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Automakers get a break on CAFE penalties

Federal regulators offered the auto industry some relief today on two key areas of the U.S. government's light-vehicle fuel economy program that had sparked new tensions between the administration and the industry. ... Read More »

VW Reaches $1B Settlement for 3.0L Diesels

HERNDON, Va. — Volkswagen has reached an agreement to settle claims relating to its 3.0L V-6 TDI engines, committing to buy back a quarter of the vehicles. The automaker will also set aside $225 million for emissions reduction, and pay $25 million to...

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Ford recalls 8,000 2017 Super Duty trucks for fuel strap reinforcement

Ford said it is recalling over 8,000 2017 Super Duty trucks that do not contain a proper fuel tank strap reinforcement. ... Read More »

FCA to idle 2 Ontario plants to pare down supplies

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will idle its two Ontario assembly plants for the first week of 2017 in an effort to trim supplies in response to lower demand, Bloomberg News reported. ... Read More »

FTC Staff Supports Proposal for Flexible Physician Supervision of Physician Assistants in Iowa

Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Iowa Board of Physician Assistants supporting a regulatory proposal to define physician supervision of a physician assistant (PA), in response to a Board request for public comments. The comment, submitted...

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FTC Staff Supports Proposal for Flexible Physician Supervision of Physician Assistants in Iowa

Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Iowa Board of Physician Assistants supporting a regulatory proposal to define physician supervision of a physician assistant (PA), in response to a Board request for public comments. The comment, submitted...

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China to set communication standard for autonomous cars after 2018

China will revisit in 2018 the standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communication that are vital for driverless cars and lay out a common national standard after that, the chief of the Society of Automotive Engineers of China said today. ... Read More »

Tesla adds $500 million to borrowing capacity amid expansion

Tesla Motors and subsidiaries added about $500 million in borrowing capacity through amended agreements with their lenders, as the electric-car maker enters a year where it will be expanding production and integrating a solar-energy company. ... Read More »

Industry vet Leuliette joins startup Autobrain as adviser to chairman

Longtime auto industry executive Tim Leuliette has been named adviser to the chairman of Autobrain, a startup that specializes in an aftermarket safety plug-and-play device for vehicles. ... Read More »

NHTSA looks into Smart ForTwo engine fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation of complaints that Smart ForTwo vehicle engines catch fire and quickly consume the cars. ... Read More »