Takata's fight for survival gets even harder as airbag recall widensWed, 04, May 2016
The world's largest automotive safety recall is about to get even bigger, adding to the hurdles that Japanese airbag supplier Takata is battling to survive the crisis.
Average fuel economy dips, likely driven by rising pickups, SUVs, researchers sayWed, 04, May 2016
After a record-breaking April for light-vehicle sales, the average fuel economy of those vehicles dipped slightly from March, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said.
U.S. orders massive expansion of Takata recallsWed, 04, May 2016
U.S. auto safety regulators ordered a dramatic expansion of the Takata airbag inflator recalls today, more than doubling the number of hazardous parts covered by the callbacks in a move that the auto industry will spend the next several years sorting out.
Takata poised to recall another 35-40 million U.S. airbag inflators, reports sayTue, 03, May 2016
Under pressure from U.S. regulators, Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is expected to announce as early as Wednesday that it is recalling 35 million to 40 million additional inflators in U.S. vehicles, according to several media reports today.
Delphi doubles Q1 net income following acquisition, global growthWed, 04, May 2016
Delphi Automotive's net income more than doubled in the first quarter of this year, over the same quarter last year, due to the acquisition of HellermanTyton Group and increased demand around the world.
Nissan takes new ad path after U.S. exec ripped agenciesMon, 02, May 2016
Nissan is making a new safety pitch in U.S. ads breaking this week as part of a larger marketing overhaul that will take full effect in June.
Takata sets aside additional $189 million to cover airbag recall costsMon, 02, May 2016
Takata raised provisions for its airbag recalls that involve more than a dozen auto manufacturers, after denying reports that the biggest safety crisis in the industry's history will expand further.
U.S. said to threaten to block easing of EU car exports in trade talksMon, 02, May 2016
The U.S. is threatening to prevent the easing of export controls on European cars in talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership free trade deal, German media reported.
Why Michigan wants to stay in the driver's seat on autonomous vehicle legislationSun, 01, May 2016
Attorneys who specialize in connected car technology and autonomous vehicles say the industry is creating new and unique legal issues around everything from cybersecurity and data protection to product liability. Michigan should be on the cutting edge of that discussion, one lawmaker says.
Fixing the U.S. recall loophole is a job for 'someone else'Mon, 02, May 2016
Last year, AutoNation staked out a bold and admirable position on recalls, pledging to go beyond federal law and not sell new or used vehicles with pending recalls. Turns out, AutoNation couldn't live up to its promise.
Nissan will recall 3.53 million vehicles because airbags may not deployFri, 29, Apr 2016
Nissan said it is recalling 3.53 million vehicles worldwide because passenger-side airbags may not work properly because vehicle sensors may malfunction.
Best test for self-driving cars?Fri, 29, Apr 2016
Federal safety regulators are asking automakers to help them figure out how to test self-driving cars to determine whether the vehicles are safe enough for consumers.