Volkswagen's long road to a U.S. criminal settlementThu, 12, Jan 2017
Sixteen months after admitting in September 2015 that it cheated U.S. diesel emissions tests, Volkswagen is still battling regulatory investigations, investor and consumer lawsuits, and striving to rebuild its reputation.
U.S. closing Tesla autopilot death investigation without demanding recall, report saysThu, 19, Jan 2017
U.S. regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of any defects in Tesla electric cars after investigating the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system, the first known fatality involving semi-autonomous driving software.
Icahn to gain full control of Federal-Mogul with $300 million dealThu, 19, Jan 2017
California warns of break from Washington on clean-air rulesThu, 19, Jan 2017
California sent a warning shot in a potential showdown with the incoming Trump administration, with the state’s clean-air regulators digging in on mandates for an ever-greater number of electric and fuel-cell cars.
Panasonic aims to move Tesla auto partnership beyond batteriesThu, 19, Jan 2017
Panasonic aims to extend its partnership with electric car maker Tesla Motors beyond batteries and into self-driving technology, as the Japanese conglomerate continues to shift its focus to the automotive business.
Takata's remaining two bidders to seek court-led turnaround in Japan, report saysWed, 18, Jan 2017
EPA nominee Pruitt to review vehicle emissions rulesWed, 18, Jan 2017
CFPB head may have violated U.S. law with lending rules, U.S. House Republicans claimWed, 18, Jan 2017
In a blow against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just two days before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, U.S. House Republicans accused the CFPB of potentially violating federal law with its rule authorizing the agency to regulate certain auto lenders.
Apple sued for not preventing texting and drivingWed, 18, Jan 2017
GM settles ignition-switch disclosure case with SECWed, 18, Jan 2017
General Motors today said it will pay a $1 million fine to settle an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to its 2014 ignition-switch recalls. The agreement does not require GM to admit any wrongdoing, nor does it call into question any of GM’s financial statements or disclosures, the company said.
VW delays bid to boost Audi's China sales with SAIC dealWed, 18, Jan 2017
VW Group says it will not produce or sell any Audi cars with SAIC in China until at least 2018, seeking first to strengthen ties with existing Audi partner FAW. A partnership with SAIC, China's largest automaker, could boost Audi's slowing sales as rival Mercedes makes ground in the market.