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Fear of autonomous cars rises after high-profile fatalities, AAA survey finds

Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted following high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they are too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle. ... Read More »

Trump Signs Repeal of CFPB’s Dealer Participation Guidance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, President Donald Trump signed into law the Congress-approved resolution of disapproval of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s guidance on dealer participation — ending the regulator’s attack on a key...

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U.S. Senate panel delays vote to approve NHTSA chief

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee delayed a vote on President Trump's nominee to be the top auto safety regulator in the face of opposition among Democrats over planned changes to vehicle emissions rules. ... Read More »

Automakers to White House: Climate change is real

Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real." ... Read More »

Intel Mobileye car ignores red light in self-driving test

Mobileye, the Intel-owned maker of driver-assistance systems, has joined the race to create a fully driverless car with a fleet of prototype vehicles that navigate Jerusalem without the use of lasers or radars, which rivals have relied on heavily. ... Read More »

Trump signs congressional resolution overturning auto lending rule

President Donald Trump signed into a law a congressional resolution overhauling a rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that aimed to bar discrimination in auto lending. ... Read More »

At least 18 Jeep vehicles damaged in fire in Toledo

A fire broke out in a parking lot near the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Toledo Assembly Complex this morning, damaging a number of Jeep vehicles. ... Read More »

In Illinois, Tesla-like dreams for an EV startup, former Mitsubishi factory

Startup Rivian Automotive, steered by a 35-year-old MIT grad, paid $16 million for a mothballed car factory and its equipment in Illinois with bold plans to produce EVs -- a pickup first and then an SUV. ... Read More »

The Brexit bottleneck: How freight could get stuck at the border

Zeebrugge port calls itself the world's biggest hub for shipments of new cars. The threat of delays for freight shipped to and from Britain from the port highlights the economic risks of Brexit. ... Read More »

At $78,000, Tesla moves mass-market Model 3 beyond masses

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled specifications for a faster and more powerful version of the Model 3 in tweets over the weekend. It will cost $78,000, more than double the $35,000 base-model starting price. ... Read More »
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