VW owners to get buyback price plus at least $5,100 in U.S. dealTue, 28, Jun 2016
VW's decision to cheat on the 2.0-liter diesel vehicles it made the cornerstone of its U.S. vehicle lineup will cost the company nearly $15 billion in far-reaching settlements with purchasers of those cars and the U.S. government.
Fiat Chrysler rollaway recall linked to 68 injuries, 266 crashesTue, 28, Jun 2016
U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday there were 68 reported injuries and 266 reported crashes in vehicles, including 2014-2015 Fiat Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee models with a type of gear-shifting control that has confused some consumers and led to rollaway incidents, prompting a recall.
VW's U.S. settlement to grow to $15 billion in emissions scandal, report saysMon, 27, Jun 2016
Volkswagen AG's settlement with nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15 billion cash, two sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Monday.
IIHS dials up pressure on automakersMon, 27, Jun 2016
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is using its powerful megaphone to send a message to automakers: Don't slack off on passenger-side safety.
Tighter ZEV rules will force the industry to work harderMon, 27, Jun 2016
California's air-quality regulations are slated to tighten in 2018 in a way that limits the impact of partial credits from sales of plug-in hybrids and low-emissions conventional vehicles, requiring more actual ZEV sales. That means automakers will have to be even more engaged in California's complex system of credits and sales-based quotas.
Time for Chinese regulators to punish the copycatsMon, 20, Jun 2016
Over the years, most major Chinese carmakers have outgrown their copycat phase. They've built their own car design teams and tapped foreign design talents to lead them. Yet, China's regulators still protect domestic companies that continue to copy foreign models.
Is the industry's claim to airwaves slipping away?Mon, 27, Jun 2016
An FCC commissioner's argument is a setback for the auto industry, which has struggled to defend its claim to a critical segment of the radio spectrum against competing claims from cable and Internet companies seeking more bandwidth for Wi-Fi services.
Nissan sues South Korea over accusations of emissions cheatingFri, 24, Jun 2016
Nissan's South Korean unit said it has filed a lawsuit over claims by the government that the automaker had cheated on emissions with its Qashqai diesel SUV.
IIHS may broaden small-overlap ratingThu, 23, Jun 2016
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said it may add passenger-side evaluations to its influential crashworthiness ratings program after it found that several small crossovers showed disparities in driver- and passenger-side protection in the group's tough small-overlap crash test.
Faraday cleared to test self-driving cars on California roadsTue, 21, Jun 2016
Faraday Future plans to begin testing prototype self-driving electric vehicles on California roads later this year after winning approval from the state.
Mercedes awaits E-class certificationMon, 20, Jun 2016
A certification slowdown means Mercedes-Benz dealers will have to wait longer than expected to sell the redesigned 2017 E-class sedan.
Cheap cars fueling Mexico's sales boom often lack airbags, ABSSun, 19, Jun 2016
In the past few years, auto sales in Mexico have surged to record levels, thanks to plentiful financing and aggressive competition to get small, cheap cars into the hands of the working class. But that focus on a low sticker price has held back safety, consumer advocates say.