Drivers work their way out of Dallas during rush hour on July 1. The U.S. is on track to break the annual record for gas consumption this year. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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U.S. Gasoline Use Hits A Record, But That May Not Last

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Tesla vehicles sit parked outside a new Tesla showroom and service center in Brooklyn, New York on July 5. The electric car company has come under increasing scrutiny following a crash of one of its electric cars while using the controversial Autopilot feature. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Tesla's Ambitions Run Into The Realities Of Making Cars

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Police patrol traffic in Paris as part of new anti-pollution measures aimed at punishing vehicles registered before 1997 that are forbidden to be driven during the week. Nearly 30 police officers stood guard on the morning of July 1, in the main squares of Paris to control and raise awareness among the drivers about the new measures. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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To Fight Pollution, Paris Imposes Weekday Ban On Old Cars

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How To Buy A Car: Start With Some Patience

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Google announced it is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to expand its self-driving car project. This is the first time Google has worked directly with an automaker to integrate its self-driving technology into a passenger vehicle. FCA US LLC hide caption

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Mitsubishi Motors says its employees manipulated fuel consumption data on its eK Space and other vehicles — and that it won't sell them until the problems are fixed. Here, a custom version of the eK Space is seen at a 2014 auto show. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Do you see the deer? A Honda Accord four-door with halogen lights (left) was found to have "acceptable" lights, while the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, also with halogen, was given a "poor" rating, based in part on how well each car lit objects on a straight section of road. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hide caption

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While other automakers are working on a gradual progression toward more automation in cars, Google has its eyes on a fully automated self-driving car. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Google Makes The Case For A Hands-Off Approach To Self-Driving Cars

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More Americans across all ages are opting not to drive. Endai Huedl/Getty Images/fStop hide caption

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Like Millennials, More Older Americans Steering Away From Driving

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The Buick Envision, built in China, was on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will soon go on sale in the U.S. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Growing Investments, China's Influence In Autos Is Expanding

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"By the middle of the next decade, the cars and trucks we buy will go twice as far on a gallon of gas," Obama promised in 2013. "That means you'll have to fill up half as often; we'll all reduce carbon pollution." Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Is Obama's Hope For Better Fuel Economy Sputtering Out?

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The fleet of U.S. vehicles has kept its fuel efficiency at a record high, the EPA says. Here, an electric BMW i3 is seen in Miami. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images hide caption

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There was a lot of excitement in 2012, when the Hiriko car was unveiled at this event at European Union headquarters in Brussels. At the time, the then-president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, hailed the car as a trans-Atlantic "exchange between the world of science and the world of business." Zhou Lei/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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How A Folding Electric Vehicle Went From Car Of The Future To 'Obsolete'

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Vacationers lie on the beach, as well as their vehicle, as they sunbathe in Daytona during spring break. Only 17 miles of beach are currently open for car use and that number may soon be reduced. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Who 'Owns' The Beach? In Daytona, Cars, Turtles And Hotels Duke It Out

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A classic Lincoln Continental convertible is seen in Washington, D.C., in June. Sonari Glinton/NPR hide caption

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Sales Of Convertibles Are Decelerating; Blame The (Fuel) Economy

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Hackers say they took control of a Tesla Model S through the car's computers. Tesla Motors says it is updating its systems with a patch to fix the vulnerability. Tesla Motors hide caption

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Tesla Model S Can Be Hacked, And Fixed (Which Is The Real News)

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Chris Valasek (left) and Charlie Miller talk about hacking into vehicle computer systems during the Black Hat USA 2014 hacker conference in Las Vegas last August. Steve Marcus/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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