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Regulations

GM Drops Support for Trump Lawsuit Against California

A glimmer of hope emerges for a single set of U.S. emission and fuel economy standards for all states.

Business

JLR Seeks to Block VW Group's SUV Imports to U.S.

British carmaker says its terrain-sensing powertrain control system was cloned.

Labor

Former UAW, GM Exec Ashton Gets 30 Months in Prison

Guilty of pressuring vendors for $550,000 in bribes and kickbacks.

Car/Ride Sharing

Ride-Hailing Companies Score Victory in California

$200 million campaign pays off for gig companies

Regulations

Hyundai’s U.S. Engine Woe Costs Jump to $4.7 Billion

A problem with self-destructing engines continues to grow.

Business

Daimler Settles with Sharp on Connectivity License

Battle over access to regulation-required patents continues.

Labor

Former UAW Chief Williams Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

15th conviction in continuing federal probe

Diesel

Ex-Audi CEO Joins Queue of Execs Facing Charges in Diesel Scandal

Rupert Stadler's fraud trial begins in Munich.

Business

Uber Squeaks Back into London, Again

Service gets a third chance to redeem itself in a top European market

Regulations

Ford Chides Rivals on California Emission Levels

Ads challenge other carmakers to beat federal fuel economy standards through 2026.

Regulations

California Seeks to Ban IC Vehicles in 2035

Goal creates another confrontation with federal regulators

Autonomous Vehicles

Uber Test Driver Pleads Not Guilty of Killing Pedestrian

Grand jury says driver is in charge, autonomous system or not.

Business

GM Files New Bribery Lawsuit Against FCA

Fresh tack to be tested in a Michigan circuit court.

Business

Ghosn Aide Pleads Not Guilty on Pay Charges

With Ghosn in exile, Kelly faces the music as sole individual defendant.

Regulations

Daimler Will Pay $1.5 Billion for Diesel Emission Cheating in U.S.

Settlement covers 250,000 diesel sold in 2009-2011.

Business

Daimler Slapped with Second Injunction over Patent Use

Nokia and now Sharp win okay to block sales in Germany...at a price

Diesel

Ex-VW Chief Winterkorn Faces Trial in Diesel Scandal

German court cites “predominant likelihood” of fraud conviction.

Labor

Second Ex-UAW President Charged in Corruption Probe

Dennis Williams indicted for embezzling union funds

Diesel

Court Won’t Reconsider Ruling on VW Emission Updates

VW vows Supreme Court plea to bar local enforcement

Car/Ride Sharing

Uber, Lyft Get Reprieve in California

Gig employment issue now will be decided in November election

Connectivity

Nokia Wins Patent Ruling on Connectivity Tech

Defends cellular connectivity patents in German lawsuit against Daimler

Economics

EV Startup Canoo IPO Due This Year

$2.4 billion deal is the latest in reverse merger deals

Business

GM Tries Once More on FCA Racketeering Charges

Options running out in second bid to revive lawsuit