Litigation and Regulations
NHTSA issues nonbinding guidance on auto cybersecurityMon, 24, Oct 2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new guidance for how automakers should approach cybersecurity amid growing scrutiny prompted by high-profile vehicle hacks and the spread of car connectivity technologies.
Volkswagen pressured by EU to show damaged cars will be fixedMon, 24, Oct 2016
Volkswagen is facing renewed pressure to repair the damage caused by its diesel emissions scandal, with the European Union calling on the carmaker to start compensating affected consumers and show clear proof that vehicles will be fixed within the coming year.
EPA scrutiny bogs down new dieselsMon, 24, Oct 2016
Only two automakers have received EPA clearance to sell 2017 diesels in the U.S. Other automakers' plans remain in limbo as the EPA continues the rigorous diesel testing regime it implemented in response to VW's emissions violations.
Judge 'inclined' to approve VW emissions settlement with ownersTue, 18, Oct 2016
A federal judge, indicating he's “strongly inclined” to do so, will decide by Oct. 25 whether to approve Volkswagen's $10.03 billion settlement with nearly half a million owners of diesel vehicles that don't meet U.S. emissions laws, or if the plan should be modified.
Germany sends Tesla drivers Autopilot warning letterFri, 14, Oct 2016
Germany is warning owners of Tesla vehicles that the use of the Autopilot function in their electric cars requires the driver's unrestricted attention at all times.
Toyota raises concerns about California self-driving oversightTue, 11, Oct 2016
A Toyota official raised concerns about California's plans to require compliance with a planned U.S. autonomous vehicle safety check list, calling it "preposterous."
Two finalists expected to be named in Takata bid processTue, 11, Oct 2016
The list of suitors for embattled automotive safety products supplier Takata is expected to be reduced to two following a meeting in New York or Detroit at the end of this month.
Congresswoman raises concerns about VW settlement oversightSat, 08, Oct 2016
A settlement with U.S. regulators gives Volkswagen too much authority over how to spend $2 billion on electric vehicle technology, a U.S. congresswoman from California said this week in a letter.
Daimler unit to pay $28.5 million to settle U.S. Clean Air Act claimsThu, 06, Oct 2016
Detroit Diesel, a unit of automaker Daimler AG, will spend $14.5 million to reduce pollutants and pay a $14 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the U.S. Clean Air Act, the Justice Department said today.
NHTSA probes inadvertent airbag deployments on Nissan VersaWed, 05, Oct 2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into 252,756 Nissan Versa vehicles after complaints of inadvertent airbag deployments.
NADA warns lawmakers: Avoid policy that pumps up pricesWed, 05, Oct 2016
The chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association cautioned policymakers Wednesday: Do not implement policies that make buying, financing, trading in and servicing vehicles more expensive for consumers.
Fiat Chrysler to face U.S. shareholder claims over safety complianceWed, 05, Oct 2016
A federal judge today said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles must face part of a lawsuit accusing the automaker of defrauding U.S. shareholders by making false and misleading statements about its ability to comply with vehicle safety laws.