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NHTSA: More than 400 Kia, Hyundai vehicle fires

ORLANDO, Fla. — A WESH 2 News investigation of vehicle fires now has the government revealing it’s received at least 402 complaints of fires in vehicles built by Kia and sister company, Hyundai. That’s according to complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and obtained by WESH 2 …

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GM and Tesla diverge on autonomous paths

DETROIT — Autopilot. The name connotes a futuristic vision, the automotive equivalent of soaring carefree through open skies. Contrast that with Super Cruise, which suggests an enhanced version of cruise control, relief from road-trip tedium, like a good audiobook. The two brand names reflect the diverging visions of autonomy that …

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As Elon Musk promises ‘full self-driving,’ experts worry Tesla is ‘using consumers as guinea pigs’

Tesla’s cars will in August suddenly activate “full self-driving features,” the company’s chief executive Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday, three days after federal investigators said a Tesla SUV driving semi-autonomously had accelerated over 70 mph and smashed into a highway barrier. Musk’s promotion to his millions of followers — that …

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