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Tesla’s ‘full self-driving’ vehicles can’t drive themselves

Earlier this week, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test it on public roads. But buried on its website is a disclaimer that the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous and drivers still have to supervise it.

Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. – The day after Hurricane Delta blew through besieged southern Louisiana, residents started the routine again: dodging overturned cars, trudging through knee-deep water to flooded homes with ruined floors and no power, and pledging to rebuild after the storm.

Mercedes-Benz unveils new flagship S-Class sedan

Daimler AG on Wednesday unveiled the new version of its Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan, the company's most important model and one it hopes will generate fat profits to help the Stuttgart-based automaker through the COVID-19 recession and wrenching structural changes to the auto industry.

Amazon looks to self-driving future by acquiring Zoox

NEW YORK – Amazon said Friday that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which is developing an autonomous vehicle for a ride-hailing service that people would request on their phones.

Will Power takes splash of gas, wins IndyCar race at Gateway

Will Power took a splash of fuel late in Saturday night’s IndyCar race, allowing him to go wide open to the checkered flag and not only give team owner Roger Penske another win at Gateway Motorsports Park but keep his championship hopes alive. Power had resumed the race lead with eight laps to go. Alexander Rossi conserved fuel to finish second, just ahead of series points leader Scott Dixon.

Toyota, Mazda plan $1.6 billion U.S. plant

Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to spend $1.6 billion to build a joint-venture auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. – a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs, both sides said Friday.