UPDATED: 5/23/18 6:22 pm ET - adds details

In Trump vs. California, Mary Nichols unlike any other negotiator

As the head of CARB, Mary Nichols is arguably California's most powerful weapon in its war with President Donald Trump over the state's plan to combat climate change and have automakers toe the California line.


Octane opportunity: Don't blow it

The prospect of reaching a consensus on setting a new national octane standard -- with benefits for the environment, fuel economy and vehicle performance -- is tantalizing indeed.

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Tesla settles class action lawsuit over 'dangerous' Autopilot

Tesla reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who alleged that the company's assisted-driving Autopilot system was "essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous."

Apple to use VW self-driving vans for employees

Apple and Volkswagen struck a deal that let the technology giant equip VW vans with self-driving technology to transport Apple employees between offices, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Uber pulls up in Japan with taxi-hailing service

Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers, as it seeks to expand in the country where the firm has been blocked from setting up its own fleet of drivers.

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Octane opportunity: Don't blow it

The prospect of reaching a consensus on setting a new national octane standard -- with benefits for the environment, fuel economy and vehicle performance -- is tantalizing indeed.

Intel Mobileye car ignores red light in self-driving test

Mobileye, the Intel-owned maker of driver-assistance systems, has joined the race to create a fully driverless car with a fleet of prototype vehicles that navigate Jerusalem without the use of lasers or radars, which rivals have relied on heavily. But there have been speed bumps.


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