Nation Mar 18

Automakers agree to put automatic braking in cars by 2022

WASHINGTON -- Automatic braking will be standard in most cars and light trucks within six years and on heavier SUVs and pickup trucks within eight years under an agreement that transportation officials and automakers announced on Thursday.

Sep 16

Safety agency mishandled GM recall, House panel says

WASHINGTON — A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem.

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