State troopers in Washington have filed a class action lawsuit against the Ford Motor
Nissan recently announced its “field actions” concerning a software update that is supposed to improve the performance of its automated braking system. The update comes following a petition filed by the Center for Auto Safety that called for an investigation into claims that certain Nissan SVUs had a defect in their auto emergency braking systems.
Uber Technologies faces ongoing legal action linked to a number of issues. As a result, the company has been forced to pay millions of dollars in settlements to drivers and consumers.
In January 2017, Uber was ordered to pay $20 million to drivers after the company was accused of misclassifying them as independent contractors and paying them less than they’d promised.
Volkswagen will pay a $1.2 billion fine for cheating on engine emissions testing. The decision was recently announced by the company and German public prosecutors. Both sides are hoping to put the scandal to rest with the settlement.
Volkswagen’s actions had a serious impact on the automobile industry and significantly impacted the sale of diesel engine vehicles.
According to news reports, several German automakers held secret meetings to discuss “clean diesel” technology, costs, suppliers, and pricing. Their activity was conspiratorial and likely violated a number of laws.
Vehicle manufacturers named in the investigation include:
Volkswagen and Daimler