House committee presses CFPB for answers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ignored a congressional deadline to specify how it determines discrimination in auto lending.... Read More »


DOT's Foxx updates lawmakers on GM investigation

11:59 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2014
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx updated lawmakers on Capitol Hill today into his agency's probe of whether General Motors was slow to report to the federal government problems with ignition switches in its autos, which have led to at least 12 deaths.... Read More »



In Congress, a changing of the guard

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
After more than a half century of service, Rep. John Dingell is ready to go. And that's the clearest sign yet that the U.S. auto industry must prepare for a changing of the guard in Congress.... Read More »


Rep. John Dingell, who championed the auto industry, to retire

10:52 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history and staunch ally to the U.S. auto industry, plans to retire at the end of his current term.... Read More »


Rockefeller warns automakers, suppliers to cut risk of in-car mobile technology

5:19 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
An influential senator, Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, warned automakers and technology executives on Thursday that he'll propose regulating in-car use of mobile phones to Internet-connected entertainment and information systems unless they do more to reduce driver distractions.... Read More »



Ford wins 4th straight Polk award for most-loyal customers

5:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Ford earned honors for the fourth consecutive year as the car company with the most-loyal customers, according to the Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards presented at the Automotive News World Congress by IHS Automotive.... Read More »


U.S. study of automotive location data raises privacy concerns

12:52 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
The government's research arm found that data-hungry in-car location services could use some improvement in the privacy and consumer notification departments. The Government Accountability Office's report prompted Minnesota Senator Al Franken, the longtime comedian and political pundit, to call on Congress to pass a location-privacy bill.... Read More »



From 'lifeline' to 'worst' fear: How the rescue was viewed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2013
The U.S. Treasury Department's sale last week of its final shares of GM stock hasn't erased controversy over the bailout that gave Treasury a stake in the nation's biggest automaker. As reader comments on Web stories about the sell-off show, the bailout remains a sore point with some Americans.... Read More »


U.S. senator asks automakers how they will thwart hackers

4:06 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
A United States senator has asked 20 of the world's biggest automakers for information on how they secure their vehicles from cyber attacks, in light of reports by security experts who say they have identified ways to hack into cars.... Read More »



Enjoy the carve-out, dealers, while it's on the table

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2013
While carving their turkeys this Thanksgiving, dealers can be thankful franchised new-car dealerships were carved out of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's jurisdiction after intense lobbying by the National Automobile Dealers Association.... Read More »



Japan frets as U.S. budget impasse spoils profit outlook

3:20 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013
Japan's carmakers are nervously watching Washington's budget battle and debt debate, because they could end up big losers in an extended shutdown or default.... Read More »



Trade talks could usher in a new era for automakers worldwide

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
An auto industry without borders. That is the dream in C-suites from Detroit to Munich to Tokyo, now that the political stars appear aligned for free-trade treaties that could knock down some of the walls dividing the three capitals of the global auto market.... Read More »


Plan to expand U.S. auto loan program faces bumpy road

10:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2013
Democratic proposals to widen the scope of the Department of Energy's loan program for advanced cars could falter in the face of Republican opposition in Congress.... Read More »



I'm wearing a new mask

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Just for fun, NADA officers brought a mask of Hillary Clinton, who will be NADA's keynote speaker at the convention next year in New Orleans.... Read More »


U.S. lawmaker seeks tough rules on Japan autos in trade talks

6:45 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2013
A senior U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to push for tough rules on opening the U.S. market to more Japanese autos and to take a firm line in free trade talks against currency manipulation, as Detroit automakers and workers turned up the heat on the White House.... Read More »



Obamacare decisions are too important to wait

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Dealerships and other small auto businesses should decide how to comply with Obamacare, even though the key provision now won't be enforced until 2015.... Read More »



Range anxiety, hydrogen style

3:08 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2013
Honda's hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, the FCX Clarity, has been known to travel thousands of miles without refueling. But only while sitting on the back of a truck.... Read More »



Auto lending: Regulator must be reined in

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Congress must rein in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has overstepped its mandate by squeezing banks and finance companies to limit dealership profits, apparently based on questionable assumptions of widespread discrimination in auto lending.... Read More »


House Democrats press credit bureau on bias data

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's dispute with dealers over alleged discrimination in auto lending has spilled over onto Capitol Hill.... Read More »


2 congressmen ask Treasury for details on 2008-09 dealership closures

2:36 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2013
Two congressmen -- one a former Ohio auto dealer and the other a Pennsylvania new- and used-car dealer -- have asked the U.S. Treasury Department to release materials detailing how General Motors and Chrysler dealerships were selected for closure during the 2008-09 restructuring.... Read More »


U.S. to monitor cybersecurity risks as car connectivity grows

3:04 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2013
Rising cybersecurity risks to drivers as their cars become increasingly powered by and connected to computers have prompted federal auto safety regulators to start a new office focusing on the threat.... Read More »



Why Wednesday hearing could be connected cars' moment of truth

4:12 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2013
In the software industry, people talk about vaporware -- products that are heavily promoted but never seem to go on sale. Automakers are at the point that they must prove that connected cars, which talk to each other over Wi-Fi to stay out of fender-benders, are more than just vaporware.... Read More »


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