While looking back, Nader looks forwardSun, 24, Jul 2016
It takes a surprisingly small number of people to change the world - and that's one thing consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last week, wishes more people realized.
FCA recalling 410,000 vehicles for software, wiring issuesFri, 22, Jul 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling nearly 410,000 vehicles worldwide because of a defect that can lead to a loss of propulsion.
NHTSA's Rosekind stands by self-driving carsWed, 20, Jul 2016
The head of NHTSA said Wednesday the U.S. government will not abandon efforts to speed the development of self-driving cars, despite a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S operating on an autopilot system.
54.5 mpg target is off the table, U.S. regulators sayMon, 18, Jul 2016
The U.S. government is adjusting its CAFE goals for the 2025 model year, saying the industry won't hit fleetwide fuel economy averages of 54.5 mpg because demand for trucks and SUVs is higher than expected.
Tesla working with suppliers to improve AutopilotMon, 18, Jul 2016
Tesla is working with suppliers Bosch and Mobileye to refine its Autopilot technology, which has come under fire in recent weeks following a fatal accident that occurred while it was in use.
Industry blindsided as CAFE fines jumpSat, 16, Jul 2016
Next month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will more than double the fine it assesses automakers that fall short of their annual Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. For many automakers, that increase could upend the economics of their fuel-economy compliance strategies.
Consumer Reports urges Tesla to disable auto steering functionThu, 14, Jul 2016
Consumer Reports on Thursday urged Tesla Motors to disable the automatic steering function in its Autopilot driving-assist system, which is under investigation by U.S. safety regulators after a fatal crash.
Dutch vehicle authority seeks answers on fatal Tesla crashThu, 14, Jul 2016
The Dutch vehicle approval body has asked U.S. authorities for details of a fatal Tesla crash to see if cars equipped with the automaker's autopilot function are safe. The Model S vehicles have been approved in Europe by the Dutch organization.
NHTSA seeks answers on fatal Tesla Autopilot crashTue, 12, Jul 2016
U.S. highway safety regulators have demanded that Tesla Motors hand over detailed information about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a May 7 fatal crash in which the system was in use.
Tesla crash raises stakes for self-driving vehicle startups, auto suppliersTue, 12, Jul 2016
Concerns raised by the first reported fatality in a semi-automated car were expected to speed adoption of more sensitive technology to help vehicles see and drive themselves safely, increasing demand on the emerging autonomous vehicle technology industry, investors and analysts said.
First real-world look at how drivers interact with autonomous technologySat, 09, Jul 2016
NHTSA's investigation into the fatal crash of a Tesla Model S is its first opportunity to get a real-world reading on how automated-driving technology works in the field, and how drivers interact with it.
NTSB to scrutinize driver automation with probe of Tesla crashFri, 08, Jul 2016
While NHTSA conducts a review of a fatal May 7 accident involving a Tesla Model S operating in AutoPilot mode, the National Transportation Safety Board signaled Friday it wants to take a more comprehensive look at whether the crash reveals any systemic issues with driverless car technology.