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35,000 Gallons of Oil Spills After Montana Train Derailment

By Matthew Brown, Matt Volz | Jul 22
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.

'Ludicrous Mode'? Tesla Adds Power to Already-Fast Model S

Jul 21
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.

Jaguar XJ Flagship is Distinctive Luxury Style

By Ann M. Job | Jul 20
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 Self-Driving Car Involved in First Injury Accident

By Justin Pritchard | Jul 19
Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time.

GOP Bill would Undermine Auto, Rail Safety Regulations

By Joan Lowy, Tom Krisher | Jul 17
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 Settles Discrimination Claims with Justice Department

By Amanda Lee Myers | Jul 16
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.

Second Company Probed for Air Bag Inflator Malfunctions

By Tom Krisher | Jul 15
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 Visions Emerge for Getting Self-Driving Cars on Road

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 14
Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car -- traditional automakers like Mercedes and Toyota vs. tech companies like Google.

Germany's 'Green Hell' Links Car Racing with Nature and History

By Monika Scislowska | Jul 13
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.

Critics Say Senate Bill Would Weaken Rental Car, Rail Safety

By Joan Lowy | Jul 11
Safety advocates say that a Senate transportation bill would allow car rental companies to rent recalled vehicles that haven't been repaired.

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