley and Detroit over engineers, break down the SELF DRIVE Act and preview the upcoming robot war.

Would you like to do the dull, painstaking work of advancing AI?

This week we look at one of Microsoft's AI projects, Uber's new CEO, and an extra cheesy Ford Motor Co. autonomous test.

Volvo, take the wheel

News Editor Sharon Silke Carty was amazed at her driving skill while at the wheel of a 2018 Volvo XC60. But who was really in control?

China's Great Wall sets sights on Jeep

UPDATED: 8/21/17 4:13 pm ET - adds closing stock price

China's Great Wall Motor is interested in buying the Jeep brand and has reached out to Fiat Chrysler to see whether a deal can be negotiated.

China's Great Wall sets sights on Jeep

UPDATED: 8/21/17 10:03 am ET - adds early stock trading

China's Great Wall Motor told Automotive News it is interested in buying the Jeep brand and has reached out to FCA to see whether a deal can be negotiated.

Public transit vs. self-driving cars

This week, a political battle is brewing in New York, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just won't go away and researchers are dressing up like car seats.

Carmakers play matchmaker, Elon's euphoria, a solar car

Tesla dominated the week's conversation, but we've got more from carmaker anxiety in Traverse City, legislative deliberation in Washington D.C. and a hubris-check in Silicon Valley.

Don't fear autonomous, Waymo targets Uber's lawyers, and Lyft's taco controversy

Federal legislation would allow hundreds of thousands of self-driving cars on public roads while the technologies still in development. Don't freak out.

Everything but autonomous, net neutrality and Uber's 'Game of Thrones'

Caught skipping out on transportation Twitter? We've been there. Here's our round-up of the best insights, strange news and everything else to catch-up on this weekend.

Does Lyft deserve praise or ridicule?

This week Mobility Report discusses if Lyft deserved the ire of the internet when it touted a new service suspiciously similar to traditional, fixed-route buses.

Tesla's real capacity problem: Too many people

In its Fremont plant, a temple of lean manufacturing, Tesla uses far more workers than NUMMI did, to build far fewer cars.

AUDI'S SCOTT KEOGH: Betting on Q5 as luxury market peaks

In this Q&A, Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America, discusses 2017 sales, the political climate and how the VW diesel scandal will impact Audi this year.

Women in automotive: We want to hear from you

Automotive News is taking a serious look at sexism in the auto industry.

Failed Google deal left Fields in the lurch

A look back at the timeline of the failed Ford-Google talks reveals a moment that became a turning point in Mark Fields' career at Ford.

Marcy Klevorn: Will head Ford mobility operations with Hackett's promotion

Marcy Klevorn was named executive vice president and president of mobility for the automaker, filling in for James Hackett who just became CEO.

Mood in New York: Cautious optimism

Auto executives are cautiously optimistic about sales in 2017. But that doesn't mean solid if unspectacular gains; it means flat - or even down slightly from record levels.

Peugeot's U.S. return to be led by former Nissan exec Dominique

France's PSA Group -- the maker of Peugeots and Citroens -- is taking its first significant step to re-enter the U.S. market by naming former TrueCar and Nissan executive Larry Dominique to spearhead the project.

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