Litigation and Regulations
Trump ready to shake up trade dealsFri, 20, Jan 2017
Minutes after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signaled plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, moves that analysts say could have profound effects on the automotive industry.
'Sigh of relief' for self-driving cars after Tesla clearedFri, 20, Jan 2017
The push to bring self-driving cars to American roads got a significant boost on Thursday when the nation's chief auto safety regulator essentially cleared Tesla's Autopilot system of fault in a fatal 2016 crash.
U.S. closing Tesla autopilot death investigation without demanding recall, report saysThu, 19, Jan 2017
U.S. regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of any defects in Tesla electric cars after investigating the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system, the first known fatality involving semi-autonomous driving software.
California warns of break from Washington on clean-air rulesThu, 19, Jan 2017
California sent a warning shot in a potential showdown with the incoming Trump administration, with the state’s clean-air regulators digging in on mandates for an ever-greater number of electric and fuel-cell cars.
EPA nominee Pruitt to review vehicle emissions rulesWed, 18, Jan 2017
Apple sued for not preventing texting and drivingWed, 18, Jan 2017
GM settles ignition-switch disclosure case with SECWed, 18, Jan 2017
General Motors today said it will pay a $1 million fine to settle an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to its 2014 ignition-switch recalls. The agreement does not require GM to admit any wrongdoing, nor does it call into question any of GM’s financial statements or disclosures, the company said.
Withdrawal from NAFTA would cost U.S. jobs, CAR study findsTue, 17, Jan 2017
Lawsuit alleges FCA discriminated against African-American managersTue, 17, Jan 2017
A former Fiat Chrysler manager who oversaw the automaker’s work-force diversity efforts has filed a federal suit alleging that the automaker systematically discriminates against nonunion African-American supervisors.
VW's plot to fool the feds: How high up did it go?Mon, 16, Jan 2017
U.S. senator calls for probe of Fiat Chrysler diesel marketingFri, 13, Jan 2017
A top U.S. senator called for wider federal scrutiny into Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's marketing of diesel-powered SUVs, as British regulators sought answers from the Italian-American automaker in the aftermath of Volkswagen AG's emissions violations.
Fiat Chrysler faces U.S. criminal emissions probe, report saysFri, 13, Jan 2017
Fiat Chrysler is under investigation by the Justice Department over its alleged failure to disclose software that violated emissions standards, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg -- another legal hurdle for a company already under criminal scrutiny for its sales practices.