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July 2, 2016 10:03 AM Tesla crash raises concerns about autonomous vehicle regulation

(Reuters) – The fatal crash of a Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode has turned up pressure on auto industry executives and regulators to ensure that automated driving technology is deployed safely. The first such known accident, which occurred in Florida in May, has highlighted tensions surrounding efforts to turn over responsibility for braking, steering 115

July 1, 2016 10:35 PM Greg Biffle wins 1st pole since 2012 with strong Daytona run

Greg Biffle used a last-gasp push to steal the pole for Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway. Biffle was the last car to make a lap in Friday night's qualifying session and earned the top starting spot with a speed of 192.995 mph in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford. He bumped Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch from the top of the leaderboard 24

July 1, 2016 3:44 PM 9 reasons trucks and SUVs helped drive June auto sales

Low gas prices, depressed interest rates and a bevy of incentives kept afloat trucks and SUV sales for several auto makers in June. Low gas prices, depressed interest rates and a bevy of incentives kept afloat trucks and SUV sales for several leading auto makers in June. Sales of the Ford Escape SUV, for example, surged 20% while sales of the Ford Focus 41

July 1, 2016 2:45 PM Tesla owner killed in crash was watching ‘Harry Potter’ while using car's autopilot, survivor says

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first person to die in a U.S. crash involving a car in self-driving mode was the tech-savvy 40-year-old owner of a Tesla Model S who nicknamed his car "Tessy" and praised its sophisticated "Autopilot" system. Joshua D. Brown, of Canton, Ohio, died in the May 7 crash in Williston, Florida, when his car's cameras failed to distinguish 56

July 1, 2016 11:26 AM Government probes Tesla driver's death using car's 'Autopilot'

A driver so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car "Tessy" and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated "Autopilot" system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the driver's death Thursday, and said it is investigating 59

July 1, 2016 10:28 AM Tesla driver's death using car's 'Autopilot' probed by NHTSA

A driver so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car "Tessy" and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated "Autopilot" system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the driver's death Thursday, and said it is investigating 48

July 1, 2016 7:34 AM Tesla driver’s death using car’s ‘Autopilot’ probed by NHTSA

WASHINGTON — A driver so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car “Tessy” and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated “Autopilot” system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the driver’s death Thursday, and said it is investigating 52

July 1, 2016 7:04 AM Britain’s political chaos makes Brexit all the more confusing

What a weird few days in Britain. As the country -- and the continent eyeing it warily across the Channel -- attempted to come to grips with the fallout of last week's vote to leave the European Union, its political parties imploded in a frenzy of backstabbing and internecine struggle. It's intrigue and skulduggery that puts the current feuding across 44

June 30, 2016 11:38 PM Donald Trump starts a trade war — with the Republican Party

The unusual battle between Donald Trump and much of the Republican establishment on international trade is rapidly escalating, as the presumptive GOP nominee rails against business groups and members of his own party while defenders of sweeping free-trade pacts rebuke him. The rift deepened on Thursday when Trump called out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 34

June 29, 2016 9:23 PM RNC Scrambling to Throw a Trump-Style Party

Donald Trump wants to put the "party" in July's Republican Party Convention. But with less than three weeks to go before the convention, there's more known about who won't be in Cleveland than who will be. A slew of Republicans and corporate sponsors have bowed out of the event, declining to join in the celebrations for the controversial candidate. Some conservative 22