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Apple co-founder not sold on self-driving cars

Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]Based on his experience with his Tesla, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said last week that doesn't believe fully self-driving cars are possible in the near-term. Wozniak told CNBC in an interview published last week he initially hoped Apple would be first to launch a self-driving car, but added that he now doesn't "believe in auto-driving cars"...

Nissan says CEO Carlos Ghosn lied about salary, misused company money

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with GM's Larry Nitz at 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV debut  [photo: Gary Lieber]Nissan said Monday that an internal investigation revealed group CEO Carlos Ghosn allegedly lied to investors about his salary and used company resources for personal expenses. The company that Ghosn is widely credited as saving in the 1990s reportedly will ask for his ouster Thursday. Nissan issued a statement Monday and said the executive has...

2019 BMW i3

2019 BMW i3Rear engine, carbon fiber, and an exotic shape might get hearts soaring, but the 2019 BMW i3 takes a different tack. This year, the small electric BMW gets a bigger battery over last year’s version by nearly one-third, but its 42.2-kwh battery and 153-mile range still fall short of competitors. We give the 2019 BMW i3 a 5.6 on our overall...

Scooter renter Lime gets into the car-share business

Lime launches car-share service in SeattleLime, best known for bicycle and scooter rentals, wants to try its hand at the car-share business. The company will launch a fleet of Fiat 500 models across Seattle in a bid to expand its business. The company announced the car-share service will begin this week with the Fiat 500s spread out across the city. Lime users will see the cars marked as...

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk floor mats recalled

2019 Jeep Grand CherokeeA minor floor mat imperfection could cause the accelerator pedal to become stuck in certain 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk models. Parent automaker Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall for the high-performance SUV last month, according to government filings released Thursday. The driver's side floor mat may not have sufficient...