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UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:16 p.m.

Uber rolls out feature urging riders to ‘check your ride’

Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they’re getting into the right vehicles.


Visitors can no longer drive into Mount Rainier National Park as shutdown continues

Visitors are no longer allowed to enter Mount Rainier National Park through the main entrance until the government shutdown ends.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Tesla plans China plant with 500,000 vehicle capacity

Tesla has reached a preliminary agreement with the Shanghai government to build a factory that will rival production from its lone U.S. assembly plant, as Elon Musk takes his biggest …


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.


Toyota recalls older models with recurring suspension issues

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 337,000 vehicles for a third time.


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …