NHTSA proposes digital recall notices to increase repair ratesWed, 31, Aug 2016
Automakers would be required to notify owners of vehicle recalls electronically through emails, text messages or other digital tools under a rule change proposed by U.S. auto safety regulators to increase the rate of repairs.
Tesla to release Autopilot update 'in weeks,' Musk saysWed, 31, Aug 2016
Tesla plans to release an update of its partly automated self-driving system "in a few weeks," CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday. Improvements to Tesla's Autopilot system, including advanced processing of radar signals, will be detailed in a blog post on the company's website later today, Musk said.
Tesla plans to raise additional cash this yearWed, 31, Aug 2016
Tesla plans to raise additional cash this year to help fund development and production of its new Model 3 sedan and build out a giant battery factory, the company said today.
VW could agree to U.S. large-car diesel fix by October, Audi sales chief saysWed, 31, Aug 2016
VW Group could reach a final settlement with U.S. authorities as early as October over its 3.0-liter diesel engine with emissions-cheating software in VW, Audi and Porsche cars, said Dietmar Voggenreiter, Audi's global sales chief.
Harman CEO predicts continued strong gains from infotainmentWed, 31, Aug 2016
Harman, which supplies infotainment systems to premium brands, is looking for more business from luxury automakers' volume models and from other automakers such as VW and GM. The company is also seeking to meet demand for connectivity solutions as the company's CEO, Dinesh Paliwal, explained to Automotive News Europe.
Faurecia recasts interiors for self-driving carsThu, 25, Aug 2016
With self-driving cars expected on the road within three to five years, French supplier Faurecia is focusing on the cabin of future autonomous cars.
China startup recruits Italian expertise for GT96 supercarSun, 28, Aug 2016
China's Techrules has recruited Italian design and engineering partners to help it launch the country's first supercar.
Takata says truck carrying airbag inflators exploded; 1 dead, 4 injuredMon, 29, Aug 2016
A truck transporting Takata airbag inflators and propellants that are at the center of a global recall exploded in Texas last week, resulting in one death and four injuries, the embattled auto parts supplier said today.
VW CEO expects turnaround to start bearing fruit in 2-3 yearsTue, 30, Aug 2016
Volkswagen AG CEO Matthias Mueller is pushing forward with a technological and organizational revamp of Europe's largest carmaker despite internal opposition and expects his efforts to begin bearing fruit in two to three years.
Samsung SDI will build EV battery plant in HungaryTue, 30, Aug 2016
Samsung SDI plans a factory in Hungary to make electric-vehicle batteries, joining the race to tap European demand. The company produces batteries for the BMW i3.
U.S. issues 'call to action' after traffic deaths riseMon, 29, Aug 2016
The U.S. government is seeking support from researchers and data scientists to help understand and ultimately combat the leading causes of traffic deaths after a significant spike last year. The Obama administration today issued what it called an “unprecedented call to action” as it released a final analysis of traffic fatality data from 2015, when roadside deaths jumped by 7.2 percent from 2014 to 35,092, the most since 2008.
Chevrolet Bolt on track for a late '16 debutMon, 29, Aug 2016
The Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric hatchback is on track to be launched late this year, Chevrolet confirmed Monday, countering recent reports on various media and enthusiast websites that the car would be delayed for six months.