Fiat Chrysler recalls 50,000 Pacificas for seat belt issue

FCA is scheduled to recall 50,000 Pacifica minivans following a report that "extreme handling maneuvers" could cause a second-row seat belt to unbuckle.


New autonomous-vehicle policy borders on neglect

Too much regulation on a nascent industry could indeed stifle innovation. But a completely hands-off approach from the federal government will turn drivers on public roads into unwitting lab rats, and it could result in fatalities.

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Uber stripped of license to operate in London

Unions, lawmakers and cab drivers have blasted Uber over working conditions and Transport of London said the Silicon Valley technology giant was not fit and proper to hold a private vehicle license.

VWs awaiting diesel fix stolen from Mich. stadium

Dozens of Volkswagen vehicles repurchased from customers for violating diesel emissions standards have been caught up in a second scandal. They were stolen from their purgatory outside the abandoned Pontiac Silverdome in suburban Detroit and in some cases fraudulently resold.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Diesel: Whose fault is it?

The diesel disaster, made public two years ago today, has done more to move electric cars front and center than anything I can imagine

Feds in sync with industry on autonomous cars

Safety groups complain that pending legislation and policy guidance give the industry too much leeway, but some experts say the government approach may drive improvements faster than regulators can.

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