Hyundai and Kia reach $41.2 million settlement with states over fuel economy claimsThu, 27, Oct 2016
Hyundai and Kia agreed to a $41.2 million settlement with attorneys general from 33 states and the District of Columbia that will close the remaining investigations into the automakers' overstatement of fuel economy ratings from 2011 through 2013.
Auto industry cyber security group hires Boeing veteranWed, 26, Oct 2016
The organization that automakers in the U.S. created to cope with cyber security threats said today it has hired a former Boeing executive as its leader.
Uber begins self-driving truck deliveries with 50,000 cans of BudweiserTue, 25, Oct 2016
Otto, the autonomous-truck company bought by Uber in August, completed its first self-driving shipment last week, transporting more than 50,000 cans of Budweiser to Colorado Springs, Colo., from Fort Collins, Colo., the company said in a statement.
VW's $14.7 billion court settlement over diesel vehicles approved by U.S. judgeTue, 25, Oct 2016
A federal judge today approved VW'w record-setting $14.7 billion settlement with regulators and owners of 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles, and the German automaker said it would begin buying back the vehicles in mid-November. It represented one of the biggest corporate settlements of any kind.
NHTSA issues nonbinding guidance on auto cybersecurityMon, 24, Oct 2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new guidance for how automakers should approach cybersecurity amid growing scrutiny prompted by high-profile vehicle hacks and the spread of car connectivity technologies.
Volkswagen pressured by EU to show damaged cars will be fixedMon, 24, Oct 2016
Volkswagen is facing renewed pressure to repair the damage caused by its diesel emissions scandal, with the European Union calling on the carmaker to start compensating affected consumers and show clear proof that vehicles will be fixed within the coming year.
EPA scrutiny bogs down new dieselsMon, 24, Oct 2016
Only two automakers have received EPA clearance to sell 2017 diesels in the U.S. Other automakers' plans remain in limbo as the EPA continues the rigorous diesel testing regime it implemented in response to VW's emissions violations.
11th U.S. death related to Takata airbags reported by HondaThu, 20, Oct 2016
U.S. regulators and American Honda have confirmed the 11th U.S. fatality linked to a ruptured Takata airbag inflator.
Maybe the car sales rules should changeMon, 24, Oct 2016
Keith Crain's role of white knight in calling out Tesla is misguided.
Volkswagen diesel scandal under Canadian government scrutinyMon, 17, Oct 2016
Volkswagen Canada is being investigated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act for importing vehicles with software intended to defeat emissions testing.
Tesla told by German gov't not to use 'Autopilot' in advertisingSun, 16, Oct 2016
German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has asked Tesla to stop advertising its vehicles as having an Autopilot function because this might suggest drivers' attention is not needed.
Election outcome pivotal for auto agendaMon, 17, Oct 2016
In the coming years, lawmakers will weigh in on the midterm evaluation of the Obama administration's signature 2025 fuel economy regulations and whether auto safety regulations need new fundamental changes for the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles, underscoring the stakes for the industry when the mix of red and blue on Capitol Hill is decided on Nov. 8.