New headlight criteria mean fewer vehicles get IIHS top safety picks

Headlights that failed to measure up led to fewer new vehicles earning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top accolades in the latest batch of group's coveted safety evaluations.

CO2 ruling puts Trump, automakers in a bind

The EPA's surprise decision last week to uphold its greenhouse-gas targets keeps the auto industry pretty much where it was before the presidential

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GM expands rear-seat reminder technology to 20 models

In an effort to prevent child heatstroke deaths, General Motors' new Rear Seat Reminder technology -- which made its debut in the GMC Acadia this year -- will become standard on more than 20 models that account for about two-thirds of its U.S. sales.

Self-driving guidelines picked apart

The most common concern for companies ranging from Apple to ZF TRW: whether NHTSA's self-driving vehicle guidelines go far enough to prevent a regulatory patchwork among the states.

Trump's auto team comes together

Trump's pick of Wilbur Ross to head Commerce puts a powerful auto industry investor in a role where he will influence trade talks and the U.S. business climate. But Ross' business moves have not been purely Trumpian.

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