Panasonic plans to halve cobalt in car batteries

Panasonic plans to halve the cobalt content of its mass-produced automotive batteries “in two to three years” as the supplier looks to reduce costs. The mineral has leapt in price in recent years as demand for electric vehicles gains traction.

Self-driving cars don’t need oversight yet, U.S. regulator says

It’s premature to regulate the self-driving vehicles being tested by companies such as GM and Waymo, the government’s top auto safety official said, reaffirming NHTSA’s commitment to a hands-off approach to autonomous-vehicle development.

Some dealers struggling to comply with used-vehicle rule, FTC says

Just 14 of 94 dealerships inspected by the Federal Trade Commission and local partners in 20 cities from April through June had proper buyers guides displayed on all used vehicles’ windshields.

Bosch told to hand over emails in Volkswagen emissions suit

Robert Bosch must hand over emails in connection with lawsuits brought by investors against Porsche SE linked to VW Group’s diesel emissions violations, a German court ruled.

Automakers bristle at U.S. demand for sensitive data under tariff probe

The U.S. Commerce Department has asked automakers to reveal some of their most closely held secrets as part of its investigation of whether tariffs on imported cars and components are needed to safeguard national security.

NHTSA presses automakers to make Takata airbag recall plans public

Federal auto safety regulators want automakers to make public plans for how they’ll replace millions of defective Takata airbag parts that should have been fixed already.

Widow of former UAW vice president sentenced to 18 months in prison

Monica Morgan, widow of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday as part of a federal corruption probe of misappropriated funds at a Chrysler-UAW training center.

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Widow of former UAW vice president sentenced to 18 months in prison

Monica Morgan, widow of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday as part of a federal corruption probe of misappropriated funds at a Chrysler-UAW training center.

Bosch told to hand over emails in Volkswagen emissions suit

Robert Bosch must hand over emails in connection with lawsuits brought by investors against Porsche SE linked to VW Group’s diesel emissions violations, a German court ruled.

Bosch told to hand over emails in Volkswagen emissions suit

Robert Bosch must hand over emails in connection with lawsuits brought by investors against Porsche SE linked to VW Group’s diesel emissions violations, a German court ruled.

AutoNews Now: To drive or not to drive: Millennials weigh in

To drive or not to drive: Millennials weigh in; Widow of UAW exec sentenced in corruption probe; Volvo’s quality quest; Nissan gets its Kicks in ad; Pininfarina teases EV.

AutoNews Now: To drive or not to drive: Millennials weigh in

To drive or not to drive: Millennials weigh in; Widow of UAW exec sentenced in corruption probe; Volvo’s quality quest; Nissan gets its Kicks in ad; Pininfarina teases EV.

NHTSA presses automakers to make Takata airbag recall plans Public

Federal auto safety regulators want automakers to make public plans for how they’ll replace millions of defective Takata airbag parts that should have been fixed already.