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  • An Uber driverless Ford Fusion drives down Smallman Street on September, 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Companies can now test self-driving cars on Michigan public roads without a driver or steering wheel under new laws that could push the state to the forefront of autonomous vehicle development.

  • Dec 9- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday said it will press the auto industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata Corp air bag inflators and signaled a likely widening of the industry's largest ever recall. On a conference call with reporters, the department said the Takata recall would eventually include about 42 million...

  • Dec 9- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday said it will press the auto industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata Corp air bag inflators and signaled a likely widening of the industry's largest ever recall. On a conference call with reporters, the department said the Takata recall would eventually include about 42 million...

  • DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS NUMBER OF INJURIES RELATED TO TAKATA CORP AIR BAGS IN U.S.

  • Dec 9- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday that a software update for Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will be released mid-December in the United States preventing them from charging and functioning as mobile phones, rendering them useless. The smartphone maker said that more than 93 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices had been returned as a part of...

  • DETROIT— Companies can now test self-driving cars on Michigan public roads without a driver or steering wheel under new laws that could push the state to the forefront of autonomous vehicle development. "It makes Michigan a place where particularly for the auto industry it's a good place to do work," he said. The bills give Michigan the potential to be a leader by...

  • KINGS POINT, N.Y.— Concerns about alleged sex abuse and harassment of U.S. The New York- based military academy earlier this year ordered a halt to placing cadets on the vessels as part of the academy's Sea Year training program, citing concerns of abuse. A Transportation Department spokeswoman did not immediately comment on the task force report.

  • LONDON, Dec 6- Liverpool's new container terminal expects to ramp up transatlantic shipping as British companies look to deepen business ties despite concerns that the U.S. election of Donald Trump could hinder free trade, the port operator's chief said. Mark Whitworth, chief executive of Peel Ports, said Liverpool, on England's northwest coast, already had 45...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union has added Iran's Aseman Airlines to its blacklist of companies banned from European skies due to safety concerns. The EU's Executive Commission also said it had removed all airlines certified in Kazakhstan from the blacklist, given recent improvements in aviation security in the country. The move means that a total of 193...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 8- Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin may sell part of his holding in the country's largest steelmaker NLMK, which he controls, three banking and industry sources told Reuters on Thursday. Lisin controls 85.5 percent of NLMK and Forbes magazine ranks him as Russia's eighth richest businessman worth about $9.3 billion. Lisin's representative...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 8- The European Union has banned Iran's Aseman Airlines from operating within the EU due to safety concerns, in a blow to Tehran which is buying new jets to renew the country's ageing fleet following the lifting of long-term sanctions. Aseman Airlines was added to the EU's air safety list of airlines which do not meet international safety standards,...

  • *Paris pollution hits worst level in a decade. PARIS, Dec 7- The French capital Paris announced on Wednesday license-plate based driving restrictions for a third day in a row and plans bans on old cars as the City of Light experienced the worst air pollution in a decade. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Paris banned cars from circulation based on whether their license...

  • PITTSBURGH— Ride-sharing company Uber wants the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to delay policy recommendations that govern the testing of driverless cars. Uber, which has been testing the driverless cars in Pittsburgh for weeks, wants PennDOT to wait for legislation to be passed before it attempts to regulate such testing, the Pittsburgh...

  • LAS VEGAS— On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be. It's a simple display for the driver— a dashboard traffic signal icon and a timer next...

  • MEXICO CITY/ MADRID, Dec 6- Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim and construction firm ICA will bid jointly to build a $3.5 billion terminal for Mexico City's new airport, and no longer face competition from Spanish rivals Ferrovial and Dragados, people familiar with the matter said. Reuters reported in October that a consortium led by Carso Infraestructura y...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- Democrats in California's state Senate announced on Tuesday a series of infrastructure funding bills that would invest billions in roads, bridges, housing and water projects. Democrats in the California Senate proposed five bills on Tuesday, including one that would use $6 billion a year over the next decade to repair roads and bridges and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- Democrats in California's state Senate announced on Tuesday a series of infrastructure funding bills that would invest billions in roads, bridges, housing and water projects. Democrats in the California Senate proposed five bills on Tuesday, including one that would use $6 billion a year over the next decade to repair roads and bridges and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- Democrats in California's state Senate announced on Tuesday a series of infrastructure funding bills that would invest billions in roads, bridges, housing and water projects. Democrats in the California Senate proposed five bills on Tuesday, including one that would use $6 billion a year over the next decade to repair roads and bridges and...

  • WASHINGTON— Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines. Seattle- based Alaska is the nation's sixth-biggest airline, and California- based Virgin is eighth. Alaska said the concession will cost it between $15 million and $20 million a year in revenue...

  • DUBAI, Dec 6- U.S President-elect Donald Trump could give the business jet market a much needed boost after a "tough" 2016, Boeing Business Jets President David Longridge said in Dubai on Tuesday. The international property tycoon has his own private fleet, including a Boeing 757, which he used to criss-cross the United States during the presidential campaign.