Takata failed to report 2003 airbag rupture to NHTSAFri, 23, Sep 2016
Japanese airbag supplier Takata said it failed to inform the U.S. auto safety agency of a 2003 rupture of one of its airbag inflators in Switzerland, according to an internal Takata report released by U.S. regulators on Friday.
ALONG FOR THE RIDESun, 25, Sep 2016
For the first time, the auto industry has a clear path ahead of it for the development and deployment of self-driving cars. But federal regulators will be right with them, just one lane over.
UAW support for Trump less than recent GOP candidates, Williams saysFri, 23, Sep 2016
UAW President Dennis Williams said that about one in four of the union's members favor Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a lower level of support than the UAW gave his 2012 and 2008 predecessors, Mitt Romney and John McCain.
GOP lawmakers challenge CAFE standardWed, 21, Sep 2016
Republican lawmakers pushed back against the Obama administration's signature plan to boost the average new vehicle's fuel economy to more than 50 mpg by 2025, with a Texas congressman saying the plan should be repealed.
Robot rides may force error-prone human motorists off the roadThu, 22, Sep 2016
New rules of the road for robot cars coming out of Washington this week could lead to the eventual extinction of one of the defining archetypes of the past century: the human driver.
VW pledges to fix all diesel cars in Europe by late 2017, EU saysThu, 22, Sep 2016
Volkswagen Group pledged to fix all diesel cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe by autumn 2017, the European Commission said after talks with the carmaker. VW has repaired less than 10 percent of the 8.5 million affected models in Europe since admitting rigging engines a year ago.
Fuel-economy rules threaten 1 million-plus U.S. jobs, study saysWed, 21, Sep 2016
More than 1.1 million U.S. workers would lose their jobs because of tougher fuel-economy regulations coming next decade if prices at the gasoline pump remain low in America, a new study found.
Michigan House panel unanimously OKs amended autonomous vehicle billsWed, 21, Sep 2016
A Michigan House committee on Tuesday advanced four bills that would regulate Michigan's developing autonomous vehicle industry, with changes designed to satisfy concerns about exclusion raised by tech giant Google Inc.
New U.S. self-driving car guidelines urge rivals to share dataWed, 21, Sep 2016
The Obama administration's proposed U.S. guidelines for self-driving cars unveiled Tuesday will ask the world's automakers -- not to mention Google, Tesla and Uber -- to do something they are not likely to be thrilled about: share data.
Takata receives 5 bids with Autoliv, Daicel among suitors, report saysWed, 21, Sep 2016
Takata has received five bids from potential suitors including fellow suppliers Autoliv and Daicel and buyout firm KKR as the troubled company faces mounting liabilities related to its record recalls, Bloomberg reported.
What the auto world is saying about new U.S. policy on self-driving carsTue, 20, Sep 2016
Here's how officials, executives and others are reacting to the Department of Transportation's new policy for safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, announced today
U.S. guidelines set clearer path for autonomous carsMon, 19, Sep 2016
Automakers and tech companies working on self-driving car systems can expect greater scrutiny from U.S. regulators before they can put those cars on the road under a new federal policy that represents a significant shift in how vehicle technologies and safety are regulated.