Billions are being invested in driverless cars that Americans don't wantThu, 05, May 2016
The driverless revolution is racing forward, as inventors overcome technical challenges such as navigating at night and regulators craft new rules. Yet the rush to robot cars faces a big roadblock: People aren't ready to give up the wheel.
Honda says 2 more deaths in Malaysia linked to Takata airbagsThu, 05, May 2016
Honda said two fatal crashes in Malaysia involved ruptured airbag inflators made by Takata, bringing the global number of deaths linked to the defective devices to 13 as the U.S. ordered the Japanese supplier to widen the scale of its recalls.
BASF says tomorrow's vehicle colors could vary with your vantage pointWed, 04, May 2016
In a few years, the color of a new vehicle could vary depending on where you're standing. That's according to supplier BASF Corp.'s automotive division, which today highlighted 65 striking colors here that it said could be on vehicles by 2020.
U.S. orders massive expansion of Takata recallsWed, 04, May 2016
U.S. auto safety regulators ordered a dramatic expansion of the Takata airbag inflator recalls today, more than doubling the number of hazardous parts covered by the callbacks in a move that the auto industry will spend the next several years sorting out.
Takata poised to recall another 35-40 million U.S. airbag inflators, reports sayTue, 03, May 2016
Under pressure from U.S. regulators, Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is expected to announce as early as Wednesday that it is recalling 35 million to 40 million additional inflators in U.S. vehicles, according to several media reports today.
Ford develops mobile aeroacoustic wind tunnelWed, 04, May 2016
Ford is taking wind-tunnel testing on the road, so that its engineers and the vehicles they test can spend less time traveling around the country.
Ford preps new engine, transmission for '17 F-150 Raptor, 3.5-liter EcoBoost modelsTue, 03, May 2016
More pieces of the Ford F-150 puzzle are coming together. The redesigned 2015 F-150 received aluminum body panels instead of steel. For 2017, two models will get a new powertrain.
Ford fined $1 million by Mexico's environmental prosecutorMon, 02, May 2016
Mexico's environmental prosecutor Profepa said today that it was fining Ford's local unit for selling vehicles in Mexico without the proper environmental certifications.
VW, UAW officials to meet on labor dispute at Tenn. plantMon, 02, May 2016
Volkswagen AG and UAW officials will meet later this month in an effort to overcome a labor dispute at the VW plant in Tennessee.
Gasoline delivery startups want to fill up cars anywhere, but is it allowed?Mon, 02, May 2016
A new crop of startups are trying to make gasoline stations obsolete. Tap an app, and they'll bring the fuel to you, filling up your car while you're at work, eating breakfast, or watching Netflix.
Takata sets aside additional $189 million to cover airbag recall costsMon, 02, May 2016
Takata raised provisions for its airbag recalls that involve more than a dozen auto manufacturers, after denying reports that the biggest safety crisis in the industry's history will expand further.
Nissan will recall 3.53 million vehicles because airbags may not deployFri, 29, Apr 2016
Nissan said it is recalling 3.53 million vehicles worldwide because passenger-side airbags may not work properly because vehicle sensors may malfunction.