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Safety advocate drops lawsuit after service bulletins get posted on NHTSA site

Safety advocate drops lawsuit after service bulletins get posted on NHTSA site

The automakers' technical-service bulletins, which regulators call manufacturer communications, include warranty and policy memos, product improvement notices and repair instructions for dealership service departments.


Volvo to give away $1 million in cars if a safety is scored in the Super Bowl

Volvo to give away $1 million in cars if a safety is scored in the Super Bowl

The promotion ties in to the automaker's history of safety innovations.


GM introduces eBoost brake concept for trailers

GM introduces eBoost brake concept for trailers

The concept system improves the stopping distance of the truck and trailer combined by 20 percent when compared with an identical truck and trailer with traditional electric trailer brakes, GM said. 


Plan to gut Obama-era auto mileage rules is getting dialed back, report says

Plan to gut Obama-era auto mileage rules is getting dialed back, report says

Instead of capping mileage and tailpipe greenhouse gas emission requirements after the 2020 model year, the EPA and Department of Transportation plan to require annual 1.5 percent increases under those requirements for 2021-26 vehicle fleets, Bloomberg reported.


Tesla reaches settlement with Michigan over ban blocking sales, report says

Tesla reaches settlement with Michigan over ban blocking sales, report says

The electric-vehicle maker filed suit against the state in 2016 seeking to overturn its ban on auto manufacturers selling directly to consumers. An announcement of the accord is expected as soon as Wednesday, Bloomberg reported.


U.S. Commerce Dept. won

U.S. Commerce Dept. won't turn over auto import probe report to Congress

Congress inserted a provision in a spending bill last month demanding the White House turn over the long-secret report that President Donald Trump used to declare some unnamed imported autos pose national security risks.


Honda to join White House initiative to boost job training

Honda to join White House initiative to boost job training

The automaker joins more than 400 other companies, including Toyota and General Motors, that previously agreed to offer education and training opportunities for U.S. students and workers.


Uber tests feature allowing some California drivers to set fares

Uber tests feature allowing some California drivers to set fares

Uber drivers ferrying passengers from airports in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Sacramento can now charge up to five times the fare set by the company, Uber said.


Mitsubishi investigated for suspected illegal defeat devices

Mitsubishi investigated for suspected illegal defeat devices

Mitsubishi cars equipped with 1.6-liter and 2.2-liter diesel engines are being investigated over the possible use of an illegal defeat device, German prosecutors said.


Tesla created demand for electric vehicles, but mostly for Tesla

Tesla created demand for electric vehicles, but mostly for Tesla

The number of EV models on the market will swell almost sevenfold to 121 in the next half decade, from 18 now, according to LMC Automotive. But the researcher sees all those vehicles claiming just 5.5 percent of U.S. sales in 2025.