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Pittsburgh lukewarm on Uber’s plan to restart autonomous testing

Uber is navigating fraught political waters as it attempts to get its autonomous vehicles back on other roads in the coming months following a fatal collision under investigaton in Arizona. ... Read More »

Trump, automakers reaffirm national mpg goals

California's top air-quality official on Wednesday held a series of meetings with auto industry and federal officials in Washington, who reaffirmed a desire to maintain a single national standard for auto efficiency. ... Read More »

U.S. weighs new tariffs on imports, report says

The Trump administration is weighing a plan that would impose new tariffs on imported vehicles on national security grounds, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing industry officials briefed on broad outlines of the plan. ... Read More »

GST AutoLeather emerges from bankruptcy with new owner, leadership

Car seat leather supplier GST AutoLeather emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy under new private equity ownership and leadership. ... Read More »

GM’s Barra on trade tariffs: Level playing fields or ‘open up the markets and let us compete’

General Motors CEO Mary Barra wants China to further reduce its protective tariffs. "I'd like to see it be level," she told Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein during an event in New York. ... Read More »

Autotrader Names 10 Best Non-Luxury and Luxury CPO Programs

ATLANTA — Autotrader this week released its lists of the “10 Best Non-Luxury CPO Programs” and “10 Best Luxury CPO Programs” for 2018. According to the vehicle research site, the lists represent the standout vehicles car shoppers should...

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AAA: Crashes Shake Faith in Driverless Vehicles

ORLANDO, Fla. — Following high-profile incidents involving autonomous vehicle technologies, a new report from AAA’s multiyear tracking study indicates that consumer trust in these vehicles has quickly eroded. Today, nearly three-quarters (73%) of American...

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Tesla slammed over ‘deceptive’ Autopilot name in letter to U.S. regulators

Two consumer advocacy groups urged the FTC to investigate what they called Tesla's "deceptive and misleading" use of the name Autopilot for its assisted-driving technology. ... Read More »

Musk’s stock option tweet may invite U.S. labor board complaint

The UAW has been Elon Musk's target for days of derision on Twitter, and his posts may open Tesla up to trouble with federal labor regulators ... Read More »

In Trump vs. California, Mary Nichols unlike any other negotiator

As the head of CARB, Mary Nichols is arguably California's most powerful weapon in its war with President Donald Trump over the state's plan to combat climate change and have automakers toe the California line. ... Read More »
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