Regulatory

Toyota in “Final Phase” of U.S. Airbag Recalls

October 18, 2019 at 2:11 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 928,000 vehicles in the U.S. under the final phase of its multi-year effort to replace Takata Corp. airbag inflators that can degrade and then explode in a crash.

VW Gets 90 Days More to Test Diesel Programs

October 17, 2019 at 5:14 PM

Volkswagen AG has been granted another 90 days to verify emission compliance programs it was ordered by the U.S. Dept. of Justice to launch in the wake of its diesel emission cheating scandal four years ago.

NHTSA to Update 5-Star Safety Ratings System

October 17, 2019 at 2:16 AM

The U.S. says it will make significant changes next year to the five-star rating system it uses to help consumers assess the safety of new cars.

FCA Faces Fine for Missing Fuel Economy Goal

October 17, 2019 at 1:03 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is being fined $79 million by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because its 2017 models failed to achieve their federal fuel economy requirements.

U.K. Vows Plan to Make Transport Carbon-Free

October 16, 2019 at 12:12 AM

Britain’s transport ministry says it will finalize a report early next year that details how the country’s entire transport system can achieve net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

Subaru to Recall 366,300 Cars for Airbag Flaw

October 14, 2019 at 10:04 AM

Subaru Inc. is preparing to call back 366,300 of its Forster crossover vehicles in the U.S. to fix a loose electrical connection that could turn off the passenger airbag system.

Hyundai Reserves $764 Million for Engine Lawsuit

October 11, 2019 at 12:58 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate have set aside 900 billion won ($764 million) to settle a U.S. class-action lawsuit over engine stalling, fires and other problems.

BMW Backup Camera Flaw Prompts Recall

October 10, 2019 at 12:46 AM

BMW AG is recalling 257,500 cars and crossover vehicles in the U.S. to fix backup camera displays that may fail to switch on correctly.

NHTSA Moves Closer to Shift from Mirrors to Cameras

October 09, 2019 at 3:04 PM

After a decade, U.S. regulators are finally moving closer to allowing the use of cameras in place of rearview mirrors in vehicles.

SAE Updates Standards for AV Test Drivers

October 09, 2019 at 12:16 PM

SAE International has unveiled guidelines for human backup drivers during testing of Level 3+ autonomous-driving systems on public roads.

 

Denmark, 10 Other EU Members Urge Piston Ban

October 07, 2019 at 1:41 AM

Denmark and 10 other member nations of the European Union have urged the region to allow them to end gasoline and diesel engine sales by 2030.

Daimler May Face Sprinter Recall on Diesels

October 07, 2019 at 1:10 AM

Daimler AG may be ordered to recall 260,000 of its diesel powered Mercedes-Benz Sprinter commercial vans because they are equipped with illegal emission control software, says Bild am Sonntag, which cites no sources.