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Senate Panel Delays Vote on Trump’s NHTSA Pick

May 22, 2018 at 1:12 AM

The nomination of Heidi King, President Donald Trumps choice to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration appears headed for trouble, The Detroit News reports.

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People

Senate Panel Delays Vote on Trump’s NHTSA Pick

The nomination of Heidi King, President Donald Trumps choice to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration appears headed for trouble, The Detroit News reports.

Sales

Strong Sales Growth Ahead for ASEAN

Demand for light vehicles in southeast Asia will expand 5% to 3.29 million units this year, driven by robust growth in Thailand and Vietnam, says LMC Automotive.

Regulatory

Carmakers to Trump: “Climate Change Is Real”

Carmakers urged the White House to maintain alignment between federal and California carbon dioxide emission and related fuel economy levels.

EV-Hybrid

Report: Toyota to Partner with GAC on EVs in China

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to launch an electric vehicle in China later this year in conjunction with lGuangzhou Automobile Group Co., Reuters reports.

Regulatory

U.K. Seeks to Levy Criminal Charges When Carmakers Cheat on Emissions

The U.K. wants power to order recalls for vehicles that emit illegal levels of pollution—and the authority to levy criminal charges against the carmakers that built them.

New Product

Jaguar Eyes Second Sports Car

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s Jaguar unit is evaluating the potential of a second sports car to complement the current F-Type two-seater.

Tech

Hyundai Mobis Targets Autonomous Vehicle Sensors

Hyundai Mobis Co. is developing several sensor technologies for autonomous vehicle systems.

Business

Tesla Stockholders Urged to Install Independent Chairman

Tesla Inc. should replace two of its board members and relieve CEO Elon Musk of his duties as chairman, proxy advisory giant Institutional Shareholder Service suggests.

Tech

PSA Teams with Engineering School to Reduce Engine Development Time

PSA Group is launching a research partnership with French engineering school Ecole Centrale de Nantes to reduce the cost and time of developing next-generation powertrains.

EV-Hybrid

Tesla Model 3 Stumbles in Consumer Reports Tests

Consumer Reports magazine says it cannot recommend the new Tesla Model 3 electric sedan because the car’s inconsistent braking, stiff ride, uncomfortable rear seats and difficult-to-use touchscreen controls.