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35,000 Gallons of Oil Spills After Montana Train Derailment

By Matthew Brown, Matt Volz | Jul 22
Four tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said.

Google Self-Driving Car Involved in First Injury Accident

By Justin Pritchard | Jul 19
Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time.

GOP Bill would Undermine Auto, Rail Safety Regulations

By Joan Lowy, Tom Krisher | Jul 17
At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries.

Honda Settles Discrimination Claims with Justice Department

By Amanda Lee Myers | Jul 16
Honda reached a settlement to resolve allegations that the company discriminated against minority car buyers by marking up interest rates on loans, a practice industry experts describe as common because of the discretion given to individual dealerships.

Two Visions Emerge for Getting Self-Driving Cars on Road

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 14
Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car -- traditional automakers like Mercedes and Toyota vs. tech companies like Google.

Critics Say Senate Bill Would Weaken Rental Car, Rail Safety

By Joan Lowy | Jul 11
Safety advocates say that a Senate transportation bill would allow car rental companies to rent recalled vehicles that haven't been repaired.

Top US Auto Safety Regulator Says Chrysler to Face Sanctions

By Tom Krisher, Marcy Gordon | Jul 10
The chief U.S. auto safety regulator says Fiat Chrysler will face sanctions for violating safety laws in multiple recalls.

Robot Kills Man at Volkswagen Plant

Jul 3
A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said.

Top Selling Cars and Trucks in the US in June

Jul 3
Automakers released June U.S. sales figures Wednesday. These are the top sellers, the number sold and the percent change from June 2014.

Senators Express Frustration with Takata, Regulators

Jun 26
Senators expressed anger and exasperation with both air bag maker Takata Corp. and federal auto safety regulators over a problem with defective air bag inflators that has escalated into the largest auto-safety recall in U.S. history.

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