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NTSB plans new safety guidelines in probe of Tesla Autopilot crash

NTSB plans new safety guidelines in probe of Tesla Autopilot crash

The National Transportation Safety Board plans a public hearing Tuesday to establish the probable cause of a fatal March 2018 Tesla Autopilot crash in California and will issue a series of safety recommendations.


Tesla to face fresh Autopilot scrutiny after company snubs NTSB

Tesla to face fresh Autopilot scrutiny after company snubs NTSB

The agency is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday on a March 2018 fatal crash involving Tesla's driver-assist system. The automaker hasn't filed formal responses to the NTSB's recommendations from more than two years ago on how to ensure proper use of such technology.


Ford goes to court to rescind original GT sale in Canada

Ford goes to court to rescind original GT sale in Canada

The rare sports car was resold at more than twice the price to a Hong Kong buyer within weeks of its original sale in Canada, despite  a two-year hold agreement, the automaker alleges in a lawsuit. 


Nissan warns about future of European plants as Brexit weighs

Nissan warns about future of European plants as Brexit weighs

If Britain fails to reach a free-trade agreement with the EU, a resulting 10 percent tariff on cars and parts could spell the demise of the automaker's plant in Sunderland, England, Nissan Europe Chairman Gianluca de Ficchy said.


U.S. traffic deaths decline for second year in a row, safety group says

U.S. traffic deaths decline for second year in a row, safety group says

A preliminary estimate of factors by the National Safety Council suggests efforts by cities and states to redesign high-crash areas and lowering the legal alcohol-concentration limit for drivers may have played a role in the decrease.


Audi pauses e-tron production at Belgian plant

Audi pauses e-tron production at Belgian plant

Manufacturing at Audi’s factory in Brussels stopped on Thursday and the plant will remain idle until Tuesday due to  production issues including battery-supply bottlenecks.


Jaguar Land Rover shelves plan to sell bonds, report says

Jaguar Land Rover shelves plan to sell bonds, report says

Investors demanded too high an interest rate to compensate for the risk the coronavirus poses to the automaker, Bloomberg reported.


Fiat restricts access to European sites on coronavirus

Fiat restricts access to European sites on coronavirus

Fiat has stopped visits to its European sites and Italdesign has closed its two facilities in Turin after Italy became the country most affected by the outbreak in Europe.


GM retreats from more overseas battlefields

GM retreats from more overseas battlefields

GM says it will close the Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand by 2021, and completely pull out of Thailand. The moves are part of the automaker's strategy of focusing on its more profitable markets.


Live via satellite: Carlos Ghosn at World Congress

Live via satellite: Carlos Ghosn at World Congress

The former leader of Nissan, now in exile in Lebanon, will be interviewed from a Detroit stage on March 25 during the Automotive News World Congress.