Alliance moves to block EPA from finalizing mpg rules

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers late Monday urged congressional negotiators to include language in a short-term budget resolution that would bar the Obama administration from finalizing mpg rules before it leaves office next month. The EPA under law had to decide by April 2018 whether to modify the 2022-2025 model year vehicle emission rules requiring average fleet-wide efficiency of more than 50 miles per gallon.

Dodge considers return to NASCAR

Dodge wants to get back into NASCAR, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Sunday. "Yes I'd love to," he said. "I talked to Jim France

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Ford dives into city of tomorrow

Ford Motor Co. wants to create futuristic urban utopias where curbsides don't get clogged with illegal parking; where eco-friendly bicycles help commuters navigate the final mile of their trips to work; and where key arteries leading into and out of downtowns aren't stifled by heavy traffic during rush hour.

Colorado's rocky roads

Colorado, a boom state that is growing much faster than planners expected, faces a complex road problem. So state officials are looking for solutions, and they may have found one: autonomous vehicles.

Mazda solves its diesel dilemma

Six years and three delays after Mazda proclaimed its readiness to sell diesels in the United States, CEO Masamichi Kogai says his company has finally achieved a way to balance driving performance with clean emissions.

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Driverless cars? Count me out

I read Keith Crain's Oct. 17 comment, "Industry is crazy over technology." One factor you never hear mentioned is driver/enthusiast rejection of driverless vehicles.

Intel plans $250 million investment in self-driving tech

Computer chip giant Intel intends to muscle into the fast-growing market for self-driving vehicles. At the Los Angeles Auto Show today, CEO Brian Krzanich said Intel Capital intended to invest more than $250 million over the next two years to develop technology for autonomous vehicles.

Tech company offers self-driving car research kits

PolySync is giving startups the keys to self-driving car prototypes. The autonomous driving software company said it is making available a hardware development kit that can be retrofitted to Kia Souls from 2014 model year and later for self-driving technology research.

Samsung's $8 billion bid for Harman makes big bet on car tech

Samsung's planned acquisition of Harman would give the supplier a major leg up in the connected- and autonomous-vehicle space. The $8 billion deal -- announced today and expected to close in mid-2017 -- marks Samsung's plan to increase its presence in the industry.

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