Tighter safety controls on equipment and automation will be outlined by the EU to vehicle manufacturers by the end of the year.
Safety campaigners have won their fight to make more equipment standard, particularly for heavy or big vehicles.
Ford is reportedly shaking up its senior management.
US media reports CEO Mark Fields is leaving the car maker and his role is being split into three as the business faces increasing challenges from new technology and pressure on costs.
BMW will focus on leadership in electric drivetrains and connectivity rather than increasing sales, said CEO Harald Krueger.
BMW Group built a record 2.37 million BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce cars in 2016 and sales of electrified vehicles, including plug-in hybrids, were 62,000 with sales of 25,500 for its full-electric i3 while it aims to sell 100,000 electrified vehicles this year.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has moved to stall court action by US authorities and filed a proposed fix for 104,000 diesel engines.
There are various models affected by the action and which are said to have misled testers and given false emissions results, which the car maker was said were not intended.
About 1.7 Million Hyundai and Kia models in the US are subject to a recall over various engine faults.
Now the way the recall has been handled is being investigated by US safety regulators who have been told there are many more affected than first thought.