Goodyear Senior Execs OK'd Settlements Acknowledging Its RV Tire Failed At Highway Speeds

With a failure rate even greater than the infamous Firestone tires of the 1990s and an apparent nine linked deaths, Goodyear’s G159 RV tire has been called “the worst tire in history” by one attorney in ongoing cases against the company. But what did Goodyear’s leadership know about the tire’s problems, if anything?…

Tesla Undercounts Worker Injuries To Make Safety Record Appear Better: Report (UPDATED)

Tesla has failed to report some worker injuries at its California factory on legally mandated reports, which helped make “the company’s injury numbers look better than they actually are,” according to a new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting’s magazine Reveal. Tesla disputed every one of Reval’s…

Why U.S. Carmakers Could End Up Wishing They Never Asked For Weaker Fuel Economy Standards

Since President Donald Trump’s administration took office, the auto industry has been clamoring to have the strict fuel economy standards set by his predecessor reversed. On Monday, that process began with an announcement by Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency. But the automakers themselves could wind up seriously…

Chevrolet Dealership Reportedly Backs Out Of Event Where EPA Chief Was Set To Axe Obama Pollution Rules

A Chevrolet dealership in Chantilly, Virginia has reportedly cancelled a planned event hosting EPA Chief Scott Pruitt tomorrow in a claimed effort to avoid the Chevy brand being associated with an expected announcement about the government rolling back Obama-era emissions standards and California’s right to set its…

Trump Administration To Axe Obama-Era MPG Rules While Suggesting A War Against California Is Coming 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt, declared on Monday that Obama-era MPG rules were “wrong” and ordered them to be revised. Helpfully, Pruitt—who has repeatedly questioned the overwhelming scientific consensus on human-driven climate change—offered no specific guidance on how to…

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Arizona's Governor Allowed Uber To Test Autonomous Cars In 2016 Without Telling The Public: Report 

This week, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered Uber to stop testing self-driving cars in his state, after one of the company’s cars fatally struck a pedestrian, the first known pedestrian casualty to involve an autonomous vehicle. But that abrupt decision followed years of Ducey actively courting the company—so much so,…