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Cruise plans ride-hailing fleet with new electric AV

The Cruise Origin, developed with Honda, is designed with more passenger space, and the driverless taxi will give ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft another rival, Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said during the vehicle's introduction Tuesday in California.

Toyota recalls 3.4M vehicles because airbags may not deploy in crashes

The automaker said the recalled vehicles may have an electronic control unit that does not have adequate protection against electrical noise that can occur in crashes, which could lead to incomplete or non-deployment of the airbags.

Honda to recall 2.4M U.S. vehicles for new airbag inflator defect

Honda said the defect involves a different type of Takata inflator than those that have prompted the largest-ever auto safety recalls worldwide covering more than 42 million U.S. vehicles by 19 automakers.

Safety advocate drops lawsuit after service bulletins get posted on NHTSA site

The Center for Auto Safety said that before its federal lawsuit, the service bulletins were often hard for the public to locate and the DOT wasn't "consistently" posting them on the Internet. The center agreed to drop its case last month once the DOT posted thousands of the service bulletins, which include warranty and policy memos, product improvement notices and repair instructions for dealership service departments.

Volvo to give away $1 million in cars if a safety is scored in the Super Bowl

The promotion ties in to the automaker's history of safety innovations.