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    1. May 27, 2013

      Safety campaigners look to put brake on carmakers’ drive for tech

      There are few platforms in the US car industry better for shaping industry opinion than the New York auto show’s first day...

    2. March 12, 2013

      Boost for Boeing as FAA agrees 787 fix

      Boeing’s troubled 787 Dreamliner could return to commercial service within weeks after the main US aviation regulator...

    1. February 24, 2013

      Obama presses for late rethink on cuts

      The White House has stepped up its campaign to force Republicans to renegotiate the make-up of deep budget cuts due to start...

    2. January 16, 2013

      Boeing hopes to avoid Dreamliner backlash

      Boeing will be hoping decisions by the US and two Japanese airlines to ground their 787 Dreamliners does not unleash a...

    3. January 11, 2013

      US regulators to review Boeing Dreamliner

      US regulators have ordered a wide-ranging review of Boeing’s flagship 787 Dreamliner after a spate of incidents including a...

    4. March 1, 2012

      US-Cairo tensions ease as activists leave Egypt

      US pro-democracy activists flew out of Egypt on Thursday after the authorities lifted a travel ban, a move that is likely to...

    5. January 26, 2012

      Egypt steps up crackdown on US rights groups

      Egypt’s military authorities have banned the son of the US transport secretary and possibly dozens of others linked to US...

    6. December 21, 2011

      Cargo carriers escape new US pilot rules

      Cargo airlines run by companies such as United Parcel Service and FedEx will be exempt from new Federal Aviation...

    7. December 6, 2011

      US airline safety boss resigns following arrest

      Randy Babbitt has resigned from his post as head of the Federal Aviation Administration, in an embarrassing departure...

    8. November 16, 2011

      US plans to double fuel efficiency standards

      The Obama administration has proposed doubling fuel efficiency standards to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 to save motorists...

    9. August 5, 2011

      Congress compromises on FAA dispute

      Congressional leaders agreed to end a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Authority but failed to address a broader...

    10. August 4, 2011

      Obama calls for end to FAA stalemate

      Barack Obama has called on lawmakers to end a stalemate over funding for the US Federal Aviation Administration as...

    11. July 24, 2011

      Carmakers’ drive to keep eyes on the road

      The public service advertisement, sponsored by BMW, makes for disturbing viewing. A young mother carefully straps her...

    12. July 22, 2011

      US aviation agency braces for shutdown

      The Federal Aviation Administration was bracing itself for a partial shutdown after Congress adjourned without extending...

    13. July 7, 2011

      Mexico and US strike deal on trucks

      Mexico and the US finalised an agreement to end a long-standing trade dispute over trucking, paving the way for Mexico to...

    14. April 4, 2011

      US regulators to require checks on Boeing 737s

      US safety regulators are set to issue an emergency safety directive for some models one of the world’s most common...

    15. February 24, 2011

      Toyota recalls 2.2m vehicles over mats

      Toyota announced another huge vehicle recall in the US in response to regulatory concerns that it had not fixed defective...

    16. February 8, 2011

      Toyota’s throttle systems cleared

      A US investigation into unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles, which caused a number of fatal crashes, has found no...

    17. December 21, 2010

      Toyota fined a further $32m in US safety probe

      Toyota has agreed to pay $32.4m in further penalties to the US government for two cases in which it failed to comply with...

    18. October 25, 2010

      US plans commercial fuel-efficiency measures

      The US administration has proposed its first fuel-efficiency standards for commercial trucks, buses and other heavy...

    19. September 24, 2010

      Around the world in 11 days

      I am now on my 11th and final day of a round-the-world trip and will soon start my descent to Heathrow. At the moment I’m...

    20. September 23, 2010

      Iata attacks US rules on air travel

      Efforts by US regulators to enhance protections for airline passengers amount to a damaging effort to re-regulate the...

    21. August 26, 2010

      FAA seeks record $24.2m penalty for American

      The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday that it would seek a record $24.2m penalty from American Airlines for a...

    22. July 11, 2010

      US stimulus shifts to infrastructure spending

      On Friday, Ray LaHood, US transportation secretary, made a visit to the small university town of Kent, Ohio. The purpose of...

    23. May 11, 2010

      US opens new investigation into Toyota

      In a further blow to Toyota’s image, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a new investigation...

    24. May 11, 2010

      US looks to Toyota on safety results

      Ray LaHood, US transportation secretary, yesterday warned Toyota that the carmaker's efforts to improve safety and quality...

    25. May 10, 2010

      US looks to Toyota on safety results

      Ray LaHood, right, makes a point watched by Akio Toyoda during their joint conference Ray LaHood, US transportation...

    26. April 29, 2010

      When sorry is the hardest word

      Last week Ray LaHood, US transportation secretary, declared a moral victory in his government's battle with Toyota. The...

    27. April 28, 2010

      When sorry is the hardest word

      Centre of the storm: Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota, was criticised for not apologising quickly and publicly Last week Ray...

    28. April 20, 2010

      Toyota agrees record $16.4m fine over faults

      Toyota has agreed to pay a $16.4m fine, the biggest ever imposed on a carmaker, for failing to notify US authorities...

    29. April 20, 2010

      Toyota suffers double blow on safety record

      Toyota was yesterday reeling under two further setbacks after it agreed to pay the biggest fine imposed by the US government...

    30. April 19, 2010

      Toyota recalls Lexus GX 460 SUV

      Toyota reeled under two further setbacks on Monday agreeing to pay the biggest fine ever imposed by the US government on a...

    31. April 7, 2010

      Toyota faces $16.4m fine over 'sticky pedals'

      US transport regulators are seeking to fine Toyota $16.4m - the maximum allowed - for not telling them sooner about defects...

    32. April 6, 2010

      US regulators propose fining Toyota $16m over 'sticky pedal'

      US regulators are seeking to fine Toyota $16.4m (£10.7m), the maximum financial penalty allowed, for failing to notify them...

    33. April 6, 2010

      US regulators to seek $16.4m Toyota fine

      US transport regulators are seeking to fine Toyota $16.4m – the maximum allowed – for not telling them sooner about defects...

    34. March 31, 2010

      Nasa set to assist in Toyota safety inquiry

      US motor safety regulators are enlisting the help of engineers from Nasa, the American space agency, in their continuing...

    35. March 31, 2010

      Nasa set to assist in Toyota safety inquiry

      US motor safety regulators are enlisting the help of engineers from Nasa, the American space agency, in their continuing...

    36. March 26, 2010

      Timeframe in doubt on ownership settlement

      European negotiators yesterday hailed what they said was a deal to start loosening contentious foreign ownership...

    37. March 10, 2010

      Runaway Prius triggers fresh Toyota probe

      Toyota has run into further headwinds after widely publicised reports that the driver of a Prius hybrid hatchback in...

    38. March 3, 2010

      GM blames recall of 1.3m cars on supplier linked to Toyota

      General Motors has blamed a supplier partly owned by Toyota for a faulty car part that led to the recall of 1.3m Chevrolet...

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