Recall battle shifts to statesMon, 30, May 2016
State dealer associations are going to their legislatures seeking -- and getting -- new protections they say dealers need to cope with the burden of unrepaired vehicles on their lots, especially as the Takata airbag recalls expand. Maryland and Virginia have already moved forward.
Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata airbagsFri, 27, May 2016
Eight automakers said today they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata airbags, expanding the largest-ever auto safety push, documents posted by U.S. regulators showed.
VW has lost a lot more than moneyMon, 30, May 2016
It's hard to measure exactly how much Volkswagen's enormous diesel emissions cheating will cost the company. Volkswagen has put the 2015 financial toll at about $18 billion. The real damage to VW is just starting.
Auto industry must earn trust for its own sakeMon, 30, May 2016
The auto industry faces skepticism and distrust from regulators and the public on safety, fuel economy and emissions standards. It must work to reverse this alarming trend.
Campaign for zero fatalities started in safety-conscious SwedenMon, 23, May 2016
The notion that traffic fatalities can be eliminated is a Swedish import. The initiative, known as Vision Zero, was written into Sweden's road safety law in 1997.
Crash test dummies get in back seat to make Uber riders saferWed, 25, May 2016
Crash test dummies, who have dutifully endured thousands of simulated accidents from the front seat, are about to get a ride in the back.
Challenger trails Mustang, Camaro in crash tests, IIHS saysTue, 24, May 2016
The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the sports coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
Germany to retest 30 cars showing 'inexplicably high' CO2 levelsTue, 24, May 2016
A German government committee has asked for further tests on 30 cars it says have "inexplicably high" CO2 emissions. The results came to light after officials tested cars from most major brands for 'defeat' devices.
Public not sold on fully autonomous vehicles, study findsMon, 23, May 2016
More than four out of five people would prefer not to ride in fully autonomous vehicles, a study published today found.
There may be a way to zero deaths But is there a will?Mon, 23, May 2016
The auto industry is on the cusp of a startling prospect: What if nobody died in traffic accidents? It's a huge leap from the stance acceptance that road fatalities are regrettable but inevitable to an attitude closer to the commercial aviation standard: Any death is extraordinary and requires immediate remedial action. Such a shift wouldn't be easy.
Energy group presses U.S. to speed autonomous car deploymentThu, 19, May 2016
A group of business executives and retired U.S. military officials, aiming to reduce America's reliance on oil, called for the removal of regulatory barriers and a national policy to trump state rules to foster autonomous car deployment.
Germany raises doubts about Opel's emissions deviceWed, 18, May 2016
Germany raised doubts about the legality of devices General Motors' Opel subsidiary used to monitor emissions, raising the possibility that the brand's engine software breaches the country's regulations.