UPDATED: 7/16/18 4:27 pm ET

Ford agrees to $299.1 million Takata 'economic loss' settlement

Ford agreed to a $299.1 million so-called economic loss settlement covering at least 6 million U.S. vehicles with potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators, court documents show.

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.


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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
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.


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