Automakers say open to sharing parts

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DETROIT, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The purchasing chiefs of major automakers said on Thursday they are open to sharing vehicle parts with competitors to save money. "We are constantly talking to our competitors on what we can do together," said Bo Andersson, General Motors Corp group vice president of global purchasing and supply. Andersson cited examples such as the joint development of a six-speed transmission with Ford Motor Co. and use of seat frames in GM's HHR wagon that was originally ...

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