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UPDATED: 5/24/18 12:27 pm ET - adds Toyota statement

U.S. launches probe to weigh tariffs on car, truck imports

The Trump administration started an investigation into whether car and light-truck imports threaten national security, a move that could lead to new U.S. tariffs on foreign vehicles similar to those proposed for imported steel and aluminum in March.
■ U.S. import investigation borders on 'provocation,' German trade group says
■ Laugh test, flimsy logic, law of power, higher prices: Probe draws widespread condemnation
■ Republicans in Congress slam Trump plan for auto imports
■ UAW president shows support for U.S. plan to explore import duties
■ GM's Barra on China's tariffs: Level playing fields or 'open up the markets'

UPDATED: 5/24/18 2:50 pm ET - adds details
Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake in Ariz. fatality, U.S. finds

An Uber autonomous vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or to brake, raising serious questions about its performance, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Thursday.
■ Pittsburgh lukewarm on Uber's plan to restart autonomous testing
■ Apple to use VW self-driving vans for employees

Trump, automakers reaffirm national mpg goals

California's top air-quality official on Wednesday held a series of meetings with auto industry and federal officials in Washington, who reaffirmed a desire to maintain a single national standard for auto efficiency.
■ In Trump vs. California, Mary Nichols unlike any other negotiator
■ Automakers to White House: Climate change is real


Roger Penske, Jack Roush named to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Longtime race team owners Jack Roush and Roger Penske have been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame's Class of 2019.

UPDATED: 5/24/18 2:09 pm ET - adds VW statement
EPA, U.S. monitor rap pace of culture change at VW

A top EPA official says he is not satisfied with Volkswagen AG's efforts to improve accountability after the company's sweeping diesel emissions fraud and violations, a German newspaper reported Thursday.

Elon Musk, in latest Tweet storm, channels Caesar, Soviet era media

Elon Musk, barely a month after his behavior on an earnings call shook investor confidence, hit out on Twitter with a series of combative posts this week, leaving many scratching their heads at best and prompting scrutiny from labor regulators at worst.
■ Musk tweet violates U.S. labor law, UAW alleges
■ Tesla slammed over 'deceptive' Autopilot name in letter to U.S. regulators

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