Takata failed to report 2003 airbag rupture to NHTSAFri, 23, Sep 2016
Japanese airbag supplier Takata said it failed to inform U.S. auto safety regulators of a 2003 rupture of one of its airbag inflators in Switzerland, according to an internal report released today.
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the average new vehicle's fuel economy to more than 50 mpg by 2025, with a Texas congressman saying the plan should be repealed.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.
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
16-year-olds are terrible driversMon, 12, Sep 2016
Keith Crain's call for better driver training is laudable if misguided.
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.
Lear's cyber cop is on high alert for flawsSun, 18, Sep 2016
Cybersecurity jumped to the top of the auto industry's agenda last year when two professional hackers took control of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee as it was driven by a journalist. The hackers exploited a vulnerability in some versions of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Uconnect infotainment system.
GM seeks delay in recall of 1 million vehicles with Takata airbagsFri, 16, Sep 2016
General Motors has asked U.S. auto safety regulators for a one-year delay of a planned recall of about 1 million full-size pickups and SUVs equipped with passenger-side airbag inflators made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp.
Tesla's Musk 'hopes' to roll out new Autopilot version next weekFri, 16, Sep 2016
Elon Musk “hopes” to introduce a new version of Tesla's Autopilot software on Wednesday, while the automaker remains under scrutiny for a fatal crash in May.
U.S. congressional panel to hold fuel rules hearingThu, 15, Sep 2016
A congressional panel will hold a hearing on Sept. 22 to look at the fate of U.S. fuel efficiency rules through 2025 amid growing concerns from automakers.
U.S. 2025 auto fuel-economy target gets support from suppliersThu, 15, Sep 2016
The U.S. should maintain President Obama's 2025 automotive fuel-economy target because the goal spurs innovation and job growth, an executive for vehicle-parts maker Eaton said, echoing the findings of a survey of parts suppliers.