Jul 2, 2015

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said. The 22-year-old was part ...

Jun 20, 2015

Eighth Takata air bag death is confirmed

A woman who died in a Los Angeles-area car crash last September was the eighth person killed by exploding air bags made by Takata Corp., U.S. safety regulators and Honda Motor Co. confirmed Friday. The woman was identified in a lawsuit as Jewel Brangman, ...

Jun 19, 2015

California reveals details of self-driving car accidents

California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that had shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads. The disclosure came after The Associated Press successfully argued to the ...

Jun 16, 2015

Transport Ministry to get more control over auto parts makers

An Upper House committee has approved a law revision to enable the transport ministry to demand defect reports directly from auto parts manufacturers when automakers issue recalls. The bill to revise the Road Transportation Vehicle Act was approved at a meeting of the Upper ...

Jun 16, 2015

Japan to boost regulatory control over auto parts makers

An Upper House committee has approved a law revision to enable the transport ministry to demand defect reports directly from auto parts manufacturers when automakers issue recalls. The bill to revise the Road Transportation Vehicle Act was approved at a meeting of the Upper ...