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Volvo sticks with Uber partnership

Volvo is standing by its partnership with Uber, despite the ride-hailing company's string of public relations disasters, including a high-profile accident this weekend that led to Uber temporarily shutting down its...

A model for resolving self-driving litigation

There already has been some debate about how companies that make self-driving cars will deal with litigation. A small court in Washington dedicated to vaccine injury claims could provide a guide.

Toyota gets license to Microsoft's connected vehicle patents

Microsoft said it will license all of its connected vehicle patents to Toyota in its most wide-ranging intellectual property agreement with an automaker.

Uber puts the ire in Iron City

Although many Pittsburghers see Uber as a symbol of their city's turnaround from an ailing former steel town to an up-and-coming tech hub, others resent the company's unwillingness to assimilate to the city's distinctive...

Lear to launch vehicle communication partnership with Wyoming

Lear is partnering with Wyoming to enable vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication in the state.

Nvidia self-driving partnerships detailed

Last week, Nvidia spelled out details of two partnerships it has for its self-driving computer chips: one deal with in which Robert Bosch GmbH that will use Nvidia's chips to power its self-driving supercomputer, and one...

Nvidia chips to power Bosch, Paccar self-driving tech

Nvidia chips will go in Bosch self-driving supercomputers, and has developed a proof-of-concept self-driving truck with Paccar.

Lucid Motors prices its Tesla fighter at $52,500

Lucid Motors will price its first vehicle, the Air, starting at $52,500. The base price includes $7,500 in federal tax credits.

Self-driving startups make ripe targets

Smaller autonomous technology companies specializing in areas like artificial intelligence, sensors or mobility services could be a boon to big players looking to gain market share and attract automaker partnerships.

Intel's Mobileye buy heats up competition with Qualcomm

UPDATED: 3/13/17 7:51 pm ET - adds detail

Intel's proposed $14.7 billion acquisition of Mobileye will make the chipmaker one of the top players in computer processing for self-driving cars.

GM and PSA see mobility as their marker

General Motors will still operate mobility services in Europe despite selling Opel to PSA Group - and the French automaker plans to do the same in the U.S.

California proposes broad self-driving rules

California is on its way to becoming the second state to establish comprehensive self-driving vehicle regulations.

Waymo seeks injunction against Uber

UPDATED: 3/10/17 3:45 pm ET - adds details

Alphabet's self-driving car unit is seeking a preliminary injunction against Uber in a high-profile intellectual property lawsuit, according to a court filing.

Uber's PR challenges create opening for rivals

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said something last week that was out of character for the Silicon Valley agitator: He admitted it was time to grow up.

Uber avoided regulators with a tool called 'Greyball,' report says

According to The New York Times, Uber has been using a tool called Greyball to identify regulators and show them a dummy version of the app if they try to use its ride-hailing service.

HYUNDAI-KIA: Weak car demand dents February volume

The Korean automakers reported a 6.9 percent decline in combined U.S. sales for February, on weaker car demand, and as a significant drop in Kia volume magnified a slight dip for Hyundai.

How to get kids to care about the future of cars

Start children on the path to becoming the next great automotive inventor -- with advice from Tony Fadell, a co-creator of some of Apple's biggest products.

How to sell mobility services

Automakers are going all in on mobility, but it will take more than big investments to get new services off the ground.

Errant email lands Uber in court

Waymo said an inadvertent email sent its way gave it enough evidence to sue Uber for intellectual property theft

Waymo claims former employee stole self-driving tech secrets

Waymo claims Anthony Levandowski downloaded 14,000 files before leaving to start his own company, Otto, later bought by Uber, according to a California lawsuit.

Tesla loss narrows to $121 million in Q4

UPDATED: 2/22/17 6:59 pm ET - adds details

Tesla reported a net loss of $121.3 million in the fourth quarter as the company prepared to launch Model 3 output. Revenue surged 88 percent to $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter behind a rise in vehicle sales.

Mobileye Q4 net income climbs 73% in strong finish to 2016

UPDATED: 2/22/17 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close

Mobileye's stream of self-driving partnership announcements and success with aftermarket products pushed it to a strong finish in 2016.

Uber hires former AG Eric Holder to investigate sexism claims

Uber has enlisted former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate claims of sexism.

Time is right to 'Buy American', UAW leader tells U.S.

America's changing political climate has created an opportunity to revive the “Buy American” movement of the past, said UAW President Dennis Williams.

UAW leader: Time is right to 'Buy American'

America's changing political climate has created an opportunity to revive the “Buy American” movement of the past, said UAW President Dennis Williams.