Chariot fined for discriminating against wheelchair users

Chariot , the private bus startup owned by Ford Motor Company, which has been having a rough time navigating San Francisco's political scene lately, settled a dispute with the U.S. Department of Justice, agreeing to pay $50,000 and initiate a series of reforms to amend discriminatory practices against people with disabilities.

AM markets: wheat dips as rains ease Russia dryness worries

Certainly, Russia's wheat farmers, having enjoyed a record harvest, again, this year, are seeing their prayers answered for rain to improve conditions for winter sowings . "Beneficial rains are improving the plantings perspectives in Ukraine and precipitation should hit the south of Russia later," said Agritel.

Trinity Wins Reversal of $663 Million Guardrail Judgment

Investigators survey the damage on a compact coupe after a crash test at Karco Engineering LLC safety testing facility in Adelanto, California. Trinity Industries Inc. won't have to pay a $663 million judgment that was awarded in a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging the company defrauded the U.S. government with a faulty highway guardrail safety system.

Hino announces new facility, 250 news jobs in Wood County

Hino Motors Manufacturing announced Wednesday it plans on expanding operations in Wood County, with plans centered around the purchase of the former Cold Water Creek distribution center in Mineral Wells and reconfiguration into a truck production facility. Hino, which is owned by Toyota Motor Corp., will make a $100 million investment to the 962,000-square foot facility in hopes of making it operational by early 2019.

Trucking Industry Backs Bills Easing Self-Driving Vehicle Regulation

A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp. urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market. The House last week unanimously approved a bill to hasten the use of self-driving cars and bar states from blocking such vehicles.

Workers at Mississippi Nissan plant casting ballots on union

In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 photo, a United Auto Workers member encourages employees to vote for the union at an entrance to the Nissan vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Miss. Voting started Thursday in Mississippi among 3,700 employees who are deciding whether the UAW union should bargain for them with Nissan Motor Co.

Nissan workers in Mississippi vote on whether to unionize

In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 photo, a United Auto Workers member encourages employees to vote for the union at an entrance to the Nissan vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Miss. Voting started Thursday in Mississippi among 3,700 employees who are deciding whether the UAW union should bargain for them with Nissan Motor Co.

Court upholds $11 million verdict against Toyota over fatal crash

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld an $11 million verdict against Toyota Motor Corp. over a fatal 2006 car crash in Minnesota, which a jury found was caused by an accelerator defect in a 1996 Camry. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the Minnesota jury had enough evidence to conclude in 2015 that Toyota was 60% liable for the crash and that the driver of the Camry, Koua Fong Lee, was 40% liable.

Abe to discuss trade, autos with Toyota CEO this week in response to Trump moves


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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to meet the head of Toyota Motor Corp. this week, two sources familiar with the matter said, as Tokyo scrambles to respond to rising pressure on trade under new U.S. President Donald Trump. It was reported that they are likely to discuss trade issues involving automobiles, as Abe prepares to meet Trump on Feb. 10 for talks during which the U.S. leader is expected to seek quick progress toward a two-way trade deal with Japan.

VW executive charged with fraud

Volkswagen AG has suffered a new setback after an executive was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States over the company's diesel emissions cheating and the automaker was accused of concealing the cheating from regulators. Oliver Schmidt, who was general manager in charge of VW's environmental and engineering office in Michigan, did not enter a plea at an initial appearance in US District Court in Miami on Monday and was ordered held pending a hearing on Thursday.

Today in History

On Nov. 3, 1986, the Iran-Contra affair came to light as Ash-Shiraa, a pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran. In 1900, the first major U.S. automobile show opened at New York's Madison Square Garden under the auspices of the Automobile Club of America.

AM markets: grains revive, amid ‘surprise’ at data aftermath

Another of those Chicago traders' adages, of which Agrimoney.com has already produced a few this week, holds that a crop, typically of corn or soybeans , viewed as likely to come in large will only increase in size as the season continues. But that isn't the case for this year's US corn crop, which the US Department of Agriculture downgraded on Wednesday by 36m bushels to 15.09bn bushels - albeit that is wasn't a huge downgrade, and the output figure is still high enough to rate as a record high.

Canada auto union up against costs it cannot control

Canada's autoworkers' union, which steps up pressure in contract talks by naming a strike target on Tuesday, may see its ability to win concessions undermined by outside factors, ranging from high power rates to manufacturers' increased reliance on more costly imported parts, industry experts say. The top priority for the union, named Unifor, is to persuade Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor and General Motors to pledge to produce new vehicle models in Canada.

GM shares fuel cell research to US Navy to develop unmanned undersea vehicles

General Motors, the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory announce Thursday, June 23, 2016, they are cooperating to incorporate automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems into a next-generation of Navy unmanned undersea vehicles, or UUVs. Hydrogen fuel cells convert high-energy hydrogen efficiently into electricity, resulting in vehicles with greater range and endurance than those powered with batteries.