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You auto know: Reuters coverage of hot topics in automotive

No braking on auto stories: In the past year, Reuters produced 5,000+ English language stories on the auto sector, including 500+ exclusive and insight pieces.

As the auto industry goes through seismic shifts brought on by new technology, changing regulations, new market entrants and more, Reuters has been delivering exclusive news, insights and special reports to help auto industry participants, investors and consumers understand and navigate this uncertain road.

To help you get up to speed on some of the auto sector’s biggest stories, here’s a selection of recent Reuters highlights.

Self-driving cars

From who’s in the race to get self-driving cars on the road, to new partnerships between automakers and tech companies, to important legal rulings — Reuters has been driving the driverless story.

  • Reuters published an extensive interactive graphic on self-driving technology and the relationships between the top companies racing to put their vehicles on the road (April 2017)
  • Reuters was first to report GM’s plans to build and test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018 (February 2017)
  • Reuters broke the news that U.S. regulators found no evidence of defects after the Tesla death probe. Tesla shares rose more than 2 percent after the Reuters report (January 2017)
  • Reuters produced a Special Report on Google’s aggressive push to make self-driving cars a reality (April 2016)

Auto scandals

A crackdown on emissions violations and a massive airbag recall have made for a bumpy ride for some automakers as these Reuters stories reveal:

  • Reuters exclusively reported that VW is considering Ducati sale to help fund strategic overhaul after scandal (April 2017)
  • Reuters was first to report U.S. EPA to accuse Fiat Chrysler of excess diesel emissions. FCA’s U.S.-listed and Milan shares plummeted following the Reuters report and trading was suspended in both markets (January 2017)
  • Reuters shared news that VW and the U.S. Justice Department were nearing a $3 billion deal to resolve diesel allegations (January 2017)
  • Reuters exclusively reported up to 90 million more Takata airbag inflators may face U.S. recalls (February 2016)


Reuters reporting shows there’s much more to the Uber story than its growing prevalence in the ride-sharing market.

  • Reuters exclusively reported Uber is facing a criminal probe over software used to evade authorities (May 2017)
  • Reuters offered insight into how Uber’s new policy to accept cash for rides in Brazil has led to a spike in crimes committed on its drivers (February 2017)

Learn more

For a more comprehensive view of Reuters auto industry coverage, check out this dynamic package of coverage and get an inside look at Reuters automotive reporting from editor Joe White and correspondent David Shepardson. Be sure to stay tuned to and Reuters TV for ongoing coverage of this fast-moving sector.

Thomson Reuters automotive solutions are here to guide you through uncertain times in managing risk and reducing cost in the supply chain.

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