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Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it

Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it

Most Americans think autonomous cars will be quite common within 15 years, though 74 percent of people say they donít expect to have one and two-thirds say they wouldnít want to walk or ride a bicycle anywhere near one.Confusing? Thatís in part becau...
Updated: 4 months ago
GMís stock surges, fueled by $2.25 billion investment in its self-driving business

GMís stock surges, fueled by $2.25 billion investment in its self-driving business

The Washington PostGeneral Motors announced Thursday that Japanís SoftBank will pour $2.25 billion in the automakerís self-driving business, in a significant deal experts say boosts GMís chances to be the first company to deploy autonomous cars natio...
Updated: 4 months ago
Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million cars, warning owners: Donít use the cruise control

Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million cars, warning owners: Donít use the cruise control

Associated PressDETROIT ó Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. because in rare but terrifying circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control. The company is warning owners not to use cruise control until...
Updated: 4 months ago
GasBuddy predicts plunge in summer travel, blames gas prices

GasBuddy predicts plunge in summer travel, blames gas prices

At least one gas price tracker expects rising fuel prices to sharply curtail summer travel. "For all those that have said summer travel will be unaffected by high gas prices, we offer thousands of respondents who have strongly indicated thatís not tr...
Updated: 4 months ago
My Favorite Car: 2002 Ford Thunderbird, Chris Core, 69, Pass-a-Grille

My Favorite Car: 2002 Ford Thunderbird, Chris Core, 69, Pass-a-Grille

í02 Ford ThunderbirdI had no need for a new car when I test-drove this one in May of 2002. I had no intentions of buying something as impractical as a two-seat roadster, but my wife said, "I havenít seen you so happy in a long time. You need to buy t...
Updated: 4 months ago
High gas prices wonít dampen Floridiansí Memorial Day driving plans

High gas prices wonít dampen Floridiansí Memorial Day driving plans

A spike of 16 cents a gallon in Tampa Bay gas prices in just one week doesnít typically inspire motorists to hit the road. But soaring pump prices arenít expected to deter some 2 million Floridians that AAA, The Auto Club Group, forecasts will travel...
Updated: 4 months ago
Recall of dangerous Takata airbags leaves too many drivers asking Ďwhenís my turní

Recall of dangerous Takata airbags leaves too many drivers asking Ďwhenís my turní

APOLLO BEACHDon Paugh splurged a little on the 2011 Lincoln MKZ, thinking it would be his last car.Now 87, he still easily slides his lanky frame into the driverís seat. He enjoys the smooth ride and extra cool AC.Seven years old, and still only one ...
Updated: 5 months ago
Get ready for the most expensive driving season in years

Get ready for the most expensive driving season in years

LOS ANGELES ó Get ready for a little bit more pain at the pump this summer. Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way. The U.S. daily national average for...
Updated: 5 months ago
Focus crossover and Mustang will be only Ford sedans sold in North American dealerships

Focus crossover and Mustang will be only Ford sedans sold in North American dealerships

DEARBORN, Mich. ó Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it will shed most of its North American car lineup as part of broad plan to save money and make the company more competitive in a fast-changing marketplace.The changes include getting rid of all cars in...
Updated: 5 months ago
Circle K launching own gas at eight Hillsborough locations

Circle K launching own gas at eight Hillsborough locations

TAMPA ó Circle K is converting the gas station portion of eight of its Hillsborough locations to Circle K fuel. Previously, the fuel was provided by other brands, such as Shell. The new Circle K branding also brings with it the Canadian-owned conveni...
Updated: 5 months ago