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Most Motorists Unaware that Automakers Have ‘Total Control’ of Vehicle Data, Auto Care Association President Says

In the furor over Facebook, few people seem to be talking about what happens to the data that their vehicles collect, Auto Care Association President Bill Hanvey laments.

U.S. New-Vehicle Sales on Pace for Strong Year Despite Sluggish April

A record sales pace is within reach if April reported sales are stronger than expected.

Ford to Stop Selling Sedans in North America by 2020

By 2020, nearly 90 percent of the automaker’s North American lineup will consist of trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles, Ford said.

Ford Adds 36 New Parts to Collision Truckload Program

“Now in its 21st year, the program remains instrumental in helping collision repairers deliver high-quality, cost-effective repairs to their customers,” the automaker said in a news release.

NTSB Banishes Tesla from Crash Investigation; Victim’s Family Considering Legal Action

The agency said it booted Tesla because the automaker “violated the party agreement by releasing investigative information before it was vetted and confirmed by the NTSB.”

Automotive Industry Ranks Second in Brand Intimacy Report

In MBLM’s “Brand Intimacy 2018 Report,” the auto industry ranks second behind media and entertainment, “highlighting the trend toward escapism, relaxation and distraction,” according to MBLM.

EPA Declares Obama-Era Vehicle Emissions Standards Too Stringent

Under existing regulations, automakers must reach an average fleet fuel efficiency of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 – more than double the current average.

Crossovers Drive Mazda’s U.S. Sales Higher in March

Mazda reported March U.S. sales of 33,302 vehicles, a 36-percent increase over March 2017.

Tesla: Autopilot Was Engaged Before Fatal Collision in California

Tesla continues to be in damage-control mode after a March 23 collision that killed the driver of a Tesla Model X SUV in Mountain View, Calif.

Hyundai Position Statement: Auto Body Shops Should Perform Pre- and Post-Repair Scans

Hyundai on March 28 joined the growing list of OEMs calling for pre- and post-repair scans of collision-damaged vehicles.

Subaru: 2019 Forester to Have Distracted-Driving Safety Feature on Touring Model

The 2019 Subaru Forester will offer a distracted-driving safety system as a standard feature on the SUV’s Touring model.

Tesla Defends Autopilot Technology After Fatal Accident in California

In the wake of a March 23 accident in Mountain View, Calif., that killed the driver of a Tesla Model X SUV, the automaker is defending the safety record of its Autopilot system.