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IIHS beefs up crash testing for top pick designation

Automakers looking to land top safety accolades should give the same level of attention to both front-passenger safety and the driver's safety, a leading automotive safety organization said.


Fiat Chrysler recalls 470,000 vehicles for restraint defect

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling 470,000 vehicles worldwide to replace a component that may inhibit deployment of the vehicles’ active head restraints in the event of a crash.

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High-tech taxi for old-school Japan

In the era of Uber and ride-hailing, Toyota is turning its attention to building a better taxi that could give Tokyo's streetscape its biggest makeover in two decades.

UPDATED: 10/11/17 4:34 pm ET - adds reactions
California DMV proposes relaxed regulations for self-driving cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is proposing more lenient state regulations to allow manufacturers to test and deploy self-driving cars. The agency said it would allow autonomous vehicles to be tested without a human behind the wheel.

UPDATED: 10/11/17 5:07 pm ET - adds details
CSX CEO apologizes for rail delays

The CEO of CSX apologized for months of service disruptions that have affected automakers and other customers, but defended the railroad's operating strategy at a hearing called by federal regulators.

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