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U.S. Agency Orders Ford to Recall 3 Million Vehicles Over Air Bags

WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co must recall 3 million vehicles with potentially defective driver-side Takata air bags, the U.S. auto safety regulator said on Tuesday, rejecting a bid by the second-largest U.S. automaker to avoid a recall. The National Highway …

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 …

It’s Now Even Easier to Fire U.S. Workers for What They Say

Employers in the U.S. just got more latitude to fire employees who speak up about harassment and discrimination. They can already legally terminate people for almost any reason, including what they say at work. One of the few exceptions to …

‘Talking Car’ Dream Gives Way for Gadgets Under FCC Proposal

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has proposed taking back some of the spectrum long promised to automakers and re-allocating it to other wireless uses, according to people familiar with the matter. It’s a potentially significant development in a years-long debate …

Viewpoint: Autonomous Taxis Become a Rough Ride for Europe

As recently as March, Daimler AG, the German carmaker, promised to put 10,000 autonomous taxis on the streets by 2021. But this week, Daimler chairman Ola Kaellenius announced that the company was taking a “reality check” on the project and …

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 …