U.S. recall process still in need of its own fixDec. 4
Three years after massive recalls engulfed the auto industry, the process for finding vehicle owners and completing the necessary repairs remains disjointed at best, with few reforms to protect the public when the next major vehicle safety crisis hits.
2 DMVs boost repair rates by flagging recallsDec. 11
Recall compliance rates quadrupled this year in Vermont and nearly doubled in the District of Columbia after they started listing unrepaired defects on residents' annual vehicle inspection reports, a study commissioned by American Honda found.
Honda goes the extra mile to close out airbag recallsDec. 11
It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles and getting their owners to come in for repairs.
IIHS top safety picks dwindle under new criteriaDec. 7
Cordray announces bid for Ohio governor after leaving CFPBDec. 6
California bill to banish fossil-fuel cars by 2040 in the worksDec. 6
BMW denies diesel cars have 'shut off' device to mask high NOx emissionsDec. 5
BMW denied allegations that engine management software shut off a system filtering emissions in some of its diesel cars. A German environmental group alleged that a 3-series diesel wagon emitted amounts of NOx seven times above the legal limit.
Senators search for path to bring self-driving legislation to a voteNov. 30
Proposed database would aid notificationsDec. 4
Forget tax credit; let the market workDec. 4
Society won't take limits on freedomDec. 4
No one doubts the capabilities and levels of modern technology, but I just don’t believe that a free society would be ready for the enactment of air traffic control levels of obedience for stop signs, traffic lights and speed limits.
Mercedes plans more drone deliveries after 100 'perfect' flightsNov. 28
Mercedes plans more drone deliveries after using Vito vans and mini aircraft to ship goods ordered online to customers in Zurich. Mercedes is testing drone deliveries to bypass congested roads amid a boom in e-commerce.