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NY DCA Fines Used Vehicle Dealers $2.4 Million

Today’s story is that of a group of three used vehicle dealerships, which are under investigation for allegedly defrauding customers.

March 23, 2017
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Sheriff Loaned Dealership $150,000 Using Funds From Inmate Food Account

Lawyers for Ana Franklin, a sheriff in Morgan County, Alabama, have admitted in a federal court filing that Franklin’s $150,000 investment in a used car dealership that went bankrupt came from the Morgan County Jail inmate food account.

March 21, 2017
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Trump Takes Action On Auto Industry Standards

President Donald Trump visited Michigan and made an announcement.

March 15, 2017
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Volkswagen Pleads Guilty In Diesel Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen has plead guilty to fraud, obstruction of justice and falsifying statements as part of a $4.3 billion settlement reached with the U.S. Justice Department in January over the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal.

March 10, 2017
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Did Uber Purchase Stolen Self-Driving Car Technology?

Waymo, the self-driving car company spun out of Google’s X research lab, claims that its intellectual property has been stolen by one of its previous employees, Anthony Levandowski.

March 2, 2017
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College Student Makes Honda Civic Self-Driving

A college student from the University of Nebraska figured out how to transform his Honda Civic into a self-driving car for just $700.

March 1, 2017
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CDK, Reynolds and Reynolds Lawsuit: A Deeper Look

As we recently reported, the complaint says that CDK and Reynolds are illegally blocking MVSC from joining their data access programs, which would grant MVSC access to data from dealership management systems (DMS).

Feb. 16, 2017
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Automaker CEOs Urge Trump To Revisit 2025 Fuel Efficiency Rules

President Donald Trump is being urged by many automaker CEOs to revisit a decision made by the Obama administration to lock in vehicle fuel efficiency rules through 2025.

Feb. 13, 2017
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MVSC Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against CDK And Reynolds

Motor Vehicle Software Corporation (MVSC), a provider of electronic vehicle registration and titling services (EVR), has filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles against CDK Global, Inc., The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, and Computerized Vehicle Registration, Inc. (CVR).

Feb. 9, 2017
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Automaker CEOs To Meet With Trump As Tension Over Policies Increases

President Donald Trump will be meeting with GM CEO Mary Barra, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and several other top executives of major American companies amid tension over how to respond to his policies.

Feb. 3, 2017
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Ford Criticizes Trump’s Immigration Ban

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Ford CEO Mark Fields released a video message to employees saying the automaker “will not support any policies” counter to its values of respect for all people.

Jan. 31, 2017
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Trump To Meet With Automaker CEOs This Week

President Donald Trump is meeting with the CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler this week in the Oval Office to discuss important aspects of the auto industry.

Jan. 24, 2017
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