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U.S. launches controversial probe to weigh tariffs on vehicle imports
The Trump administration started a controversial investigation into whether car and light-truck imports threaten national security, a move that could lead to new U.S. tariffs on foreign vehicles similar to those proposed for imported steel and aluminum in March.
■ U.S. import investigation borders on 'provocation,' German trade group says
■ Laugh test, flimsy logic, law of power, higher prices: Probe draws widespread condemnation
■ Republicans in Congress slam Trump plan for auto imports
■ UAW president shows support for U.S. plan to explore import duties
■ GALLERY: Vehicles from U.S. brands that could be U.S. tariff targets
■ GALLERY: Vehicles from foreign brands that are U.S.-built
■ Big U.S. dealership groups have significant import exposure
■ GM's Barra on China's tariffs: Level playing fields or 'open up the markets'
Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake in Ariz. fatality, U.S. finds
An Uber autonomous vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or to brake, raising serious questions about its performance, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Thursday.
■ Pittsburgh lukewarm on Uber's plan to restart autonomous testing
■ Apple to use VW self-driving vans for employees
Trump, automakers reaffirm national mpg goals
California's top air-quality official on Wednesday held a series of meetings with auto industry and federal officials in Washington, who reaffirmed a desire to maintain a single national standard for auto efficiency.
■ In Trump vs. California, Mary Nichols unlike any other negotiator
■ Automakers to White House: Climate change is real
ON THE PODIUM
Roger Penske, Jack Roush named to NASCAR Hall of Fame
EPA, U.S. monitor rap pace of culture change at VW
A top EPA official says he is not satisfied with Volkswagen AG's efforts to improve accountability after the company's sweeping diesel emissions fraud and violations, a German newspaper reported Thursday.
Elon Musk, in latest Tweet storm, channels Caesar, Soviet era media
Elon Musk, barely a month after his behavior on an earnings call shook investor confidence, hit out on Twitter with a series of combative posts this week, leaving many scratching their heads at best and prompting scrutiny from labor regulators at worst.
■ Musk tweet violates U.S. labor law, UAW alleges
■ Tesla slammed over 'deceptive' Autopilot name in letter to U.S. regulators
RACING: POWER & PASSION
With his recent switch to driving a Mercedes-AMG race car, Keating has high hopes for AMG sales at his Mercedes store opening in Texas later this year.
■ GM's motorsports czar at speedways: Flat-out fun
■ From grass-roots racer to global head of Ford Performance Motorsports
■ AMG boss pushes motorsports expansion
■ McLaren's Mike Flewitt is still in love with Lotus
■ Pikes Peak hill climb gives Volkswagen an electric showcase
■ Henry Ford II set forth his racing philosophy on the eve of his greatest victory
■ An electric NASCAR? Why not?
■ Ford exec remembers his IndyCar season
■ Racing: Power & passion
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