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Uber is suspending its ridehailing service in France, hoping to defuse a legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers.

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NHTSA could hand out significant fines or even make Fiat Chrysler buy back unrepaired vehicles as part of company's mishandling of recall proceedings.

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European automakers want proposed CO2 emissions regulations for 2025 to be pushed back a further five years.

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For 'deceptive commercial practices,' two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial.

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New Hampshire is the latest state to make using a handheld device illegal while driving, including operating a laptop or tablet. It joins over a dozen other states or territories with similar laws.

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After having been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle Oxycodone into Japan, Julie Hamp has stepped down from her post as Toyota's Chief Communications Officer and most senior female executive.

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The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan has earned an EPA rating of 67 mpge with a 312-mile driving range. Buyers also get three-years or $15,000 in free hydrogen to keep it going.

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Coming trade deals in the Pacific and in the EU could finally put an end to the Chicken Tax that exerts a 25-percent import tariff on foreign pickup trucks. Although, it might be a while before we see a bevy of new models on US streets.

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French police interview and then arrest the CEO of Uber France and general manager of Uber Europe, charging them with running an illegal taxi service and hiding documents.

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The smartphone-based ridesharing app Uber might be getting some good news in Mexico City and be allowed to operate there legally.

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The Official Word Is That Things Are Moving Faster Than Expected

The first batteries from the Tesla Gigafactory are now expected within 12 months. This is a bit sooner than was previously planned.

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After a two-year pre-order program, the first batch of new black-and-gold California license plates in nearly 50 years are making their way to drivers. The tags start at $50 and can be ordered for any car, motorcycle, commercial vehicle, or trailer.

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Information Is Valuable To Marketers, Advertisers

MasterCard International has applied for a patent related to technology that can scan purchasing habits to determine a consumer's car type and driving habits.

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General Lee Will Cease Production; Three States Plan To End Specialty Plates

Whether its emblazoned on bumper stickers, license plates or vehicles themselves, the Confederate flag has been a fixture of the automotive landscape for as long as cars have been on the road. This week, that's changing.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into the 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler for the possibility of the driver's side airbag not deploying due to a wiring issue. If a recall is necessary, it could affect an estimated 630,000 vehicles.

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European Nations Want Strong Emissions Targets For 2025

Four countries ask European Commission for "challenging" CO2 targets. Seoul government to add 100,000 EV charging sites. Boris Johnson to test drive Spark-Renault SRT_01E ahead of final Formula E races.

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Congress Grills Takata And Federal Officials On Airbag Crisis

Federal officials and an executive from automotive supplier Takata took turns Tuesday explaining to Congress why it took years before any of them took action to protect motorists from a deadly airbag defect and why safety problems still threaten drivers.

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Tesla thinks that the California Air Resources Board is moving in the wrong direction by loosening the rules for midsize automakers. The company also wants even fewer zero-emissions vehicles credits available on the market to be traded among companies.

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Japanese police reportedly raided Toyota's headquarters today, following the drug-related arrest of global communications boss Julie Hamp last week.

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An audit by the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General discovers dire problems within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and its investigation methods prior to GM's ignition switch recall.

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The Obama administration has proposed tough new fuel economy standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans.

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