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Regulation And Safety

Auto industry should defend the Clean Power Plan

The auto industry should join the opposition to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to scrap the agency's Clean Power Plan.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 470,000 vehicles for restraint defect

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling 470,000 vehicles worldwide to replace a component that may inhibit deployment of the vehicles’ active head restraints in the event of a crash.

Tesla recalls 11,000 Model X crossovers for possible seat issue

Tesla is recalling about 11,000 Model X crossover vehicles due to possible issues with their second-row fold-flat seats.

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UPDATED: 10/11/17 4:34 pm ET - adds reactions
California DMV proposes relaxed regulations for self-driving cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is proposing more lenient state regulations to allow manufacturers to test and deploy self-driving cars. The agency said it would allow autonomous vehicles to be tested without a human behind the wheel.

UPDATED: 10/11/17 5:07 pm ET - adds details
CSX CEO apologizes for rail delays

The CEO of CSX apologized for months of service disruptions that have affected automakers and other customers, but defended the railroad's operating strategy at a hearing called by federal regulators.

UPDATED: 10/9/17 4:16 pm ET - adds stock close
GM acquires lidar company Strobe

GM has acquired lidar company Strobe, a move expected to help boost self-driving vehicle production and cut costs.