Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless roadFri, 29, Apr 2016
Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.
Mich. bills would make hacking electronic vehicle systems a felony, with life in prisonThu, 28, Apr 2016
Hacking into an electronic vehicle system would have serious consequences under bills introduced today in the Michigan Senate: life in prison for the offender.
Gen Y more likely than older drivers to trust self-driving tech, study findsThu, 28, Apr 2016
More than half of those born after 1976 say they trust autonomous tech, compared with 41 percent in Generation X, 23 percent of baby boomers and 18 percent of the pre-boomer generation, J.D. Power's annual U.S. Tech Choice Study found.
Honda to create green Clarity family with EV, plug-in hybrid variantsThu, 21, Apr 2016
Honda, seeking to reassert itself as a dominant player in the world of green cars, plans to broaden the Clarity nameplate to two more alternative-fuel vehicles.
Mitsubishi says 2013-17 audit showed no U.S. testing flawsWed, 27, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi Motors, embroiled in a scandal over inflated fuel economy ratings for small cars sold in Japan, said today that an internal audit has found no testing problems with cars sold in the United States between model years 2013 and 2017.
Germany to introduce $4,500 subsidy for buying an EVWed, 27, Apr 2016
Germany announced a plan today to invest about 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) to promote electric cars, which will include subsidies of 4,000 euros ($4,524) for buyers of EVs and 3,000 euros for those choosing to purchase a plug-in hybrid.
Mitsubishi CEO, COO likely to resign over cheating, report saysWed, 27, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko and COO Tetsuro Aikawa are likely to resign over the Japanese automaker's manipulation of fuel economy data, Japanese media reported today. The scandal has halved the company's market value in a week.
Mitsubishi COO denies he and CEO plan to step downWed, 27, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi Motors COO Tetsuro Aikawa today denied Japanese media reports that he and CEO Osamu Masuko plan to resign over the Japanese automaker's manipulation of fuel economy data. He added that the automaker has "absolutely no plans" to pull out of the automotive market
Ford issues five recalls for 285,000 N.A. vehiclesWed, 27, Apr 2016
Ford today issued five recalls covering a total of about 285,000 vehicles in North America for problems that include transmissions downshifting into first gear at high speeds, poor welding and tires damaged by a factory conveyor belt. The recalls are connected to four crashes and one injury, Ford said.
What FCA employees need to hear from their leadersSun, 24, Apr 2016
Fiat Chrysler's year-long obsession with a merger is taking a toll within the company in ways that don't show up on the balance sheet.
Mitsubishi's existence at risk as fraud case widensWed, 27, Apr 2016
For the second time in about a decade, Mitsubishi faces a scandal that could affect the company's very existence after the automaker admitted improperly testing the fuel economy of its cars over the past 25 years.
EPA orders Mitsubishi to conduct new vehicle testingTue, 26, Apr 2016
The EPA ordered Mitsubishi Motors to provide additional information and conduct new tests of U.S. vehicles after the Japanese automaker's admission that it did not properly follow fuel economy test procedures in Japan since 1991.