EU moves to make active safety tech mandatory on new cars

26 Feb
2017 Renault ZoeA European Union committee last week unveiled a proposal for new regulations that would require cars to be equipped with a raft of collision-avoiding active safety tech. The EU said in a release that its House of Representatives will vote on the Internal Market Committee's proposal in March. The proposed mandate is to better align cars with an...

Brexit is causing big headaches for UK automakers

23 Aug
Daniel Craig as James Bond, Agent 007, in Skyfall, with Aston Martin DB5Last June, voters in the United Kingdom faced a very serious question: should the UK remain a member of the European Union as it had been since 1973, or should it back out of the political and economic alliance, going it alone? When all the votes had been counted, 51.9 percent had chosen the latter path. As we discussed at the time, the vote sent...