NHTSA investigates fatal crash of Tesla Model S in Autopilot modeThu, 30, Jun 2016
NHTSA opened a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla cars after a fatal crash in Florida involving a Model S with the "Autopilot" feature engaged, putting new scrutiny on emerging autonomous technology. Tesla, which informed regulators of the accident, said it represented “the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated.”
Unifor loses organizing vote at 2 Toyota plants in OntarioThu, 30, Jun 2016
Maintenance workers at two Toyota assembly plants in Ontario voted against unionization, in a recruiting setback for Unifor, one of Canada's biggest unions. The secret-ballot voting took place last Friday and Monday at Toyota's Cambridge and Woodstock plants in Ontario. Unifor's director of organizing said 278 workers voted against union representation, while 238 were in favor.
U.S. tells certain 2001-03 Honda owners to stop drivingThu, 30, Jun 2016
U.S. officials warned owners of certain 2001-03 Honda and Acura vehicles to stop driving the cars, citing new data showing the vehicles' Takata airbag inflators have as much as a 50 percent chance of exploding in a crash. The warning today applies to about 313,000 unrepaired vehicles.
Elio Motors shows off three-wheel test vehicleThu, 30, Jun 2016
Elio Motors provided a look at its first test vehicle, in what the company calls one of its “most important milestones” before the planned 2017 launch of its three-wheeled vehicles.
Toyota adds child models to virtual crash test softwareThu, 30, Jun 2016
Toyota said it is including child-size models for the first time in the latest update of its virtual crash test dummy software, which is sold globally to automakers, suppliers and researchers.
Robert Cox, ad man behind Ford's 'Quality is Job 1' pitch, diesWed, 29, Jun 2016
Robert Cox, an outspoken New York advertising executive who helped Ford embrace the slogan “Quality is Job 1” in the 1980s and later crafted ad campaigns for Honda and Saturn, has died. He was 78.
VW believes it can fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter U.S. vehiclesThu, 30, Jun 2016
A lawyer for Volkswagen AG said the German automaker believes it can fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel cars and SUVs, a move that could help the company avoid a second pricey buyback.
Dealers should play a role in auto safety education, NTSB official saysThu, 30, Jun 2016
Auto dealers should have a role in educating consumers on properly using potentially life-saving vehicle technology, a National Transportation Safety Board member said.
GM economist sees negligible impact of Brexit on U.S. autos, for nowWed, 29, Jun 2016
It is too soon to measure the impact of the British vote to leave the EU on General Motors, but the decision will likely not have much effect on the company in its home market, GM's chief economist said on Wednesday.
Japan automakers recall 1.3 million cars at home over Takata airbagsThu, 30, Jun 2016
Japanese automakers recalled about 1.3 million cars at home as part of an expanded recall of potentially faulty airbags from Takata, with some planning more recalls overseas that could affect more than 1 million additional cars.
BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye on self-driving tech, report saysThu, 30, Jun 2016
BMW is working on a development partnership for self-driving technology with Israeli collision detection software maker Mobileye and U.S. chipmaker Intel, people familiar with the matter said today.
GM economist sees little Brexit impact for automaker in U.S.Thu, 30, Jun 2016
GM's chief economist, Mustafa Mohataram, says it is too soon to measure the impact of the UK vote to leave the EU on the automaker, but the outcome will likely have little effect in the U.S.