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Regulation And Safety

Chevy Silverado is among 2.7 million GM vehicles being probed over brakes

U.S. highway safety investigators are probing an alleged defect in 2.7 million vehicles built by General Motors that are getting into collisions because drivers are having trouble braking.


New-gen pickups win high marks for safety

Crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have violently demonstrated just how safe the latest generation of pickups has become, even compared with models from only a few years ago.

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As Calif. AV population doubles, so do crashes

With three weeks left in 2018, California already has had a record year for the number of manufacturers permitted to test autonomous vehicles, the number of those vehicles permitted on the road and the number of crashes involving those vehicles.


COMMENTARY: David Reichmuth
Two-faced industry on display in L.A.

While the industry has been touting next-gen mobility here on the West Coast, its lobbying teams in Washington have pursued a backward-looking strategy.

Ready for self-driving future? Sorry, it's drizzling out.

Even a little crummy weather might pose big problems for self-driving systems. New research from Michigan State University suggests light rain and drizzle can confound the algorithms that autonomous systems use to detect pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users.


COMMENTARY: Yang Jian
Sky's the limit for Li Shufu's ambitions

Until recently, Li Shufu, chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, seemed determined to build a global automotive empire. Now it appears that's only part of the story.


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