VEHICLES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VEHICLES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Self-driving cars now need a permit in California http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420372-68/vehicles-driving-california-cars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420372-68/vehicles-driving-california-cars.html.csp">Self-driving cars now need a permit in California</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN PRITCHARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T11:11:03.277-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn’t sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued testing permits that allowed three companies to dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and into neighborhoods — with a human behind the wheel in case the onboard computers make a bad decision. These may be the cars of the future, but for now they repr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420372@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:11:03 MDT California issues test permits for self-driving cars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419878-79/vehicles-california-cars-driving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419878-79/vehicles-california-cars-driving.html.csp">California issues test permits for self-driving cars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN PRITCHARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T09:06:02.131-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • For the first time, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling public roads. The agency is issuing permits Tuesday that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods — with a human “safety driver” behind the wheel, in case the onboard computers make a bad decision. With 25 vehicles, Google’s souped-up Lexus SUVs are the biggest fleet. Mercedes and VW have two vehicles each. Self-driving cars already have gone hun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584198782014-09-16T09:06:02.131-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T09:06:02.131-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58419878@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:06:02 MDT Deputies fish four vehicles out of reservoir http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58410352-78/vehicles-reservoir-deputies-release.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58410352-78/vehicles-reservoir-deputies-release.html.csp">Deputies fish four vehicles out of reservoir</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T18:28:02.003-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 06:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Weber County sheriff’s deputies fished four vehicles out of Pineview Reservoir on Saturday, at least one of which was stolen about two weeks ago. Deputies recently found the cars near the dam while testing new sonar equipment. The vehicles appear to have been dumped off the embankment of the pull-outs on the reservoir’s south side, according to a Weber County Sheriff’s Office news release. The vehicles were about 30 to 50 feet from the shore, and submerged under 30 to 40 feet of water. Divers an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58410352@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:28:02 MDT Auto sales in China decline markedly in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402013-79/percent-sales-vehicles-auto.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402013-79/percent-sales-vehicles-auto.html.csp">Auto sales in China decline markedly in August</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T08:49:02.461-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • China’s auto sales growth decelerated further in August to 8.5 percent while sales of SUVs surged by nearly a third. Drivers in the world’s biggest auto market by vehicle sales bought 1.5 million passenger cars in August, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said Thursday. Total sales, including trucks and buses, rose 4 percent to 1.7 million vehicles. Global automakers are looking to China to drive global sales but growth has slowed steadily as the world’s No. 2 economy c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584020132014-09-11T08:49:02.461-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T08:49:02.461-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402013@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:49:02 MDT Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375517-68/tesla-nevada-electric-factory.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375517-68/tesla-nevada-electric-factory.html.csp">Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN PRITCHARD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T18:02:50.869-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 06:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside. This time, the rush will be in Nevada, which Tesla chose over four other states as the site for a $5 billion factory that the carmaker projects will crank out enough high-tech car batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade’s end. A state synonymous with gambling hit the jobs jackp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583755172014-09-04T18:02:50.869-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T18:02:50.869-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58375517@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:02:50 MDT Driverless cars hijacked by hackers signal a risk http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58374139-79/cars-risk-vehicles-car.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58374139-79/cars-risk-vehicles-car.html.csp">Driverless cars hijacked by hackers signal a risk</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Alexa Liautaud</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T11:46:01.896-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 11:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • A red VW Golf jerks back and forth as it maneuvers into a parking space in the English spa town of Cheltenham. The halting efforts resemble those of a new driver, and in a sense they are -- just not from the person sitting at the wheel. The car itself is navigating into the spot, which it manages without a scratch. The man in the driver’s seat, who has his hands resting leisurely on his lap except for the occasional gear change, is a mere onlooker in this demonstration of the latest aut...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374139@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:46:01 MDT Nevada plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373430-79/tesla-nevada-electric-factory.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373430-79/tesla-nevada-electric-factory.html.csp">Nevada plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T11:59:58.042-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 11:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno • To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside. This time, the rush will be in Nevada, which Tesla chose over four other states as the site for a $5 billion factory that the carmaker projects will crank out enough high-tech car batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade’s end. Nevada’s elected leaders still must deliver on the economi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583734302014-09-04T11:59:58.042-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T11:59:58.042-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373430@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:59:58 MDT Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323378-79/ford-vehicles-recalling-160000.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323378-79/ford-vehicles-recalling-160000.html.csp">Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T19:10:50.954-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 07:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate or stall because of a wiring problem. Ford also is recalling 616 Focus and C-Max cars made earlier this month because their steering gears don’t have the proper number of ball bearings. That can potentially degrade the remaining ball bearings and lead to a loss of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583233782014-08-21T19:10:50.954-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T19:10:50.954-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323378@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:10:50 MDT Government wants future cars to talk to each other http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309391-79/technology-vehicles-cars-vehicle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309391-79/technology-vehicles-cars-vehicle.html.csp">Government wants future cars to talk to each other</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 01:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the technology could eventually prevent as many as 592,000 left-turn and intersection crashes a year, saving 1,083 lives. The agency said it will begin drafting ru...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583093912014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309391@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:49:13 MDT Ukraine says troops enter rebel-held city http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58307090-68/ukraine-russia-vehicles-sunday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58307090-68/ukraine-russia-vehicles-sunday.html.csp">Ukraine says troops enter rebel-held city</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T19:35:02.501-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday. However, the military acknowledged that another one of its fighter planes was shot down by the separatists, who have been bullish about their ability to continue the battle and have bragged about receiving support from Russia. An Associated Press reporter spotted a column of severa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583070902014-08-17T19:35:02.501-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T19:35:02.501-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58307090@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:35:02 MDT Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58301885-68/russian-ukraine-military-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58301885-68/russian-ukraine-military-russia.html.csp">Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T18:47:08.93-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 06:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russia • NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and overshadowed optimism driven by agreement over a Russian aid convoy bound for eastern Ukraine. The White House said it was looking into what it called unconfirmed reports that Ukraine’s security forces disabled vehicles in a Russian military convoy insid...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583018852014-08-15T18:47:08.93-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T18:47:08.93-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301885@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:47:08 MDT Jaguar Land Rover recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292695-79/rover-jaguar-recalling-41000.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292695-79/rover-jaguar-recalling-41000.html.csp">Jaguar Land Rover recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:19:02.24-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles because the front air bag on the passenger’s side might not work properly in a crash. Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India’s Tata Motors, is recalling 17,066 LR2s from the 2010-2015 model years and 23,485 Range Rover Evoques from the 2012-2013 model years because a part could fail and disable the passenger’s side air bag. The company will notify owners of the affected cars. Dealers will update the software for free. Jagu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582926952014-08-13T11:19:02.24-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T11:19:02.24-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292695@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:19:02 MDT GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58275912-79/recall-switches-safety-suvs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58275912-79/recall-switches-safety-suvs.html.csp">GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T10:58:16.773-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">General Motors’ troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire. The problem, revealed in documents posted by federal safety regulators this week, is so serious that GM is telling customers to park the SUVs outdoors until they are repaired because they could catch fire when left unattended. The SUV recall was one of six announced by GM on June 30 that covered 7.6 mill...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582759122014-08-08T10:58:16.773-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-08T10:58:16.773-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58275912@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:58:16 MDT Letter: Police cars need bulletproof glass http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267564-82/police-bulletproof-officers-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267564-82/police-bulletproof-officers-utah.html.csp">Letter: Police cars need bulletproof glass</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.365-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Our nation’s police force has a history of over 350 years. Since then, they have sworn to put their life on the line for the safety of Americans. They have made a choice to come face to face with danger, the least we can do is give them the protection they deserve. In 1899, the first official police vehicle is put into service. It was a completely open wagon, providing no protection from an onslaught of bullets. However, year after year, police vehicles have advanced to protect our officers: bu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267564@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT Subaru recalls 5 models for air bag problem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58263079-79/subaru-bag-recalls-bags.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58263079-79/subaru-bag-recalls-bags.html.csp">Subaru recalls 5 models for air bag problem</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T10:02:02.413-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Subaru is recalling an undetermined number of vehicles because of air bag problems that have affected much of the global auto industry. The recall covers the 2003-2005 Baja, Legacy and Outback and the 2004-2005 Impreza, as well as the 2005 Saab 9-2X made by Subaru. It only affects vehicles in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands with air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. The front passenger inflators can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the air bags...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582630792014-08-05T10:02:02.413-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T10:02:02.413-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263079@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:02:02 MDT GM’s faulty-ignition fund taking victims’ claims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58253727-79/fund-vehicles-claims-defective.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58253727-79/fund-vehicles-claims-defective.html.csp">GM’s faulty-ignition fund taking victims’ claims</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T15:51:23.117-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 03:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A fund set up by General Motors to pay for deaths and injuries caused by its vehicles with faulty ignitions is accepting claims. The five-month filing period that began Friday is part of the fallout from General Motors’ recall of 2.6 million small cars beginning in February. That recall forced General Motors Corp. to acknowledge it knew about the defective switches for more than a decade and triggered a sweeping safety review that has resulted in a series of additional recalls. About 29 GM vehic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582537272014-08-02T15:51:23.117-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-02T15:51:23.117-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58253727@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:51:23 MDT Hyundai recalls more than 419,000 vehicles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250339-79/hyundai-recalls-million-replace.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250339-79/hyundai-recalls-million-replace.html.csp">Hyundai recalls more than 419,000 vehicles</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T09:57:18.562-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 09:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems. The biggest of three recalls posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators is of 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2001-2006 to replace front coil springs that can rust and crack in cold-weather states. The springs can fracture and make contact with a tire, potentially causing a crash. The recall covers Santa Fes originally sold in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582503392014-08-01T09:57:18.562-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-01T09:57:18.562-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250339@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:57:18 MDT