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U.S. Exempts Self-Driving Vehicles From Some Crash Standards

The outgoing Trump administration said on Thursday it was issuing new rules that would allow manufacturers of automated vehicles to bypass some crash standards required of conventional vehicles, which would cut production costs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said …

Tesla Autopilot ‘a Distant Second’ To GM’s Super Cruise In Hands-Free Test

DETROIT — General Motors Co’s Super Cruise once again edged Tesla’s Autopilot in an evaluation of 17 vehicles equipped with active driving assistance systems (ADAS) by Consumer Reports, the testing organization said on Wednesday. A Tesla Model Y fitted with …

Claims Business: RecovX Health, Tokio Marine and CrowdStrike, Ford and Verisk

ReCovX Health Launches Injury Claim Filing Tool RecovX Health, an insurtech based in Sarasota, Fla., has launched a product that allows injured people to file third-party liability accident claims with insurance companies. RecovX founder and owner Lee E. Fogle said …

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 …

Ford’s Plan to Gradually Reopen U.S. Factories Concerns UAW

Ford Motor Co.’s plan to restart production at some of its most important U.S. plants roughly a month after they shut down will have to overcome immediate skepticism from the United Auto Workers union. After halting North American production as …

Ford to Make It Easy for Drivers to Hook Into Allstate Telematics Program

Allstate Corp. struck a deal with Ford Motor Co. that will allow some of the automaker’s customers to share data with the insurer for its program that tracks mileage. The majority of Ford and Lincoln 2020 model-year vehicles with embedded …

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 …

Ford Under U.S. Criminal Investigation of Emissions Testing

The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Co.’s emissions certification process, intensifying an issue the automaker disclosed two months ago. The government notified the company of its investigation earlier this month, Kim Pittel, group vice …

U of M, Carmakers Fund Research Toward Communicating Cars

A group of companies, including several large automakers, have joined a public-private research initiative to lay the groundwork for a system that wirelessly connects vehicles and helps smooth the flow of traffic, the University on Michigan said. The university’s Mobility …

Ford Recalls Escapes, Fusions for Engine Fire Risk

Ford Motor Co. said Friday that it is recalling more than 89,000 new Escape SUVs and Fusion sedans because the engines can overheat and cause fires. The recall affects vehicles from the 2013 model year with 1.6-liter turbocharged engines that …