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Operational limits played key role in Tesla crash on autopilot, board says

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by Kᵉⁿ Lᵃⁿᵉ The chairman of the NTSB said „operational limitations“ in the Tesla Model S played a „major role“ in a May 2016 crash that killed a driver using the vehicle’s semi-autonomous „Autopilot“ system. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Gulf ports play growing role in auto trade

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by GmanViz Automakers now realize they can save on logistics by using ocean shipping to reach customers in the lower Midwest with foreign-made vehicles, or to export vehicles built in the Southeast’s assembly plants. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Former FBI boss expected to leave role at Takata fund to head U.S. election probe

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by CarSpotter Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was named in April to lead a compensation fund for automakers and people harmed by faulty Takata airbags, was appointed special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential… … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

BMW reprises its role as filmmaker

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by Ángel Álvarez BMW will produce a short film to mark the 15th anniversary of its original series. The 10-minute film is called ‘The Escape,’ and features Hollywood stars. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

VW engineer pleads guilty in U.S. court to role in emissions cheating scandal

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by Frankenspotter Photography A Volkswagen engineer was indicted and pleaded guilty today for his role in rigging emissions software on 2.0-liter diesels sold in the U.S., marking the first criminal charge in the U.S. government’s probe into the VW scandal. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Dealers should play a role in auto safety education, NTSB official says

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by allenthepostman Auto dealers should have a role in educating consumers on properly using potentially life-saving vehicle technology, a National Transportation Safety Board member said. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed