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Starting to sound better than a flying car: Looking ahead to when more of us could be commuting in self-driving cars, researchers are wondering how the 6 percent to 12 percent of those who get queasy when they’re not behind the wheel will fare. Some are suggesting passengers could lie flat to control motion sickness.

We like the direction this is going. Can they outfit our bed with four wheels and an engine and just wake us when we get to work?

Fix it again, Tony: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will not look into claims that Fiat Chrysler’s minivans stall after refueling.

We have to agree with NHTSA that further investigation is unnecessary. If Fiat owners don’t already know their vehicles stall, a federal probe isn’t going to make the point any clearer.

Batteries included: Tesla’s newest model of its electric car, the 70D, at $70,000, is $30,500 cheaper than the P85D sedan. The 70D has a 240-mile range.

Still, $70,000 is a little out of our range. If Tesla can throw in a self-driving option, lie-flat seats and a built-in coffee maker, then we’ll talk.

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