U.S. Congressional leaders seek more time to study new mpg rulesMon, 29, Aug 2016
Three Congressional leaders on Monday asked top federal environmental and safety officials to extend by 60 days the public comment period on new vehicle emissions and fuel economy standards.
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.
China's Zhongwang enters U.S. auto aluminum market with $2.3 billion deal for AlerisMon, 29, Aug 2016
Zhongwang USA, backed by Chinese aluminum magnate Liu Zhongtian, is buying U.S. aluminum company Aleris in a bet by the billionaire that the nascent U.S. automotive aluminum sector will be the industry's next big growth market.
FCA tries to protect vehicle security codesSat, 27, Aug 2016
Fiat Chrysler is threatening serious repercussions to anyone who uses its internal DealerCONNECT software and provides outsiders with "key codes, radio codes and other anti-theft or security measures."
Driverless cars? Safety tech has work to doMon, 29, Aug 2016
The first wave of active safety technology - features such as emergency braking, lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control - has reduced accidents. But experts say several aspects must be improved before today's advanced driver assistance systems, known as ADAS, can be depended upon in fully autonomous vehicles.
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 scandal casts a long shadow on product plansMon, 29, Aug 2016
At first glance, it looks like business as usual for product launches at the Volkswagen Group through the end of the decade. But it's the years after 2020 that will show the impact of the diesel emissions scandal, in terms of its sky-high costs and shifting priorities at the giant German automaker.
Marchionne sees Samsung as 'potential strategic partner'Sun, 28, Aug 2016
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said he sees Samsung Electronics as a potential partner amid interest from several potential buyers of its Magneti Marelli auto-parts unit. He didn't confirm talks with the Korean company.
Toyota, military family battle over repairsSun, 28, Aug 2016
Automaker argues a Germany deployment complicated the repairs process
Who led charge for deal to aid VW dealers?Mon, 29, Aug 2016
In March, a panel of VW dealers set out to negotiate a compensation deal with VW that would avert a lawsuit against the factory. But when the deal finally came together, it was disclosed by someone else: the lawyer for a dealer who defied the six-member committee and sued.
'Uphill struggle' for full-year sales markMon, 29, Aug 2016
U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to decline in August, decreasing the industry's chances of beating the full-year record it set in 2015.
Marchionne says FCA approached by several suitors for Magneti MarelliFri, 26, Aug 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been approached by several suitors for its components business Magneti Marelli, the carmaker's CEO said, without giving names or mentioning how many.