Can regulators keep up with the pace of self-driving tech?

Critics fear government authorities are falling behind in evaluating and approving guidelines for road readiness of self-driving technologies.

UPDATED: 6/20/18 1:01 pm ET - adds Colo. dealers' reaction

Colorado moves to adopt Calif. emissions standards

Colorado plans to join 12 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting California's low vehicle-emission standards, escalating the political and economic stakes for the auto industry.

UPDATED: 6/12/18 12:17 pm ET
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer rate poor in passenger-side small overlap crash test

In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tests of eight midsize and large SUVs and crossovers, three earned good ratings, three rated acceptable and two rated poor for passenger-side protection in the event of a small overlap front crash.

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Study questions massive investments in AVs

Billions of dollars will be lost by many automakers that continue to invest in autonomous and electric vehicles while consumer buy-in remains low, a study from consulting firm AlixPartners says.

Hackett sought to 'push the edges' of automaker's office design

Ford CEO Jim Hackett stopped a planned 10-year Dearborn campus renovation to give it a 'much healthier' design. The project eventually included the establishment of an autonomous vehicle development campus in Detroit, anchored by a long-blighted train station.

UPDATED: 6/20/18 1:01 pm ET - adds Colo. dealers' reaction
Colorado moves to adopt Calif. emissions standards

Colorado plans to join 12 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting California's low vehicle-emission standards, escalating the political and economic stakes for the auto industry.


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