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U.S. appeals ruling that barred Postal Service changes before election
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Postal Service (USPS), Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and President Donald Trump late Friday appealed a federal judge’s ruling suspending service changes and requiring aggressive steps to ensure ballot deliveries ahead of the November presidential election, the Justice Department said. The government said it was appealing U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s preliminary injunction orders issued in late September in a pair of legal challenges. Sullivan directed the USPS to take “extraordinary measures” to ensure that millions of ballots were delivered by mail and held numerous hearings on the status of ballots. The White House, Justice Department and USPS did not immediately comment late Friday. At a hearing earlier this month, Sullivan said he would demand DeJoy answer questions about why the postal service failed to complete a court-ordered sweep for undelivered ballots.
Persons: General Louis DeJoy, Donald Trump, Emmet Sullivan’s, Sullivan, Joe Biden, Organizations: U.S . Postal Service, Justice Department, USPS, Reuters Locations: WASHINGTON
It is not considering lifting separate entry bans on most non-U.S. citizens who have recently been in China or Iran, the officials said. Many administration officials argue the restrictions no longer make sense given that most countries around the world are not subject to the entry ban. They contend lifting the restrictions would be a boost to struggling U.S. airlines, which have seen international travel fall by 70%, according to airline industry data. Trump may still opt not to lift the restrictions, given the high number of coronavirus infections in Europe. The European countries that are subject to the U.S. entry restrictions include the 26 members of the Schengen area that allow travel across open borders.
Persons: Paris Charles de, Benoit Tessier, Trump, Donald Trump, Organizations: WASHINGTON, Reuters, Paris Charles, REUTERS, White, Department of Homeland Security, Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, U.S . State Department, CDC, ” Airlines for America, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines Holdings, United, U.S . Transportation Locations: Brazil, Britain, Ireland, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Roissy, Europe, France, China, Iran, U.S, United States
Delta CEO Ed Bastian is awarding employees with two free travel passes as a thank you for their work this year. Called "Delta Difference" passes, employees can use them to fly anywhere Delta flies with a confirmed seat. Delta employees already have free flight benefits but these passes will be useful during a busy travel period or when using their benefits is less likely to secure a seat. Luckily, the "Delta Difference" passes also don't expire, allowing employees the opportunity to use them once the world reopens. Airline employees already fly for free but positive space passes are more like a paid ticketA perk of the job, Delta employees receive free flight benefits on the airline and can access discounted fares on others.
Persons: Ed Bastian, David Shepardson, Bastian, John F Organizations: Delta, Delta Air Lines, Reuters, Employees, Airline, Independence, Cape Town, Centers for Disease Control, American Airlines, Air Transport, Business, Kennedy International Locations: Delta's, Cape, Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, Sydney, American, New
U.S. agency tells Biden he can formally begin transition
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Andrea Shalal | David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. federal agency that must sign off on the presidential transition told President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that he can formally begin the hand-over process. The GSA had said Murphy, who was appointed to her job by Trump in 2017, would “ascertain” or formally approve, the transition when the winner was clear. “Contrary to media reports and insinuations, my decision was not made out of fear or favoritism,” Murphy wrote. Biden is due to take office on Jan. 20 after having won the election with enough state-by-state electoral votes to secure the Electoral College win. Trump’s fellow Republicans have slowly broken from the president in recent days to urge the transition process to start.
Persons: Joe Biden, Emily Murphy, Biden, Donald Trump, Murphy, ” Murphy, Trump Organizations: U.S, ” General Services Administration, Twitter, ” Lawmakers, GSA, Trump, Electoral College, Republicans Locations: WASHINGTON
FILE PHOTO: Mary Teresa Barra , Chairwoman and CEO of General Motors Company attends the unveiling its redesigned mid-engine C8 Corvette, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, in Tustin, California,U.S., July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors said on Monday it was reversing course and will no longer back the Trump administration’s effort to bar California from setting its own emissions rules in an ongoing court fight. Barra spoke to California Governor Gavin Newsom and said in her letter she believes “the ambitious electrification goals of the president-elect, California, and General Motors are aligned, to address climate change by drastically reducing automobile emissions.”The White House did not immediately comment. In 2019, GM joined Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and other automakers in backing the Trump administration in its bid to bar California from setting its own fuel efficiency rules or zero-emission requirements for vehicles. California and 22 other states and environmental groups challenged the Trump administration’s determination that federal law bars California from setting stiff tailpipe emission standards and zero-emission vehicle mandates.
Persons: Mary Teresa Barra, Mike Blake, General Motors, Mary Barra, , Joe Biden, Barra, Gavin Newsom, Trump Organizations: General Motors Company, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, General, Trump, GM, General Motors, Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Biden Administration, U.S, Ford Motor Co, Honda Motor Co, Volkswagen AG Locations: Tustin , California, U.S, California
GM will recall 5.9 million vehicles for air bag issue: safety agency
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: Eight versions of General Motors CO’s new generation Chevrolet Silverado pickups are pictured lined up at an event near Alpine, Idaho, U.S. August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Joseph White/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co will recall 5.9 million vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators after a U.S. safety agency said Monday it had rejected the Detroit automaker’s petition to avoid the callback. Worldwide, about 100 million inflators by 19 major automakers were recalled. The recall includes some Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon vehicles built over an eight-year period. In total, 18 U.S. deaths have been reported tied to Takata air bag inflators -- though none in GM vehicles.
Persons: Joseph White, Takata inflators Organizations: General Motors, Chevrolet Silverado, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Detroit, Traffic Safety Administration, GM, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, Honda, Ford Motor Co, BMW Locations: Alpine , Idaho, U.S
GM will recall 7 million vehicles for air bag issue worldwide
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co will recall 7 million vehicles worldwide with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators after a U.S. safety agency said Monday it had rejected the Detroit automaker’s petition to avoid the callback. GM said it will recall 7 million vehicles worldwide, including 544,000 in Canada. In total, 18 U.S. deaths have been reported tied to Takata air bag inflators, though none of those involved GM vehicles. The automaker estimates that 66,894 Takata passenger air bag inflators have deployed in the vehicles under review without a reported rupture. GM’s inflators carry the same risk of exploding and severely harming vehicle occupants as all other Takata inflators.”
Persons: Joseph White, Takata inflators, inflators, Peter Prieto, Organizations: WASHINGTON, General Motors, Detroit, Chevrolet Silverado, REUTERS, Traffic Safety Administration, GM, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, Honda, Ford Motor Co, BMW, NHTSA Locations: Alpine , Idaho, U.S, Canada
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 3 million airline passengers passed through U.S. airports over the weekend, disregarding calls to avoid Thanksgiving trips and making it the busiest air-travel weekend since coronavirus lockdowns hit in mid-March. For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread of COVID-19, open here in an external browser. But there have been pockets of improvement, and some carriers were hoping for upticks in travel around the Thanksgiving and winter holidays. TSA screened 1.047 million passengers on Sunday -- the highest number of any day since mid-March, along with 984,369 on Saturday and 1.019 million on Friday. U.S. airlines say travel demand remains down 62% from a year ago, while international travel demand remains down more than 70%.
Persons: coronavirus lockdowns, Hannah Osnan, Caren Williams, Tom Bradley, Lucy Nicholson, Gary Kelly, Bill Flynn Organizations: LAX, REUTERS, Transportation Security Administration, Disease Control, Prevention, Southwest Airlines, TSA, Amtrak, CDC, U.S, American Airlines and United Airlines Locations: WASHINGTON, CHICAGO, U.S, Egypt, Los Angeles , California, United States, COVID,
General Motors on Monday announced an about face with regards to California's proposed emissions rules. The company had previously sided with the Trump administration in its bid to overrule the state's new limits on greenhouse gas emissions. General Motors said on Monday it was reversing course and will no longer back the Trump administration's effort to bar California from setting its own emissions rules in an ongoing court fight. The Trump administration in March finalized a rollback of fuel efficiency standards to require 1.5% annual increases in efficiency through 2026, well below the 5% yearly boosts in Obama administration rules it discarded. Now the other automakers must follow GM and withdraw support for (President Donald) Trump's attack on clean cars."
Persons: Trump, General Motors, Mary Barra, Joe Biden, Barra, James Hewitt, Biden, Dan Becker, Donald, Trump's, Newsom Organizations: Motors, Environmental Protection Agency, General, Trump, GM, Detroit, General Motors, Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Biden Administration, U.S, Ford Motor Co, Honda Motor Co, Volkswagen AG, Toyota, Hyundai Motor, Mazda, Nissan Motor, Kia Motors Corp, Subaru Co, Transport Locations: California
Delta, WestJet scrap planned joint venture after U.S. demands
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines DAL.N and Canada's WestJet said late on Friday they had scrapped a proposed U.S.-Canada joint venture after the U.S. government demanded changes the airlines insisted were "unreasonable and unacceptable". The airlines said in a filing that the U.S. demands were “arbitrary and capricious” especially the slot divestitures. The Delta-WestJet joint venture would have had a combined 27% share of scheduled air carrier transborder capacity, while the dominant carrier, Air Canada AC.TO, has 45%. Canada, with 38 million people, is the second-largest U.S. international passenger air market after Mexico, with Toronto flights accounting for over 50% of transborder air travel demand. U.S. air carriers had urged slot divestitures at LaGuardia, noting American Airlines AAL.O, Delta and United Air Lines UAL.O control 83% of all slots, with Delta controlling 45% of flights.
Persons: Canada's WestJet, Delta, , Organizations: WASHINGTON, Delta Air Lines, U.S, U.S . Transportation Department, New, LaGuardia, Air Canada, Onex Corp, Toronto, Canadian Competition Bureau, American Airlines, United Air Lines, Delta Locations: U.S, Canada, Mexico, LaGuardia, Delta, WestJet,
Auto group sues to block Massachusetts vehicle data initiative
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( David Shepardson | Tina Bellon | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group representing General Motors Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Volkswagen AG and other major automakers filed suit on Friday to block a Massachusetts state ballot initiative that seeks to dramatically expand access to vehicle data. Earlier this month, voters in Massachusetts overwhelmingly approved an initiative to revise the state’s 2013 “Right to Repair” law to require automakers to provide expanded access to mechanical and electronic repair data and allow independent shops to repair increasingly sophisticated technology. The auto group asked a U.S. district court judge in Boston to block the law, which is set to take effect in the 2022 model year. They argue such data is complex and sensitive, and that using content to repair modern cars requires extensive training by those with proprietary technology. They are also concerned by automakers increasingly pushing for wireless repair data transfers, which will limit third-party access.
Persons: general’s Organizations: WASHINGTON, General Motors Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Volkswagen AG, Alliance, Automotive Innovation, Traffic Safety Administration Locations: Massachusetts, U.S, Boston
U.S. Realtors settle federal lawsuit, to give consumers more information
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Association of Realtors (NAR) settled a federal lawsuit by agreeing to give potential home buyers more accurate information about commissions and fees, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. The proposed settlement requires the Chicago-based NAR to revise its rules to provide home buyers with greater transparency about commissions of brokers representing them, the Justice Department said. “Buying a home is one of life’s biggest and most important financial decisions,” Makan Delrahim, who heads the Justice Department’s antitrust division, said in a statement. “Today’s settlement prevents traditional brokers from impeding competition — including by internet-based methods of home buying and selling — by providing greater transparency to consumers about broker fees.”NAR is a trade association of more than 1.4 million-member Realtors. The settlement cannot be filed with the court for approval until it is open for public comment for 60 days.
Persons: , , ” Makan Delrahim Organizations: WASHINGTON, National Association of Realtors, U.S . Justice Department, Justice Department, NAR, Realtors Locations: Chicago, U.S, Washington
U.S. regulators open process to ensure self-driving car safety
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. auto safety regulators on Thursday said they were opening a formal regulatory proceeding that could eventually result in the adoption of new safety standards for autonomous vehicles. Slideshow ( 2 images )The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it was issuing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to get public input on how to ensure the safety of future self-driving vehicles. “This rulemaking will help address legitimate public concerns about safety, security and privacy without hampering innovation in the development of automated driving systems,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao in a statement. NHTSA seeks input to develop “a framework that meets the need for motor vehicle safety and assesses the degree of success in manufacturers’ efforts to ensure safety,” it said. NHTSA’s special crash unit is investigating a dozen Tesla crashes in which it suspects Autopilot or some other advanced driver assistance system was in use.
Persons: , Elaine Chao, Organizations: WASHINGTON, Traffic Safety Administration, General Motors Co, Tesla Inc, NHTSA, National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB Locations: California
U.S. airline CEOs renew request for more aid in letter to Congress
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( David Shepardson | Tracy Rucinski | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Carlos BarriaThe letter, seen by Reuters, was sent by the main industry lobby Airlines for America and signed by the heads of the top seven U.S. airlines. They have argued that they need trained employees to help service an economic rebound, with the prospects of a vaccine in the coming months underscoring the urgency. Still, the industry’s aid request has received wide bipartisan support but has so far failed to pass as Congress remains deadlocked over a broader COVID-19 relief and stimulus plan. They are now hoping that Congress can pass airline aid through some other vehicle such as a funding bill this year, people familiar with the matter have said. Southwest Airlines LUV.N, which has never laid off any employees in its 49-history, sent warnings of potential furloughs to about 400 employees on Wednesday.
Persons: Ronald Reagan, Carlos Barria, Organizations: U.S, Congressional, Airport, REUTERS, Reuters, Airlines, America, Transportation, Southwest Airlines LUV.N Locations: WASHINGTON, CHICAGO, Washington , U.S, U.S, furloughs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico are expected to remain closed to non-essential travel until Dec. 21 at the earliest amid a rising number of U.S. coronavirus cases, officials in Washington and Ottawa told Reuters. The current restrictions expire on Saturday and the three countries are expected to approve another 30-day extension, the official said on Wednesday. In Ottawa, a Canadian government source said the travel restrictions in place at the Canada-U.S. land border would remain in effect for at least another month. A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official told Reuters the agency was “continuing to look at appropriate public health criteria for a future re-evaluation of existing restrictions”. Statistics Canada said earlier that U.S. visits to Canada by automobile had plummeted by more than 95% in August from August 2019.
Organizations: WASHINGTON, Reuters, Canada, U.S . Department of Homeland Security, Statistics Canada Locations: Canada, Mexico, Washington, Ottawa, United States, COVID
U.S. Senate panel votes to advance FAA certification reform bill
  + stars: | 2020-11-18 | by ( David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a bill to reform how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifies new airplanes after two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes killed 346 people and raised questions about U.S. regulators’ oversight. The FAA on Wednesday issued an order to unground the plane after 20 months. Senator Roger Wicker, the panel’s chairman, said he and Cantwell hope “to move this very important legislation forward as soon as possible.”The bill grants FAA new power over the longstanding practice of delegating some certification tasks to aircraft manufacturer employees. Dickson said FAA delegation of tasks to Boeing and others is beneficial when properly done. It would require FAA to quickly disclose risk assessments after fatal air crashes and a review of methodology behind them.
Persons: Maria Cantwell, adjourns, Roger Wicker, Cantwell, , Peter DeFazio, Steve Dickson, , Dickson, ” Dickson, DeFazio Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Senate, Wednesday, Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, Boeing, U.S . House, Transportation, Reuters, Lion
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson is “100% confident” in the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX but says the airplane maker has more to do as it works to improve its safety culture. FILE PHOTO: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson brings a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to a stop after an evaluation flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. September 30, 2020. “I feel 100% confident,” said Dickson, a former airline and military pilot, who took over as FAA administration in August 2019 and took the controls for a 737 MAX test flight in September. He noted the agency is adopting certification reforms and improvements in response to outside reviews of the 737 MAX certification. Dickson said the FAA will consider requiring that synthetic sensor in future 737 MAX versions, but has made no decisions.
Persons: Steve Dickson, Mike Siegel, Dickson, , , ” Dickson, we’ve, Peter DeFazio Organizations: WASHINGTON, . Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing Field, REUTERS, Reuters, U.S . House, Transportation, Infrastructure, European Union Aviation Safety Agency Locations: Seattle , Washington , U.S
FILE PHOTO: An undated handout photo shows the new Cadillac Lyriq, one of the electric vehicles that General Motors Co said on October 20, 2020, that its Spring Hill, Tennessee, factory will begin to produce. Asked about the Thursday appearance, a GM spokeswoman called talk of increased spending speculative and declined to give details. Barra and other GM executives have been signaling the automaker’s EV acceleration plans. She said earlier this month GM would boost capital spending over the next three years to speed EV development and was talking with other automakers about partnerships to develop more vehicles using GM’s battery technology. GM has said it plans to raise annual capital spending through at least 2023 to above the $7 billion rate previously outlined to fund its new timetable for EVs.
Persons: Mary Barra, Lyriq, Barra Organizations: Reuters, General Motors Co, Tesla Inc, General Motors, REUTERS GM, Barclays, Detroit, GMC, Cadillac, GM, LG Locations: Hill , Tennessee, Ohio
Dozens of grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, U.S. November 17, 2020. The 737 MAX crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people within five months in 2018 and 2019 and triggered a hailstorm of investigations, ousted executives, frayed U.S. leadership in global aviation and cost Boeing some $20 billion. Single-aisle jets, like the MAX and Airbus’ rival A320, are short-haul workhorses that dominate global fleets and provide a major source of industry profit. Anticipating FAA approval, American Airlines plans to relaunch commercial MAX flights on Dec. 29. Southwest Airlines, the world’s largest MAX operator, does not plan to fly the aircraft until the second quarter of 2021.
Persons: Lindsey Wasson, planemaker’s, ” Naoise Ryan, , Steve Dickson Organizations: WASHINGTON, Boeing, U.S . Federal Aviation Administration, MAX, Grant County International, REUTERS, FAA, frayed, Ethiopian Airlines, Airbus, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, U.S . House, “ Boeing Locations: SEATTLE, Moses Lake , Washington , U.S, Indonesia, Ethiopia, U.S, Europe, Brazil, China, MCAS
WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - After nearly two years of scrutiny, corporate upheaval and a standoff with global regulators, Boeing Co won approval on Wednesday from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to fly its 737 MAX jet again after two fatal disasters. The 737 MAX crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people within five months in 2018 and 2019 and triggered a hailstorm of investigations, frayed U.S. leadership in global aviation and cost Boeing some $20 billion. “Our family was broken,” Naoise Ryan, whose 39-year-old husband died aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, said on Tuesday. American Airlines plans to relaunch the first commercial MAX flight since the grounding on Dec. 29. It also criticized Boeing for withholding crucial information from the FAA, its customers, and pilots including “concealing the very existence of MCAS from 737 MAX pilots.”Boeing faces lawsuits from families of crash victims.
Persons: planemaker’s, ” Naoise Ryan, , Steve Dickson Organizations: WASHINGTON, Boeing, U.S . Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, Ethiopian Airlines, Airbus, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, U.S . House, MAX Locations: SEATTLE, Indonesia, Ethiopia, U.S, Europe, Brazil, China, MCAS
The 737 MAX crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people within five months in 2018 and 2019 and triggered a hailstorm of investigations, frayed U.S. leadership in global aviation and cost Boeing some $20 billion. The 737 MAX is a re-engined upgrade of a jet introduced in the 1960s. Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines expects to receive its first 737 MAX early next year and begin passenger service in March. For a graphic on 737 MAX orders and deliveries to airline customers, click here: here“Every next plane we deliver is an opportunity to rebuild our brand and regain trust,” Boeing’s chief executive, Dave Calhoun, told employees in a memo. Calhoun’s message and a company statement avoided references to the “MAX” brand, referring to it instead as the “737-8” and “737-9.”Even with all the hurdles, resuming deliveries of the 737 MAX will generate cash for Boeing and hundreds of strained parts suppliers.
Persons: Steve Dickson, Dickson, planemaker’s, ” Naoise Ryan, , Dave Calhoun Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Boeing, U.S . Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, MAX, FAA, Airbus, Ethiopian Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, U.S . Department of Justice Locations: SEATTLE, U.S, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Canada, Brazil, China
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge in Detroit on Tuesday dismissed a portion of a criminal case against a Fiat Chrysler FCHA.MI senior manager who was charged as part of the government's probe into cheating on diesel emissions tests by the automaker. FILE PHOTO: A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) sign is at the U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S. May 25, 2018. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit, Fiat Chrysler and lawyers for Palma did not immediately comment late Tuesday. Nine people have been charged in the Volkswagen probe, while only Palma has been charged in the Fiat Chrysler case. Fiat Chrysler said at the time that settlement talks were ongoing and it was not clear if an agreement would be reached.
Persons: Rebecca Cook Emanuele Palma, Nancy Edmunds, ” Palma, Palma, Martin Winterkorn Organizations: WASHINGTON, Fiat Chrysler FCHA.MI, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, U.S, REUTERS, Fiat Chrysler, Attorney’s, Volkswagen AG VOWG_p.DE, Volkswagen, Justice Department, California Air Resources Board, Securities and Exchange Commission Locations: Detroit, Auburn Hills , Michigan, U.S, Italian, Palma, American
FILE PHOTO: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson brings a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to a stop after an evaluation flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. September 30, 2020. Mike Siegel/Pool via REUTERS./File Photo/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation on Tuesday to reform the Federal Aviation Administration’s aircraft certification process after two fatal Boeing BA.N 737 MAX crashes killed 346 people. The 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019 but the FAA is set on Wednesday to approve the plane’s return to service after a lengthy review, new software safeguards and training upgrades, Reuters reported earlier. The Senate Commerce Committee plans to vote on Wednesday on a similar FAA certification reform bill, but it remains unclear if Congress will be able to adopt a measure by year end. The House bill would extend airline whistleblower protections to U.S. manufacturing employees, require FAA approval of new workers who are performing delegated certification tasks, and impose civil penalties on those who interfere with the performance of FAA-authorized duties.
Persons: Steve Dickson, Mike Siegel, , Peter DeFazio, DeFazio Organizations: Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, Boeing, Boeing Field, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, U.S . House, Federal Aviation, Reuters, Transportation, Infrastructure Locations: Seattle , Washington , U.S, U.S, Indonesia, Ethiopia
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of major U.S. utilities, Tesla, Uber and others said on Tuesday they are launching a new group to lobby for national policies to boost electric vehicle sales. Slideshow ( 2 images )The new Zero Emission Transportation Association wants to boost consumer electric vehicle incentives and encourage the retirement of gasoline-powered vehicles. Under President Donald Trump, the White House rejected new tax credits for electric vehicles as it proposed to kill existing credits and made it easier to sell gas-guzzling vehicles. Biden’s measures are in line with the group’s call for “strong federal charging infrastructure investments” and its goal to reach 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030. California is the largest U.S. auto market, accounting for about 11% of all U.S. vehicle sales.
Persons: Uber, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, , ” Biden, Dara Khosrowshahi, Tesla, Gavin Newsom Organizations: WASHINGTON, Emission Transportation Association, House, Duke Energy, EV, Lordstown, Lucid Motors, Albemarle Corp, Siemens Locations: U.S, United States, California
U.S. upgrades safety probe into nearly 159,000 Tesla vehicles
  + stars: | 2020-11-16 | by ( David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
(This clarifies in paragraph six it a media control unit, not memory control unit in November 16 story.) REUTERS/Stephen LamWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Monday it was expanding a probe into nearly 159,000 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles, upgrading it to an engineering analysis, a step required before it can seek to compel recalls. The probe now covers 2012-2018 model year Tesla Model S and 2016-2018 Model X vehicles. The preliminary investigation covered 63,000 Tesla Model S cars. The media control unit (MCU) uses an Nvidia Corp Tegra 3 processor, NHTSA said.
Persons: Elon Musk, Stephen Lam WASHINGTON, Tesla, ” Tesla Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . National, Traffic Safety Administration, Tesla, NHTSA, Nvidia Corp Locations: superchargers, Fremont , California, U.S
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