NHTSA presses automakers to make Takata airbag recall plans public
Federal auto safety regulators want automakers to make public plans for how they'll replace millions of defective Takata airbag parts that should have been fixed already.
Self-driving cars don't need oversight yet, U.S. regulator says
It's premature to regulate the self-driving vehicles being tested by companies such as GM and Waymo, the government's top auto safety official said, reaffirming NHTSA's commitment to a hands-off approach to autonomous-vehicle development.
U.S. Senate to Trump: Slow down on escalating tariffs
In an 88-11 vote Wednesday, the Senate approved a symbolic motion backing a role for Congress in requiring tariffs based on national security, such as those President Trump has imposed on steel and aluminum imports and is contemplating on light vehicles.
Criminal case sheds light on Apple self-driving car tech
Apple has kept tight wraps on its ambitions for self-driving cars, declining to acknowledge them at all publicly until it wrote a letter to U.S. transportation regulators in late 2016 urging them not to restrict testing of the vehicles.
Daimler, Bosch to deploy self-driving taxis in California test program
Daimler and auto supplier Bosch plan to deploy self-driving taxis in California's Silicon Valley region next year as part of a test program of vehicles designed for city driving, the two companies said Tuesday.
U.S. regulators grappling with self-driving vehicle security
A federal report released Tuesday underscores the thicket of legal, safety and social issues that have to be worked out as companies such as Alphabet's Waymo unit and General Motors gear up to deploy self-driving cars for public use.
Toyota launches app-controlled car-sharing in Honolulu
Toyota launched a Honolulu car-sharing service that allows customers to use smartphones to unlock and start cars for rent by the hour or day. It's the latest service offered by an automaker that competes with ride-hailing and rental-car companies.
Hopes fade for Senate action on self-driving bill
Senate backers are exploring ways to bring the AV START Act to a vote, but prospects are dim as the Senate calendar fills up with other Republican priorities.
EPA's Pruitt leaves uncertainty in his wake
Environmental groups and California are lining up to fight former EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's revised auto emissions rules, prolonging the uncertainty for automakers and suppliers that have staked billions of dollars on technology to develop cleaner, more efficient vehicles.
Volvo plans car-sharing in 2019
Volvo's new M venture will make vehicles available to consumers for short-term use.
Hyundai invests in Israeli auto tech firm Autotalks
Hyundai said it was partnering with Autotalks, an Israeli provider of vehicle to everything communication technology for improving road safety.
GM lays groundwork for robotaxis in San Francisco
General Motors has created its own ride-hailing platform and quietly built one of the largest charging stations in the U.S. to get its Cruise self-driving car unit ready to enter the robotaxi business next year.
NAFTA fight simmers on back burner
Observers now expect the NAFTA talks to limp along or be punted to next year, although the possibility remains that Trump will move to withdraw from NAFTA altogether.
Independent monitor at Volkswagon calls for internal culture change
The American serving as Volkswagen Group's independent monitor in the wake of the diesel emissions cheating scandal says VW must "try to realize a less authoritarian structure and become more willing to accept new ideas -- and to accept bad news."
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Federal government must act
It is painfully obvious that we -- and the U.S. government -- should not continue to allow car companies to use our streets and highways as if they are a private proving grounds intended solely for their use.
Daimler plans latest innovation center in Atlanta's Buckhead
The center will allow the Mercedes-Benz parent to tap into the entrepreneurial instincts of its employees, who are encouraged to come up with new ideas that are generally not related to car design.