Mercedes maker seen as using VW-like emissions tests

US investigators probing Mercedes maker Daimler have found that its cars were equipped with software which may have helped them to pass diesel emissions tests, a German newspaper reported on Sunday, citing confidential documents. There has been growing scrutiny of diesel vehicles since Volkswagen admitted in 2015 to installing

Car rental company stiffs me on the bill

Readers: Here’s the latest in my “I hate car rental companies” series. I was in Fort Myers, Fla., recently. Rented a car from Hertz through AAA. Decided to bring the car back full of gas, which I did, rather than have Hertz fill it after the return. I filled the

Uber founder’s competitive streak takes center stage in trade-theft trial

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick’s famously competitive nature was the focus of questioning on Wednesday in a trade-secrets trial in which Uber is accused of stealing self-driving car designs from rival Waymo. In Kalanick’s second day of testimony, Waymo sought to portray the ex-CEO as so

Bronx residents fuming over unsightly car graveyard

A Bronx street has become a dumping ground for clunker cars — some without license plates — that are taking up valuable parking spots and creating an eyesore, local residents fumed to The Post. The roughly two-dozen cars, left on Furman Avenue between 239th and 241st Streets, have had

Ford is selling more Lincoln Navigators than it can make

While Ford’s total January sales slipped 6.6 percent, it can’t make enough of its luxury Navigator SUV — which carries a price tag of as much as $100,000. The 2018 Navigator, which started shipping to dealers in December, is selling so fast the company is having trouble meeting demand. “We