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Feds Take Hands-Off Approach to Driverless Tech, Worrying Consumer Groups Feds Take Hands-Off Approach to Driverless Tech, Worrying Consumer Groups
- Most Americans aren’t ready to trust self-driving vehicles. If that’s going to change as automated travel nears, consumer advocates say that federal regulators responsible for protecting the motoring public must set and enforce rigorous safety standards for the fledgling technology. But there...
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General Motors Enters Final Phase of Technical Center Expansion General Motors Enters Final Phase of Technical Center Expansion
The final phase of a 360,000-square-foot expansion of the GM Design studios is underway at GM’s Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Groundbreaking is set for mid-2018 on the new facility which will surround the Design Dome Auditorium, viewing patio, and connect to the existing Design...
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Scammers Take Advantage after Cars Get Flooded in Texas Hurricane Scammers Take Advantage after Cars Get Flooded in Texas Hurricane
- Flood waters are still receding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in southeastern Texas, but it’s apparently never too early for fraud. With hundreds of thousands of abandoned vehicles left in the flooded streets of Houston and beyond, unscrupulous wreckers have already “kidnapped” some...
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From Detroit, Transportation Secretary Delivers Message to Silicon Valley From Detroit, Transportation Secretary Delivers Message to Silicon Valley
- Silicon Valley and the Trump administration already have an uneasy relationship. That’s not likely to change any time soon. Less than a week after Elon Musk stepped down from an administration economic advisory board in response to the country’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, U.S....
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From Detroit, Transportation Secretary Delivers Message to Silicon Valley From Detroit, Transportation Secretary Delivers Message to Silicon Valley
- Silicon Valley and the Trump administration already have an uneasy relationship. That’s not likely to change any time soon. Less than a week after Elon Musk stepped down from an administration economic advisory board in response to the country’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, U.S....
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Diesel Emissions: DOJ Sues FCA As Automaker Asks to Fix Alleged Defeat Device on 2014–16 Diesels Diesel Emissions: DOJ Sues FCA As Automaker Asks to Fix Alleged Defeat Device on 2014–16 Diesels
- The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil lawsuit alleging that FCA used a “defeat device” to circumvent emission controls in about 104,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 diesel models from the 2014 through 2016 model years. It follows news from late last week that the automaker is asking...
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NHTSA Chief: Autonomous Cars Should Cut Death Rate in Half NHTSA Chief: Autonomous Cars Should Cut Death Rate in Half
- Self-driving cars should be capable of cutting the annual number of traffic deaths in half by the time they’re ready for widespread use on American roads, a top federal official says. - In what may be a preview of the revised guidance on autonomous-vehicle development that government officials...
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VW Could Buy Back 100,000-Plus TDI Diesel Vehicles in U.S. VW Could Buy Back 100,000-Plus TDI Diesel Vehicles in U.S.
- Volkswagen may have to buy back some 115,000 cars in the U.S. as it attempts to placate the federal government over its diesel-emissions scandal. - The German newspaper Süddeutschen Zeitung, first translated by Reuters, cited unknown sources saying VW would buy back one-fifth of the roughly 580,000...
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U.S. Dept. of Justice Files Suit Against VW for Diesel-Emissions Cheats U.S. Dept. of Justice Files Suit Against VW for Diesel-Emissions Cheats
-The United States Department of Justice has just announced that it is filing suit against Volkswagen Group for its emissions-cheating software in VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles sold in the U.S. - The DOJ filed the suit on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, naming Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche,...
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One State Has Started Putting Drivers’ Licenses on Smartphones One State Has Started Putting Drivers’ Licenses on Smartphones
- From the January 2016 issue - Imagine you’ve just caught the flash of red lights in your rearview mirror. As you pull over, your smartphone sends an alert, requesting permission for the police officer to view your license on a mobile device. You scan your thumb for verification, and the cop approaches....
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