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Former UAW official Ashton pleads guilty, faces 3 years in prison

Former UAW Vice President Joe Ashton is the 11th person to plead guilty in the federal government's ongoing corruption probe. Ashton is expected to receive a prison sentence of 30 to 37 months and agreed to forfeit $250,000 he collected in kickbacks, according...

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BMW sues air conditioning suppliers over price fixing

The case relates to a decision in 2017 by the European Union's competition authority to fine several car part makers -- including Valeo and Denso -- a total of 155 million euros ($172 million) for having operated cartels in a number of their markets. ... Read More »

Former airbag maker Takata spurs 1.4 million-unit recall on deadly flaw

Takata supplied tens of millions of defective airbag inflators for years that were prone to exploding in a crash and injuring or killing car occupants by spraying metal shards. ... Read More »

November Sales Report Pushes 2019 Total Closer to 17M

All but a few Asian and highline factories reported double-digit gains in U.S. sales last month, priming the industry for a big December and a fifth straight 17 million-unit year. ... Read More »

Toyota leads $50 million funding round for May Mobility

While some mobility startups have struggled this year, self-driving shuttle provider May Mobility continues to attract capital, with $83.6 million raised since its 2017 founding. ... Read More »

Ford halts medical shuttle to test with AVs instead

The automaker instead plans to relaunch a GoRide Health pilot with autonomous vehicles in Miami. ... Read More »

Understory Launches Sensor-Based Dealer Hail Insurance

Understory has released Auto – Hail Safe, a new hail insurance product designed to combine ground-truth weather detection with new coverage and claims technology. ... Read More »

UAW not ‘actively cooperating’ in corruption investigation, U.S. attorney says

U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider said he's received new leads in the yearslong UAW corruption probe since making public comments to Detroit area media outlets. ... Read More »

White House asks court to toss Calif. emissions suit

The ongoing fight over light-vehicle emissions standards is one of several clashes between President Trump and the nation’s largest state. ... Read More »

Billionaires investing in China’s electric cars face shakeout

With China considering further cuts to the subsidies for consumer EV purchases in order to force automakers to compete on their own, a shakeout is looming that not even billionaires' support may be able to prevent. ... Read More »