Regulation And Safety

U.S. probes 415,000 VW vehicles for airbag problems

NHTSA opened an investigation into potential airbag failures in 415,000 Volkswagen vehicles after the company issued a recall for the same issue in 2015.

UPDATED: 11/3/17 12:37 pm ET - adds details
BMW recalls 1 million vehicles in North America

BMW is recalling about 1 million vehicles in North America for two separate issues involving fire risks and said it may expand the recalls to other countries.

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Software startup helps maintain shared vehicles

Stratim, a fleet management software startup, is looking to meet the anticipated need for timely vehicle service and maintenance as transportation moves from private ownership to shared mobility.

Private sector plays for overtime on NAFTA

Amid rising fears that President Donald Trump may fulfill his campaign threat to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement, the business community is looking to stretch out the renegotiation process.

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Law center wrong about add-ons

The “Auto Add-ons Add Up” study published by the National Consumer Law Center last month is too biased to be accorded the weight of empirically derived, credible research.

UPDATED: 11/10/17 4:01 pm ET - adds details
NTSB to probe autonomous shuttle crash in Las Vegas

Federal transportation safety officials headed to Las Vegas on Friday to investigate a collision this week between a self-driving shuttle bus on its first day of service and a truck, which was blamed on human error.

Ghosn says car ownership is here to stay

Personal car ownership isn't going anywhere, regardless of the rise of Uber and other ride-sharing services, according to the man who may oversee more auto sales than anyone else this year.

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