Regulation and Safety

U.S. delays 'quiet car' rules for hybrids, electric cars

10:54 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
U.S. regulators are delaying rules that would require electric and hybrid cars to alert sight-impaired pedestrians and bicyclists until at least mid-March, according to a recent government filing.

Smartphones may have role in 8.1% rise of U.S. traffic deaths

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
The number of deaths from traffic accidents in the U.S. jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.

Five U.S. states, D.C. seek joint plan to cut auto sector emissions

1:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Five states and the District of Columbia plan to develop a joint market-based approach to try to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles across a...

Audi to revise emissions control software in U.S. vehicles with 3.0-liter engines

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Audi said today that it will revise emissions control software used on more than 85,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles with 3.

Ford latest automaker to stop using Takata airbag inflators

11:37 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Ford will become the fourth automaker to stop using certain Takata airbag inflators.

Ford recalls 451,865 Fusions, Mercury Milans for potential fuel tank problem

10:22 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Ford is recalling 451,865 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2010 and 2011 model years to fix a potential fuel tank problem that could lead to...

7 years' worth of VW diesels now under scrutiny

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Last week was supposed to bring some measure of clarity to Volkswagen's emissions fiasco.


Harmonized tailpipe rules are worth the fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
The Volkswagen cheating scandal has created an important opportunity to forge a single global standard for auto emissions.

VW CEO says diesel engine refits 'manageable'

1:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
The steps needed to fix about 8.

CARB chair says VW likely will buy back some diesels

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
The chief of the California Air Resources Board says Volkswagen “likely” will buy back at least some of the roughly 325,000 VW vehicles...

VW, under deadline, submits fix to 2.0-liter diesel emissions violations

7:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
The EPA and California air regulators received an initial proposal from Volkswagen, which faced a Friday deadline, to address emissions violations...

Tesla recalls 90,000 Model S cars for potential seat belt defect

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
Tesla Motors, unable to fully explain a broken seat belt discovered in early November by a European owner of the all-electric Model S sedan, has...

VW cuts 2016 capital investment 8% due to cost of fixing emissions cheat

7:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
Volkswagen today cut 1 billion euros ($1.

VW's 3.0-liter diesels under wider scrutiny by EPA, CARB

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
The EPA said at least 85,000 vehicles from Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche with 3.

Hyundai to recall about 305,000 Sonatas in U.S. for brake pedal issues

11:26 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
Hyundai plans to recall nearly 305,000 vehicles in the U.S.

U.S. senators urge VW to expand diesel compensation, agree to buybacks

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015
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Auto dealers poised for victory on recall provision in U.S. highway bill

7:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
It was supposed to be the response by Congress to a historic string of auto safety lapses that rocked the industry.

VW's Horn: Plan for emissions fix coming 'soon'

8:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
Volkswagen Group of America may soon disclose how it intends to fix 482,000 2.

Audi says gift cards help it identify owners of tainted diesels

6:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
Volkswagen AG's “goodwill gesture” of $1,000 worth of gift cards to owners of cars with engines that pollute more than the law allows is...

Porsche lawyers say actor Paul Walker to blame for his death in crash

2:08 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
Lawyers for German automaker Porsche said actor Paul Walker was responsible for his own death in a crash of a Porsche sports car, in response to a...

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