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Things Go From Bad to Worse for Uber

Things Go From Bad to Worse for Uber

Already under fire over allegations of sexual harassment facing its female employees, things continue to get worse for American car-sharing giant Uber. The company’s recently hired engineering chief has been forced out by Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. According to...
Trump Administration Reviewing Autonomous Car Rules

Trump Administration Reviewing Autonomous Car Rules

The Trump administration wants to take another look at the rules the Obama administration recommended for the conduct of on-road experiments and research on self-driving cars, which call for manufacturers to share some of the data. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine...
EV Makers Compete for “World’s Fastest” Title

EV Makers Compete for “World’s Fastest” Title

Battery-carmakers are intent on proving their products aren’t just short-range bricks. A number of new models are offering not only extended range but performance. Serious performance. And they’re laying conflicting claims for being the world’s fastest electric...
First Drive: 2017 Jeep Compass

First Drive: 2017 Jeep Compass

Any vehicle carrying the Jeep nameplate is expected to maintain the brand’s reputation for off-road capability even when chances are it is going to spend most of life on city or suburban streets, local highways and maybe on an occasional gravel road. The all-new...
Takata to Plead Guilty, Set up Victims’ Fund

Takata to Plead Guilty, Set up Victims’ Fund

Embattled Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. is expected to formally enter a guilty plea in Detroit federal court on Monday, fulfilling the requirements of a deal with the U.S. Justice Department stemming from the cover-up of a deadly airbag defect. The settlement...
VW Turns Bigger-than-Expected 2016 Profit

VW Turns Bigger-than-Expected 2016 Profit

Volkswagen AG executives must be thrilled that the company acquired Audi and Porsche many years ago because it was those two brands that led VW to a record underlying profit for 2016 of $15.5 billion, up 14% from 2015. The record comes despite larger-than-predicted...
US New Car Sales Expected to Rise Slightly in February

US New Car Sales Expected to Rise Slightly in February

February auto sales in the U.S. are likely to follow the same tepid pace from last month’s results when makers saw sales dip ever-so-slightly; however, this month they are expected to rise ever-so-slightly. Industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive believe...