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AutoComplete: BMW gets the green light for 2017 diesel modelsToyota delays the Prius Prime launch in Japan, and Google releases its monthly self-driving-car report.
[MUSIC] It's August 3rd and here's what's making the news on Road Show. After a lengthy approval process, we can think Volkswagen for that. BMW can finally sell its model year 2017 diesels in the US. The EPA is placing heavy scrutiny on auto makers selling diesels here, which has lead to delays for BMW and others. Thankfully the brand wasn't hinging on these sales. Diesels comprised only about 4% BMW's annual volume. Toyota's Prius Prime plug-in, try saying that five times fast, was originally slated to debut in Japan this Fall, bu the automaker has pushed it back to winter. Not giving any reason for the delay, but that puts the car's North American debut in question as well as it too was supposed to debut this Fall. A spokesman told Reuters that it's reducing initial production, as well. Google self driving cars had a quiet month of July. The company released its monthly self driving car report, chronically the adventures of its 58 autonomous vehicles being tested across four US states. Only one accident took place this month, and surprise, surprise, it wasn't even Google's fault. Collectively its autonomous vehicles have driven 1.8 million miles since 2009. Find more on these stories over on theroadshow.com and we'll talk to you tomorrow.