Stories tagged: vehicles
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
GM to offer two more electric vehicles in next 18 months
General Motors is promising two new electric vehicles on Chevrolet Bolt underpinnings in the next 1
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel autonomous car partnership
The companies say the system will be used by automakers worldwide to run self-driving vehicles. It will be flexible so automakers can keep their unique brand identities.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Gov’t wants phone makers to lock out most apps for drivers
The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:19 p.m.
VW judge reports progress to get more diesel cheats off road
Volkswagen has made substantial progress toward reaching a settlement for the remaining 80,000 diesel-cheating cars polluting U.S. roads, a federal judge said.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Ford recalls over 88K vehicles due to stalling problem
Ford is recalling more than 88,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the engines can stall without warning due to a fuel pump problem.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Ohio Turnpike may soon see self-driving testing
Ohio’s toll road, a heavily traveled connector between the East Coast and Chicago, is moving closer to allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles.
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by 2021
Ford Motor Co. intends to have a fully driverless vehicle – no steering wheel, no pedals – on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 8:34 p.m.
Baby found dead after being left all day in hot SUV in Texas
Authorities have released the name of an infant boy who died after being left all day in a hot sport utility vehicle in a San Antonio-area Wal-Mart parking lot.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Toyota recalls older models with recurring suspension issues
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 337,000 vehicles for a third time.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Ford recalls 830K vehicles to fix faulty door latches
Ford is recalling about 830,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Mexico because parts in the side door latches can break and the doors can open while the vehicles are moving.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 2 p.m.
GM announces largest Takata recall yet, says air bags are safe; NHTSA disagrees
General Motors announced its largest recall of Takata air bag inflators yet, but the nation’s biggest automaker says the parts are unique to its trucks and SUVs and don’t pose …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Washington tolling system needs improvement, audit says
Washington’s electronic tolling system doesn’t have important functions that would help it process, collect and report tolls, according to a state audit released on Wednesday.
Thu., March 24, 2016, 1 p.m.
Volkswagen gets a month for plan on diesel emissions fix
A federal judge on Thursday gave Volkswagen and regulators a month to provide a specific plan about how they will bring nearly 600,000 diesel cars into compliance with clean air …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
AP Sources: Autonomous braking to be in most cars by 2022
Major automakers and the U.S. government have reached agreement to make automatic emergency braking standard equipment on most cars by 2022, sources tell AP.
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014, 3:31 p.m.
Charging station on I-90 brings Spokane into Tesla universe
Going for a ride in a Tesla Model S is like taking off in a jet plane, only without the noise. “You touch that accelerator, it’s all go,” said Tom …
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2012, 3 p.m.
Spokane woman crushed by own car identified
A Spokane woman who died after being run over by her own car has been identified as Kaitlyn Rebstock, 22.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2011
Financing often becomes blind spot for car buyers
NEW YORK – Car buyers are getting smarter about negotiating prices. Securing cheap financing is another matter. It’s a common blind spot for consumers, who tend to fixate on the …
Sun., April 3, 2011
Garage may need retrofitting if you switch to electric vehicle
With gas prices rising and instability in the Middle East, the thought of an electric car in the garage might be getting more appealing. Before you jump for the new …
Thu., April 30, 2009
City limits access across aging Howard Street bridge
The southern Howard Street bridge in Riverfront Park will be off-limits to vehicle traffic, and pedestrian access across the bridge will be limited because of deterioration to the concrete structure. …
Wed., April 29, 2009, 1:31 p.m.
City restricts traffic over bridge in Riverfront Park
Vehicle traffic over the southern Howard Street Bridge span in Riverfront Park is being banned, and pedestrian access across the bridge is going to limited as a result of age …