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Feds Move to Oversee, Foster Autonomous Cars

By Fred Meier on September 20, 2016


CARS.COM — The government today came down squarely in favor of hastening the day when the human driver can be eliminated from the safety equation in vehicle operation, while also setting a policy for increased scrutiny of development of autonomous… Read More

Feds Move to Oversee, Foster Autonomous Cars

By Fred Meier on September 20, 2016

CARS.COM — The government today came down squarely in favor of hastening the day when the human driver can be eliminated from the safety equation in vehicle operation, while also setting a policy for increased scrutiny of development of autonomous… Read More

Uber Launches Test of Autonomous Cars in Pittsburgh

By Fred Meier on September 14, 2016

CARS.COM — A new day for ride services dawned in Pittsburgh today, with Uber beginning a test of modified Ford Fusion sedans picking up riders and mostly driving themselves on public city streets. Related: Volvo, Uber to Work in Tandem on… Read More

Ford Plans Self-Driving Employee Shuttle Program

By Kelsey Mays on September 13, 2016

CARS.COM — It's fair to say that unlike previous auto-industry bandwagons — from SUVs in the 1990s to hybrids in the 2000s — today's arms race for self-driving cars signals some of the broadest changes to human transportation since the… Read More

How Far Can a 2017 Ford Fusion Energi Go on Electricity Alone?

By Aaron Bragman on September 12, 2016

CARS.COM — Hybrid-electric vehicles are a curious creation. Hybrid systems boost the efficiency of the on-board internal combustion engine by augmenting it with a secondary power system: an electric motor and batteries. You're essentially putting two powertrains into one car,… Read More

2017 Ford Fusion V-6 Sport Review: First Drive

By Aaron Bragman on September 7, 2016

CARS.COM — Ford's newly redesigned Fusion sedan has received some updates for the 2017 model year, including slight exterior refinements, a new transmission and a new multimedia system. It also offers three gasoline powertrains and two hybrid models. We already… Read More

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid: Real-World Mileage

By Fred Meier on August 30, 2016

CARS.COM — After taking a year off, the Honda Accord Hybrid is back for the 2017 model year boasting the midsize hybrid sedan class' highest mileage ratings: 49/47/48 city/highway/combined mpg under the updated EPA ratings procedures for 2017 models. But do… Read More

Ford Commits to Fully Autonomous Ride-Sharing Vehicles by 2021

By Matt Schmitz on August 16, 2016

CARS.COM — Ford is literally doubling down on its commitment to autonomous driving. The Detroit automaker today announced its plans for a 100-percent expansion of its team of tech startups with the goal of having a high-volume, fully autonomous ride-sharing… Read More

2017 Ford Fusion Review

By Brian Wong on July 20, 2016

CARS.COM — The refreshed 2017 Ford Fusion is improved in key areas, including a better multimedia system, updated safety technology and driver aids that enhance the car’s satisfying cabin and driving experience. Find out more in my review.  … Read More

Our view: 2017 Ford Fusion

By Brian Wong on July 20, 2016

The verdict: The refreshed 2017 Ford Fusion is improved in key areas, including a better multimedia system, updated safety technology and driver aids that enhance the car’s satisfying cabin and driving experience. Versus the competition: The Fusion offers a more… Read More

2013-2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid, C-Max Hybrid Transmission Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 12, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: The transfer shaft assembly bearing may fail prematurely. If this happens, thumping, rubbing or grinding noises may emanate from the transmission. Additionally, the check-engine light may illuminate due to a manufacturing fault in the transmission. Vehicles affected… Read More