Fiat Chrysler recalling more than 1.1 million vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.1 million cars and midsize SUVs worldwide because their gear shifters may confuse drivers and allow them to exit their vehicles without placing them in “park.” The recall covers the 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans and the 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV. FCA is recalling 811,586 vehicles in the U.S. and 317,616 elsewhere.

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VW's Diesel Crisis Is Now a Global Threat

Edward Niedermeyer, an auto-industry analyst, is the co-founder of Daily Kanban and the former editor of the blog The Truth About Cars. If Volkswagen was hoping that its $10 billion buyback settlement with U.S. officials would bring some closure to months of hand-wringing over diesel emissions, its timing couldn&apost have been worse. A flood of news over the past week showed that what was once a single company&aposs scandal has grown into a global regulatory crisis.

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Can racing put driverless technology on fast track?

In Roborace, a proposed racing series for driverless cars, teams would compete based on software algorithms, not driving prowess. Affiliation: FIA Formula E Championship Prototype weight: 2,200 lbs. Planned top speed: 300 kph(186 mph) Sensors: Cameras, lidar, ultrasound, V2V\ Computer: Nvidia Drive PX 2 Seats: 0 Source: Roborace With the rise of digital e-sports, elite video gamers draw millions of viewers to online broadcasts and armchair pilots race drones through obstacle courses.

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Ford Says Regulatory Scrutiny on Automakers Is Rising Globally

Regulators around the world are getting tougher on automakers after a series of cheating scandals on fuel economy and emissions, with China set to become the strictest, according to Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields. “The regulatory environment around the world is becoming more and more strict, particularly on things like greenhouse gases and fuel economy,” Fields told reporters Saturday in Beijing, ahead of China’s biggest auto show that opens next week.

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Fields says regulatory scrutiny on automakers is rising globally

Mark Fields: “The regulatory environment around the world is becoming more and more strict.” Mark Fields: “The regulatory environment around the world is becoming more and more strict.” BEIJING — Regulators around the world are getting tougher on automakers after a series of cheating scandals on fuel economy and emissions, with China set to become the strictest, said Ford CEO Mark Fields.

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The Elephant in the Room for Major Automakers and Investors

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How Michael Schumacher changed F1, CAR+ May 2016 by CAR Magazine

► We take a look at how Schumacher changed F1 ► Seven title victories, 307 GP starts and 91 wins ► He had the ‘guile of an assassin,’ says Brundle It seems ridiculous now, but no-one was talking about Michael Schumacher on the eve of his Grand Prix debut in 1991. Bertrand Gachot was the only name on people’s lips; he’d been jailed following an altercation with a London cabbie and the British tabloids wanted answers. What had happened and who was to blame?

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