Regulation And Safety

State-specific rules should be allowed

States should be allowed to set their own rules on emissions standards, writes one reader.

Hyundai, Kia urged again to recall nearly 3 million crossovers, sedans for fire risk

The Center for Auto Safety on Friday renewed calls for Hyundai and Kia to recall almost 3 million crossovers and sedans in the U.S. for potential noncollision fire risk.

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Subaru recalls 27,000 Legacys, Outbacks for faulty electronic parking brake

Subaru of America is recalling certain 2010-14 Legacy and Outback models equipped only with a manual transmission for a potentially faulty electronic parking brake.

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Porsche retailers brace for EV era

Porsche faces a future in which its signature engines are replaced by electric motors. The automaker's retailers are suiting up for the challenge.

Neuroscience startup teaches robocars to think like humans

Can software be taught to anticipate human behavior? That's the goal pursued by Perceptive Automata, a Boston startup applying research techniques from neuroscience and psychology to give automated vehicles more humanlike intuition on the road.

Honda deal vaults GM, Cruise forward

Honda has much to offer Cruise, the young startup backed by GM. Honda's move to invest billions in the self-driving tech company gives new credence to the San Francisco operation and intensifies its competition with Google's Waymo.

Bigelow joins AN's mobility team

Pete Bigelow has joined Automotive News as a senior reporter, covering self-driving technology and future-minded mobility developments.

Toyota deal gives SoftBank a robocar plan

Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank Corp. has sealed a deal with Toyota Motor Corp. to launch an autonomous mobility company to deliver on-demand services to people's doorsteps by robocar.

Renault's EZ-Ultimo is a luxury shuttle of the future

Renault's EZ-Ultimo is a luxury self-driving vehicle that follows the company's EZ-Go, a robotaxi, and the EZ-Pro, a "last mile" delivery vehicle. All three concepts are based on the same front-wheel-drive electric platform and have Level 4 autonomous capabilities.

Honda readies fix for CR-V over-fueling glitch

Honda plans a fix starting next month for an over-fueling problem in its top seller -- the CR-V. The problem affects some 2017-18 CR-Vs sold in the U.S. with 1.5-liter engines driven on short trips in cold weather. Under such conditions, a number of the engines' crankcases have filled with gasoline, causing some vehicles to stall.

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