In Nashville, Rolling Parties Rage at Every Stoplight

As Nashville’s popularity has grown, so has the “transportainment” business — a motley assortment including old buses, farm tractors and a truck with a hot tub. Many think it has gotten out of hand.

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G.M. Is Expanding the Chevrolet Bolt Recall

The recall now covers the car’s entire output, beginning with the 2017 version. The latest move, to add three model years, raises costs by $1 billion.

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Inside a Fatal Tesla Autopilot Accident: ‘It Happened So Fast’

A 2019 crash in Florida highlights how gaps in Tesla’s driver-assistance system and distractions can have tragic consequences.

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Why Tesla’s ‘Beta Testing’ Puts the Public at Risk

We’re all Tesla’s guinea pigs.

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Tesla Says Autopilot Makes Its Cars Safer. Crash Victims Say It Kills.

A California family that lost a 15-year-old boy when a Tesla hit its pickup truck is suing the company, claiming its Autopilot system was partly responsible.

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Crashes involving Tesla Autopilot and other driver-assistance systems get new scrutiny.

Federal safety regulators told automakers to provide more information about accidents involving cars and trucks with automation technology.

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Blinded by Brighter Headlights? It’s Not Your Imagination.

The rising use of light-emitting diodes and the popularity of pickups and S.U.V.s have prompted complaints about the glare and intensity of headlights.

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How Mazda Rode Out the Pandemic While Rivals Slipped

Its sales climbed, and it racked up awards for safety and more.

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Max Mosley, Motor Racing Chief and Embattled Privacy Advocate, Dies at 81

The son of Nazi sympathizers sought to separate himself from his parents, but was bogged down by a secretly recorded sex video later in life.

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What to Do If Your Car is Recalled

Recalls are common, but receiving a notice can still be unnerving. Here’s what to expect.

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Texas Police Investigate Fatal Tesla Crash Near Houston

Two people died in the crash, and officials said no one had been behind the wheel. Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, said recovered data showed “Autopilot was not enabled” in the vehicle.

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Tesla’s Autopilot Technology Faces Fresh Scrutiny

Federal regulators are investigating 23 recent accidents in which drivers were, or may have been, using the automatic steering and braking system.

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Carmakers Strive to Stay Ahead of Hackers

The effects of a breach of a car, or fleet, could be devastating. Auto manufacturers and suppliers have aggressive plans, and a lot of firewalls.

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Driver Charged in Crash That Killed 8 Immigrants in Texas

An Austin man who led a trooper on a chase that exceeded 100 m.p.h. faces a maximum term of life in prison if convicted, U.S. prosecutors said.

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Recall of Kia Vehicles Comes With a Special Caution: Don’t Park in the Garage

A concern over fire risk for nearly 380,000 Kia Sportage and Cadenza vehicles is underscored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Driving in Winter? Tips From Experts on How to Arrive Safely

Recent pileups in Iowa and Texas amid severe winter weather have analysts and traffic experts issuing vital reminders about how to stay safe. One common refrain: Slow down.

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Auto Safety Agency Faces Calls for Overhaul as Biden Presidency Begins

The new administration can “restart” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which “should be leading the world when it comes to vehicle safety,” the head of an advocacy group said.

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3 Arrested in Genoa Bridge Collapse Investigation

The former chief executive and other top managers of the company tasked with overseeing the Morandi Bridge in Genoa were arrested in an investigation linked to its deadly 2018 collapse.

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Revel Suspends Moped Service in New York City After Two Deaths

The company said it would “review and strengthen” its safety measures but that it planned to restart operations “in the near future.”

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Driving Older Cars: Light on Tech, Heavy on Fun

“There is no nanny system. It is just you and your steering wheel and your right foot and the road.”

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What’s the Sweetest, Crispiest Way to Stay Safe in a Car Crash?

It’s made with marshmallows, too.

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