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NTSB opens probe into fatal Tesla crash, fire in California

The National Transportation Safety Board said it is opening a field investigation into a fatal Tesla crash and major vehicle fire near Mountain View, California, on March 23. ... Read More »

Takata whistleblowers to share $1.7 million award, lawyers say

Three former Takata employees will share a lucrative financial award after they alerted authorities to the risks of deadly airbag inflators that led to the largest recall in automotive history. ... Read More »

FTC Files Comment to CFPB on CID Processes

The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) has filed a comment to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection in response to that agency’s request for information to help it assess the process it uses to issue Civil Investigative Demands...

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GM says South Korean unit will file for bankruptcy if no union concessions

General Motors said its loss-making South Korean operations would file for bankruptcy if its union did not agree to cut labor costs by April 20, the union said. ... Read More »

Arizona suspends Uber’s ability to test self-driving cars

The governor of Arizona suspended Uber's ability to test self-driving vehicles on public roads in the state following a fatal crash last week that killed a 49-year-old woman pedestrian. ... Read More »

2019 GMC Sierra launches new off-road AT4 brand

With an eye on Jeep and off-road enthusiasts, GMC plans to introduce AT4 variants across its lineup. Like the Denali subbrand, the AT4 lineup is expected to be priced higher than standard GMC models and generate fatter profits. ... Read More »

Mitsubishi’s Don Swearingen to retire in June

Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi Motors North America's COO who helped drive the niche Japanese brand back to profitability, is retiring effective June 1. ... Read More »

BMW chooses Tennessee to launch subscription service

BMW plans to begin a car-subscription pilot in Tennessee next week, joining other automakers experimenting with new ownership models as ride hailing and smartphones upend traditional retailing. ... Read More »

USEA Adds Esignature Feature

ORLANDO, Fla. — US Equity Advantage has launched an esignature feature for enrollment in its biweekly payment F&I service designed to help dealerships meet consumer demand for a high-tech, high-touch car-buying experience.“Our new esignature feature...

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2019 Honda Insight expected to get 55 mpg city rating

The third iteration of Honda's ultra-efficient Insight coming this summer as a 2019 model is poised to be among the fuel economy leaders with an estimated 55 mpg in city driving. ... Read More »