NADA seeks allies to oppose FTC surveyMon, 23, May 2016
The National Automobile Dealers Association is lining up allies for a fight with the Federal Trade Commission over a proposed survey of consumers regarding their experiences trading in, buying and financing vehicles at dealerships.
Challenger trails Mustang, Camaro in crash tests, IIHS saysTue, 24, May 2016
The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the sports coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
Germany to retest 30 cars showing 'inexplicably high' CO2 levelsTue, 24, May 2016
A German government committee has asked for further tests on 30 cars it says have "inexplicably high" CO2 emissions. The results came to light after officials tested cars from most major brands for 'defeat' devices.
Toyota expands Takata airbag recall by 1.6 million vehiclesMon, 23, May 2016
Toyota is recalling almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata airbag inflators that could rupture.
Can traffic deaths be eliminated?Sat, 21, May 2016
Getting to zero traffic fatalities may be unattainable, safety advocates concede. But they say it is possible to virtually eliminate the 30,000-plus annual highway deaths in the U.S.
Public not sold on fully autonomous vehicles, study findsMon, 23, May 2016
More than four out of five people would prefer not to ride in fully autonomous vehicles, a study published today found.
Packing heat? That's cool with some Texas dealersSun, 22, May 2016
On Jan. 1, it became legal in Texas to openly carry a handgun if the person has a license and the property owner does not display a sign banning the practice. Many dealers display such a sign, and some are even okay with openly packing heat in their dealerships.
GM offers debit cards to owners of crossovers with inflated mpg ratingsFri, 20, May 2016
General Motors will offer owners of 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave crossovers debit cards worth $450 to $1,500 to compensate them for buying the vehicles with inflated fuel-economy estimates.
Campaign for zero facalities started in safety-conscious SwedenMon, 23, May 2016
The notion that traffic fatalities can be eliminated is a Swedish import. The initiative, known as Vision Zero, was written into Sweden's road safety law in 1997.
Fiat backed by Italy in snub of Germany over emissions probeFri, 20, May 2016
German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt criticized Fiat for not showing up for a meeting to discuss emissions irregularities in its diesel vehicles. However, Fiat won the backing of Italian authorities.
There may be a way to zero deaths But is there a will?Mon, 23, May 2016
The auto industry is on the cusp of a startling prospect: What if nobody died in traffic accidents? It's a huge leap from the stance acceptance that road fatalities are regrettable but inevitable to an attitude closer to the commercial aviation standard: Any death is extraordinary and requires immediate remedial action. Such a shift wouldn't be easy.
Daimler to set aside $560 million to cover airbag recallThu, 19, May 2016
Daimler said today it would set aside around 500 million euros ($560 million) this year for the recall of some of its vehicles, which contain airbags made by Takata Corp.