Articles by David Shepardson

Porsche to Pay $80 Million to Resolve Fuel Economy Claims on U.S. Vehicles

Volkswagen AG and its Porsche AG unit have agreed to a class-action settlement worth at least $80 million to resolve claims it skewed emissions and fuel economy data on 500,000 Porsche vehicles in the United States, court documents show. The …

EU Aviation Watchdog Raises Alarm About Western-Made Aircraft Flying in Russia

The European Union’s top aviation safety regulator said on Tuesday that he is “very worried” about the safety of Western-made aircraft continuing to fly in Russia without access to spare parts and proper maintenance. The European Union and the United …

Tesla Leads in Driver-Assisted Technology Crashes: NHTSA

Tesla Inc. reported 273 vehicle crashes since July involving advanced driving assistance systems, more than any other automaker, according to data U.S. auto safety regulators released on Wednesday. Automakers and tech companies reported more than 500 crashes since June 2021, …

Ford Recalls 3.3 Million Vehicles Over Rollaway Concerns

Ford Motor Co F.N is recalling more than 3.3 million vehicles in North America that could roll away because a damaged or missing part may prevent the vehicle from shifting into the intended gear. In a filing with the National …

EU Regulator Sees No Safety Problem With A350 Paint at Center of Legal Dispute

Europe’s top aviation safety regulator said on Tuesday he had seen no evidence that paint or surface erosion on A350 jets, which are at the center of a legal dispute between Airbus and Qatar Airways, represented a safety issue. The …

U.S. Agency Upgrades Tesla Autopilot Safety Probe, Step Before Possible Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Thursday said it was upgrading its probe into 830,000 Tesla vehicles with its advanced driver assistance system Autopilot, a required step before it could seek a recall. The auto safety agency in …

House Committee to Hold Hearing on Soaring U.S. Traffic Deaths

A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Wednesday is holding a hearing on soaring American traffic deaths and efforts to build safer roads. Last year, traffic deaths jumped 10.5% to 42,915 marking the highest number killed on U.S. roads in …

Ford to Pay States $19.2 Million Over False Advertising Claims

Ford Motor Co. will pay $19.2 million to resolve allegations it falsely advertised real-world fuel economy and payload capacity for some hybrids and pickup trucks, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office said on Tuesday. The multi-state settlement covers 2013–2014 C-Max hybrids …

Texas AG Lawsuit Claims Google ‘Private Browsing’ Mode Not Really Private

The Google search engine collects data on users who think they can be anonymous if they use a “private browsing” mode, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed on Thursday, filing an amended privacy lawsuit against the Alphabet Inc. unit. Texas, …

Ford Recalls 39,000 U.S. SUVs After Engine Fire Reports

Ford Motor Company said Thursday it was recalling 39,000 SUVs after reports of 16 fires, and has advised owners to park their vehicles outdoors and away from structures until a fix is completed. The recall, which covers some 2021 model …