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Representatives Revive Bipartisan Effort for Self-driving Vehicle Legislation

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have launched a bipartisan effort to spur legislative efforts that support self-driving vehicles.

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GM and Ford Seek Permission to Deploy Autonomous Vehicles

GM and Ford seek exemptions to deploy a limited number of self-driving vehicles without human controls like steering wheels and brake pedals.

Regulators Eye New Safety Regulations for Vehicle Cabins

NHTSA has announced occupant protection safety standards for vehicles with automated driving systems, covering everything from seatbelt reminders to advanced airbags.

NHTSA Investigates Whether Ford Dealership Failed to Comply with Federal Safety Regulation

U.S. auto safety regulators investigate whether a New York Ford dealership delivered a new vehicle with an outstanding safety recall.

Biden Administration to Unveil Tougher Fuel Economy Standards

The new standards will reverse the Trump Administration’s rollback of U.S. regulations aimed at improving gas mileage and cutting tailpipe pollution.

NHTSA Final CAFE Ruling to Hike Fines for Automakers

With the new ruling, fines for vehicles that fall short of fuel economy standards will cost automakers at least $1 billion annually.

NHTSA Formalizes Hyundai, Kia Fire Investigations

The National Highway Traffic Safety administration announced it will open twin probes into thousands of complaints of noncrash fires in Hyundai and Kia vehicles sold in the U.S.

Toyota Recalls Pickups, Other Models for Overloading Risk

Toyota is recalling 649 vehicles because they may have labels that inaccurately specify load-carrying capacity, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

4 Automakers Offer Auto-Braking Standard on Most Cars

Four of 20 automakers reported that automatic emergency braking (AEB) is standard on more than half of their 2017 model-year vehicles, according to an update released jointly by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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FTC Approves Settlements With CarMax, Asbury, West-Herr

The Federal Trade Commission last week approved settlements with CarMax, Asbury Automotive, and West-Herr Automotive Group, which the regulator charged with failing to disclose that some pre-owned vehicles offered for sale had unrepaired safety recalls despite the companies' claims of rigorous vehicle inspections.

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