VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected

A Virginia judge rejected a request by VW to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners.

UPDATED: 2/12/18 3 pm ET -- adds Mazda statement

Don't change rules of road

If you are going to test on public roads, let us at least have a steering wheel and brake pedal. Just in case.

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Self-driving fleets a service opportunity

While I agree with most of Gary Silberg's “'Islands of autonomy' on the horizon for U.S. market” (Jan. 29), I want to take the conclusions a step further and outline the potential for automotive retailers.

UPDATED: 2/9/18 2:33 pm ET - adds details
Uber reaches $245 million settlement with Waymo in midst of trial

Five days into the landmark lawsuit brought by Waymo against Uber, the two companies said they have reached a settlement. The settlement calls for Uber to pay Waymo $244.8 million in the form of stock -- or 0.34 percent of Uber's $72 billion valuation.

Quick Shift: Mobility news for 2.7.2018

Greetings from Quick Shift, where we swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. OK, maybe we've just spent too much time in the courtroom during the Waymo-Uber trade secret trial.

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