Regulatory

Europe to Mandate Advanced Safety Features for 2022 Cars

March 26, 2019 at 1:25 PM

The European Commission says it intends to require such safety features as driver monitors, “intelligent” speed controls and automatic emergency braking, starting with 2022 models.

EC Closes CO2 Loophole in New WLTP Emission Test

March 26, 2019 at 11:51 AM

The European Commission has tightened emission testing protocols after determining that carmakers were gaming the process to make it easier to meet future carbon dioxide goals.

China’s Carmakers Call for Connectivity Standards

March 25, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Several of China’s largest carmakers are calling for the country to set unified rules for the “internet of vehicles” that will enable cars to communicate with each other and their environment.

States Launch Probe into Hyundai-Kia Engine Fires

March 18, 2019 at 6:28 PM

Several states are investigating whether Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate broke state consumer protection laws in their handling of engine flaws that could cause fires, Reuters reports.

U.S. Ponders Robocars Sans Human Control Features

March 15, 2019 at 3:58 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has begun a review process that could lead to automated cars no longer equipped with such devices as steering wheels, rearview mirrors and brake pedals.

SEC Sues VW, Winterkorn Over Diesel Emissions

March 15, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Volkswagen AG and former CEO Martin Winterkorn have been charged by the SEC with “massive fraud” for selling securities at the same time their diesels were violating U.S. pollution laws.

FCA Recall Targets Minivan Steering Defect

March 15, 2019 at 1:59 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall 47,800 of its Chrysler Pacifica minivans in the U.S. to fix steering components that could fail.

VW Could Face SEC Sanctions Over Diesel Cheating

March 15, 2019 at 1:14 AM

Volkswagen AG says it may be sanctioned by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its diesel emission cheating, which was revealed in September 2015.

China Lifts Import Freeze on Tesla Model 3 EVs

March 14, 2019 at 2:47 PM

China has removed a temporary ban on Tesla Model 3 electric sedans that began last week over a lack of certain Chinese-language labels.

JLR Faces Big Recall in Europe for CO2 Emissions

March 14, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. appears likely to recalls tens of thousands of its vehicles in Europe because their carbon dioxide emissions are greater than reported.

FCA to Recall Nearly 968,000 Vehicles that Flunked U.S. Emission Tests

March 13, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to recall 967,700 of its gasoline-powered cars and SUV/crossovers in the U.S. and Canada that failed “in-use” emission tests.

Honda Repeats Takata Airbag Recall for 1.1 Million Vehicles

March 12, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Honda Motor Co. says it will again recall 1.1 million of its Honda and Acura brand vehicles in the U.S. to replace explosion-prone airbag inflators made by Takata Corp.