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GM safety practices no longer under NHTSA oversight; meetings will continue
22 Jun 2017 at 2:16pm
GM's safety practices are no longer under the oversight of federal regulators, but the automaker said it plans to keep meeting with them at least monthly about potential defects.
Accuride agrees to acquire German wheel supplier
22 Jun 2017 at 8:17am
Automotive wheel and related parts supplier Accuride agreed to acquire German competitor Mefro Wheels in its second acquisition this quarter.
Ford demonstrates self-driving Fusion at Mcity
22 Jun 2017 at 1:13pm
Ford aims to have Level 4 autonomous cars ready for commercial use by 2021.
Front-end supplier HBPO adding two plants in Mexico
22 Jun 2017 at 10:24am
HBPO, which makes front-end modular systems, is expanding its North American presence by adding two new plants in Mexico.
FCA backs new public education campaign on auto recalls
22 Jun 2017 at 8:00am
The National Safety Council launched Check To Protect, a national campaign to encourage drivers to check for recalls on their vehicles. The program is backed by Fiat Chrysler under a settlement with NHTSA.
Interpol seeks 5 ex-VW managers over emissions fraud, report says
22 Jun 2017 at 11:21am
The U.S. has issued international arrest warrants for five former VW managers accused of wrongdoing in connection with the carmaker's diesel emissions-cheating scandal, a German newspaper reported.
U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer 'troubled' by Ford's China move
22 Jun 2017 at 8:47am
Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he was concerned about Ford's announcement that it will move some production of its Focus small car to China and import the vehicles to the U.S.
FCA tries to dodge Demon responsibility
22 Jun 2017 at 10:19am
It seems I have some company when it comes to concern over how the general public will use/misuse the 840-hp Dodge Demon when it arrives later this year.
Tesla exploring China car plant with Shanghai government
22 Jun 2017 at 9:47am
Tesla said it is exploring the possibility of establishing a Chinese manufacturing plant with the Shanghai municipal government.
Dodge Grand Caravan output idled to meet U.S. airbag safety rule
22 Jun 2017 at 7:09am
Dodge Grand Caravan output will continue this fall -- but not for U.S. customers, according to a union official at the Canada plant where Fiat Chrysler builds the minivan, as the company races to meet a new airbag safety rule.
Ex-Uber CEO Kalanick knew of engineer's Google info, Waymo says
22 Jun 2017 at 5:05am
A court filing says Uber's ousted CEO learned in early 2016 that the engineer who oversaw the company's driverless car project possessed discs from Google.
2017 J.D. Power initial quality rankings
21 Jun 2017 at 11:00am
Kia took the top spot in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality for a second consecutive year. The annual industry ratings reached a new record and domestic brands maintained their edge over foreign rivals.
Tesla snubs J.D. Power for Initial Quality Study data
21 Jun 2017 at 2:48pm
How do the quality ratings for the 2017 Tesla Model S and Model X compare to competitors? They don't, based off J.D. Power's 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study.
For thousands of U.S. auto workers, downturn comes fast
21 Jun 2017 at 2:03pm
After seven straight years of U.S. sales gains, the days when auto assembly and parts plants throughout the Midwest were running flat-out because of high demand for nearly every type of vehicle are over.
AutoGravity launches national TV ads
21 Jun 2017 at 9:26am
AutoGravity, a car shopping and financing mobile app and web platform, is aiming to catch the eyes of more consumers with a national TV campaign debuting this week.