California proposes giving more freedom to test self-driving carsFri, 30, Sep 2016
California will allow companies more leeway in testing self-driving cars on public roads while restricting how the nascent technology is advertised under revised draft regulations. In one of the biggest changes, the new rules would allow for the absence of a driver in some instances, provided there is two-way communication with the vehicle.
The car-emissions sleuth who's costing Fiat Chrysler $5 billionTue, 27, Sep 2016
As head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air-quality and transportation office, Chris Grundler holds as much sway as any single human over how global automakers allocate more than $100 billion in r&d money each year. Sometimes they chafe.
China's BYD expands U.S. manufacturing plantThu, 15, Sep 2016
Chinese automaker BYD, which is backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, said it launched its second of three phases of construction at its manufacturing plant in Lancaster, Calif., on Tuesday.
Silicon Valley online course to mint self-driving car engineersTue, 13, Sep 2016
Silicon Valley is creating a crash course in self-driving car technology to address a shortage of engineers with help from a startup in a different field: online education.
Ford acquires shuttle service, bike-sharing company in Calif.Fri, 09, Sep 2016
In an effort to expand its “mobility services,” Ford has acquired the San Francisco-based shuttle service Chariot and partnered with bike-share company Motivate, the company said Friday.
Cadillac retail plan draws another challenge; global sales surge in AugustTue, 06, Sep 2016
The nation's largest state dealer association has urged Cadillac to delay its Project Pinnacle incentive program, arguing that the plan will hurt dealers and violate at least eight California franchise laws.
California's VW diesel-cheating agreement approved by judgeFri, 02, Sep 2016
Volkswagen Group's agreement with California to resolve unfair competition claims tied to the company's emissions-cheating scandal won final approval from the federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits in the U.S.