Tag Archives: Car Policy

Goodyear Could Face $105 Million Fine if It Failed to Properly Report Crashes Involving RV Tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. could face a $105 million fine if it failed to properly report crashes to federal regulators that involve a RV tire linked to nearly 100 injuries and deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s interim chief, Heidi King, told Congress last month.

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Elon Musk Told Workers Tesla ‘Would Allow’ Them To Unionize If He Couldn’t Make Them Safe: NLRB

In a June 2017 meeting with Tesla employees, CEO Elon Musk solicited their complaints about safety issues and promised to address their concerns, so long as they refrained from trying to organize a union, the National Labor Relations Board alleges.

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Who’s At Fault When Crashes Happen With Tesla’s Autopilot?

Tesla regularly implores drivers that use the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system to pay attention to the road and keep their hands on the steering wheel at al times. But a new report on a fatal March crash involving a Tesla Model X says the driver only had his hands on the wheel for 34 of the final 60 seconds…

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Google’s Mass-Purchase Of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids Could Mean $465 Million In Federal Tax Credits

Waymo, the self-driving car spinoff of Google, made a big splash last week by announcing it struck a deal with Fiat Chrysler to add 62,000 Chrysler Pacficia hybrid minivans to its upcoming fleet of autonomous taxis. Turns out, the move could have a big impact not only on Waymo’s bottom line but also potential buyers…

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Lawsuit: Tesla Fired Employee After He Complained About Manager Stealing Auto Parts

A former Tesla employee has sued the automaker, claiming it fired him last fall in retaliation for telling supervisors about a colleague that was stealing company-owned auto parts and because of his race and ethnicity. It’s at least the fifth lawsuit filed against the company over discrimination allegations dating…

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Trump On Sergio Marchionne: ‘He Is My Favorite’

Execs from major automakers are spending their Friday morning with President Donald Trump, trying to do whatever they can to convince him not to roll back fuel economy standards as aggressively as he plans to. Before the meeting, the Detroit Free Press reports, Trump singled out one exec in particular: Fiat Chrysler’s…

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Why Regulation To Stop Racial Discrimination In Auto Lending Was Necessary

On Tuesday, Republican lawmakers and auto dealer organizations celebrated the passage of legislation that scraps a previous regulation that was designed to prevent racial discrimination in auto lending. Dealers have long made a fuss about the regulation, calling it unnecessary and burdensome, and now it’s almost…

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Ex-Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn Criminally Charged In America Over Dieselgate

Ex-Volkswagen chief executive officer, Martin Winterkorn, has been charged by prosecutors with conspiracy and wire fraud in relation to the German automaker’s never-ending Dieselgate scandal, according to an indictment unsealed on Thursday.

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Trump EPA Plans To Freeze Fuel Economy Goals Until 2026: Report

California and the U.S. government are barreling toward a legal battle, after reports emerged that President Donald Trump’s administration will propose revoking the state’s ability to set its own standards for car emissions and fuel economy. Fuel economy targets would also reportedly be frozen until 2026, under the…

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Michigan’s Governor Is Dead Wrong About Driverless Cars

Not that we should be surprised about Mister Flint having a poor grasp of public safety, but Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recently spoke out on testing autonomous cars—something that’s relevant to his state—and he was completely and utterly wrong.

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