NHTSA investigates fatal crash of Tesla Model S in Autopilot modeThu, 30, Jun 2016
NHTSA opened a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla cars after a fatal crash in Florida involving a Model S with the "Autopilot" feature engaged, putting new scrutiny on emerging autonomous technology. Tesla, which informed regulators of the accident, said it represented “the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated.”
Elio Motors shows off three-wheel test vehicleThu, 30, Jun 2016
Elio Motors provided a look at its first test vehicle, in what the company calls one of its “most important milestones” before the planned 2017 launch of its three-wheeled vehicles.
Toyota adds child models to virtual crash test softwareThu, 30, Jun 2016
Toyota said it is including child-size models for the first time in the latest update of its virtual crash test dummy software, which is sold globally to automakers, suppliers and researchers.
Dealers should play a role in auto safety education, NTSB official saysThu, 30, Jun 2016
Auto dealers should have a role in educating consumers on properly using potentially life-saving vehicle technology, a National Transportation Safety Board member said.
Japan automakers recall 1.3 million cars at home over Takata airbagsThu, 30, Jun 2016
Japanese automakers recalled about 1.3 million cars at home as part of an expanded recall of potentially faulty airbags from Takata, with some planning more recalls overseas that could affect more than 1 million additional cars.
BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye on self-driving tech, report saysThu, 30, Jun 2016
BMW is working on a development partnership for self-driving technology with Israeli collision detection software maker Mobileye and U.S. chipmaker Intel, people familiar with the matter said today.
Toyota recalls 3.4 million cars globally over airbags, fuel tanksTue, 28, Jun 2016
Toyota said it's recalling about 3.4 million vehicles globally to repair separate flaws involving leaky fuel tanks and curtain airbags that may crack and injure occupants.
Why VW owners get $10,000 in U.S., but a bit of pipe in the EUWed, 29, Jun 2016
If you own a Volkswagen with a diesel engine in the U.S., the company will buy back your car and give you as much as $10,000. If you drive one in Europe, you may only get a piece of pipe. The reasons for the wide disparity is the big differences in legal and regulatory structures in each region.
Fiat Chrysler rollaway recall linked to 68 injuries, 266 crashesTue, 28, Jun 2016
U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday there were 68 reported injuries and 266 reported crashes in vehicles, including 2014-2015 Fiat Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee models with a type of gear-shifting control that has confused some consumers and led to rollaway incidents, prompting a recall.
Toyota Camry returns to No. 1 on 'most American' listTue, 28, Jun 2016
The Toyota Camry took the top spot for the 10th annual Cars.com American-Made Index. The Camry has topped the Cars.com index six times.
UAW cancels strike after tentative agreement reached with supplier SakthiFri, 24, Jun 2016
The UAW and aluminum castings supplier Sakthi Automotive Group agreed on Thursday to a tentative labor agreement after the union earlier this week threatened a strike.
Takata CEO says he'll step down once 'new regime' is in placeTue, 28, Jun 2016
Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada said he will resign after a "new management regime" is found, finally heeding calls for change so that the auto parts supplier can move ahead in dealing with a multibillion dollar airbag recall.