Toyota remained the world's best-selling automaker for the second year, beating General Motors by 270,000 cars. Toyota wants to sell 10 million cars worldwide in 2014.
More plug-in electric cars were sold in the US than ever before in their third year of sales. The 2013 total of roughly 90,000 electric vehicles didn't quite double the 2012 total of about 53,000, but the numbers seem likely to grow again this year.
Michigan has approved self-driving car research on its highways, making it the fourth state to do so. Florida, California, and Nevada have also allowed testing of self-driving cars.
General Motors and Ford have announced plans to stop manufacturing in Australia. Toyota may follow.
Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley luminary Steve Wozniak picked up his own Tesla Motors Model S electric luxury sedan Thursday. His Model S ownership isn't the only connection between Tesla Motors and Apple.
Car sales were mostly strong in October, bouncing back from a lull in September. October's gains suggests that the government shutdown and the issues with Obamacare barely put a dent in car sales.
Toyota, the world's largest automaker, announced plans Friday to roll out autonomous vehicles by 'the mid-2010s'. But the high-tech Toyotas of the near future won't be fully autonomous. Rather, they'll feature Toyota's 'next-generation advanced driving support system,' dubbed Automated Highway Driving Assist.
Nearly all major automakers saw a fall in sales this September. Padgett examines these sales reports to see if the industry will shake off this early fall or head down a slower path to recovery.
Toyota recall involves 880,584 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans because a recall announced last year may not have fixed a safety issue. At least nine crashes related to issue leading to the Toyota recall have been reported.