Nissan will recall 3.53 million vehicles because airbags may not deployFri, 29, Apr 2016
Nissan said it is recalling 3.53 million vehicles worldwide because passenger-side airbags may not work properly because vehicle sensors may malfunction.
Driverless cars could save lives, kill businessesFri, 29, Apr 2016
The automotive and tech companies pursuing the driverless car share a utopian belief: Autonomous vehicles will benefit society, eventually saving most of the nearly 33,000 people killed each year in road accidents in America alone.
Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless roadFri, 29, Apr 2016
Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.
Mitsubishi Motors has cash to weather scandal, but brand reputation hurt againFri, 29, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi Motors' market value and Japanese orders have halved since it admitted last week to rigging fuel economy tests, but with more than $4 billion in cash and low debt, the automaker should contain the potential damages.
Gen Y more likely than older drivers to trust self-driving tech, study findsThu, 28, Apr 2016
More than half of those born after 1976 say they trust autonomous tech, compared with 41 percent in Generation X, 23 percent of baby boomers and 18 percent of the pre-boomer generation, J.D. Power's annual U.S. Tech Choice Study found.
Mitsubishi says 2013-17 audit showed no U.S. testing flawsWed, 27, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi Motors, embroiled in a scandal over inflated fuel economy ratings for small cars sold in Japan, said today that an internal audit has found no testing problems with cars sold in the United States between model years 2013 and 2017.
Mitsubishi CEO, COO likely to resign over cheating, report saysWed, 27, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko and COO Tetsuro Aikawa are likely to resign over the Japanese automaker's manipulation of fuel economy data, Japanese media reported today. The scandal has halved the company's market value in a week.
Mitsubishi COO denies he and CEO plan to step downWed, 27, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi Motors COO Tetsuro Aikawa today denied Japanese media reports that he and CEO Osamu Masuko plan to resign over the Japanese automaker's manipulation of fuel economy data. He added that the automaker has "absolutely no plans" to pull out of the automotive market
Ford issues five recalls for 285,000 N.A. vehiclesWed, 27, Apr 2016
Ford today issued five recalls covering a total of about 285,000 vehicles in North America for problems that include transmissions downshifting into first gear at high speeds, poor welding and tires damaged by a factory conveyor belt. The recalls are connected to four crashes and one injury, Ford said.
Mitsubishi's existence at risk as fraud case widensWed, 27, Apr 2016
For the second time in about a decade, Mitsubishi faces a scandal that could affect the company's very existence after the automaker admitted improperly testing the fuel economy of its cars over the past 25 years.
Japan to probe car-testing methods after Mitsubishi scandalTue, 26, Apr 2016
Japan will set up a task force to look into measures to prevent irregularities in vehicle testing after Mitsubishi admitted it falsified fuel-economy data to get better ratings for some of its models.
Automakers brace for tough scrutiny after VW emissions scandalMon, 25, Apr 2016
Automakers expect tougher regulations to limit tailpipe emissions after VW Group's diesel scandal. Daimler, Ford, Volvo and Jeep bosses said they foresee more scrutiny from governments.