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UPDATED: 5/25/18 12:06 pm ET - adds details

FCA recalls 4.8 million U.S. cars, light trucks to fix software flaw

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million U.S. vehicles over a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating cruise control and warned owners not to use the function until they receive software upgrades.

UPDATED: 5/25/18 11:26 pm ET - adds details
Tesla settles class action lawsuit over 'dangerous' Autopilot

Tesla reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who alleged that the company's assisted-driving Autopilot system was "essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous."


In race for self-driving cars, automakers turn tables on Apple, Waymo

A few years ago, Apple was in the driving seat as it sought to carve out self-driving deals with automakers including Volkswagen. Now the tables have turned.
■ Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake in Ariz. fatality, U.S. finds
■ Pittsburgh lukewarm on Uber's plan to restart autonomous testing

California's top air regulator takes swipe at Trump

California's top air-quality official disputed the Trump administration's description of a meeting about the future of fuel economy standards, suggesting it was actually a dud.
■ Trump, automakers reaffirm national mpg goals
■ In Trump vs. California, Mary Nichols unlike any other negotiator
■ Study: New-vehicle buyers downplay fuel prices

Tony Merpi, advertising and marketing executive for Automotive News, dies

The energetic, good-humored native of Detroit was an endless source of marketing and promotional ideas — a sales executive who loved the automotive industry and, above all, valued the editorial integrity of the publication.

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In September, Automotive News will pay tribute to the extraordinary efforts of American car dealers and their employees to survive the Great Recession a decade ago.

We're asking readers to describe for us the innovative strategies that got them through the grave years of 2008, 2009 and 2010. Our reporters will pursue as many of them as we can for publication.

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