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  • Autonomous Drive Summit: More public education needed

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports live at the Automated Vehicles Symposium and speaks to Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary.

  • A Ford Escape sports utility vehicle (SUV) undergoes final inspection during production at the Ford Motor Co. assembly plant in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

    It's not quite salt and a lime, but Ford thinks its cars and trucks could be a pretty good fit with Jose Cuervo, the famed tequila maker.

  • July 18- U.S. regulators are investigating whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV had inflated vehicle sales figures, the company said Monday, following a lawsuit by Illinois dealers in January. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice are probing the way the Italian-American automaker reports vehicle sales to individuals,...

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the U.S. Department of Justice are conducting the investigation and the Italian-American automaker based in London is cooperating, according to a company statement.

  • Race car

    Auto debt recently eclipsed the $1 trillion mark but big banks are cranking out more and more auto loans.

  • The Chrysler Group LLC Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk sports utility vehicle (SUV) is driven down stairs on stage during the 2016 New York International Auto Show in New York.

    Fiat Chrysler is joining a list of companies offering hackers a chance to cash in on the bugs they find in products.

  • SEOUL, July 11- South Korea's environment ministry said on Monday it will decide later this month whether to revoke the certification of 32 vehicle models made by Volkswagen after prosecutors accused the German carmaker of fabricating documents on emissions and noise-level tests. Twenty-seven of the 32 models are currently offered in South Korea, the...

  • Tesla

    Federal investigators are trying to determine whether a Tesla Model X was in autopilot mode when it crashed.

  • LONDON, July 6- British new car registrations fell for only the second time in more than four years in June and the number of shoppers on the country's high streets dropped 3.4 percent in the days following the shock vote to leave the European Union. Investors will not know how the June 23' Brexit' vote has impacted Britain's economy until official data becomes...

  • Visitors looks at a Roewe RX5 on display at the Beijing Auto Show  on April 25, 2016.

    Two of China's biggest household brands have teamed up to create what they call "the world's first mass-produced car on the internet."

  • Workers assemble cars on the line at Tesla's factory in Fremont.

    For Tesla skeptics, the automaker's second-quarter delivery report gave them yet another reason to say "I told you so."

  • A vehicle being produced at Nissan's factory in Sunderland in the U.K.

    The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU could create problems for the autos industry, but also opportunities, according to market watchers.

  • Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors, exits the Model X sport utility vehicle during an event in Fremont, California, Sept. 29, 2015.

    Tesla Motors missed its vehicle delivery target for the second consecutive quarter and is on track to fall short of its annual target.

  • The seasonally adjusted annual sales pace for June was 16.66 million, according to Autodata Corp, down from 17 million vehicles a year earlier. Ford Motor Co, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Nissan Motor Corp reported improved sales, mainly driven by demand for light trucks. GM Chief Economist Mustafa Mohatarem said historically low interest rates, stable...

  • *ISM manufacturing index rises to 53.2 in June. *New orders, export and employment indexes rise. WASHINGTON, July 1- U.S. factory activity expanded at a healthy pace in June as new orders, output and exports rose, new industry data showed on Friday, providing another sign that U.S. economic growth was regaining its footing after weakness early this year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- U.S. factory activity expanded at a healthy pace in June as new orders, output and exports rose, new industry data showed on Friday, providing another sign that U.S. economic growth was regaining its footing after weakness early this year. "Net-net it is a certainly a bit of a mixed picture, a mixed bag, but I think in terms of direction, what is...

  • July 1- Robust demand for pickups and SUVs pushed up U.S. auto sales in June but the growth fell short of estimates as General Motors, Toyota Motor Corp and Volkswagen sold fewer vehicles. "With about 77 percent of the market reporting, we calculate June U.S. light vehicle industry is tracking to 16.9 million," RBC Capital Markets analyst Joseph Spak wrote in a note.

  • Nissan Group sales rose 13 percent to 140,553, led by higher demand for its Frontier pickups and Rogue crossover SUVs. Marketing research firm J.D. Power and LMC Automotive has said it expects U.S. light vehicle sales for June to rise 5 percent to 1.55 million. However, J.D. Power, unlike Edmunds.com, does not expect sales in 2016 to break the record of 17.47 million...

  • PARIS, July 1- Sales of new cars in France rose in June, although German carmaker Volkswagen, which has been caught up in a diesel emissions scandal, saw its sales fall by 10.9 percent. New car sales rose 0.8 percent in June, with foreign carmakers' overall figures up 0.6 percent and domestic automakers' up 0.9 percent, according to the CCFA automobile association.

  • Hertz

    Hertz is hoping new agreements with ride-hailing operators Uber and Lyft will help the rental car company squeeze more money out of older cars.