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    UPDATE 2-Toyota changes gear and makes late entry into self-driving car research  

    * Toyota a late entry in race to develop self-driving cars * New Silicon Vally research plant to hire about 200 staff * Plans to invest $1 billion in R&D over next five years (Changes headline) TOKYO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it will set up a research and development company with a focus on artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley, as competition to develop self-driving cars intensifies....More
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    UPDATE 3-Takata slashes outlook as automakers drop its air bag inflators  

    * Takata cuts FY net profit outlook to 5 bln yen from 20 bln * Toyota president: won't use Takata ammonium nitrate inflators * Takata shares briefly turn positive after Toyota comment * Shares down nearly 40 percent in three days (Recasts throughout with Takata earnings, guidance) By Makiko Yamazaki...More
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    WRAPUP 3-Germany to retest VW cars as scandal pushes Berlin to act  

    (Adds comments from California regulator in paragraphs 22-24) * Germany to gauge cars' genuine emissions levels * VW says it understated CO2 emissions, fuel usage * New revelations affect up to 800,000 cars in Europe * Shares fall 9.5 percent * VW halts U.S., Canadian sales of cars with 3.0 diesel V6 * Moody's lowers VW credit rating By Andreas Cremer and Caroline Copley...More
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    Volkswagen to Recall Vehicles Over Camshaft Defect  

    A notice to dealers from VW says it will recall certain vehicles with 1.8L and 2.0L gasoline engines in December because their camshaft lobes may break off, reducing engine and brake power....More
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    UPDATE 4-VW Says Fuel Usage Understated on Some Models; Porsche Warns  

    The latest findings that VW understated fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, were disclosed as VW continues a broad review of its handling of all pollution-related issues....More
  • Newswire

    Reports Say U.S. Settles With Takata Over Airbags  

    A Japanese newspaper reports the auto supplier will pay $70 million to U.S. regulators and car owners in a settlement stemming from defective airbags blamed for several deaths...More
  • Newswire

    Nissan Rechecking Takata Airbags  

    An injury last week to a passenger who was struck by small pieces of metal when her Takata airbag deployed prompted Nissan to recheck vehicles equipped with the devices initially declared defect-free....More
  • Newswire

    Fiat Chrysler recalls about 900,000 SUVs to fix airbags, brakes  

    (Adds more details on the recalls) Oct 30 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said it was recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles around the world to fix issues related to airbag deployment and anti-lock braking systems. The company said it was recalling 284,089 model-year 2003 Jeep Liberty and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees SUVs in the United States to replace some components linked to the deployment of airbags. The company said it was aware of seven injuries related to the problem but no accidents. (
  • Newswire

    Automakers Knock New EU Emissions Rules  

    The ACEA automakers group warns the tough new standards will force the early phase-out of a "substantial number" of diesel cars and make it harder to achieve carbon-dioxide limits....More
  • Newswire

    UPDATE 2-VW India to submit emissions scandal report to government by end-Nov  

    * Volkswagen India evaluating impact of emissions scandal * Says will submit report on affected cars by end-Nov * Company spokesman says recall decision yet to be made * Testing agency submits investigation report to govt (Adds comments from Volkswagen India, vehicle testing agency) By Aditi Shah...More
  • Oct 29, 2015

    American Motors’ Former HQ for $500? 1

    How things got to this sad state of affairs is a story much too long to recite here, but it reflects AMC’s often-stormy history from its creation in 1954....More
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