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U.S. Automakers Stressing Covid Safety at Work and Home as Plants Rev Up

Automakers are speeding up U.S. assembly lines to meet recovering demand, increasingly confident coronavirus safety protocols are working to prevent outbreaks in their plants but wary of the challenges workers face outside. Screening workers for COVID-19 using temperature scans and …

Institute Says Self-Driving Cars Could Prevent Only a Third of U.S. Crashes

Self-driving cars, long touted by developers as a way to eliminate road deaths, could likely only prevent a third of all U.S. road crashes, an analysis of traffic accidents released on Thursday has found. The study by the Insurance Institute …

As Nation Reopens, a Historic Referendum on Risk Begins

WASHINGTON — We are becoming a nation of amateur actuaries, calculating the risk of restarting our lives. Can we go outside? Can we go back to work? Can we go to a restaurant or bar? Can we go to the …

U.S. Will Not Require Automakers to Recall 56M Takata Air Bag Inflators

WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators will not require automakers to recall 56 million additional Takata air bag inflators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday, saying the devices do not pose a safety risk like the …

Two Fiat Chrysler Workers Die After Positive Coronavirus Tests

Two workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV factories who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, according to the United Auto Workers union. One of the employees worked at Fiat Chrysler’s truck assembly plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and the …

Amazon To Showcase Its Transportation Drive at World’s Largest Tech Show

From making cars talk using Alexa’s voice to managing data from factories full of robots, Amazon.com Inc wants a big piece of the action in transportation, and this week at CES will unveil more about its strategy to achieve that …

Daimler, BMW Exiting North American Car-Sharing Market, Cutting in Europe

WASHINGTON — BMW AG and Daimler AG said Wednesday they plan to exit the North American car-sharing market, with the joint venture partners halting operations in Montreal, New York, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Vancouver, as they focus on the European …

Carmakers and Repair Shops Clash as Automation Upends Aftermarket

The rapid rise of crash-avoidance technology has set carmakers and repair shops on course for a collision that could determine who controls the $800 billion auto aftermarket in the digital age. Given the unprecedented sophistication of the systems, which include …

FCC Taking ‘Fresh Look’ at Opening Key Spectrum Band for Automakers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to vote in June on launching a new review of a key spectrum band reserved for automakers that could boost Wi-Fi use, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. In …

U.S. Senator Seeks Information on Carmaker Efforts to Thwart Hackers

A U.S. senator has asked 20 of the world’s biggest automakers for information on how they secure their vehicles from cyber attacks, in light of reports by security experts who say they have identified ways to hack into cars. Edward …