Safety groups challenge NHTSA on automatic-braking pact

Auto safety and consumer advocacy groups have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a bid to force the agency to decide whether to require automatic braking systems on all new light vehicles.

Kia recalls 71,000 Sportages after 9 complaints of 'thermal events'

Kia Motors America is recalling 71,704 Kia Sportage crossovers in the U.S. because an electronic control unit can short circuit and lead to a fire.

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GM details self-driving vehicle system in U.S. letter

GM's semi-autonomous "Super Cruise" system will allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods, but will stop the vehicle automatically if drivers are not attentive, according to a government letter made public on Monday.

COMMENTARY: Michael Martinez
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If you ask Donald Trump, he just saved thousands of U.S. jobs that big, bad Ford Motor Co. was about to move from Louisville, Ky., to Mexico. To borrow a line from his recent debate performances: Wrong.

COMMENTARY: Jesse Snyder
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If the Trump administration launches a massive U.S. infrastructure program, the U.S. auto industry must ensure that our roads and bridges get their fair share of the funding.

VW can use diesel settlement as revenue opportunity
UPDATED: 11/22/16 5:20 pm ET

VW may earn revenue from the $2 billion the company is required to spend on zero-emission vehicle projects under terms of its settlement of environmental violations with U.S. regulators, according to a senior U.S. official. The company's plans for zero-emission vehicle projects to remedy violations will come under scrutiny at a congressional oversight hearing next week.

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Tailpipe emissions are unwanted externalities. If you think about it, it is rather uncivilized to just pour out emissions. It is like littering, but much, much worse.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Leaders need to know business

In the next couple of months, President-elect Trump will fill a great many jobs in the executive branch. It is difficult to say which of those positions matter most to the auto industry, but several come to mind.

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