Regulation And Safety

U.S. ends safety probe into nearly 50,000 Ford police vehicles

NHTSA is closing an investigation into nearly 50,000 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles over reports of sudden brake failures, it said on Tuesday, without seeking a recall.

UPDATED: 10/29/2018 12:40 pm ET - adds details
GM says Obama-era fuel-efficiency rules not feasible

General Motors said it favors an annual increase in fuel-efficiency standards based on "historic rates" rather than tough Obama-era rules or a Trump administration proposal that would freeze requirements.

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Colorado adopts California clean-car standard

Colorado has become the 13th state, along with the District of Columbia, to adopt low-emission vehicle standards based on those of California. The state's dealer group criticized the decision as a misguided interference in the free market.

Industry on edge with trade pact signing near

Provisional agreement on a new North American trade pact was supposed to reduce economic uncertainty for the industry after months of acrimonious negotiations. But less than two weeks before the official signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, auto interests are worried that U.S. tariffs on raw materials and vehicles will wipe out any potential benefits.

The final say...

Waymo is planning to launch the world's first commercial robotaxi service.

New-gen pickups win high marks for safety

Crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have violently demonstrated just how safe the latest generation of pickups has become, even compared with models from only a few years ago.

House panel could shift auto finance stance

As Democrats gain control of the House, a new chairman of the House Financial Services Committee with views radically different from her predecessor could shift the panel's stance on automotive finance regulation.

Suppliers fret as security probe lingers

The up-in-the-air status of a U.S. Department of Commerce 232 national security investigation remains a thorn in the side of suppliers, as they brace for potential price pressures throughout the supply chain.

COMMENTARY: Chandrasekar Iyer
Disrupters must trust the 'nonconsumer'

The primary target for companies looking to establish a disruptive foothold in a market should be people who aren't yet customers of a product or service.

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