Takata sets aside additional $189 million to cover airbag recall costsMon, 02, May 2016
Takata raised provisions for its airbag recalls that involve more than a dozen auto manufacturers, after denying reports that the biggest safety crisis in the industry's history will expand further.
Best test for self-driving cars?Fri, 29, Apr 2016
Federal safety regulators are asking automakers to help them figure out how to test self-driving cars to determine whether the vehicles are safe enough for consumers.
Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless roadFri, 29, Apr 2016
Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.
FCA recalls 1.1 million sedans, SUVs with Euro-style shifters after injuriesFri, 22, Apr 2016
Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.1 million SUVs and sedans worldwide with European-style electronic shifters to prevent the vehicles from moving if a driver forgets to put the vehicles in park.
BMW stops sale of new 7-series models in U.S. due to airbag issueThu, 14, Apr 2016
BMW AG is recalling its new flagship 7-series luxury vehicle due to a potential airbag deployment issue, the company said today.
U.S. says 85 million Takata airbags may still face recallWed, 13, Apr 2016
U.S. auto safety regulators say there are about 85 million unrecalled Takata airbag inflators in U.S. vehicles that would eventually need to be recalled unless the company can prove they are safe.
Automakers urge insurance companies to remind U.S. drivers of recallsTue, 12, Apr 2016
Major carmakers want U.S. auto insurance companies to help persuade millions of American car owners to get recalled vehicles fixed.
Automakers, safety advocates warn U.S. over rush to deploy autonomous carsFri, 08, Apr 2016
Auto industry and consumer representatives warned Friday that U.S. auto safety regulators' push to aid autonomous car deployments may be too aggressive, and urged greater transparency and public input in policies covering self-driving technology.
Hyundai recalls 173,000 Sonatas for potential power steering hazardFri, 08, Apr 2016
NHTSA says the midsize sedan made from late December 2009 through late October 2010 may have a damaged circuit board that could cause the loss of power steering.
Honda recalls 143,000 vehicles in Japan after airbag fails to deployFri, 08, Apr 2016
Honda recalled about 143,000 vehicles in Japan after an airbag fitted with an inflator made by Daicel failed to deploy in a collision in which the driver was injured.
Texas teen's death spurs renewed call to speed recallsThu, 07, Apr 2016
The brother of a Texas teenager killed by shrapnel from an exploding Takata airbag said the family never received a recall notice about the defective vehicle safety device. The brother's comments came as U.S. safety regulators called current methods of alerting consumers about vehicle safety recalls inadequate.