U.S. indicts three ex-Takata executives; criminal settlement reachedFri, 13, Jan 2017
The federal government charged Takata with criminal wrongdoing on Friday in connection with airbag inflator ruptures linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide. The company was charged with a single felony count of wire fraud. It was expected to plead guilty to the charge as part of a $1 billion deal with the Justice Department.
Takata to plead guilty, pay victims and automakers in $1 billion deal, reports sayThu, 12, Jan 2017
Takata is expected to agree to plead guilty to fraud charges Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve the government's investigation into deadly air bag ruptures, sources said.
Ford expands Takata airbag recall, now affects 3 million vehiclesThu, 12, Jan 2017
Chao hits no roadblocks in confirmation hearing for DOT chiefWed, 11, Jan 2017
Donald Trump's choice to run the Transportation Department, Elaine Chao, defended the president-elect's $1 trillion infrastructure plan as a "bold vision" in an overwhelmingly friendly Senate confirmation hearing. But she declined to take positions on the regulation of developing technology such as autonomous vehicles.
How Waymo decided to go driverlessTue, 10, Jan 2017
John Krafcik, head of what used to be Google's self-driving project, said the company's approach to automation was determined after observing how drivers responded to advanced driver assist technologies.
Rosekind credits auto industry for collaboration on safetyTue, 10, Jan 2017
Mark Rosekind, looking back on his two-year tenure as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, credited the auto industry for being open to the agency's aggressive efforts to create a more proactive approach to safety.
Jaguar, Land Rover models face NHTSA probe for rollaway riskSat, 31, Dec 2016
Some Land Rover SUVs and Jaguar XF sedans are being evaluated following reports of consumer injuries after the vehicles rolled away while parked, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Honda recalls 641,302 Odysseys, issues stop-sale orderThu, 29, Dec 2016
Takata could pay up to $1 billion to settle U.S. criminal probe, report saysWed, 28, Dec 2016
Takata is nearing a criminal settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and is expected to pay up to $1 billion to resolve allegations of wrongdoing related to its faulty airbag inflators, The Wall Street Journal reported today.
Uber shuts down self-driving test program after Calif. DMV actionWed, 21, Dec 2016
The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday revoked the registration on all 16 of the vehicles involved in Uber's self-driving ride-hailing pilot in San Francisco, forcing the company to shut down the program.
Ford recalls 8,000 2017 Super Duty trucks for fuel strap reinforcementWed, 21, Dec 2016
Ford said it is recalling over 8,000 2017 Super Duty trucks that do not contain a proper fuel tank strap reinforcement. Separately, it's recalling about 1,300 2016 Ford Taurus sedans, 2016-17 Flex crossovers, 2017 Explorers and Police Interceptor Utilities and 2016-17 Lincoln MKT crossovers with leaky turbocharger oil supply tubes.