Automakers knew earlier of Takata airbag issues, plaintiffs contendMarch 15, 2018
GM, VW, Fiat Chrysler and Daimler knew of problems with Takata airbag inflators and should have moved faster to recall vehicles, according to court documents cited by owners suing the automakers.
Geely taps Autoliv, Zenuity to develop ADAS system for Level 3 autonomyMarch 9, 2018
Swedish supplier Autoliv and its software joint venture Zenuity have been selected by Chinese automaker Geely to develop advanced driver assistance systems for Level 3 autonomous driving in China.
U.S. senators call new hearing on Takata airbag inflatorsMarch 7, 2018
Senators plan to convene a previously undisclosed hearing to focus on the status of Takata airbag inflator recalls, the largest and most complex recall process in auto history that some lawmakers say is too slow.
Crash test dummy maker Humanetics buys Austrian manufacturerMarch 6, 2018
Humanetics Innovative Solutions, a crash test dummy maker based in suburban Detroit, has acquired an Austrian safety test equipment manufacturer.
Hyundai recalls 43,941 U.S. vehicles on steering wheel detachment riskMarch 5, 2018
Hyundai is recalling nearly 44,000 vehicles in the United States because the steering wheel may detach from the steering column while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the chance of a crash.
FCA, Mazda, Ford band together for airbag recall outreach program in HoustonMarch 2, 2018
Ford, Mazda and FCA have banded together to implement an outreach program in Houston to locate owners of certain older vehicles with potentially lethal Takata airbag inflators and schedule repairs.
Self-driving cars with 'remote' drivers could test on Calif. roads in AprilFeb. 23, 2018
Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April.
Cadillac XT5, Subaru Outback nab top rating in rear-crash programFeb. 22, 2018
The Cadillac XT5 and Subaru Outback fared the best in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new rear-crash prevention rating system.
Takata agrees to settle U.S. probe by 44 state AGs over deadly airbagsFeb. 22, 2018
Takata agreed to settle a probe by 44 state attorneys general into claims it concealed a deadly safety defect with air bag inflators.
Fiat Chrysler to recall 228,508 trucks to fix shifter issueFeb. 16, 2018
FCA said it would recall about 228,508 trucks in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other markets to prevent drivers from unintentionally shifting their vehicles out of "park."
GM, Ford, VW, Toyota among automakers providing up to $130 million for Takata's U.S. settlementFeb. 14, 2018
GM, Ford, VW and Toyota are among a group of 13 automakers that will contribute as much as $130 million to compensate those injured by faulty Takata airbags as part of a bankruptcy settlement.
Takata, U.S. government tangle over victim paymentsFeb. 13, 2018
Airbag supplier Takata and the U.S. government have agreed how to divvy up $850 million in restitution payments to automakers, but the two still are debating in court over which victims will receive the remaining $125 million.