Litigation and Regulations
Takata failed to report 2003 airbag rupture to NHTSAFri, 23, Sep 2016
Japanese airbag supplier Takata said it failed to inform the U.S. auto safety agency of a 2003 rupture of one of its airbag inflators in Switzerland, according to an internal Takata report released by U.S. regulators on Friday.
With a new president, a shift in winds of regulation?Mon, 26, Sep 2016
Key pieces of President Barack Obama's regulatory and policy agenda will soon be handed over to a new administration. And where they go from there could have big implications for the auto industry.
Why does politics leave this industry so tongue-tied?Mon, 26, Sep 2016
For the third consecutive presidential election cycle, the automotive industry and its business practices have been thrust into the middle of a political fight.
Tesla cranks up pressure to end ban on direct auto salesFri, 23, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is cranking up the pressure to sell electric cars directly to customers, after filing its first federal lawsuit over the practice on the home turf of General Motors and Ford. Tesla on Thursday sued the State of Michigan to overturn its ban on direct sales by auto manufacturers.
Tesla sues Michigan in U.S. court over direct sales banThu, 22, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is suing the State of Michigan in federal court over its law banning the direct sales of vehicles to consumers. The law, which the automaker calls the “Anti-Tesla amendment” in the suit, was cited in the rejection of the electric-vehicle maker's application for a state dealership license earlier this month.
GOP lawmakers challenge CAFE standardWed, 21, Sep 2016
Republican lawmakers pushed back against the Obama administration's signature plan to boost the average new vehicle's fuel economy to more than 50 mpg by 2025, with a Texas congressman saying the plan should be repealed.
Robot rides may force error-prone human motorists off the roadThu, 22, Sep 2016
New rules of the road for robot cars coming out of Washington this week could lead to the eventual extinction of one of the defining archetypes of the past century: the human driver.
Fuel-economy rules threaten 1 million-plus U.S. jobs, study saysWed, 21, Sep 2016
More than 1.1 million U.S. workers would lose their jobs because of tougher fuel-economy regulations coming next decade if prices at the gasoline pump remain low in America, a new study found.
U.S. indicts two Japanese supplier executives for obstruction of justiceWed, 21, Sep 2016
A federal grand jury has indicted two Japanese executives on charges of conspiring to obstruct justice in a major escalation of the Department of Justice's ongoing price fixing investigation within the auto parts industry.
What the auto world is saying about new U.S. policy on self-driving carsTue, 20, Sep 2016
Here's how officials, executives and others are reacting to the Department of Transportation's new policy for safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, announced today
Automakers head to Japan to decide Takata's fateTue, 20, Sep 2016
Global automakers are expected to descend on Tokyo at the end of the month to decide the fate of embattled supplier Takata Corp. Executives from customers, including GM and Ford, will review offers from several bidders for the company
Obama administration set to release self-driving car guidelinesMon, 19, Sep 2016
The Obama administration today plans to unveil a policy framework to govern the development of self-driving cars, including new ways for automakers to share information on emerging technology with the government, people familiar with the announcement told Bloomberg.