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Former NHTSA head grills legislators on self-driving bill

For safety advocates, the promise of expedited accident-prevention technology doesn't justify relaxed standards.


2018 VW Tiguan being probed in U.S. for seat belt issue

NHTSA said it has opened a preliminary investigation into whether seat belts on new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossovers could fail during a crash.

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Quick Spin: Daily mobility news for 1.16.18

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed that he intends to step down in 2019 in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg in which he predicts widespread Level 4 autonomy and electrification in 10 years.

Quick spin: Daily mobility news for 1.15.18

We're zooming into the North American International Auto Show in Detroit straight off the plane from CES in Las Vegas. No rest for the tech-loving weary. Here's a look at what's making news today. -- Sharon Silke Carty

Quick spin: Daily mobility news for 1.12.18

We're nursing our post-CES hangovers. Of course, this is not an industry where you can rest for too long. Overnight, General Motors ditched the steering wheel, and a new autonomous startup already joined the melee. The Detroit auto show is around the corner, so pull on your extra warm stockings and let's jump right in.

UPDATED: 1/12/18 3:04 pm ET -- adds NHTSA comment
GM ride-hailing fleet would ditch steering wheel, pedals in 2019

GM plans to launch public ride-hailing services with self-driving vehicles that don't have manual controls such as steering wheels and pedals, starting in 2019. GM has asked federal regulators to waive 16 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards that currently prohibit such vehicles on roadways.

Quick spin: Daily mobility news for 1.11.2018

Good morning from Quick Spin, where we're getting ready to wrap up CES 2018 and enjoying the last of the desert weather before heading to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show. Though the announcements have wound down, there still has been plenty to see in Las Vegas -- or not, if you were in the halls that lost power.

Ghosn says Nissan has 'troops' on the ground

Carlos Ghosn found a way to hold court amid an array of journalists and coterie of executives through repeated, enthusiastic endorsements of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance's autonomous car strategy.

Quick spin: Daily mobility news for 1.9.2018

The last 24 hours has seen more unions than a Vegas chapel. On the heels of Nvidia's tie-ups with Uber, Volkswagen, Aurora and Baidu on Sunday, tech companies announced their own automotive partnerships.

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