Business and Finance
DVD player found in Tesla car in Florida crash, authorities sayFri, 01, Jul 2016
A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when it crashed and killed the driver in Florida in May, Florida Highway Patrol officials said on Friday.
VW slump hits 8 months; Audi marks another recordFri, 01, Jul 2016
Volkswagen of America posted its lowest June sales since 2010 while luxury sibling Audi notched another monthly record on surging crossover sales last month.
Trucks drive Nissan, FCA, Ford, Honda to June gains; GM fallsFri, 01, Jul 2016
Nissan, Ford, FCA and Honda rode strong demand for trucks in posting solid U.S. sales gains for June with the industry forecast to rebound from a May slump. Across the industry, June deliveries are expected to rise as much as 5 percent year over year, after slipping 6.1 percent in May. Automakers are counting on low interest rates, stable fuel prices, rising wages and near-full employment to counter some headwinds and drive sales in the second half.
Jeep, Ram help FCA overcome collapse in car volumeFri, 01, Jul 2016
Continued strong pickup and SUV sales boosted Fiat Chrysler's sales 6.5 percent in June, despite a collapse in the automaker's car sales.
Behind CR-V, Ridgeline, record light-truck volume propels Honda; Acura slumpsFri, 01, Jul 2016
American Honda's U.S. sales rose 3.2 percent in June as the strength of light trucks at the Honda brand helped counter a 27 percent drop at Acura.
DealersFri, 01, Jul 2016
Dealers celebrate anniversaries with GMC, Dodge, Cadillac, Chevrolet and Toyota.
U.S. traffic deaths jump 7.7% in 2015 to 35,200Fri, 01, Jul 2016
U.S. traffic deaths rose 7.7 percent in 2015 over the previous year to 35,200, the highest number of people killed on U.S. roads since 2008, the government's preliminary estimate reviewed by Reuters shows.
BMW to develop driverless car tech with Intel, MobileyeFri, 01, Jul 2016
BMW is teaming up with Intel and Mobileye to develop new technology for the auto industry that could put self-driving cars on the road by around 2021. They said their new platform would be made available to multiple carmakers, without saying whether they were already in talks over any deals.
NHTSA investigates fatal crash of Tesla Model S in Autopilot modeThu, 30, Jun 2016
NHTSA opened a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla cars after a fatal crash in Florida involving a Model S with the "Autopilot" feature engaged, putting new scrutiny on emerging autonomous technology. Tesla, which informed regulators of the accident, said it represented “the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated.”
BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye on self-driving tech, report saysThu, 30, Jun 2016
BMW is working on a development partnership for self-driving technology with Israeli collision detection software maker Mobileye and U.S. chipmaker Intel, people familiar with the matter said today.
VW believes it can fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter U.S. vehiclesThu, 30, Jun 2016
A lawyer for Volkswagen AG said the German automaker believes it can fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel cars and SUVs, a move that could help the company avoid a second pricey buyback.
Hertz signs deals with Uber, Lyft to supply cars to driversFri, 01, Jul 2016
Hertz reached agreements with Uber Technologies and Lyft, the two largest U.S. ride-hailing startups, to supply drivers with vehicles the rental-car company rotates out of its fleet.