Calif. upholds Obama emissions rules, setting up clash with EPA over mpg targetsFri, 24, Mar 2017
California approved light-vehicle pollution targets that the Trump administration has put on hold, setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators over emissions rules that could be expensive for automakers and a headache for consumers.
McLaren supercar gets stratospheric priceSat, 25, Mar 2017
Trump review of emissions rules may only slow march to higher mpgThu, 23, Mar 2017
Emissions rules set by the EPA may take a backseat to consumers demanding vehicles that guzzle less gas and automakers having to meet tougher standards if they want to export cars overseas, according to analysts. California and nine other states in the ZEV program -- eight in the northeast, plus Oregon -- are expected to move ahead on Friday with previously established targets.
Infineon raises 2017 outlook on stronger automotive microchip ordersFri, 24, Mar 2017
BMW fights back against Mercedes with biggest model launch to dateTue, 21, Mar 2017
BMW plans the biggest rollout of new and revamped models in its history as the automaker fights back after losing the luxury sales crown to Mercedes. Over the next two years, BMW will unveil 40 variants as CEO Harald Krueger seeks to revitalize growth after profitability fell to a six-year low in 2016.
Cost of mpg fuel standards could be 40% lower, report saysWed, 22, Mar 2017
Technologies such as turbochargers, advanced transmissions and lighter materials -- aluminum instead of steel, for example -- could reduce fuel efficiency compliance costs by 34 percent to 40 percent per vehicle from 2022-25, the International Council on Clean Transportation said in a new report.
Toyota gets license to Microsoft's connected vehicle patentsWed, 22, Mar 2017
Uber puts the ire in Iron CityMon, 20, Mar 2017
Although many Pittsburghers see Uber as a symbol of their city's turnaround from an ailing former steel town to an up-and-coming tech hub, others resent the company's unwillingness to assimilate to the city's distinctive community.