Litigation and Regulations
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.
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.
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.
Chevy dealership in Texas targeted by thieves; wheels stolen from 48 vehiclesThu, 25, Aug 2016
Thieves broke in and stole more than $200,000 worth of wheels and tires off 48 new vehicles at a dealership in Tyler, Texas, last weekend. Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Don Martin said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday at Peltier Chevrolet.
VW and U.S. dealers reach compensation pactThu, 25, Aug 2016
Volkswagen and its U.S. dealers have reached an "agreement in principle" to compensate its 650 U.S. retailers for damages sustained by their businesses in the wake of the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. The deal is worth about $1.2 billion, Reuters reported.
California passes toughest greenhouse gas emission curbsThu, 25, Aug 2016
California is poised to make the nation's strictest carbon emission controls even tougher, with a bill to cut greenhouse-gas discharges to 40 percent less than 1990 levels by 2030 now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
France denies it omitted elements in Renault emissions reportWed, 24, Aug 2016
France's Environment Ministry denied it had omitted key elements concerning some Renault cars in a report on vehicle pollution it commissioned following the Volkswagen emissions scandal last year.
U.S. rejects automakers' request to extend fuel comment deadlineTue, 23, Aug 2016
U.S. regulators denied a request by major automakers to extend the comment period on environmental analysis to determine whether government fuel efficiency requirements are feasible through 2025.