3-point belts protect middle seat riders, study finds

Three-point seat belts are effective at reducing fatalities for center rear seat passengers in cars and light trucks, a study shows. The benefit is more dramatic in passenger cars than in light trucks or SUVs.

 

Waymo cries foul over self-drive legislation

Several states are considering legislation that could exclude technology companies from operating self-driving vehicles within their borders.

Industry must accept r&d cost for cleaner air, then charge for it

Listening to the recent rhetoric from the Detroit 3, you'd think the auto industry had been bleeding red ink since striking the CAFE agreement with

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Industry must accept r&d cost for cleaner air, then charge for it

Listening to the recent rhetoric from the Detroit 3, you'd think the auto industry had been bleeding red ink since striking the CAFE agreement with the Obama administration, sitting on acres of unsalable wind-powered golf carts and handing out pink slips by the millions.

FTC sued over sale of certified used cars

The Center for Auto Safety and five other groups filed a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission for allowing used cars to be advertised as "certified" or safe despite being the target of an outstanding safety recall.

Fields' CAFE claim comes with an asterisk

Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields asked President Donald Trump last month for relief on strict Obama-era fuel economy mandates, claiming “various studies” say 1 million jobs are at risk if the regulations aren't relaxed. But independent industry analysts and environmental groups argue that figure is unrealistic and that Fields cherry-picked a worst-case scenario from a dubious report.

Mazda, Mitsu tread lightly in Trump era

Mazda and Mitsubishi, the only Japanese carmakers selling but not making cars in the U.S., fumble for strategies and hope for the best in a new era of “America First” trade policies under U.S. President Donald Trump.

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