A self-driving car on the Google campus in Mountain View, September 25, 2012. (CBS)

California DMV Misses Year-End Deadline To Set Rules For Self-Driving Cars

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they’ll know whether “driverless” vehicles are safe.

12/21/2014

Toyota Mirai hydrogen-powered car. (CBS)

Despite Carbon Emissions Concerns, Car Makers Betting Big On Hydrogen Market

Hydrogen cars may not be as green as they seem even though they’re zero-emission.

12/16/2014

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Chrysler Expands Air Bag Recall

Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall list for air bags that could explode with too much force.

12/12/2014

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Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Rises To 38

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday.

12/10/2014

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2015 Chevy Colorado Crowned Truck Of The Year

The new mid size pickup was cited for what Motor Trend called a “right-sized” package.

12/04/2014

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Takata Says Recall Decision Is Up To Automakers

The Japanese company has refused to comply with a U.S. government demand for an expanded recall of its air bags that can explode and shoot out shrapnel.

12/04/2014

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Black Friday Boosts November Car Sales

Chrysler sales rise 20 percent. GM sales up 6 percent. Ford sales drop 2 percent.

12/04/2014

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Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Rises To 36

At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.

12/04/2014

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US Closes Ford Steering Probe Without Recall

U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into steering problems in more than 500,000 Ford full-size cars without seeking a recall.

11/26/2014

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Ford’s New F-150 To Get 26 Mpg, Tops Among Pickups

Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.

11/26/2014

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