Litigation and Regulations
Apple signals a readiness to join the self-driving car raceSun, 04, Dec 2016
Apple is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles.
EPA stands by 2025 emissions standardsWed, 30, Nov 2016
The EPA proposed to leave in place its greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles through the 2025 model year, a quicker-than-expected move that shocked auto industry officials and set up a major fight between the industry and regulators.
Safety groups challenge NHTSA on automatic-braking pactWed, 30, Nov 2016
Auto safety and consumer advocacy groups have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a bid to force the agency to decide whether to require automatic braking systems on all new light vehicles.
Former FCA general counsel Loeb joins Chicago law firmTue, 29, Nov 2016
Fiat Chrysler's former senior vice president and general counsel, Marjorie Loeb, has been named a partner in the corporate and securities practice of Mayer Brown in Chicago, the law firm announced today.
GM details self-driving vehicle system in U.S. letterMon, 28, Nov 2016
GM's semi-autonomous "Super Cruise" system will allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods, but will stop the vehicle automatically if drivers are not attentive, according to a government letter made public on Monday.
Porsche to fix parked diesel Cayennes, sell them as usedFri, 25, Nov 2016
When a V-6 diesel fix is approved, Porsche will sell nearly 1,500 diesel Cayennes sitting in dealer inventory for the past year as used vehicles. Porsche Cars North America managed to get other Cayenne diesels initially allocated to the U.S. reassigned to Germany for redistribution elsewhere.
Fla. Infiniti store gets go-aheadMon, 28, Nov 2016
A court has ruled that dealer Bernie Moreno can open a new Infiniti store in Coral Gables, Fla., ending a long bid by South Motors Infiniti of Palmetto Bay, Fla., to block it. South Motors had argued that Nissan's cash deal with Moreno violated Florida's franchise law.
VW can use diesel settlement as revenue opportunityTue, 22, Nov 2016
VW may earn revenue from the $2 billion the company is required to spend on zero-emission vehicle projects under terms of its settlement of environmental violations with U.S. regulators, according to a senior U.S. official. The company's plans for zero-emission vehicle projects to remedy violations will come under scrutiny at a congressional oversight hearing next week.
Volkswagen CEO sees no diesel in future of U.S. businessTue, 22, Nov 2016
Volkswagen will no longer offer diesel vehicles in the U.S., its global brand chief said on Tuesday, ending speculation the company might return to the technology after its emissions scandal fades from memory.
Toyota to recall 744,000 Siennas for possible door malfunctionTue, 22, Nov 2016
Auto coalition urges U.S. to adapt regulations for autonomous vehiclesTue, 22, Nov 2016
A group of automakers and tech firms advocating for autonomous vehicles has called on U.S. regulators to change federal auto safety standards that effectively prohibit the operation of a car without the presence of a driver.
Ford CFO encouraged by 'change in tone' from Trump transition teamThu, 17, Nov 2016
Ford CFO Bob Shanks said a Donald Trump administration could bring “substantial change” to the automotive industry, but the automaker is encouraged by the transition team’s “change in the tone” from a rhetoric-filled campaign.