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Nation Nov 09Technology to stop drunken driving among new car safety mandates from Congress
Congress has created a new requirement for automakers: Find a high-tech way to keep drunken people from driving cars.
Nation Sep 18Government watchdog says FAA not prepared to update jet evacuation rules
A government watchdog says the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t updated standards for emergency airliner evacuations in nearly two decades.
Nation Mar 17U.S. revises passenger safety rules for autonomous vehicles
The proposed regulation would apply front passenger seat protection standards to the traditional driver’s seat of an autonomous vehicle, rather than safety requirements that are specific to the driver’s seat, the agency said.
Economy Feb 17GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand
The company said in a statement Sunday that it plans to wind down sales, engineering and design operations for its historic Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand in 2021.
Economy Dec 16Boeing to pause production of 737 Max airliner in January
The move amounts to an acknowledgement that it will take much longer than Boeing expected to win approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and other global regulators to fly the planes again.
Nation Oct 25General Motors workers approve new four-year deal
The United Auto Workers union said in a statement Friday that workers had approved the new four-year deal.
Economy Sep 16GM auto workers strike during contract dispute
Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S., as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses.
Nation Jul 31WATCH: Senators clash with FAA officials over Boeing Max oversight
Members of a Senate subcommittee clashed with Federal Aviation Administration officials Wednesday, contending the agency was too deferential to Boeing in approving the 737 Max airliner.
Economy Jul 25California signs deal with automakers to raise gas mileage standards
Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen are parties to the deal with the California Air Resources Board, which appears designed to pressure the administration and the rest of the auto industry into joining or reaching a compromise.
Nation Jul 03Lee Iacocca, engineer of Chrysler’s turnaround, dies at 94
He will be best remembered as the blunt-talking, cigar-chomping Chrysler chief who helped engineer a great corporate turnaround.