Rules on hours truckers can drive may be eased by Trump adminstration

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward relaxing federal rules that govern the length of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who warn it could lead to more highway crashes. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, [...]

Ford and GM say they’ve made plans for possible economic downturn

The top two U.S. automakers are preparing for a possible economic downturn, the companies said on Tuesday, as an ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing fuels fears of a global recession. Tit-for-tat tariffs have increased raw material costs for the global auto industry, which is already dealing with weak demand in both China and [...]

Federal highway traffic safety acting administrator Heidi King resigns

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. auto safety official, a key player in efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to rollback the nation's vehicle fuel efficiency requirements, will step down at the end of the month, the Transportation Department announced on Monday. Heidi King, the acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), was [...]

‘Top Gear’ episode 5 recap | Ending on a great note

Just like that, season 27 of “Top Gear” is over. It was a short but entertaining five episodes from Chris Harris, Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness. We may have struggled to understand what Freddie and Paddy were saying sometimes, but when we could, they provided some genuinely fine entertainment. This last episode featured Formula Off-Road. [...]

Karma Automotive unveils SC1 Vision Concept

The Karma Automotive SC1 Vision Concept was first unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2019, but the California-based manufacturer will display the SC1 in North America for the first time at the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance. Although the Vision Concepts we're most familiar with are associated with the Gran Turismo video game franchise, [...]

Porsche Taycan is driven for the first time by a journalist

We've watched the Porsche Taycan get incrementally closer to reality for years. Now, Jonny Smith of the "Fully Charged Show" on YouTube has become the first automotive journalist — and "the first non-Porsche employee, if you take Mark Webber out of the equation" — allowed behind the wheel of Porsche's battery electric performance car.  Which [...]

Lyft riders and revenue grow, and it loses less money but still a lot

NEW YORK — Lyft continued to bleed money in its second quarter but says it expects to stem some of those losses, raising its outlook for 2019. The ride-hailing company on Wednesday posted revenue of $867.3 million, up 72% from the same time last year. But the San Francisco-based company lost $664.2 million in the [...]

Steph Curry and Infiniti reveal the ‘ugliest car ever’ in hilarious video

Stephen Curry, the famous Golden State Warriors basketball player, and Infiniti just pulled an epic and cringeworthy prank on Curry's friend COSeezy. In case you hadn’t noticed the commercials, Curry is a brand ambassador for Infiniti, so he’s pretty tight with the Japanese luxury brand. The MVP invited his friend over to help him shoot [...]