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There’s a backlog in federal safety rules amid a current car crash ‘epidemic’

WASHINGTON — After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time. Four

California’s banning gas yard tools, but here are some great electrics | Autoblog Staff Picks

Autoblog may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. This week, we learned that California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a ban

Rivian SEC filing mentions selling $10,000 autonomous software

Rivian Automotive, Inc. recently filed Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the way to the automaker’s initial public offering. The initial, widespread takeaway from the paperwork focused on Rivian’s $994 million loss

Atlis shows prototype XT electric work truck

In early 2019, an Arizona-based company called Atlis announced it planned to release an electric work truck called XT with specs unlike anything promised by legacy or startup automakers. The rundown included a 500-mile range

British computing and mobility inventor Clive Sinclair dies at 81

LONDON — Clive Sinclair, the British inventor and entrepreneur who arguably did more than anyone else to inspire a whole generation of children into a life-long passion for computers and gaming, has died. He was

Toyota cuts production target by 300,000 vehicles due to parts and chips shortages

TOKYO – Toyota cut its annual production target by 300,000 vehicles on Friday as rising COVID-19 infections slowed output at parts factories in Vietnam and Malaysia, compounding a global shortage of auto chips. “It’s a

Stellantis moves to set up its own lending unit

Stellantis is buying Houston-based auto lender First Investors Financial Services Group to set up its own finance arm in the U.S., a move that should support sales and eventually boost profit. The only major traditional

GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX concept previews potential Bison-like model

GMC is signaling a move into serious off-road territory with this Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX concept. As its name suggest, this one-off was put together as a demonstration of what an overland-style GMC midsizer could potentially look

New Tire Buying Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Getty Images Buying new tires can be a daunting experience. You face a bewildering array of brands, sizes and tire types to choose from, so it’s easy to be confused. But don’t worry: this guide

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Wolfsburg, we have a problem: How Volkswagen stalled in China

BEIJING – In late December 2019, managers at Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg realized they might have a serious problem in China, the company’s biggest market and ticket to its electric future. Its flagship Passat sedan