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    Canada border agent strike averted, for now

    The union representing border agents called off job action until further notice as mediated talks will continue until Wednesday.

    By Larry Avila • June 7, 2024
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    Amazon’s Zoox expands robotaxi testing to Austin, Miami

    The company will use retrofitted Toyota Highlanders with safety drivers instead of its autonomous robotaxi to gather "valuable insights and feedback."

    By June 6, 2024
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    More young Americans would consider buying China-made cars: survey

    Plus, affordable EVs from brands based in China could likely avoid U.S. tariffs if the cars are built in North America.

    By Kalena Thomhave • June 6, 2024
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    Stellantis CEO on US tariffs: ‘You cannot stop the competition’

    Carlos Tavares believes the Biden administration is focusing on short-term issues instead of challenging China’s automakers in the electric vehicle market.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Polestar ‘evaluating’ potential impact of expanded EV tariffs

    The brand, which is gearing up to launch a new U.S.-built electric crossover this year, sources key parts from China.

    By June 4, 2024
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    $1.3B earmarked for EV charging network expansion in US

    The Biden-Harris Administration aims to accelerate public and private investment in clean transportation with the historic grant funding.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Tesla recalls 125K vehicles to fix seat belt warning issue

    It’s the EV maker’s fifth recall this year, following a Cybertruck accelerator pedal issue in April.

    By June 3, 2024
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    US trade authorities find labor rights denial at Volkswagen plant in Mexico

    Officials found evidence that workers’ freedom of association and collective bargaining rights were denied following a recent union election.

    By Updated May 30, 2024
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    UAW challenges outcome of Mercedes-Benz vote

    The union claims the automaker interfered with the election by discriminating against Alabama plant workers who supported unionization.

    By May 29, 2024
  • A autonomous Waymo Jaguar I-PACE SUV yields to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
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    NHTSA probes Waymo, Zoox over ‘unexpected’ self-driving behavior

    The robotaxi companies are facing investigations after their autonomous vehicles behaved erratically, causing collisions.

    By May 20, 2024
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    How 4 technology trends are shaping automotive design

    Some design trends are partly a reaction to design aesthetics that preceded them; others are responses to changes in technology, consumer preferences and government regulation, experts said.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Biden hikes tariffs on China-made EVs, batteries

    The action aims to protect the U.S. market from the rise in Chinese electric vehicle exports, which the U.S. says jumped 70% from 2022 to 2023.

    By Kate Magill , May 14, 2024
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    Automakers get more flexibility as US finalizes EV tax credit rules

    Electric vehicle makers have been racing to shift their supply chains to qualify for the credit. The latest changes give them more time.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Ford recalls nearly 243K Maverick pickups for tail light issue

    The company has issued a total of 23 separate recalls across its model lineup since January.

    By May 3, 2024
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    NHTSA finalizes rule requiring automatic emergency braking on vehicles by 2029

    Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Porsche expressed concerns last year when the NHTSA opened public comments for the proposed rule.

    By May 1, 2024
  • A driver using Ford's BlueCruise automated driving feature on a highway in a 2022 Mustang Mach E.
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    Ford, Tesla face NHTSA investigations over self-driving tech

    For Tesla, the agency will assess whether the automaker's response involving a December recall of 2 million vehicles was sufficient.

    By April 30, 2024
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    EEOC finalizes harassment guidance, addressing remote work and gender identity

    Harassment can include “outing” individuals, misgendering and prohibiting workers from using sex-segregated bathrooms consistent with their gender identity, the agency said.

    By Emilie Shumway • April 30, 2024
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    For Cruise robotaxi business, GM considers ‘outside investments’

    Despite billions in losses attributed to its Cruise subsidiary, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the company believes in the technology.

    By Dan Zukowski • April 25, 2024
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    FTC to ban noncompetes

    The FTC said the rule, which could take effect as soon as late August, received overwhelming public support during a comment period.

    By Ryan Golden • April 25, 2024
  • A Chevy Volt goes through an assembly line as sparks fly and robotic arms work to build it.
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    Automakers get new standard for cutting a top source of scope 3 emissions

    Indirect emissions are notoriously hard to calculate and address, so the Science Based Targets initiative put forth a new guideline.

    By S.L. Fuller • April 23, 2024
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    Tesla recalls Cybertruck to fix accelerator pedal problem

    The recall is Tesla’s fourth this year and involves 3,878 Cybertrucks manufactured from Nov. 13, 2023 through April 4.

    By April 20, 2024
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    Ford recalls over 456K Bronco Sport, Maverick models

    An undetected low battery charge can result in a loss of drive power on two of the automaker’s more popular vehicles.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Volkswagen subsidiary to pay nearly $49M in SEC fraud case

    The SEC claims the finance unit sold bonds at a time when senior Volkswagen executives knew that more than 500,000 of their vehicles in the United States “grossly exceeded legal vehicle emissions limits.”

    By April 11, 2024
  • An range and white Chevy Bolt EV robotaxi operated by Cruise crosses an intersection San Francisco.
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    Cruise to resume mapping for robotaxis in Phoenix

    It’s the first deployment of the company’s vehicles on public roads since California regulators suspended its permits last fall.

    By April 11, 2024
  • Thousands of bargaining committee members, including commercial cleaners and porters, rally in New York City in December 2023, seeking higher wages and improved benefits.
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    What employers need to know about union organizing in 2024

    The game has completely changed in the wake of the Cemex decision, attorneys from Cozen O’Connor said in a March 21 webinar.

    By Emilie Shumway • April 5, 2024