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VW's plot to fool the feds: How high up did it go?

Even as VW pleaded guilty to felony charges and agreed to a record settlement of its emissions scandal, the noose of law enforcement has tightened around the automaker's highest executives.

 

Fiat Chrysler faces U.S. criminal emissions probe, report says

Fiat Chrysler is under investigation by the Justice Department over its alleged failure to disclose software that violated emissions standards, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg -- another legal hurdle for a company already under criminal scrutiny for its sales practices.

FCA accused by EPA of failing to disclose software allowing excess diesel emissions
UPDATED: 1/12/17 4:24 pm ET - adds NY AG comments

The EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of failing to disclose software in 104,000 diesel pickups and SUVs that allows them to exceed pollution

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VW case starts new era of accountability

In a complicated industry using advanced technology that is governed by Byzantine rules and regulations, will this have a chilling effect on executives as they seek to do their jobs? We hope so.

Fiat Chrysler faces U.S. criminal emissions probe, report says

Fiat Chrysler is under investigation by the Justice Department over its alleged failure to disclose software that violated emissions standards, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg -- another legal hurdle for a company already under criminal scrutiny for its sales practices.

Chao hits no roadblocks in confirmation hearing for DOT chief

Donald Trump's choice to run the Transportation Department, Elaine Chao, defended the president-elect's $1 trillion infrastructure plan as a "bold vision" in an overwhelmingly friendly Senate confirmation hearing. But she declined to take positions on the regulation of developing technology such as autonomous vehicles.

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In Trump era, NHTSA must lead on safety

To get a hint at how 2017 will play out, we should take a look at what transpired when George W. Bush took office, regulatory affairs consultant Dale Kardos writes.

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