U.S. seeks to expedite Takata airbag replacementsFri, 09, Dec 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation today said it will press the auto industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata airbag inflators and signaled a likely widening of the industry's largest ever recall.
Does self-driving plan rely too much on states?Mon, 05, Dec 2016
Apple signals a readiness to join the self-driving car raceSun, 04, Dec 2016
Apple is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles.
Leaders need to know businessMon, 21, Nov 2016
In the next couple of months, President-elect Trump will fill a great many jobs in the executive branch. It is difficult to say which of those positions matter most to the auto industry, but several come to mind.
Safety groups challenge NHTSA on automatic-braking pactWed, 30, Nov 2016
Auto safety and consumer advocacy groups have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a bid to force the agency to decide whether to require automatic braking systems on all new light vehicles.
GM details self-driving vehicle system in U.S. letterMon, 28, Nov 2016
GM's semi-autonomous "Super Cruise" system will allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods, but will stop the vehicle automatically if drivers are not attentive, according to a government letter made public on Monday.
NHTSA targets smartphones, app developers to curb driver distractionWed, 23, Nov 2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today issued new voluntary guidelines aimed at curbing driver distraction from cell phones and other portable devices, extending the department's reach to tech firms and app developers.
Kia recalls 71,000 Sportages after 9 complaints of 'thermal events'Tue, 22, Nov 2016
Kia Motors America is recalling 71,704 Kia Sportage crossovers in the U.S. because an electronic control unit can short circuit and lead to a fire. The affected crossovers are from the 2008 and 2009 model years and were assembled between Aug. 9, 2007, and May 13, 2009.
Auto coalition urges U.S. to adapt regulations for autonomous vehiclesTue, 22, Nov 2016
A group of automakers and tech firms advocating for autonomous vehicles has called on U.S. regulators to change federal auto safety standards that effectively prohibit the operation of a car without the presence of a driver.
FCA will recall 88,888 vehiclesFri, 18, Nov 2016
U.S. finalizes long delayed 'quiet cars' rulesMon, 14, Nov 2016
The U.S. Transportation Department today said it finalized long-delayed rules that will require "quiet cars" like electric vehicles and hybrids to emit alert sounds at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour.