Automakers rushing to embrace car-sharing, in which sedans and crossovers are more of a service than a product, are getting feedback of all types: buggy apps that crash or time out, dirty cars that smell like smoke, and vehicles that don't unlock when the driver arrives.
It's premature to regulate the self-driving vehicles being tested by companies such as GM and Waymo, the government's top auto safety official said, reaffirming NHTSA's commitment to a hands-off approach to autonomous-vehicle development.
General Motors has created its own ride-hailing platform and quietly built one of the largest charging stations in the U.S. to get its Cruise self-driving car unit ready to enter the robotaxi business next year.
U.S. light-vehicle deliveries, boosted by healthy deals, America's surging appetite for light trucks and an extra weekend of sales, rose 5.2 percent in June as the auto industry closed out the first half of 2018 on a high. The SAAR for June came in at 17.47 million, up sharply from June 2017 and May.