Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Hertz partners with Clear to speed car rental process with biometric scanning

Waymo launches nation's first commercial self-driving taxis

Driverless Waymo cabs are ferrying passengers around Phoenix suburbs in a first for a commercial company in the United States. (Michael Laris/The Washington Post)

The 24/7 service, dubbed Waymo One, will let customers summon self-driving minivans by a smartphone app, a la Uber or Lyft.

Ford Shelby Mustang GT 500 will get 3D-printed brackets for brake lines

Harold Sears, technical expert, rapid manufacturing/additive manufacturing technologies for Ford Motor, shows 3D parts used in the manufacturing of the Ford Ranger at the Advanced Manufacturing Center for Ford in Redford Township on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

Ford is using 3-D printing to cut costs and the time it takes to make necessary improvements in the manufacturing process.

Porsche shows off new edition of mainstay 911 sports car

The undated photo provided by Porsche on Nov. 28, 2018 shows the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. Porsche unveiled the eighth generation of his emblematic sports car in Los Angeles. (Porsche via AP)

Porsche says its future is in electric cars but for now it has a more powerful version of its internal combustion mainstay, the sleek 911 sports car

Why Ford will keep plants humming and Trump happy

Employees work on a Ford Expedition sports utility vehicle on the assembly line in Louisville, Kentucky, on Oct. 27, 2017. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Ford moved earlier than GM to exit the slow-selling sedan business and convert factories to build trucks and SUVs

Shiny new cars are automakers' answer to the China slowdown

Xpeng's G3 SUV is unveiled in Guangzhou, China, on Nov. 16, 2018. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

From Volkswagen AG to Toyota Motor Corp., global carmakers are trying an old pill for the problem: lure back shoppers with a flood of new cars.

Dream garages let you eat, party and even sleep next to your wheels

Brooks Weisblat, who runs the drag-racing website DragTimes.com, got lifts to help store his vehicles when his three-car garage in Florida wasn't enough. (Jeffery A. Salter/For The Wshington Post)

A new status symbol is zooming onto the domestic landscape: the luxury garage.

2019 will bring sweet deals on America’s favorite vehicles, SUVs

Shoppers could be in luck next year as a flood of new and lightly used SUVs creates bargains on America’s most popular vehicles.

Nissan GT-R is Pure supercar

The 2018 Nissan GT-R. The changes continue for the 2018 model year with the introduction of a new GT-R Pure model. (Nissan)

New for 2018, the GT-R Pure is for those seeking pure supercar performance and style without some of the extras that drive up the price.

This is how Porsche says plug-in wagon: Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo (Porsche)

Introduced a year after the second-generation Panamera, the Sport Turismo wagon has several functional advantages over the sedan.

GMC’s Yukon XL Denali gets some upgrades for 2019

The 2019 GMC Yukon Denali (GMC/Fets)

The distinctive SUV offers exclusive design, performance and interior amenities

Volvo’s new S60 — S for sexy, safe, styling

The Volvo S60 (Volvo)

Volvo’s vehicles, which have long sold on safety, now sell on style as well

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