Regulation And Safety
UPDATED: 1/20/18 7:16 am ET - adds overnight news

Government shutdown would curtail auto regulators, but not NAFTA talks

The federal government shutdown could have a broad impact on automotive regulatory activities, but next week's NAFTA talks are expected to continue as scheduled.


NHTSA asks carmakers to disclose any Kobe Steel safety issues

NHTSA asked 29 carmakers to disclose if the safety of any of their vehicles or engines containing products supplied by Kobe Steel could be affected by data cheating.

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Mercedes, BMW wade into subscriptions

The German rivals are joining the list of luxury automakers exploring subscription models as they try to figure out the future of car ownership – and whether such plans will be profitable over time.

Quick Spin: Daily mobility news for 1.16.18

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed that he intends to step down in 2019 in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg in which he predicts widespread Level 4 autonomy and electrification in 10 years.

Quick spin: Daily mobility news for 1.15.18

We're zooming into the North American International Auto Show in Detroit straight off the plane from CES in Las Vegas. No rest for the tech-loving weary. Here's a look at what's making news today.

Quick spin: Daily mobility news for 1.12.18

We're nursing our post-CES hangovers. Of course, this is not an industry where you can rest for too long. Overnight, General Motors ditched the steering wheel, and a new autonomous startup already joined the melee. The Detroit auto show is around the corner, so pull on your extra warm stockings and let's jump right in.

UPDATED: 1/12/18 3:04 pm ET -- adds NHTSA comment
GM ride-hailing fleet would ditch steering wheel, pedals in 2019

GM plans to launch public ride-hailing services with self-driving vehicles that don't have manual controls such as steering wheels and pedals, starting in 2019. GM has asked federal regulators to waive 16 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards that currently prohibit such vehicles on roadways.

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