Focus hatchbacks recalled for latch software fixWed, 28, Sep 2016
Ford is recalling 64,038 Ford Focus hatchbacks in the U.S. to fix potentially faulty interior latch release software. Ford has recalled 4 million vehicles in North America for various door-latch problems since 2014.
Honda reports another Takata airbag rupture in fatal Malaysia crashWed, 28, Sep 2016
Honda said today that the driver-side airbag inflator ruptured during a fatal crash in Malaysia, in the fourth death this year in the Southeast Asian country linked to airbags from supplier Takata Corp.
Takata in talks with U.S. to resolve criminal allegations, report saysWed, 28, Sep 2016
Japan's Takata in talks with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve allegations of criminal wrongdoing related to its faulty airbags, The Wall Street Journal reported today.
Takata failed to report 2003 airbag rupture to NHTSAFri, 23, Sep 2016
Japanese airbag supplier Takata said it failed to inform the U.S. auto safety agency of a 2003 rupture of one of its airbag inflators in Switzerland, according to an internal Takata report released by U.S. regulators on Friday.
Robot rides may force error-prone human motorists off the roadThu, 22, Sep 2016
New rules of the road for robot cars coming out of Washington this week could lead to the eventual extinction of one of the defining archetypes of the past century: the human driver.
Michigan House panel unanimously OKs amended autonomous vehicle billsWed, 21, Sep 2016
A Michigan House committee on Tuesday advanced four bills that would regulate Michigan's developing autonomous vehicle industry, with changes designed to satisfy concerns about exclusion raised by tech giant Google Inc.
What the auto world is saying about new U.S. policy on self-driving carsTue, 20, Sep 2016
Here's how officials, executives and others are reacting to the Department of Transportation's new policy for safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, announced today
U.S. guidelines set clearer path for autonomous carsMon, 19, Sep 2016
Automakers and tech companies working on self-driving car systems can expect greater scrutiny from U.S. regulators before they can put those cars on the road under a new federal policy that represents a significant shift in how vehicle technologies and safety are regulated.
The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless futureMon, 19, Sep 2016
Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that - it's a health and economic problem as well.
Obama administration set to release self-driving car guidelinesMon, 19, Sep 2016
The Obama administration today plans to unveil a policy framework to govern the development of self-driving cars, including new ways for automakers to share information on emerging technology with the government, people familiar with the announcement told Bloomberg.
Mobileye says it warned Tesla against enabling 'hands-free' drivingSat, 17, Sep 2016
Mobileye said its top executives were assured by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that drivers of the company's EVs would not be allowed to take their hands off the wheel when using the "Autopilot" driving assistance system, but Tesla later allowed hands-free driving over Mobileye's objections.
GM seeks delay in recall of 1 million vehicles with Takata airbagsFri, 16, Sep 2016
General Motors has asked U.S. auto safety regulators for a one-year delay of a planned recall of about 1 million full-size pickups and SUVs equipped with passenger-side airbag inflators made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp.