Four tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said.
Tesla Motors says it's adding a new "Ludicrous Mode" to high-performance versions of its Model S electric car. CEO Elon Musk said that the upgrade will cost $10,000 for new buyers of the Model S, whose base price is $70,000.
Owners of the 2015 XJ and its long-wheelbase version, the XJL, won't have to worry about seeing many other new XJs in their country club parking lots. And they'll still have a stylish, large sedan that almost looks like a coupe.
Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time.
At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries.
Honda reached a settlement to resolve allegations that the company discriminated against minority car buyers by marking up interest rates on loans, a practice industry experts describe as common because of the discretion given to individual dealerships.
The problem of exploding air bags could be widening beyond Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp. U.S. safety regulators are investigating inflators made by ARC Automotive Inc. that went into about 420,000 older Fiat Chrysler Town and Country minivans.
Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car -- traditional automakers like Mercedes and Toyota vs. tech companies like Google.
Race drivers call it "The Green Hell" and it has taken dozens of drivers' lives, but Germany's Nuerburgring car-racing track offers unparalleled excitement for car racing fans.
Safety advocates say that a Senate transportation bill would allow car rental companies to rent recalled vehicles that haven't been repaired.