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Roger Penske, Jack Roush named to NASCAR Hall of Fame
23 May 2018 at 4:03pm
Longtime race team owners Jack Roush and Roger Penske have been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame's Class of 2019.
Pittsburgh lukewarm on Uber's plan to restart autonomous testing
23 May 2018 at 6:19pm
Uber is navigating fraught political waters as it attempts to get its autonomous vehicles back on other roads in the coming months following a fatal collision under investigaton in Arizona.
Apple to use VW self-driving vans for employees
23 May 2018 at 9:06pm
Apple and Volkswagen struck a deal that let the technology giant equip VW vans with self-driving technology to transport Apple employees between offices, according to a person familiar with the matter.
U.S. launches probe to weigh tariffs on car, truck imports
23 May 2018 at 2:49pm
The Trump administration started an investigation into whether car and light-truck imports threaten national security, a move that could lead to new U.S. tariffs on foreign vehicles similar to those proposed for imported steel and aluminum in March.
Uber shutters self-driving program in Arizona
23 May 2018 at 11:30am
Uber said it shut down its self-driving car operations in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles.
Trump, automakers reaffirm national mpg goals
23 May 2018 at 4:43pm
California's top air-quality official on Wednesday held a series of meetings with auto industry and federal officials in Washington, who reaffirmed a desire to maintain a single national standard for auto efficiency.
In Trump vs. California, Mary Nichols unlike any other negotiator
23 May 2018 at 5:18am
As the head of CARB, Mary Nichols is arguably California's most powerful weapon in its war with President Donald Trump over the state's plan to combat climate change and have automakers toe the California line.
GM's Barra on trade tariffs: Level playing fields or 'open up the markets and...
23 May 2018 at 2:09pm
General Motors CEO Mary Barra wants China to further reduce its protective tariffs. "I'd like to see it be level," she told Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein during an event in New York.
Trump's 'big news' for U.S. auto workers is China cut in tariffs
23 May 2018 at 8:12am
President Donald Trump's tweet that 'big news' is on the way for American auto workers refers to China's plans to slash tariffs on imported passenger cars, according to an aide.
GST AutoLeather emerges from bankruptcy with new owner, leadership
23 May 2018 at 2:39pm
Car seat leather supplier GST AutoLeather emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy under new private equity ownership and leadership.
Study: New-vehicle buyers downplay fuel prices
23 May 2018 at 2:04pm
Most new-vehicle buyers say the recent fuel price surges will unlikely influence their vehicle purchasing decision, a new study indicates.
Safety-minded Volvo takes some chances
23 May 2018 at 1:39pm
Volvo hopes so as it takes bold steps to re-establish itself as more than a niche brand for staid college professors and safety-obsessed parents.
Joydrive aims to eliminate need to visit dealership to buy new, used cars nat...
23 May 2018 at 12:24pm
Joydrive wants to become the first nationwide platform that allows buyers to complete their transactions without setting foot in a dealership -- for new and used cars.
Donald Trump does a favor for BMW and Mercedes
23 May 2018 at 4:30am
The biggest beneficiaries of President Donald Trump's drive to get China to "play fair" on trade are automakers such as BMW and Mercedes, which export expensive sedans and SUVs from Germany and the U.S.
Nissan parents to benefit from Milk Stork partnership
23 May 2018 at 9:40am
The automaker is offering a shipping benefit for employees working and traveling in North America with Milk Stork, the only breast milk shipping company in the United States.